What’s the most important furniture item for college students besides the dorm room bed? It’s not the dorm room desk (since quiet library study carrels tend to be far better for intense and focused studying than a dorm room will ever be.)
The most important furniture item for college students is a two-drawer filing cabinet.
Here are 7 reasons why a two-drawer filing cabinet (along with a little instruction on how to use it) just might be the most important item your child takes along to college.
1. A two-drawer filing cabinet reduces stress for students.
Without a filing system, your son will likely pile important papers on the right side of his desk. This works just fine for two weeks, until the pile becomes a massive avalanche risk and just finding a necessary paper document becomes an energy-draining ordeal.
2. There’s great power in being able to locate any necessary document in under 10 seconds.
Your daughter will greatly appreciate this when she needs to quickly locate a housing request form, or all the handwritten notes needed to study for a tough midterm.
3. Even in the 21st century, not everything’s electronic. Students still manage a massive amount of paper during college.
This is especially true for students who follow my advice and take class notes using pen and paper rather than electronic devices.
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