Back To College

Don’t even think about sending your college student off on this  next big adventure without the cleaning, organization, laundry, products and tools they need! Sure the cleaning supplies may sit unused and the laundry may grow into huge piles but sending them off with the right supplies will at least assure they are prepared.  Remember, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink it!”

To create our Back To College Department, we surveyed college students in order to create lists of the most needed and most forgotten items by students embracing Dorm life.  We even studied rules and regulations from many different colleges to select the items allowed in most dorm rooms.

Top 15 Dorm Survival Items

If you’re not in the market for a kit, we also have a wide selection of individual college essentials for purchase. Check out our list of 10 Dorm Essentials or, our Cool Dozen items.  

Underbed Spacer

$12.99 | 634476

Command SML Utility Hook
$3.99 | 601708

50 Dorm Essentials

For an expanded selection, visit our 50 Dorm Essentials list. We highlight everything from mesh shower totes to bed risers.  

 

6oz SS Travel Mug
$29.99 | 624934

K-Cup House Blend Coffee
$18.99 | 654043

Here are just some of the products you will find in our store and on our ecommerce site:

Dorm Survival Kits • Room Freshener • Surface Wipes • Dust Pan Set • Shower Totes • Lint Roller • Laundry Detergent • Dryer Sheets • Laundry Bags • Plastic Hangers • Storage Bags • Sports Bottles • Bed Risers • Command White Hooks • Large Space Bag • 4-Hook Over Door Hook • Swiffer Starter Kit • 6-outlet Surge Strip • Hex Key Set • Duct Tape • Electric Kettle 

These lists also help those students moving into their first on, or off, campus apartment.  These adventures students are likely to have need of a wider selection of products and Woodstock Hardware can help.  We have an extensive collection of Housewares & Home Furnishings, not to mention our gourmet kitchen shop, Diane’s Kitchen Shop, stocked with over 3000 items.  

 

So, if you want your student to succeed inside the classroom, they are going to have to succeed outside the classroom.  So make sure to visit Woodstock Hardware for any of your Back To College needs.

Dorm Life Tips

In addition to having the The Back To College kits and supplies you need, with over 25 years of experience, Woodstock Hardware can provide you the technical expertise required to help you get your student prepared for living away from home.  Here are a few popular tips we would like to share with you to help your student adjust to dorm life:

  • Consider buying earplugs to help block out the clatter when you’re trying to sleep.
  • Find a place outside of the dorms where you can have your personal space. It can be a nearby café, public library, or even a spot in the park. Most important is that you’re able to focus on yourself and not those around you.
  • If it’s more than a quick walk back to your dorm room, think about buying a bathrobe. Nothing could be more embarrassing than the slip of a towel!
  • Give thought to all considerations before drawing your line in the sand. Remember, if you’re living in the dorms you’ll most likely have to see that person on a semi-regular basis, and you’ll have to weigh the importance of “keeping the peace.”
  • A big point of contention amongst roommates is eating each other’s food. If you and your roommate plan on storing your own food items, think about having a “shared pile” of snacks for the both of you. These items would be bought by both of you and up for grabs by whomever. 

Find top quality brand name Back To College supplies and materials manufactured by companies that include: 

Mrs. Meyer’s

Sunbeam

Casabella

E-cloth

Skoy

Scotch

Sterilite

Zyliss

Smells Be Gone

Lunchskins

KAF Home

Closet Maid

Interdesign

Ziploc

Do it Best

 Lutz

Precision Craft

Clorox

Febreze

Swiffer 

Going off to college is a lot to get ready for and with like most of life’s adventures the devil is in the details.  We are sure you have the big things taken care of like scheduling classes, arranging housing, and knowing where you are going to eat!  Woodstock Hardware is here to help with the details; making the bed a few inches higher so you can store things under it, using tac free adhesive so you don’t damage the walls hanging that favorite poster, and the list goes on.   

So stop in, take a look around, ask a few questions. You are sure to find what you want and need.

At Woodstock Hardware we are confident that by our combining our extensive inventory of supplies, and products with our hands on experience and expertise we can help you and your student get ready to face their next adventure.