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    If You're In College And You're Lazy, You Need These 35 Things

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    1. A laundry bag with shoulder straps that *might* encourage you to do some washing once in a while.

    Promising review: "So far this has been great for me. I have to go up and down a lot of stairs to do laundry on my campus, and this makes it a lot easier to do. It holds like three loads of stuff too!" โ€”Madisyn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A container of dry shampoo for days when you just don't have time to hop into the shower. It not only gets rid of grease but also gives your hair that voluminous, just-washed look.

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    Promising review: "This is like crack for my hair. If I wash my hair in the morning, I look like Danny Zuko by the evening. Batiste takes away the oil and adds volume and texture. It transforms my hair from a six to a 10. I love this product and wouldn't go back to any other dry shampoo, even if they swore they were going to change and things would be different. I've tried about 10 other dry shampoos and nothing works like Batiste, especially for the price. I carry the travel size original spray in my purse for one night stands and use the large brunette spray in between shampoos. It's great for dirty hair brunching, running late for the office, being hungover at any family function, and shopping in workout clothes. I highly recommend this product." โ€”Lindsey

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.33.

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    3. A pair of cute and comfy sweatpants to make getting dressed for class a breeze. Throw on a T-shirt or hoodie, and you're good to go.

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE! They are the perfect workout, yoga, and lounge pants! When I tried them on, I was surprised at just how comfortable and soft they were. I liked all of the options but chose my favorite, which is the gray and black. I will definitely wear these outside my house, too โ€” that's just how cute they are! My boyfriend saw them and instantly wanted them, lol, but I wouldn't let him have them. They are so flattering, I'm so happy." โ€”Thomas D.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XSโ€“XXL and 25 colors/designs).

    4. A caffeinated chocolate bar because you sometimes (if not always) wake up too late to make coffee. Throw one of these in your bag and snack on it in class for a quick boost.

    Promising review: "I picked up a bar at the hospital cafe for a quick treat. It kicked in immediately and was delicious! I ate the whole bar at once โ€” won't try that again, lol. Quick energy without the shaky, overly buzzed jolt or foggy head. I just ordered a box of 12, so much cheaper than having to buy coffee and satisfies appetite at the same time. Not bad ingredients considering it is a bar of chocolate." โ€”Linda Coomes

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $18.04 (available in three flavors).

    5. A mesh shower tote that won't require any maintenance. It's water-resistant and drains easily, so you can take it into the shower and just leave it out to dry after.

    This tote has nine open storage areas!

    Get it from Walmart for $4.36.

    6. A microwave pasta cooker for when you want "real food" (like, not instant noodles) but don't want to spend too much time cooking or cleaning afterward.

    You can measure, cook, drain, and serve all in one container!

    Promising review: "As a busy college sophomore, I don't have time to stand next to the stove for half an hour trying to cook pasta. But with this baby, that is completely unnecessary. You just grab your choice of pasta, follow some quick easy-to-follow time guidelines (included in the box), and stick it all into the microwave. You can have three servings of pasta ready for you, al dente, in about 15 minutes. Then I'll just throw on some sauce, and voila! A perfect, quick, and extremely easy-to-make pasta meal. There is no need for oil in the cooker or any need for stirring while the pasta is cooking. The pasta never sticks to the cooker regardless of the lack of oil. It's super easy to clean as well. Love this thing. Buy it! You won't regret it!" โ€”Amt

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A pair of cozy Ugg-like boots to slip on right away in the morning (because dorm floors are always freezing) and then wear to class later in the day. They'll go perfectly with leggings and sweatpants.

    Promising review: "I love these boots and wear them all the time during the late fall and winter months. Even now, they are great for chilly nights and mornings. In fact, I liked them so much that I bought an extra pair to wear as slippers around the house. Although they do not have any outstanding arch support, their thick sole helps to keep my feet comfortable all day long, and the deep tread is very handy when walking on snow and ice." โ€”Itsmom2u

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes 5โ€“12 and six colors).

    8. A makeup-removing microfiber cloth because doing your full skincare routine after a long day can just feel like... a lot.

    This chemical-free cloth removes all your makeup with just some water.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they're pretty impressive about taking off all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." โ€”RachelM

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $2.97.

    9. A set of pens that'll pull double duty as utensils โ€” you can always count on these when you can't find a clean fork.

    These are food-safe and reusable!

    Get them from OpenSky for $8.23.

    10. A breakfast sandwich maker for whipping up a quick meal with minimal effort and cleanup. Yay for foods that don't require utensils!

    The non-stick cooking plates make for easy cleanup! All the removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "As a college student there are three things that are important to me: sleep, studying, and food. Sometimes I don't eat a decent breakfast due to lack of time. But this little sandwich maker comes to the rescue! The approximate total time from start to finish is about 10 minutes (or possibly less). The best part is it's not just for breakfast either, you can make pizza bagels and other hot sandwiches inside as well (just have to be creative about where you put the ingredients). In short, this breakfast sandwich maker is awesome and was my greatest investment of the year thus far." โ€”Blake

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    11. A Fire 7 tablet to read your textbooks and PDFs on, so you don't have to lug around a heavy bag. You can also use it to take photos of notes instead of having to copy them by hand.

    The Fire 7 tablet is equipped with Alexa (meaning you can press the home button and ask it questions)! It features a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and up to eight hours of battery life. There's also a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage. You can use it to access movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps, and games!

    Promising review: "This tablet is amazing. The price is so low, and it works so well. I have had it for several months and have not one single complaint. I love that it syncs with my Amazon Prime automatically. My husband purchased it for me in anticipation of me going to school. I use it for everything from eBooks/textbooks, to building my shopping list, to listening to my favorite music, all the way down to watching movies. Itโ€™s super fast. It doesnโ€™t come with an SD card, but when I put one in it, I was able to store all kinds of pictures on it. The color for the screen is phenomenal, and the battery life is amazing. I use mine EVERY SINGLE DAY." โ€”PenguinMom06

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two storage capacities and four colors).

    12. An angry mama microwave cleaner so you can stop arguing with your roommates over whose turn it is to scrub out the dried, crusty insides.

    Just add water and vinegar and place this gadget in the microwave for 5โ€“8 minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" โ€”Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    13. A soft book holder that'll make it easier to read while lying down. It can also double as a pillow for spontaneous naps during a long study session.

    Promising review: "I'm in grad school, and I use this for studying. It's great for holding my book while I highlight, write notes on the pages, write notes in my notebook, and for writing papers when I need to copy quotes. It's also great for studying in all positions: in a chair without a desk, in bed, on your stomach, etc. Before this, I thought I needed Ritalin. That's about all there is to say." โ€”Laura E. Keller

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90.

    14. A rotating oven for 1.) cooking frozen pizza and chicken wings and 2.) reheating old pizza and chicken wings.

    Promising review: "I have had this for over a year, and I will tell you immediately: get one. I'm in college, so it's really easy to throw a pizza on, bake cookies on, plus appetizers. The best part: it re-heats leftover pizza/appetizers, and it tastes like you just cooked it. No joke. I hate microwave leftovers, and the oven takes way too long. This does the trick. The plate comes off easily, and I put it in my dishwasher to wash it, and it comes out clean. I don't regret the decision to get one. I got one for my sister and best friend, and they love theirs also. The only downside? You will want to eat pizza/appetizers more often because it's so easy to make." โ€”Cari

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90.

    15. A bedside caddy or shelf to hold your phone, books, soda, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos (especially if you have the top bunk). You'll never have to leave the bed again.,

    Promising review: "I really like this bedside storage caddy. Iโ€™m a second-year college student sharing a bunk bed, so I was looking for something to store all my junk. I did some research on this and other similar products on Amazon and found this one to have the most features. Pros: 100% polyester and three heavy-duty Velcro straps, which seem to be able to hold some pretty heavy stuff. It feels very secure. It has two really deep pockets that can even fit full-sized textbooks, newspapers, or magazines. There are also eight various other pockets that can fit almost anything including iPads, iPhones, remote controls, flashlights, notebooks, pens/pencils, etc. Good packaging; will buy one for my roommateโ€™s bday so he will stop using mine. Cons: Could be cheaper? Then again, Iโ€™m a college student in debt so anything above $1 is too much money for me." โ€”Thom B

    Get them from Amazon: caddy for $13.99 or shelf for $28.50 (available in five colors)

    16. A small Brita pitcher because buying water from the grocery store and carrying it back to the dorm is not something you want to put yourself through.

    This pitcher has a five-cup capacity and can fit in most mini-fridges! The filter should be changed after 40 gallons of water, which lasts approximately two months, depending on how much water you drink.

    Promising review: "I keep this in my dorm room because my city does not have the best water. This pitcher makes water taste so much better. It fits well in my fridge and is very easy to clean." โ€”Mollie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A comfy reading pillow so you can do all your studying (or binge-watching) in bed, where you belong.

    Promising review: "As a college student and an avid reader, I spend a lot of time on the couch or in bed reading or writing on my laptop. I've always had difficulty finding a comfortable position to sit and relax that didn't force me to either sit straight up or lay all the way down. For me, this pillow provides a nice liminal stage for ultimate comfort. The pillow comes compressed, and when it first expanded, I was a little surprised at how small it was. However, when I was using it, I found that the size of the pillow wasn't a problem (I ordered the standard size). It's very soft, and although the shape looks very structured in the photo, in real life, it maintains its shape while also being soft and adjustable." โ€”Alyssa Witbeck

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A book of hacks that'll make college a smoother and easier experience.

    Promising review: "Love all the great hacks. I've discovered so many things that have been useful to me, things I would never have thought of, and they have saved me space, time, and money. Very useful for the college student who is short on funds." โ€”JK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.35.

    19. A mini-fridge (if your dorm doesn't come with one) to keep stocked so you can make fewer trips to the grocery store.

    This 1.7 cubic feet mini fridge features an adjustable thermostat and leveling legs. It has a freezer compartment with an ice cube tray!

    Promising review: "I like this fridge! I bought it for my dorm, and I could not be happier with it. It comes with a plastic tray for making ice cubes and a very comprehensive user manual. As for cooling quality, I keep mostly drinks (soda, milk, etc.) in my fridge, and they stay pretty cold. I assume the same would go for anything else that needs cooling, although I have not tested the freezer yet. It is small enough to fit under my high-rise bed and is VERY quiet." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $114.16+ (available in three colors).

    20. A free app for keeping track of your classes (time and location), assignments, and exams. Just enter all the info in at the beginning of each semester and it'll send you reminders โ€” no need to keep referring to a paper planner.

    Promising review: "This app saved my life and my GPA during a crazy semester. It's so intuitive to use. I love the color coding. I love the percentage completion. That was so motivating to get things done for a visual person like me. I sat down in the first week of this semester and spent three hours putting every single thing from all of my class syllabuses onto this app. I never missed an assignment, quiz, project, or exam. It helped me so much with prioritizing urgent tasks vs upcoming ones, breaking assignments down into parts, and switching my time between assignments without forgetting to finish one or turn it in. I realized I wasn't a bad student, I just wasn't organized. USE THIS APP. IT'S FREE AND PERFECT FOR STUDENTS!" โ€”mmmoxielady

    Get it from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for free.

    21. A bamboo desk so you can write your essay in bed without worrying about the laptop overheating.

    You can adjust the height of the legs and the angle of the surface. There are holes on the desk that allow for better ventilation. Check out a full review of this desk here!

    Promising review: "This is great. I am a lazy college student who doesn't ever want to get out of bed. That bit me in the butt last year because my computer overheated from not being able to vent properly on my comforter. This product allows me to be lazy and also allows me to take proper care of my computer! Not to mention it is very easy to store and looks cool!" โ€”katie

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    22. An ombre T-shirt dress because putting on pants will always be your least favorite part of getting dressed.,

    Promising review: "Comfy and looks just like the photo! Would buy again in a heartbeat! The material is significantly nicer than I expected. It's thick enough to wear without worrying about undergarments being shown through." โ€”Caroline S

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 19 colors and two sleeve lengths).

    23. A superabsorbent microfiber hair turban that'll dry your locks a lot quicker than a regular towel. It'll cut your blow drying time from 25 minutes down to five.

    Promising review: "I wash my hair every day, and it normally takes 20โ€“25 minutes to blow dry with water dripping everywhere. This turban is my savior! I can just wear it after showering, do other things for 15 minutes, then the blow dry takes only five minutes! It's really great, especially in the summer. Who wants to have a hot dryer facing you for 25 minutes in this heat? I've used it for a year every day, and it's still doing the job perfectly." โ€”Web Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in six colors).

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    24. A cookbook filled with cheap, tasty, and (most importantly) manageable recipes. Don't be fooled by the cover โ€” it's not just about instant noodles.

    Promising review: "This book is PERFECT for college students or anyone that doesn't know the basics of cooking. The recipes are affordable and easy. And the book itself is ridiculously cute." โ€”Quinn R

    Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

    25. A personal coffee maker with a travel mug so you can grab it and go in the morning. It doesn't need paper filters and automatically shuts off after brewing!

    The 15-ounce stainless steel travel mug is insulated to keep your coffee warm!

    Promising review: "This is honestly the best coffee maker to get, especially if you're in college. It turns off by itself after it finishes, so if you're running late for class, no worries! It's so easy to use and easy to clean." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.96 (available in seven colors).

    26. A mini ladybug vacuum because try as you might to avoid it (and you're not even trying that hard), you'll leave crumbs behind after snacking in bed.

    It runs on two AA batteries (not included)!

    Promising review: "I love how convenient it is! Makes my life just a little bit easier and allows me to be just a little bit lazier. Also, it's pretty darn cute, so it doesn't stand out or look awkward sitting on my nightstand next to my bed. I am (currently) one of those single ladies who likes to munch in bed while binge-watching the latest show I have discovered. I have black sheets so the crumbs and other random bits that get into the bed stick out like a sore thumb. This little ladybug helps it seem like I have my ish together and don't eat every meal in bed." โ€”Natasha

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    27. An expanding file with five pockets to shove all your papers and print-outs in, instead of having a separate folder for each class.

    This file can fit 150โ€“200 pages of standard A4 and letter-size papers.

    Promising review: "I love this! Perfect number of file folders for all of my classes, holds up well in my backpack, and helps me consolidate all of my school folders!" โ€”Nicole Cannon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    28. An electric kettle that'll do more than just boil water โ€” you can use it to make instant noodles, soup, steamed veggies, hardboiled eggs, and oatmeal!

    This 32-ounce kettle has a non-stick heating and cooking surface! It comes with an egg rack and a steamer tray.

    Promising review: "Great for college students in dorms. Our daughter loves it. She's used it for one semester now, and it's held up great. She heats water, and makes oatmeal and mac and cheese in it. Cleans up easily, too." โ€”Sharon Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. A sleep mask and earplugs set so you can continue to snooze even after your early-rising roommate gets up and starts watching YouTube videos.


    Promising review: "So I have a roommate (I'm in college) who watches television until 3 a.m. in the morning. I cannot sleep with the sound of the TV in the room, and to my dismay, my roommate doesn't care. So to save his Xbox and my sanity, I bought this as a last-ditch effort. I can no longer hear the TV nor him yelling at me to stop snoring. 10/10 would recommend." โ€”Anthony

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90 (available in seven colors).

    30. A panda onesie for lounging around in the common area. It's like a blanket, PJs, and last-minute Halloween costume all rolled into one adorable package.

    There's a zippered opening in the back that makes it easy to go to the bathroom!

    Promising review: "Warm, soft, and comfy! Fit perfectly and looked adorable. Couldn't believe it stayed soft after washing." โ€”Alabama Teacher

    Get it from Amazon for $26.55 (available in sizes Sโ€“XL).

    31. A super powerful vibrating alarm clock that'll get you up on the days you really can't afford to skip a class (like exam day).

    There's even a vibration-only setting if you don't want to wake up your roommate!

    Promising review: "My daughter is VERY difficult to get up in the morning. Her cell phone alarm does not faze her at all. This alarm with the added vibration wakes her up with ease, and life has gotten so much more relaxed in the morning. I do not worry about sending her to college and missing classes anymore! Well worth the money and will be buying another before she heads off to school in the fall." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.47.

    32. A bottle of wrinkle releaser spray to make you look and smell less like you slept in your clothes... even if you did. It's a hell of a lot easier than ironing.

    Promising review: "As a college student with over a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." โ€”Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.24.

    33. A stretchy headband for bad hair days that you just can't be bothered to deal with.

    Each headband comes with an instruction card that shows you 14 different ways to style it!

    Promising review: "This headband from BLOM is flattering and stays in place โ€” a nice feature when you're active. I like wearing a headband when I'm exercising because it keeps the sweat out of my eyes. It's also good for when you don't feel like doing your hair or for camouflaging second (or third) day curls. (If you are a 'curly girl,' you'll understand.) I like the look of this headband with the knot worn on top, but you can wear it several ways. I don't naturally look good in all headwear, but this headband is flattering on me, so I think it would be an attractive style for anyone." โ€”RME

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 24 colors).

    34. A cup warmer that'll save you multiple trips to the the microwave.

    Promising review: "I thought this was a random purchase when I made it, but it is probably the best purchase I have made on Amazon! I am a college student who relies on coffee while studying, so this keeps my large cup of coffee hot during my long study hours. It has become my must-have when I study!" โ€”Christen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    35. A compact wireless printer to keep in your room, because the communal printer is just so far (and is somehow always jammed).

    This color printer is also a copier and scanner. You can print directly from your computer, smartphone, or tablet over Wi-Fi!

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this little printer. I have had it for about three months now, and it works like a charm. This is my first time having a wireless printer, and I no longer wonder if they will work as well as one that is wired. This one does. It prints as fast or faster than my last HP." โ€”NOSaints1

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    You, at the end of every semester:


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