Among common college purchases like air fresheners and plastic water bottles, there is often an alternative that turns out to be healthier for you or more efficient. When buying these essentials for your college Chinese student accommodation Brisbane Australia dorm, it’s important to think about what will be best for you and best for your space. To give you some alternatives that you may not have considered, here are other options that may provide more comfort, more space, or a healthier choice:
Reusable Plastic Cups
For you coffee lovers out there, it’s important that you get your coffee fix and that you have a portable way to carry your java to class, to the library or wherever else you’re heading. Instead of the standard paper and Styrofoam cups from coffee shops, it is preferred to use reusable BPA-free plastic to-go mugs. Most students like stainless steel mugs, but the problem with stainless steel is that you can’t put it in the microwave. Additionally, although porcelain mugs are nice, most students don’t like their fragility and you might break them in your Chinese student accommodation Brisbane Australia has today. Plastic can also have a bad rep since people complain about tasting the plastic in their coffee and smelling it, too.
For those of you that don’t have the time to iron or don’t want to deal with the hassle of setting up an ironing board in an already tight student accommodation QUT Garden Point space but still want wrinkle-free clothes, there are mini-steamers. These steamers are great because all they require is water and it doesn’t take long for the water to steam. They’re even handy when you travel and are small enough that they won’t take up much room in your suitcase and in your QUT Gardens Point accommodation or college dorm.
Most students don’t even know candle warmers existed until my friends down the hall got one, but most were soon very taken in by these handy inventions. Since dorms have fire restrictions, they will probably not allow you to have lit candles lying around. However, with candle warmers, you can always have the smell of your favorite Yankee Candle in the room, without actually having to light one, which is much healthier for you. Candle warmers are little hot plates that melt the bottom of the candle, allowing for all those delicious smells to circulate in your room. From personal experience, I know that heating up food in a small dorm room without much ventilation means that nasty smells stick around for a while. Candle warmers eliminate the threat of your room reeking of stale pad thai and are more healthy than the standard air freshener.
Tip: It is recommended that you consult with your roommate about which scents you prefer. Not everybody will love the scent of brown sugar cinnamon as much as you do.
Stainless Steel Water Bottles
Stainless steel water bottles are durable, reusable and very environmentally-friendly, and easy to clean. They also get rid of a plastic taste that many complain about from plastic water bottles. They even come insulated, so they keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for a longer period of time. Other good brands for stainless steel water bottles are Camelbak and Nathan.
In the place of the standard towel, towel wraps, which are Velcro-ed closed, offer much needed hands-free security when walking from the bathroom to your dorm room or simply walking around your room. They are also extremely comfortable and cute; many sites allow you to order cheap, personalized towel wraps and some sororities give them as gifts to their members.
Mesh Shower Caddies
Mesh shower caddies take up less space than a standard plastic shower caddy and seem much more efficient to me. The mesh material of these shower caddies means that the bags dry quickly and decreases the risk of mold and mildew occurring, whereas plastic shower caddies leave wet marks on your floor that take a long time to dry. In the event that your mesh shower caddy in your Griffith University Nathan campus accommodation get grimy, these shower bags are machine-washable. Also, while the plastic shower caddy constantly dropped shampoo and other toiletries out when carried, the mesh bags’ snug-fitting pockets solved this issue.
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