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College students' first aid kit: 25 key items to include

As college and university students prepare to move into dormitories and off-campus apartments, many are making packing lists.

A first aid kit is one must-have item for any college or university student. Sure, a student can visit the campus health center or drop-in clinic, but it’s more convenient (and maybe cost-effective) to have basic first aid supplies on hand.

What are the most essential components of a well-stocked first aid kit for a young adult?

  1. Acetaminophen
  2. Adhesive bandages – in various shapes and sizes
  3. Adhesive bandaging tape
  4. Alcohol pads or wipes
  5. Allergy medicine
  6. Aloe vera gel
  7. Antacids
  8. Antibiotic cream or ointment
  9. Cotton balls and swabs
  10. Cough drops
  11. Diarrhea medication
  12. Disposable gloves
  13. Elastic bandage roll or vet wrap
  14. Eye drops
  15. Hand sanitizer
  16. Hot pack – microwaveable
  17. Hydrogen peroxide
  18. Ibuprofen
  19. Ice pack
  20. Non-stick gauze pads
  21. Rubbing alcohol
  22. Safety pins
  23. Scissors
  24. Thermometer
  25. Tweezers

Basic first aid kits may be purchased online or in stores. Many families choose to make their own, however, storing all of the components in a sealed plastic container or even a sturdy lunch box.

Certainly, any prescription medications should be included, with these drugs still stored in their original labeled pharmacy containers. Vitamins the student regularly takes may be added as well.

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Back-to-school shoppers: Catch this 15% off Barnes and Noble coupon through Aug 17

School starts soon. Who needs textbooks or supplies?

Why not save and print this in-store coupon, or use the online code, and save 15% (on one item) at Barnes and Noble this weekend?

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Pick up the 15% off coupon Blow it up, and print it. Copy the code (M6LEUWAEBX37P), and use it on the bookseller’s website or at the checkout counter. Right-click, and save it to your own computer for printing. Shoot it with your smart phone, and use it at the store checkout. Just don’t miss the deal.

It’s good through Sunday, August 17th. Who needs something to read?

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Best bargains: DIY personalized gift ideas for birthdays and holidays

Looking for creative, but not costly, personalized gift ideas for special people?

Why not choose a favorite poem, quotation, or Scripture verse and put it on a do-it-yourself gift?

Here are a few personalized DIY gift possibilities:

  • Bible memory cards – Print several favorite Scripture verses on heavy cardstock. Cut them into stacks, and tie them with string or ribbon.
  • Monogrammed note cards – Create personalized stationary, either folded notes or full sheets. Place the recipient’s initials or name on the papers. Or type a suitable saying. Print the papers out, and parcel them with matching envelopes.
  • Poetry magnet – Pick a poem, and print it on sturdy paper. Cut it out, and glue a magnet on the back.
  • Quotation bookmark – Select a fitting quote. Print it on pretty paper. (Or print several to a sheet, and make a whole set of bookmarks.) Punch a hole at one end, and slip a piece of yarn through it.

These do-it-yourself personalized gifts are extra special and durable, if they are laminated. As a more economical option, you might cover each one neatly (on both sides) with clear wide packing tape.

DIY personalized gift ideas for birthdays and holidays
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