Dorm Room Must-Haves for 2023

Going off to college is such an amazing experience. Although, it can be a bit scary, but also exciting. While you’ve got your schedule locked down, extra circular activities geared up, have you thought about your dorm room?

Having your personal space organized and ready to move in can be an essential piece to staying focused on your studies, friends, and parties that the school year has to offer. Not sure where to start? We’ve got the perfect starter list of items every dorm room should have, and maybe some extra touches to really make your room for the next semester a home away from home.


Dorm Room Living Must-Haves

Think about all the things you’ll need to make your life comfortable, quick, easy, and obviously keep things well organized. Laundry baskets, detergent, hangers, alarm clocks, just a few essentials to keep the every day tasks simple and manageable.

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Dorm Room Décor Must-Haves

Style your dorm room to really show off your personality. Add cute string lights, decorative shelves, or even fun chairs to your space. Having a personal touch will make your dorm feel more cozy and easier to stay in during those grueling study sessions.

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Dorm Room Kitchen Must-Haves

Give yourself a good setup so you don’t have to rely on the cafeteria for food. Make sure you have all the essentials, water, coffee, snacks, and easy to clean and always portable.

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 Dorm Room Studying Must-Haves

Your laptop might be your main school supply, but that doesn’t mean the good ol’ notebook and pens should be forgotten. Desk organizers and planners are always helpful for busy schedules and assignments.

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Dorm Room Bathroom Must-Haves

Whether you have a communal shower or your own, it is important to have a few go to items. A shower caddy, towels and other organizer supplies might be all you need, but keep in mind a shower curtain might not be out of the question.

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Dorm Room Bed Must-Haves

A good night’s sleep is essential when it comes to your early classes or practices. A mattress pad, and bedside charger can make all the difference in waking up well rested and on time.

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Related Posts:

How To Stay Organized in College
College Essentials: Everything You’ll Need for Your Dorm

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