Screwdrivers (slotted and Phillips) or screwdriver multi-tool
Socket ratchet set
Combo pack of nails and screws
Fabric-backed duct tape
Extension cords in a few different lengths
Extra-long telephone cable
Make Sure They're Ready for Anything
Back-to-school shopping is definitely amped up when college is the destination, and amid all the linens, dorm decor and study supplies, your student should have a trustworthy tool kit.
Freshmen will feel much more at home away from home knowing they’re armed for just about any fix they can get into, and upperclassmen who have already learned the hard way will appreciate an organized arsenal of gear with their very own college toolbox.
So, here’s a recommended off-to-college toolbox packing list for the dorm room DIYer.