July 20, 2010

Back to School Shopping

I used to love when the back to school catalogs and magazine articles came out. I would dream about the upcoming cooler weather and new clothes.

The ads now come earlier than I remember, somehow.

Maybe it’s because so many people go to college now and there is an entire industry built around outfitting them. While most of the things pitched at college students seem like a waste of money, there are a few things that actually could be useful.

Bed Bath & Beyond offers a Dorm Space Saver, reminiscent of the tower that goes over the toilet in the bathroom. This one goes at the head of the bed and has places for a drink, lamp, book and alarm clock, among other things. Since dorm rooms are small and don’t usually have beside tables, this piece is very functional.

If that is out of your price range or it’s not your style, they also sell a “Gearbox Sport” bedside caddy, which holds tissues, reading material, a drink and the requisite electronic devices.

As for all the other things the ads make you believe are essential, forget it. I mean, really, does anyone need a Snuggie?

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