The Back to College Buyer’s Guide

The month of August means it is back to college time! We want to help make sure you have some of the essentials that you will need to make college life easier. So, whether you are going back to college or attending for the first time, here are some cost-effective suggestions for your dorm room.

  1. Water Bottles: Why spend money on plastic water bottles throughout the year when a reusable water bottle is a one-time cost and more environmentally friendly? We offer a variety of water bottles from Brita, Kor, Klean Kanteen and Vapur.  At prices ranging from $5 to $20, these water bottles are not only reasonably priced , but manufactured with high quality materials.
  2. Air Purifiers: The need for purified air in your dorm room is important. Air purifiers such as the Holmes Mini Tower Air purifier will help keep the air you breathe fresh and free of allergens, for a low price of $50. Purchase the 3M Filtrete Ultra Quiet Air Purifier today and you will receive a free filter replacement.
  3. Humidifiers: For many college students, the winter season can be brutal with the cold and flu season. When this season hits, it is ideal to have a humidifier on hand. From the Crane humidifiers to the Vicks  Humidifiers, you can get a head start for only $50.
  4. Water Pitchers: Sometimes a water pitcher can be more practical to have on hand. From the Brita Space Saver Water Pitcher available for a low price of under $25 to the Dupont and Culligan pitchers available at under $20, you can get filtered water anytime right from your dorm room.
  5. Odor Eliminators: No one likes staying in a room with an unpleasant odor. This is why an odor eliminator should not be over looked. TrueAir offers great odor eliminators at low prices for around $20.
  6. 3M Command Hooks: Hang pictures, assignments and more in your dorm room without damaging the wall, with these easy to remove adhesive command hooks. Priced at around $5, you can get great value at a low cost.

Before heading off to college this year, make sure you have all of the essentials in place. With the right items, your dorm room can be a comfortable environment to live in.

What Is Your MOST Creative Use for 3M Command Products?

We all have our various uses for command products in our homes, so we want to see them. Email a photo of your creative use for command hooks or command strips to and we will pin this photo to our “Most Creative Uses for 3M Command” Pinterest Board. Even more, your creative idea could be featured in our Filtered Files Blog! The three photos with the most repins and Likes combined will win a prize with the first place winner receiving our grand prize! So let’s get those creative juices flowing and happy pinning!

What You Need To Know:

1.)    Only followers of our Pinterest page are allowed to participate, so we strongly encourage you to become a fan of our Pinterest page today.

2.)    Show us your most creative use for 3M Command hooks or 3M Command Strips. It doesn’t matter what it is used for, just as long as it is not explicit or offensive.

3.)    Take a picture of your creation and email your photo to

4.)    Get your friends to repin and Like your photo. The 3 entries with the most combined number of repins and Likes will win the contest, so get the word out!

5.)   The winners will be announced Monday August 27, 2012. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners will receive fantastic 3M gifts. Stay tuned for the announcements of the prizes!

6.)   All ties will be broken by random drawings.

7.)    Only one submission per person.

8.)    Contest begins Friday August 3, 2012 and ends Friday August 23, 2012 at 3:00PM EST, so get your submissions in and show off your creative side.

9.)    Only those who have not won a contest in the past 60 days will be eligible to win the prize.

The three winning ideas will not only receive cool prizes but will also be spotlighted in our Filtered Files Blog! How cool is that? Remember, the contest begins August 3, 2012 and ends August 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST. Get your creative juices flowing and enter your creative idea today!