Desk Essentials to Maximize Productivity

Fall is right around the corner, and before you know it, college dorm life will be in full swing. You’ll be cramming for exams, scheduling group study sessions and pulling all-nighters writing term papers. Before you go, set yourself up for success with our printable checklist of college essentials that will take your dorm room productivity to the next level.

College dorm checklist

Get a Reliable Printer

Thanks to its MegaTank continuous ink system, the Canon PIXMA G3270 series just keeps on printing—to the tune of 6,000 pages in black or 7,000 in color. Not only does the long-lasting ink capacity save you money, it gives you the peace of mind that your printer is always ready and waiting.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

College students are effortless masters of work-life balance, constantly bopping between study sessions and social events. You may not be able to anticipate where exactly you'll find yourself when you crack open a textbook for your next cram, whether that's a cafe, dining hall or library. To ensure that you’re ready to study at any given time, equip yourself with a good pair of portable, noise-canceling headphones. Carry them in your book-bag wherever you go and tune out your surroundings whenever you need to focus.

Make Your Own Calendar

To help you stay on top of all of your upcoming deadlines, test dates, appointments and weekend getaways, a calendar is your new best friend. You don’t need to make a trip to the store to get one, either. Just print your own using your Canon printer and these instructions. Then, fill it in with all of the important dates that the semester ahead holds. And an X to those dates as you count down towards summer vacation.

A Mini Portable Printer

With all the new and exciting experiences your first year of college will bring, you might want a few tangible reminders of your favorite moments. Instead of making the trek to your local photo lab, use your Canon IVY 2 Mini Portable Printer to print out photos of memorable occasions, from that i you threw to that never-ending all-nighter you and your besties spent cramming for finals. Peel and stick your photos on any surface of your choosing - whether that's the cover of your agenda or the walls of your dorm room - and watch as your world lights up with familiar faces and special memories. Don't forget to stock up on photo paper, too, so the fun never runs out!

Wireless Presenter

You're bound to be assigned at least one major presentation in your college career. You’ll be ahead of the game if you show up for the semester already equipped with a wireless presenter, like Canon’s PR5-G. With the help of a wireless presenter, you're guaranteed to own the room, keep your professor engaged, and your peers wide-eyed. If you don't love the idea of standing up in front of a room full of people, use your wireless presenter to practice your presentation in your dorm room (when you're roommate is out!). Keep an eye on the timer, or set a vibrating alarm to stop you from rambling on beyond the time limit. 

This summer is the perfect time to prepare for the next chapter of your life. Once the academic year starts, you'll be grateful that you got ahead of the game. That way, you'll have more time to have some fun, too. 

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