Moving to a dorm means that you’ll likely have less space, which means less space for things like tools. We’ve put together a quick list of products that can easily be purchased to create a small tool kit for your dorm room. This kit is intended to help with maintenance, building things, and fixing things. The best part is that it won’t take up very much space!
1. Compact Sized Toolbox
It is significantly cheaper to purchase a pre-made toolbox that comes with a wide variety of entry-level tools. This 39-Piece set from CARTMAN on Amazon is an unbelievable deal, and costs less than $20. Purchasing a toolkit like this will only take up a small area of space, not any bigger than your largest textbook. You may not use every tool in the kit, but for the price, it makes the most sense. Also, the hex key set will help a ton with assembling all of that new dorm furniture. A kit like this contains the basics, such as:
- Tape Measure
- Claw Hammer
- Slip Joint Pliers
- Bit Driver
- Bit Connector
- Utility Snap-off Knife
- 4 Types of Screwdrivers
- 8 Types of Hex Keys
- 20 Types of Screwdrivers
2. Duct Tape / Gorilla Tape
Everything can be fixed with tape, right? In all seriousness, having a strong adhesive tape, such as duct tape or gorilla tape, will be convenient for just about anything. Whether you need to roll a piece onto itself to stick a poster on the wall, or temporarily hold together something that is broken, it’s one of the essentials
3. Sewing Kit
Whether you have or haven’t ever sewed in your life, there will be a point in college when you will need to. There was a time when I had accidentally got my shirt caught on something and a bunch of buttons ripped off. Sewing kit to the rescue! Unless you do a lot of sewing, you won’t need anything fancy. This compact sewing kit from Amazon is less than $10 and will fit in the corner of a drawer.
The smaller and more powerful, the better. You would be surprised how often you will end up needing it, whether the power goes out, or you need to dig something out of your car trunk at night. If you think you’re okay to get by with the flashlight on your phone, by all means, use it. However, this LED tactical flashlight on Amazon is small, water resistant, and has unlimited usage. Also, they’re cheap.
If you’re moving off to college, be sure to check our dorm supply lists for your packing needs!