September means a lot of different things to many different people. For most it means the start of a new academic year, their time to be a new person, be better and get the grades you really want. For others heading off to the college far away from home it’s a complete fresh start and the beginning of a new chapter of their lives.
RedyMoney has some advice about five things you should definitely pack for college:
🔹An extension lead or two
Let’s be honest, most of us use our phones or some sort of electrical device before we go to bed and as soon as we wake up. At least if your socket is in an awkward position behind the desk you have easy access, also if you’re sharing your dorm room you’re not restricted to just two or four plugs.
May seem self explanatory that you bring a blanket even if you’re going to a college in California. However when you go to college and are exposed to many people from different areas you can get ill, that blanket can become useful or if you’re feeling a little cold.
🔹A weekly planner/ calendar
Staying organised is pretty important, not just so you don’t miss your lectures and classes but noting your weekly expenses to see where your money goes. Hopefully your deadlines won’t surprise you when they come along.
🔹Enough clothes/underwear to only do laundry every other week.
Laundry in your halls may be free or they may cost you quite a bit, having enough clothes and underwear to do your laundry every other week is significantly cheaper. Plus if there is an occasion like flooding in your laundry room, you won’t be out of clean underwear!
🔹 A power bank
Very helpful when you realise you forgot to charge your phone or iPad and have a full day at college.
We also some recommendations of power snacks during students learning fuelled day:
🔹Peanut butter and banana rice cakes (a good dosage of fiber and protein)
🔹Honey, almond butter and strawberry sandwiches.
🔹Peanut butter Apple nachos (instead of actual nachos, sliced apples drizzled in peanut butter and the occasional chocolate drops)
🔹Chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie.
🔹Baked salami(or pepperoni) and white bean dip (1 garlic head, 1 can white beans, 1 tbs lemon juice, salt, pepper, 1 tbs olive oil and 2/3 tbs warm water)
🔹Vegetable sticks with avocado dill (1 avocado, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 tbs dill, 1/2 tsp celery salt).
Here at RedyMoney we hope the new academic year brings success for all!