5 Things I Wish I had bought before starting college

So I think it’s fair to say that college is a stressful experience for everyone– community college and universities alike. It’s easy to get big disorganized, grumpy, and unmotivated. And sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference. I’m not saying that money buys you happiness, but nice products sure can make in a difference throughout the chaotic journey.

These things can totally apply to high school as well, but you’ll no doubt find yourself wishing you had snagged yourself some of these before the school year started. Or maybe if you’re one of the lucky ones you’ll buy yourself one before you dive into the college world. These are items that will genuinely make your life easier, and just overall improve your quality of life. Don’t sleep on these my friend –you’re the only one in charge of creating a college experience that you love.

No Bleed Bullet Journal


#1) You can track and plan every single aspect of your life, without your planner looking ugly and confusing (hence the “no-bleed” part

  • Acid-free Paper: good feels to touch, smooth to write on, thick enough to avoid bleeding and ghosting, provide you a happy journal experience.
  • Premium & Luxurious Cover – 100% durable faux leather hard cover, smooth to the touch. The round corner makes the journal more profession. Sturdy design ensures your journal will last for years to come.
  • Lifetime Guarantee: Our team bring premium quality product at an affordable price. We also provide a high quality service, you will get the replacement or refund within 30 days. Give us a chance to make you have a pleasant user experience.
  • Journal’s Features: We have constructed our notebook with an elastic closure, convenient inner pocket and a ribbon. Each journal is opens flat 180°for easy note taking.

Get yourself a premium notebook for only $7.99 from Amazon

Sunrise Alarm Clock


#1) A peaceful waking up that makes you actually want to get out of bed

  • clinically proven to help you wake up feeling more refreshed; Light intensity 200 lux
  • Natural light alarm clock for a more natural wake up; Lamp with natural light sunrise alarm improves your ability to function in the morning
  • Tap to snooze alarm clock with speaker and beep function ensure you wake up on time; Use the light therapy lamp as a bedside reading lamp with 10 brightness settings

An economically priced option at $19.99 here

A higher-quality clock at $37.49 here

These (Pajama-like) Sweatpants


1.) Going to class, completing homework, and doing basically everything in 100% comfort (meaning you won’t dread having to go out)

  • 100% Cotton. Soft and comfortable fabric
  • Front side pockets and elastic waistband.
  • Breathable lightweight fabric. Perfect for yoga, jogger, workout, gym, run errands or casual wear
  • Fabric offers a comfortable wear and allows freedom of movement. Also, has an excellent recovery.

Buy them here

A Spill-Proof Insulated Travel Mug

#1) Your girl is literally always trying to drink something on the go, and a spill-proof insulated mug is perfect for any and every drink– I’m talking coffee, tea, smoothies, even food.


  • Innovative Vacuum Insulation
  • Built to Last
  • Health in Mind: cup is made from BPA-free and non-toxic materials for your health and safety. The bottom of the coffee mug has a rubber sole to prevent your mug from sliding and tipping over.
  • Functional Style: You can pack your leak-proof and spill-proof insulated mug in your bag, backpack or purse without worrying about spills or leaks
  • Perfect Size: 12 oz travel mugs fit under popular single-cup coffee makers such as Keurig and Nespresso and fit in most vehicle cup holders.

You can get this adorable “Love is in the Hair” mug here.

Or this cheaper, yet just as resourceful thermos.


#1) Healthy eating on-the-go; it’s so much easier to avoid both wasting time and eating fast food in the mornings when you have a convenient smoothie on hand.


  • Compact design and BPA free: great for home, office and travel with on the go portability
  • Blend and go: blend and drink from the 14 ounce jar
  • One touch blending: makes great smoothies, shakes, baby formula, marinades, salad dressing and more
  • Stainless steel blades: ice crushing power for smooth results
  • Efficient 175 watt motor provides all the power you need for fast, reliable performance

Get yourself one for $14.85 from Amazon


Trust me sister, if you go into the year with all of these you’ll be more than ready to crush all your goals. College doesn’t have to be scary and you want to look back knowing you totally bossed up. This college experience is yours and everyone else is just along for the ride. Don’t hesitate to comment your graduation year below! And I’d also love to know about any products you use that you totally can’t live without.

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