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18 Affordable Amazon Products That'll Save Any Freshman's First Term

This isn't the most glamorous list, but you'll thank us later.

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1. This super-positive notebook will keep you motivated when times get tough.

Remember why you're at college in the first place for only $12.
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Remember why you're at college in the first place for only $12.

2. Fidget spinners were cool when you were in high school. Now that you've graduated, try a fidget controller.

Keep your gaming fingers active in lecture for only $7.78.
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Keep your gaming fingers active in lecture for only $7.78.

3. Late for class? Throw on your favorite high-energy song and these bluetooth headphones to get there before it ends.

An excuse to not take flyers from campus-club reps for only $14.99.
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An excuse to not take flyers from campus-club reps for only $14.99.

4. Sleep is precious. You can get as much as you want, anywhere you want, with this hooded travel pillow.

Power naps will never be the same for $24.95.
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Power naps will never be the same for $24.95.

5. You're gonna have to get used to eating on the go. This 32-count box of Pop-Tarts will help ease you into it.

Also, nobody's going to tell you you can't have them for every meal. Only $6.98.
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Also, nobody's going to tell you you can't have them for every meal. Only $6.98.

6. And for when you need to clean all those Pop-Tart crumbs off your desk, this mini dust pan and broom will help you tidy up.

Your dorm room can be clean enough to show your parents for only $8.99.
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Your dorm room can be clean enough to show your parents for only $8.99.

7. Get to know who you can and can't trust in your study group with this party game.

Just don't plan a study session during a full moon. Play it for $14.99.
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Just don't plan a study session during a full moon. Play it for $14.99.

8. You may barely be holding it together, but this stapler kit will have no trouble holding your papers together.

Never fear loose pages from TAs and professors ever again for just $13.62.
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Never fear loose pages from TAs and professors ever again for just $13.62.

9. You'll smile every time the professor says, "Open your textbooks to page..." thanks to these super cute sticky notes.

Turn your books into a zoo of cute for only $13.00.
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Turn your books into a zoo of cute for only $13.00.

10. Don't let your thirst for knowledge get in the way of your actual thirst with this 1L water bottle.

Chase that horrible midterm with some H2O for only $12.99.
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Chase that horrible midterm with some H2O for only $12.99.

11. Sorry — you're going to get sick. But this cold and flu tea will totally motivate you to get better.

Boost your immuni-tea for only $17.99.
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Boost your immuni-tea for only $17.99.

12. You're gonna be heading home from study sessions at all hours of the night. Stay safe with this key-ring pepper spray.

At the very least, you can add some flavor to bland dorm food for only $9.64.
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At the very least, you can add some flavor to bland dorm food for only $9.64.

13. Decorate your room with pictures thanks to these clips that'll remind you of the pets you left back home.

Cherish all your photographic meow-mories for only $10.17.
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Cherish all your photographic meow-mories for only $10.17.

14. Who knows where or even IF you'll be sleeping during finals week. This dry-shampoo three-pack will keep you clean.

A shower in a can for only $21.77.
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A shower in a can for only $21.77.

15. Pair that dry shampoo with this air-purifying bag, in case your roommate hasn't showered in weeks either.

Avoid another roomie conflict for only $8.95.
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Avoid another roomie conflict for only $8.95.

16. Keep your cool and stay positive during midterms and finals week by playing with these mix-and-match word magnets.

At least you'll have something nice to look at when you make the 43rd trip to your mini fridge that night — for only $8.95.
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At least you'll have something nice to look at when you make the 43rd trip to your mini fridge that night — for only $8.95.

17. When you do actually get to sleep, these earplugs will ensure it's peaceful and quiet.

If your roommate snores and your entire floor can hear it, here's a 20-pack for only $13.55.
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If your roommate snores and your entire floor can hear it, here's a 20-pack for only $13.55.

18. Because your schedule is hectic enough as it is, let this laundry bag remind you to keep your clothes clean.

Make your parents proud of how far you've come for $19.97.
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Make your parents proud of how far you've come for $19.97.

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