10 things college students need
Sure, there's a computer lab on campus, but sometimes lab hours and class schedules just don't mix. The HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One printer takes care of all the basic capabilities your teen will need—printing, scanning and copying—while delivering on helpful features such as Wifi Connectivity and HP apps($250, staples.com ).
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To surge and protect
The flexible material of the Quirky Pivot Power Surge Protector in white easily adjusts to fit all kinds of device plugs so your student's gadgets can always stay connected—in style ($30, bedbathandbeyond.com).
During the transition from summer into fall, the last thing your college-bound kid will want is to sleep in a stuffy room. The Chillout Personal Fan will keep things cool as the temperature fluctuates ($17, target.com).
Oodles of noodles
For hungry colleges students, Ramen noodles are a staple, especially when dining halls are closed. The ingenious Rapid Ramen ensures that noodles are cooked perfectly every time, and in half the time. Set of two Microwavable Ramen Noodle Cookers ($17, qvc.com).
Your fashionista's clothing and accessories will stay organized in this Rotating Hanging Closet Storage, which cleverly capitalizes on vertical closet space by offering three sides of compartments. Take it for a spin for easy access to any side ($49, pbteen.com ).
Off the hook
These Command Brand by 3M Medium Hooks in Boldly Blue will keep bags, jackets or keys on display and most importantly, off the floor. They're dorm-rules friendly, too ($4, target stores).
Even the messiest pile of laundry will look neat contained in this easily compacted Store-It Canvas Floor Standing Catch-All, which also doubles as storage for any other belongings ($46, pbteen.com ).
Don't be fooled by it's name; because of its small size and three handy compartments, the Ikea Raskog Kitchen Cart in Turquoise fits in just as well among dorm room furniture as it does among kitchen appliances ($50, ikea.com).
The Container Store's Our Long Underbed Box with Wheels makes accessing extra clothes, like out-of-season winter jackets or bulky sweaters, just a slide away ($23, containerstore.com ).