By: Alyson Russo
Bedding – Mattress Toppers
Sleep is just about the most important thing to college students. More than a sheet and pillow, adding bedding accessories can make the difference between a normal secondhand mattress and ultimate sleeping pleasure. Memory foam mattress toppers can get pricey, but they are well worth the price for the experience of a restful nights sleep.
While at college, whether minutes or hours from home, you are fully independent and responsible for yourself. Parents aren’t there to force you to eat healthy, nurse you back to health when you catch a cold, or worse, care for an accidental baby due to your poor decisions. Condoms are definitely not something to skimp on nor are they something to put back at CVS when the total is a little more than expected. Buying generic condoms may leave you with a much more expensive bill nine months later. Spend the extra few bucks; it’s worth the expense.
Everyone uses toilet paper. Some like it soft, some like it strong, some like it fluffy and others like it durable. There are options to fit everyone’s wants. However, the cheap option is not one many people prefer. First, it usually runs out quickly because it takes more paper to get the job done. Then, you end up spending more money because you have to buy new rolls every other day. Going all out on the top-notch toilet paper makes you feel good and saves you a trip to the store.
Whether going out to dinner with friends, walking to the store to pick up a few groceries or bar hopping up and down Five Points, getting a safe ride home after dark is a necessity. Living on a campus surrounded by a capital city presents certain dangers. Being in college means leading a low budget lifestyle and while no one wants to spend their spare singles on a cab, it’s for the best.
Most people grew up with parents who did the family’s laundry. In college however, we learn to do it ourselves. Laundry detergent may seem like a great product to try and save on because it all looks the same, but in reality, a good quality detergent will help your wardrobe look, and smell its best. Top dollar detergents keep clothing in their best condition, prolonging its durability.
Whether living in a dorm, apartment, or house, garbage piles up, making it one of the most dreaded chores. Cheap garbage bags are definitely something to stay away from for many reasons. To start, the smell will escape from the top of the bag that cannot close because of ties that were broken while trying to seal it. This disgusting aroma may also sneak out of potential holes that are likely to form due to the cheap quality. If garbage begins sneaking out through these holes, a mess will result, requiring more cleaning to be done. Because of holes, a mess and a stench that causes you to cringe, it’s in your best interest to spend the money on trash bags that are guaranteed to work.