Top Cleaning Necessities For The College Bound Student
We spent 18 years teaching them to take care of themselves, and now they’re off to college. We taught them how to clean, too, do we really think they’ll spend their limited budget on cleaning supplies? lol Mine didn’t, that’s for sure! One of them used his to buy all the food he could get his hands on and another bought extra frozen burgers so he could use his George Foreman grill to sell dinner to his entire dorm… lol the difference in kids!
But, back to the point of this post, we need to send them off with all we think they’ll need and then hope they make the right choices in all areas!
We’ve discussed, so far:
In this post we’ll talk about the Top Cleaning Necessities For The College Bound Student. Below you’ll find everything they’ll need to get them started out on the right path for their cleaning needs (whether they stay neat… that’s something we probably shouldn’t think too much about…lol)
On the list:
Waterproof! Take it in the shower with you; Great for use in shared bathrooms, at the office, in the craft room or at the gym Nine durable mesh pockets let you see what you’ve stored; Large center compartment, 8 outer pockets and built in handle for toting Quick drying breathable mesh; Wipe with a damp cloth or wash by hand; Folds away when not in use Made of 100% PVC Measures 6″ x 6″ x 7.5″ high
- PORTABLE TOTE: Built in handle for toting – great for use in shared bathrooms, dorms and the gym.
- WATERPROOF: Made of 100% PVC – take the caddy into the bath or shower – right where you need it!
- BATHROOM ORGANIZER: Large center basket and 8 outer pockets – measures 6″ x 6″ x 7.5″ high.
- CLEAN & HYGIENIC: Quick drying breathable mesh – wipe caddy with a damp cloth for easy cleaning.
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The first one I sent off to college was shocked at how many of his friends had no idea how to wash or iron their clothes. He said he spent the first few weeks teaching them! lol
Anti-Calcium system Temperature dial control Extra jet-of steam / self cleaning Steam / dry push button Adjustable steam (high / low)
- CIRCULATING STEAM IRON – Sail through everyday ironing with a smooth, non-stick soleplate, precision heat control, multi-level steam settings and efficient one-touch spray mist
- CURVED STAINLESS STEEL SOLEPLATE – Minimize snags with a smooth, non-stick stainless steel soleplate. U-shape, steam-circulating design evenly distributes steam for fast, effortless ironing
- ADJUSTABLE STEAM SETTINGS – Set to HIGH for heavier and everyday fabrics, LOW for more delicate fabrics and quick, easy touch-ups or choose DRY for easy ironing when no steam is needed
- PRECISION TEMPERATURE DIAL – Iron more effectively with 1200 Watts of power and easy-dial precision temperature control to monitor and maintain every temperature you choose
- SAFETY AUTO SHUT OFF – Automatically turns itself off between 1-10 minutes depending on the position of the soleplate
26 count box of 4 gallon small trash bags in Fresh Clean scent OdorShield technology with Febreze Freshness neutralizes odors and freshens with a clean scent Great for smaller trash cans and general household needs Fresh Clean scented garbage bags also available in larger sizes Perfect for use in home office and bathrooms
- 4 GALLON WHITE PLASTIC TRASH BAGS: Handle daily household and everyday demands with Glad’s small sized 4 gallon garbage bag
- NEUTRALIZE ODOR: OdorShield technology guarantees protection against the strongest trash odor, refreshing any room with the Febreze Fresh Clean scent
- WASTEBASKET LINER: Glad 4 gallon trash can liners are great for small garbage cans, general household needs and just the right size for cars and on-the-go travel
- QUICK-TIE TRASH BAG: Featuring four quick-tie flaps, easily secure, tighten and carry garbage bag with the strong and durable quick-tie closure ideal for a nursery, office or bathroom trash can
- COMPARABLE TO SIMPLEHUMAN BAGS A, B, C, E & R: Glad small trash bags are constructed with thicker plastic at the bottom to ensure leak protection. This Glad 4 gallon trash bag is a comparable size to SimpleHuman bags A, B, C, E and R
Laundry sorter with 3 removable bags for efficiently organizing laundry 3 removable white poly-cotton sorting bins with metal handles for easy lifting Rust-resistant chrome-plated steel frame; lockable rubber casters Machine-washable bins measure approximately 15x9x22 inches each (LxWxH) Laundry sorter measures approximately 30.7×18.1×32.3 inches (LxWxH)
- Laundry sorter with 3 removable bags for efficiently organizing laundry
- 3 removable white poly-cotton sorting bins with metal handles for easy lifting
- Rust-resistant chrome-plated steel frame; lockable rubber casters
- Machine-washable bins measure approximately 15x9x22 inches each (LxWxH)
- Laundry sorter measures approximately 30.7 x 18.1 x 32.3 inches (LxWxH)
Metal Imported White clothes drying rack to save energy and help clothes last longer Clever accordion design made from coated steel for durability Waterproof epoxy coating helps eliminate stains and mildew Lightweight and easy to drop into position for use; folds flat for storage Measures 14-1/2 by 29-1/2 by 41-3/4 inches; also available in chrome
- Whitmor’s foldable drying rack provides space to dry your garments, bedsheets, towels, etc.
- The collapsible design folds down in an accordian style allowing storage in compact spaces
- For indoor and outdoor use; designed to drop open and lock into position
- Assembled dimensions: 14.5″ x 29.5″ x 41.75″ inches
- Waterproof epoxy coating over lightweight steel that is easy to move from room to room
- Economically friendly, saves energy normally used by an electric dryer
- No assembly required
The Carlisle 36141503 Duo-Pan dustpan and lobby broom is designed to standup to the demands of commercial use but compact enough for household use. The set has a total height of 3 feet for a comfortable sweeping position. The 30” two-piece vinyl coated steel handles are durable enough for daily use and feature a convenient hanging hole at the top for storage.
- Locking Bail – Dustpan pivots providing secure debris collection and easy, hands-free emptying
- Folds Flat – Pivoting bail and integrated hanging holes allow the broom and dustpan to hang for space-efficient storage
- Broom Comb – Serrated edge of the dustpan combs dust, hair and debris out of broom bristles ideal for pet hair and other fine particles
- Steel Handle – Vinyl coated steel handle designed for daily use in commercial and residential environments
- Indoor / Outdoor – Unflagged bristles make the broom ideal for use on a wide variety of surfaces including concrete and carpet
Solid construction. Industrial look. Simple, practical functionality. This collection comes in black mesh reinforced with solid metal edging, and features unexpected details that make organization easier and faster.
- Durable wire mesh construction
- Add good looks, efficiency and productivity to your workspace
- Diameter: 11 3/8″ Top; 9 1/4″ bottom. Height: 14-1/4″
- Capacity: 18qt; 4.5gal
This PURELL Advanced Refreshing Aloe Hand Sanitizer is an effective formula that kills germs. Clinically proven effective in helping to maintain skin health, this PURELL Hand Sanitizer, 33.8 fl oz, both kills germs and keeps your skin soft. Trusted and used by hospitals, this hand sanitizer can give you peace of mind that you are eliminating harmful germs from your skin.
- Kills more than 99.99% of most common germs that may make you sick
- Leaves hands feeling soft and smooth with Moisturizers and Vitamin E
- Triple action moisturizers
- Enhanced with four nourishing skin-conditioning agents in a skin-friendly aloe formulation that’s mild on hands
Hygienically carry around a toothbrush and toothpaste while traveling and keep your teeth healthy Size of travel case: 7.6″ L x 2″ W x .9″ H, Material: plastic Travel case can also be used a mouthwash Money-back satisfaction guarantee.
- *** Toothbrush Plastic Storage Box Does Not Come With Toothbrush or Colgate Toothpaste ***
- Basic Set Includes: 1 PCS x Toothbrush Plastic Travel Case and 2 PCS x Silicone Toothbrush Caps
- Size of travel case: 7.6″ L x 2″ W x .9″ H, Material: plastic, Toothbrush caps are made from silicone material
- Hygienically carry around a toothbrush and toothpaste while traveling and keep your teeth healthy
Non-toxic to humans, animals and the environment Eliminates odors Non aerosol spray Completely biodegradable Packaged using recycled materials
- Fresh Wave Spray removes odors instantly using natural ingredients—no harsh chemicals, no masking fragrances, and no harmful ingredients.
- Our natural air freshener spray works as an odor eliminator for dog and cat smells, as well as smells from smoke, trash cans, mildew, and bathrooms.
- Also works as an deodorizer and fabric refresher for shoes, closets, clothes, upholstery, furniture, pet bedding, backpacks, fitness bags, and anything else that needs to be deodorized instantly. Keep the air fresh in your basement or garage too.
- Fresh Wave Sprays have earned a Safer Choice label from the EPA! They’re non-toxic, non-GMO, and non-hazardous, and safe for people, pets, and the planet. The non-aerosol spray is biodegradable, and the packaging is recyclable. Manufactured in Rising Sun, Indiana.
- Fresh Wave’s plant-based ingredients include pine needle, lime, clove, anise, and cedarwood. The spray naturally smells like these plants, but that scent will vanish quickly in the air, leaving your space simply smelling clean and fresh.
Beautiful New All Black Smooth Finish with Black Aluminum Trimming A Perfect choice for personal use at home or while traveling High quality aluminum finish and construction with reinforced steel corners for extra durability Two pull out Drawer with plastic lining for easy cleaning One large mirror which doubles as a lid
- Beautiful New All Black Smooth Finish with Black Aluminum Trimming
- A Perfect choice for personal use at home or while traveling
- High quality aluminum finish and construction with reinforced steel corners for extra durability
- Two pull out Drawer with plastic lining for easy cleaning
- One large mirror which doubles as a lid
Getting pretty can be pretty messy. Cans, bottles, brushes, combs, hot tools and all those cords. The StyleAway can neatly organize all your hair styling needs into one convenient tote. When styling, it can hang out of the way to free up countertop space, or sit on any flat surface. The uniquely designed bottom of the tray has uniform holes to allow air circulation and permit easy cleaning.
- HOLDS hot tools, blow dryer, and all your styling accessories (No tools or accessories are included)
- Hangs conveniently from towel rack, opened cabinet door or drawer, or sits on the countertop
- Completely portable, when finished styling simply store it away
- Hook provides the perfect place to wind all those messy cords for storage
- Holds up to a 2 1/2″ flat iron and a 1 5/8″ curling iron;
Did we miss anything? Be sure to leave a comment below if you can think of anything else!
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