Going into my freshman year of college, I had no idea what I needed for my dorm room. So I bought it all.
On move-in day, I ended up sending home a number of things I had purchased for my dorm but realized I didn’t actually need. Now that my time in the dorm is over, I know exactly what I do and don’t need for housing next year.
My top six dorm essentials are as follows. You can find them all on DormCo.com, a one-stop shop for dorm items and one of many websites offering dorm furnishings and accessories.
You can find mattress toppers on DormCo starting at $30.
DormCo sells a variety of these organizers in different sizes and colors, with prices beginning at $5.
DormCo sells them for $9.
DormCo sells them for as low as $4.
Fridges on DormCo start at about $100.
Lamps are ideal for the times when your roommate is sleeping and the overhead lights are off or when you don’t want the harsh room lights on.
DormCo offers a large variety of lamps, beginning at $25.
If you’re like me, you will show up to school with too much stuff. But that’s OK; it never hurts to be prepared.
Once you move in, you will be able to get a better idea of what will fit in your room and what you actually need with you at school.