Last year I was in a car crash, I got a concussion, 4 stitches, and couldn't walk on my leg for 3 months. So the government gave me $3,500.
I was thinking I would get one big thing like a laptop or one of those things that's like a bunk bed but without the bottom bunk (my room is really small so more space would be great). And then put the rest in savings.
What do you think I should spend it on?
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Before you spend a dime, put $2,000 in a savings account.
Now you only have $1,500 to spend. This way, if you end up with buyers remorse, you'll at least do it knowing the lion's share is in the bank for when you NEED it.
I say keep $300 as pocket money, and the rest? A bunk bed with just a top bunk, and room for storage under it, sounds like a very smart way to optimize a small room.
If you have enough left over, get a ceiling (or sturdy wall) mount kit for a small TV, and a small 22 inch TV, and mount it to the ceiling right above you! Games, movies, TV, even plug in a computer or laptop with an HDMI cord, and you can lie comfortably and look straight up and watch whatever. It even saves money! Because you are so close, it is wasteful to get a big screen, so a $160 1080p TV looks as good as a $400 48 inch TV!2