Disclosure: We received the products featured in this post to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own.
At this time of year, parents of college students moving kids back into dorm rooms – or sending them off for the first time – can feel like they’re nesting anew! It doesn’t take long to realize that dorm rooms inspire creative solutions for living, cleaning, organizing, and even cooking. Moving kids from home to dorm rooms feels like a huge adjustment for everyone involved, and to help, we found some great products that won’t take up too much space and will help students maximize their small space.
We love the versatile Pronto 100CH Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner from Reliable. This handy tool destroys dirt and helps combat wrinkles in household fabrics –Pronto 100CH uses steam to deodorize and sanitize everything from clothing to couches and mattresses, and comes equipped with over a dozen accessories, and an instructional manual with information on how to best use each accessory for the right job.
When I first used the Pronto 100CH, I found myself literally giddy with cleaning excitement. It was so easy to clean and sanitize all sorts of surfaces. I used the nozzle to sanitize my oven burner grates, attached the accessory to steam clean my windows, and even took the wrinkles out of a blouse I had worn for a few hours. It was so easy to use, with quick and remarkable results! For all its cleaning power – including freshening up dry-clean-only garments – grab this great investment for under $100!
In college, I shared an apartment-style kitchen, and not all my roommates proved as diligent about cleaning the stovetop and counters as I would have liked. With a quick spray from the Pronto 100CH, enjoy easy cleaning without resentment. Parents can feel confident with the safety of this device, as its patented Comfort Safety System provides an automatic opening and closing of the water tank – allowing it to be filled with complete safety without a screw cap. The Pronto 100CH effortlessly sanitizes mattresses, as steam can tackle pesky dust mites, allergens, and even bed bugs – all things your child does NOT want to worry about!
Keeping the floors clean can prove another dorm room challenge, especially with roommates. The Steamboy 200CU, a lightweight and powerful tool that cleans and sanitizes hard floors and carpets, meeting your student’s needs to tackle bacteria, dirt, and germs with only water. Steamboy delivers 245-degree steam to hard floor and carpeting, sanitizing while it cleans. We love the swivel head that allows 180-degree cleaning, making it easy to sanitize hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. The Carpet Glide attachment easily transitions the product to cleaning and freshening carpets – always a great thing to do at move-in time, and to continue throughout the semester! Also under $100, this easy-to-store product proves a dorm room essential.
Students sharing a kitchen with their hall- or floor-mates will love a small, portable icemaker from Magic Chef. If looking to chill water or bottled beverages without having to make a trip down the hall, this icemaker will save plenty of time and adds a big convenience to students. Able to create 27 pounds of ice in a 24-hour cycle, this compact, countertop unit proves perfect for packing ice in a cooler for a day of studying outdoors on the quad or keeping your beverages cold during sports practice. We love the speed, as it takes only seven minutes to make the first batch of ice!
Good luck to all the students heading off to school this year (and, good luck to their parents, missing them!)