Do you think they're necessary? Could I muddle along just fine without one? I live in Connecticut where it's currently 38 degrees, and we keep the house pretty cold, 62 when we're here, 60 when we're out.
Have a mouse pad, but not using it? Boston University student and CHOW.com intern Austin Pohlen shows how to repurpose it. This special College Edition CHOW tip is part of a series aimed at helping students on a budget with food and entertaining while living away from home.