Campus Life

The 5 inexpensive essentials you need to survive being a student

by Sulvey Polanco

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It’s not easy being a student. Fees are high, and you often find yourself spending money on pointless things. These may seem like simple knick-knacks to you, but their purpose will make your life SO much easier.

Here are 5 essentials that will save your student life:

Bento Box | $15.95

Bento boxes are a great investment! They are so convenient and can help you organize your meals with ease. You can keep your main lunch separate from salty and sweet snacks! Not only is it super convenient for your meal prep routine, but it also saves you money in the long run. With so many options to fit your style and budget, you’ll likely find yourself skipping the caf lineups and overpriced lunches.

Purple Sistema bento box
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Cable Munchers 12pk | $16.59

Not only are these adorable and make your chargers instantly cuter, they also save you money in the long run. We’ve all been there—the dreaded broken charger. It seems inevitable. Texting and charging while lying down on your bed will consequently leave you with a folded and torn charger. These little cable munchers will definitely be your saviour. Spend less money buying chargers from month to month and buy these instead! (Trust me I have one on my laptop charger and one on my phone charger and they WORK!)

12 assorted animal cable munchers
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Laptop Webcam Cover | $9.99

If you’re like me and are constantly paranoid someone is watching you through your laptop webcam, then this is the product for you. Ditch the sticky tabs and opt for these instead. Not only do these last on your laptop forever, but they also look much nicer on your screen. As a bonus, they won’t peel off and get as dirty as sticky notes do.

3 black webcam covers
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Magnetic Bookmarks | $4.99

I HATE dog-earing my book pages. They leave the corners of your books marked up and are just unpleasant to look at. Now, you might be thinking about why I don’t just use regular bookmarks. The problem with regular bookmarks is that they just don’t stay in place, especially when you’re shoving books in your bag. These convenient magnetic bookmarks are life savers! They keep your pages crisp and mark your spot without hassle.

8 seashell magnetic bookmarks
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Pocket Agenda | $9.00

This is one thing you DEFINITELY need to buy ASAP. This agenda is so convenient because it can fit right in your pocket, purse, bag, or pretty much anywhere. Let’s face it—our bags are heavy enough as is, we don’t need a giant agenda adding to that! It’s so handy to take this everywhere you go to jot down notes, write reminders for when assignments are due, or even write in your mani-pedi appointment!

Pink 2018-2019 leather pocket agenda
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Trust me on this, these will definitely make your day-to-day life a little bit easier and a little bit cuter. No need to worry about extra stress, focus on yourself and school and you’ll be fine!

Hope you love these products as much as I do! Enjoy!


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