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21 Cheap Products To Add To Your College Shopping List

Including a vat of Nutella, obviously.

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1. Disinfecting wipes, which should take care of the worst of the germs.

"Help me help you." —Your immune systemGet them at Jet for $4.99.
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"Help me help you." —Your immune system

Get them at Jet for $4.99.

2. A surge protector to save your 32,9481 devices from spotty dorm grids.

No one outlet should have all that power. Get it at Walmart for $4.57.
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No one outlet should have all that power.

Get it at Walmart for $4.57.

3. Cute, cheap flip flops that will protect your feet from the unspeakable.

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The shower fungus that dare not speak its name.

Get them in three colors at Walmart for $5.56+.

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4. Painkillers + electrolytes to complete your college first-aid kit.

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Get a bottle of Advil for $7.97 and an eight-pack of Gatorade for $4.68 at Walmart.

5. An essential oil diffuser that will mask the funk of 40,000 years (or at least fall semester).

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Okay, this one is slightly more than $15, but it's definitely worth it given that it's also a humidifier and color-changing LED light. Conquer smelly rooms, winter dryness, and nighttime monsters all in one!

Get it on Amazon for $15.95.

6. A cozy robe so you can roam the halls in (pantsless) comfort.

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Comfy lounge clothing or post-shower apparel? Get you a robe that can do both.

Get it at Walmart in three colors for $12.

7. A food storage set that will keep those snacks you liberate from the cafeteria fresh.

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Don't be the roommate who brings the bug party.

Get it at Jet for $14.29.

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8. An industrial-sized jar of Nutella, so you can eat your feelings when homesickness hits.

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Nutella toast will make college more bearable.

Get a 33.5 ounce bottle at Walmart for $6.64.

9. A backpack that will keep your computer safe from the forces that would do it harm.

And that you can still afford after spending all your money on a laptop.Get it at Walmart in three patterns for $9.88.
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And that you can still afford after spending all your money on a laptop.

Get it at Walmart in three patterns for $9.88.

10. A five-cup coffee maker, which should get you about halfway to awake.

Now you can put that Starbucks money towards, like, tuition. Get it at Walmart for $8.74.
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Now you can put that Starbucks money towards, like, tuition.

Get it at Walmart for $8.74.

11. An insulated travel mug, because you're going to need a continuous stream of coffee to keep you going in those early classes.

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It'll keep drinks hot even in those interminable lectures.

Get it in multiple colors at Jet for $8.74+.

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12. A clip-on bedside lamp so you can keep up on your work without keeping your roommate up.

Bonus: you won't have to worry about changing any lightbulbs with this LED light.Get it at Walmart for $5.87.
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Bonus: you won't have to worry about changing any lightbulbs with this LED light.

Get it at Walmart for $5.87.

13. A shower caddy that will hold all the supplies to need to wash off your regrets.

We've all woken up with a dried Bagel Bite in our hair, right guys? Guys?Get it at Walmart for $4.62.
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We've all woken up with a dried Bagel Bite in our hair, right guys? Guys?

Get it at Walmart for $4.62.

14. A hanging organizer that will solve your storage problems, no matter how teeny your dorm room.

Don't let anyone shoe-shame you.Get it at Walmart for $14.88.
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Don't let anyone shoe-shame you.

Get it at Walmart for $14.88.

15. A folding laundry basket that's sturdy enough for a semester's worth of laundry.

Will you ever do laundry? Doubtful. But you still need somewhere to hide your dirty clothes. Get it in three laundry-themed messages at Walmart for $14.67.
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Will you ever do laundry? Doubtful. But you still need somewhere to hide your dirty clothes.

Get it in three laundry-themed messages at Walmart for $14.67.

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16. Tide pods, which will take all the guesswork out of laundry (when you finally run out of clean socks).

This detergent is living in the year 2017.Get a pack of 42 at Walmart for $9.94.
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This detergent is living in the year 2017.

Get a pack of 42 at Walmart for $9.94.

17. A desk fan, so you don't have to rely on your dorm's AC, (which may or may not be just someone blowing on an ice cube).

Dorm rooms are small—you're gonna need all the air circulation you can get.Get it at Walmart for $11.88.
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Dorm rooms are small—you're gonna need all the air circulation you can get.

Get it at Walmart for $11.88.

18. A sequined pillow to make your room look Pinterest-perfect.

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You’ll need some sparkle to offset the beige sheetrock walls.

Get it in multiple colors at Walmart for $8+.

19. A bottle of earplugs, in case of snoring roommates, loud sex, or the terrible musical tastes of others.

The next best thing to earlids.Get a bottle of 50 pairs at Jet for $8.99.
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The next best thing to earlids.

Get a bottle of 50 pairs at Jet for $8.99.

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20. Makeup removing wipes, because sometimes the bathroom will feel so far away.

Nothing like a communal bathroom to streamline your nighttime routine!Get a pack of 25 wipes at Walmart for $4.47.
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Nothing like a communal bathroom to streamline your nighttime routine!

Get a pack of 25 wipes at Walmart for $4.47.

21. A multi tool, for emergencies ranging from "How are we gonna open this beer?" to "I am lost in the woods near campus and I must now live off the land."

It includes a can opener, a knife, pliers, and a screwdriver, among other things.Get it on Amazon for $13.47.
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It includes a can opener, a knife, pliers, and a screwdriver, among other things.

Get it on Amazon for $13.47.

Think of all you'll accomplish (with the right amount of Nutella).

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