Dottie's Favorite Back-to-School Necessities

College… an unfamiliar world filled with new, life changing experiences. Whether you are moving 10 miles down the road or 1,200 miles across the country, these are the moments that make your youth feel valuable.

I, Dottie, want to make sure you feel the most comfortable as you settle into your new home! 

Those long-awaited months are now only days away as you realize there are still some things you may be missing. Today I want to share with you some of the best back-to-school necessities as well as some of the best deals from your favorite stores! 


At the top of our list I begin with your everyday laptop or tablet. This is essential for classes as it allows for faster note taking, less use of materials including paper and writing utensils, and easily accessible. 

Best Buy - ASUS 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Silver 
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Walmart - Acer CB3-532-C47C 15.6" Chromebook, Chrome OS, Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core Processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage
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Your campus walk may not be so short so make sure you have a reliable backpack that can hold all of your necessities. Extra pockets with waterproof material and lots of room is perfect for what you will need for the incoming year. 

Walmart Deago Laptop Backpack, Business Anti Theft with lock Waterproof Travel Backpack with USB Charging Port for Laptops 17"
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Target - SwissGear 18" Laptop Backpack with two sided mesh pockets and laptop fit up to 15" 
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College studies is all about time management and keeping updated on your current and future assignments. Planners are the perfect way to keep your mind in line so those due dates don't pass. 

Amazon - Clever Fox Planner Daily;Best Agenda & Daily Calendar to Boost Productivity, Happiness & Hit Your Goals in 2019 - Gratitude Journal Personal Daily Organizer - 5 x 8'' Undated
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Making sure you are packed with durable folders is key. Keeping those loose papers in a file to store until the end of the semester will be able to help you stay on task. 

               Office Supply - Oxford Wire Binding 8-Pocket Folder 
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Stay hydrated! Don't let those long walks on campus drag you down. Keep a reliable, non-spill, water bottle by your side. 

AmazonBevgo Fruit Infuser Water Bottle – Large 32oz - Hydration Timeline Tracker – Detachable Ice Gel Ball with Flip Top Lid - Quit Sugar Multiple Colors with Recipe Gift Included
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After a long day of classes or a night out with friends, it is always nice to be able to store your left over food or drinks in a cold place within the convenience of your own dorm.

TargetWhirlpool 3.1 cu ft Mini Refrigerator Stainless Steel BCD-88V
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As you're trying to put your dorm room together to make it feel a little more like home, you begin to think of things you completely forgot about. Buying all of your household items including sheets, laundry baskets, organizers, lamps, and storage are best when bought in a bundle! 

Roomify - Doin' It Big Bundled Dorm Package Including 60+ Items with 30 unique color schemes 
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Don't wait last minute to print off your assignments in the Library, pick up your own printer for added convenience in your own dorm room! Just don't forget your ink! 

        WalmartCanon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Inkjet Printer
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Get that early wake up call and be on time for those 8:00am classes! 

Bed, Bath, & Beyond - Timex® RediSet Dual Alarm Clock with Dual USB Charging Ports
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Along with your durable backpack and water bottle, keep some headphones on you in case you travel alone for you daily campus walk. Play your favorite music to relax your mind for a test ahead or get you hyped up for your next workout in McComas Hall. 

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          Best Buy - Insignia™ - Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones 
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Now that you have your list, don't forget to take a picture with me when you're on campus! I would love to see all of my favorite faces with your new gear! 





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