The last thing you may expect to be doing in college is fix things. But, things come loose at the hinges or break off completely and if it’s something you need immediately, you have no option but to you have to fix it yourself. On such days, the only person who can save your day is you! Keep your cool and save the day with our top picks for all the great college tools kits and unexpected gadgets that every freshman needs.
When is a pen better than a pen? When it’s a pen that can function as a screwdriver, a level, and a 4-inch ruler too. This all-in-one Screwdriver Pen Pocket Multi-Tool has two screw bits for both flat-head and Phillips screws, as well as a stylus tip for your phone or tablet, a level for impromptu desk or furniture repairs, a 4-inch ruler, and a ballpoint pen tip, all in one slim, sleek design. With this incognito multi-tool pen you don’t have to worry about the unexpected ruining your day.
Sewing kits are not just for fashion and design majors or those who are passionate about designing and sewing their own clothes. When you are away from home and mom’s sewing machine, a sewing kit is a must-have.
Every college student should have a sewing kit to darn unexpected rips, take up or take down hemlines, tighten or loosen waistlines, fix loose buttons, or whip up a quick costume for Halloween. This Artika Premium Sewing Kit has everything you need to repair any sewing emergency instead of having to make do with staples and tape.
Don’t resort to using the sole of a shoe to help you hang your dorm room posters. With this tool set, you can have a hammer, screwdrivers, hex screws, measuring tape, and any other manual hand-tool you could possibly need, all in one handy carrying case. Available in five different colors (even pink), the Apollo Tools 39 Piece Tool Set is a set you can use long after you’ve moved out of the dorms and into your first apartment.
Don’t let the small size fool you. This tri-fold set of tools can be used for more than just fixing your Xbox. Whether you need to fix a computer or your roommate’s glasses, these screwdrivers come in handy not only for small repairs, but also tight spaces as well. The tiny size and tri-fold design is perfect for popping into your book bag or purse, because you never know when you may need to come to your colleague’s rescue and fix something that’s broken.
Everyone needs a first aid kit they can quickly locate, whether they are in a dorm, an apartment, a house, or just driving around in their car. Not just filled with bandages, this first aid kit is OSHA-approved and includes a wall-mount option, easy-open slider snaps, and a price so affordable that you can get one for your dorm, your car, and anywhere else you might need it in case of an emergency. This kit has almost everything you need, except for an actual doctor.
Way better than the average wingman, this one won’t walk off with the girl you had your eye on. The Leatherman Stainless Steel Wingman Multi-tool Set comes with 14 tools packed in a light, tiny package. You can do everything with this little multi-tool, including measure, repair, strip, and cut wire, and even defend yourself if you need to.
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