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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at George Mason University chapter.

​​It’s that time of the year! It’s back-to-school and time to go shopping for supplies, collegiettes. Here’s a list of must-have items I’ve pieced together that can all be found on Amazon and have the option of Prime shipping. Most of these items are under $50 excluding tax because ya girl likes to stay on a budget. Just click on the product name to be taken to the Amazon listing.

1. FURINNO Econ Multipurpose Home Office Computer Writing Desk – $46.90

Whether you’re taking online classes at home or renting an apartment near campus a desk is definitely needed for study time. This desk has over 20,000 reviews on Amazon and seems to be pretty easy to assemble. It’s small but not bad for the price! Look on the bright side, it won’t take up too much space in whatever room you decide to put it in.

2. Home Office Chair Ergonomic Desk Chair Mesh Computer Chair – $49.88

If you just bought a desk, you’ll need a chair. I have this chair, it’s comfortable enough. A back pillow may be useful due to it not having padding all around. It spins, is adjustable and doesn’t take up a lot of space like bulkier gaming chairs or really cushioned chairs.

3. Rose Gold Desk Organizer and Storage for Your Accessories – $15.97

If you don’t want a chaotic desk, I recommend a desk organizer! This one is cute and currently sitting on my desk.

4. Laptop Stand for Desk – $16.99

This is great because it allows you to look straight at your computer screen rather than bending your neck to look down. I will say it won’t hold your phone unless the case is off.

5. PONVIT PC230 Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo, Energy Saving – $16.99

Clickity-clack! I love the sound of a good keyboard. Here’s a wireless one for less than 20 bucks. It helps with my productivity.

6. XSKN Mac OS X English Shortcut LR Hotkey Silicone Keyboard Cover Skin – $15.50

If you’ve fallen prey to being sold a MacBook, this shortcut keyboard is needed. I never knew how many shortcuts there were nor where to find them. They also have covers for Adobe and other applications. Check out the store on Amazon by clicking visit XSKN.

7. Blue Sky 2021-2022 Academic Year Weekly & Monthly Planner – $10.99

If you just need a basic planner to keep your dates in order, I recommend any planner by Blue Sky. They have other colors and designs than just the black one the link leads to. Click on visit Blue Sky on the page to see more planners you can pick from.

8. Homecube Pencil Case Big Capacity – $13.99

If you’re anything like me, you’ll need a pencil case for all the pens and pencils you collect (of course all of them won’t fit). This pencil case is so cute and has different compartments. I bought one a couple years back and have been using it since to carry necessary pens, pencils, hard drives and more.

9. Ziraki Large Plush Shredded Foam Reading and TV Relax Pillow – $30.29

Sometimes you may just want to chill in bed and do homework. This pillow is great for back support. Lean back, take some notes or maybe just procrastinate by watching YouTube. Do it all in comfort!

10. HUANUO Lap Desk – $43.98

I have this lap desk. It’s very good on my wrists because of the pads. The slots are very helpful. I put my pencils in one and my phone in the other. I use it on the couch and in my bedroom occasionally. A must-have!

There you have it! Ten items that could be useful for this school year that are all on Amazon. The prices are subject to change, so grab things while you can. Enjoy!

Zeairah Webb

George Mason University '22

Zeairah is a senior at George Mason University. She spends most of her time reading, doing homework, and watching Netflix. Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite animals are dogs. She is double majoring in marketing and management with a minor in journalism with hopes of one day studying intellectual property law. She aspires to be many things such as a legal consultant/attorney, a creative director for Disney, or a travel/lifestyle writer for a magazine.