Still in the middle of summer, many students aren’t even thinking about preparing for school. However, for those who will be attending their first year of college next semester or quarter, perhaps there is a lot on their mind. It’s never too early to prepare for a new experience in your life, especially if you’re leaving your hometown. Usually when it comes to preparing for college, we think about the everyday items such as laundry baskets, laptops, notebooks, backpacks, food, money, clothes, etc. Whether you are living on or off campus, having the essential college items is important when moving out to be better prepared for your first time moving out. Here’s to a new era for incoming students this fall. What do incoming freshmen really need besides the basic necessities?
Electronics and technology will be a fundamental necessity for all students, but you don’t need to spend so much on these everyday items. Most of the time, those items are already provided. The only real electronics students’ need is their own laptop and cellphone. Most, if not all colleges provide computer labs where students have access to Internet and printing. Nowadays, many students have smartphones that can also serve as a music device.
When it comes to organizing your dorm room or apartment, you can also spend a lot on unnecessary items. There won’t be too much space for you to bring in your own bed, closets, or dressers. There are a lot of different items on the market today that utilize and maximize the available space given to you. You can find twin beds that have storage underneath so that you can keep you clothes or other items inside. You also have shelf organizers to separate your shoes and clothing from each other all while managing better storage space. Hooks that go over your door can serve as a coat or jacket hanger.
As for safety, health and hygiene, we need to make sure we keep our rooms safe and clean. Make sure you got a first aid kit, hand vacuum, fresheners, wipes and hand sanitizers to keep you and your roommates from getting sick. There’s nothing worse than being sick away from home having to skip class. You’ll get so caught up in school, you’ll realize your room has turned into a dump. Take some time off the day or weekends to clean and reorganize your items. You’ll feel a lot better and less likely to get sick.
Speaking of safety, security is one of the concerns that most college freshmen often forget. You get soaked up in the excitement with meeting new people, a new adventure, that sometimes you have your guard down. You have to remember that although most dorms and apartments are usually safe and secure, you’re still living with hundreds of other strangers in your building. Students often leave their dorm rooms open or don’t bother to lock their doors. That means you have people going in and out, discussing the next exam, borrowing textbooks or just wanting to hang out. All your items are laid out on your bed, desk or floor, its very easy for someone to just take and steal those items. Those items such as your laptop or textbooks are very expensive to replace. A wise idea for students to invest in are safes. A safe is a secure storage that restricts access with the use of a combination or electronic lock. When you’re out hanging with your friends and roommates or going back home for the weekend, a safe is an essential item to have, especially for dorms and apartments.
The ideal safes nowadays that are used for universities, hospitals, hotels and other residential buildings are hotel safes. For a college freshmen and student, the best thing about having a hotel safe is that you’ll be able to keep some extra cash, passports, important college documents, notes, laptops, textbooks, identification and other confidential information without having to worry about your parents sending it to you over the mail. You will have the peace of mind when you’re studying at the library or eating out with some friends. If your roommate invites some friends or people you don’t know, you don’t have to worry about your stuff being stolen. There are so many students that wander around the floors wanting to meet new people and most of the time don’t even lock or close their doors. That’s why having a hotel safe is a necessity for every college freshmen.
We hope this upcoming school year you have fun starting a new chapter in your life. Don’t spoil all the joy and excitement with hassles that could be prevented. Keep an open mind, be adventurous, meet new people and take in new ventures.
We hope that everyone is having a fun and safe summer. As we are in the middle of July, we all know that summer school is in session and the new school year is vastly approaching. For those looking ahead and preparing to get started shopping on back-to-school items, we recommend investing in a hotel safe. Hotel safes are especially ideal for college students who plan on moving out next fall or need something to keep all their valuable school items in. Moving to a new location can be very exciting, but at the same time you want to keep all your valuables safe and protected.
For college students looking into moving to the dorms or apartments near campus, you need something to protect your items. For the average student, those items can be expensive textbooks, laptops, calculators, jewelry, cash, cell phones, music devices, media and other valuables. On top of that, you have to pay for college tuition and paying back your loans. Prevent any hassles or added costs by protecting your everyday items. There are a lot of thefts and burglaries that occur in college dorms and apartments. Make sure you have the necessary protection by investing in a hotel safe.
Hotel safes are specifically designed for personal use. You typically see these types of safes in hotel rooms where you can keep your jewelry, wallet and keys secured when you leave your hotel room. However, they can also be used in your own personal room. A hotel safe is lightweight and compact making it very user friendly and portable. They are an excellent choice for all hotels, universities, hospitals and homeowners. You can keep a variety of different items in a hotel safe that include jewelry, laptops, cash, passports, wallets, cell phones and more. That’s why hotel safes are the perfect solution to keeping your school items safe.
MESA hotel safes weigh in between 25 to 30 pounds making it lightweight and easy to move to any location desired. The size of the safe is compact, but large enough storage capacity to hold multiple items. Our hotel safes feature a battery-operated electronic lock for added security compared to a combination lock. It has a standard hotel function that utilizes one code to lock the safe then re-entering the same code to unlock. After the safe has been unlocked using the same code, the code will be erased. A standard electronic function is also available as well as an electronic override, which can be set by the user. During an electronic override, the keypad will then go into a lockout penalty if multiple combinations are entered incorrectly. With our electronic lock keypad and its features, it will be able to keep your items secured and keep intruders away.
The other security features our hotel safes provide are anchor holes that can secure the safe onto a wall or floor for fixed placement and added security. The thick diameters of the solid steel locking bolts make sure the safe door is tightly shut. Furthermore, pry resistant doors and concealed hinges provide anti-theft protection and prevent door removal against forced attempts in prying it open. You can also purchase a separate pedestal to go along with your safe that allows convenient access in and out of your safe, which raises the safe off the ground 18 inches high. You’ll be able to access your safe faster and easier without having bend down to the floor or reaching high for access.
Our goal is to provide you with the best protection against theft. For those looking to getting a head start on their back-to-school items and preparing for school the next year, we’re more than happy to provide you with the proper security storage. Get the protection you deserve and don’t become a victim to theft. Don’t let stolen items become a bigger burden on your college expenses. Stay protected and become prepared.
(May 21, 2009) – Mesa Safe, a leader in home and commercial security, was featured in the December 2008 edition of the ABA Banking Journal, the monthly publication of the American Bankers Association.
Mesa Safe’s 7 Stack hotel-style safe is a unique design that encompasses all the functionality of the standard Mesa Hotel Safe with the “locker” function. “We basically took our hotel safe and fused seven of them together for one solid unit with seven different openings,” said George Vicente, president and CEO of Mesa Safe.
In the ABA Banking Journal article, Bob Jones, president and CEO of United Bank Atlanta, noted the opportunity for his bank to utilize access control cards on their safes, similar to what is used to open offices and doors, that Mesa Safe employs. Jones plans on featuring what he refers to as “personal storage devices” at all his new branches, alluding to the convenience that's passed on to his customers.
For more information about Mesa Safe, visit their Web site at www.mesasafe.com. To view the article in the ABA Banking Journal, the link is http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/sb/ababj1208/index.php?startid=29#/30.