Dorm Room Essentials: Items you didn’t know you needed!

by Melissa

Whether you are living on a college campus or an off-campus apartment, you will need some basics essentials to furnish your place.

These dorm room essentials are items you may have not even known you needed. If you have a family member or friend headed to college (or already started) then these are great gift ideas.

This dorm room essentials checklist is full of items you may not have even known you needed. This works for those living off-campus too.

Dorm Room Essentials!

  1. Power Strip: If you are lucky you will have 1 outlet on each wall. Not nearly enough outlets for all of the tech you will be carrying. A power strip will most definitely come in handy. Look for a flexible strip for use in all those awkward spaces.
  2. Bed Risers: Bed risers are a must for extra storage under your bed. Even better if you can get risers with power built in. Like we mentioned before more outlet spaces the better.
  3. Coffee Maker: If your dorm allows then having a coffee maker is a must. For one it saves you money from all those expensive cafe trips. Plus it means you don’t have to stand in line and be late for class.
  4. Slow Cooker: Speaking of “food” items… If your dorm allows then get yourself a slow cooker. You can make all sorts of slow cooking recipes from soups to bbq.
  5. Hand Steamer: Let’s face it, your clothes probably stay in a laundry basket or tossed in the corner half the time. They might be clean but I bet they look like they have been in the dirty laundry pile for days. A hand steamer will do the trick in a pinch.
  6. Laptop Lock: Sure you trust your roommate but do you trust every single person that finds their way in your room during the year? I doubt it. Keep your expensive gear safe with a laptop lock.
  7. Amazon Fire Stick: The perfect way to get your favorite movies and shows right when you want to watch them.
  8. Noise Canceling Headphones: For when you need to study while everyone else seems to be in party mode.
  9. Storage Table: Storage is a must. This rolling storage cart will be easy to move but with loads of room to store desk essentials, bath essentials and more.
  10. Cordless Hand Vac: Even though you may not want to clean up after yourself is going to have to happen. Make it easy with a cordless hand vac.

 

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