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DIY Locker ‘Emergency’ Kit for Teens

DIY Locker ‘Emergency’ Kit for Teens

Create your own locker emergency kit so you’re better prepared for whatever obstacle life throws your way!

Stay Fresh.

Whether you were in a morning rush, got a little to sweaty in gym class or sat next to a coughing, sneezing kid in homeroom, keeping bad breath, germs and offensive odors away at school is important. Keep these items packed so you never have to worry about being that smelly kid in study hall.

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Mints
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues

Look Your Best.

These items will help ensure that you’re dressed and looking your best from homeroom to 8th period.

  • Hairspray or gel
  • Hair ties or bobby pins
  • Emergency makeup
  • Extra shirt or set of clothes
  • Stain stick pen for any spills

Be Prepared.

Here are a few more items to help you manage paper cuts, rain storms and hunger pains.

  • Band-Aids
  • Umbrella
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • $10 (at least) for emergency funds

Use these ideas and your own to create a personal locker kit today. Stash your kit somewhere safe in your locker or book bag. Stay away from adding any type of medication though, since most schools have strict rules against students medicating themselves. For real emergencies, always talk to your teacher or school nurse.

Student Discounts Save Big Bucks

Did you know that simply by showing your Student ID, you could be taking advantage of a variety of amazing, money saving deals?! So, dig it out and start shopping.

Student discounts are available at a variety of retail locations. Many locations don’t advertise their student deals, so before you pay, ALWAYS ask. Here are a few places where you should have your card handy.


If you wish to purchase a computer to get you ready for your college days or even started with your career, now is the time. You may be thinking, why should I even worry about that now? Well, if you see how much you can save with these options, especially whenever you are wanting higher dollar tech items, this will come in handy! If you have recently graduated (high school or college) you may want to take advantage of your student discount ASAP!

Cheaper Eats.

Some restaurants like Subway, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Chipotle and Burger King will have unadvertised student discounts. They can range from 5-15% off or maybe just a free beverage with purchase. Offers often depend on location, so don’t be afraid to ask what discounts are available.

New Threads.

Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and Urban Outfitters offers a variety student savings. Plus, provides discounts for clothing, home goods and groceries. Visit Target’s website and look up “target student coupon” to see what select items qualify for the student discount program.


Save a few bucks at the theater or gym. AMC Theaters cuts student ticket prices. If you are looking for more than what is available from your campus gym, 24-Hour Fitness provides membership savings for students. Save money when you take your car to a Jiffy Lube for an oil change or any other service so you can keep your car healthy for the trips home or for a getaway.

Student discounts are available if you take the time to look for them. Try asking some other students if they happen to know any hidden gems or research what is available out there on the internet. And of course, there’s “an app for that”! The University Network (or TUN) can show you some local deals.

If you find another coupon to add to any of the deals above, you are truly a thrifty saver.

Help your fellow reader and share what deals you have found while out and about the area.


Source: Pisani, Joseph. “College Student Discounts Can Save Money For Shoppers with School IDs” Huffington Post. 23 Aug 2013. Huffington Post. 16 Jun 2014 <>.