Summer may be coming to an end but it’s actually one of the most exciting times of the year: Back-to-school shopping! If you’re heading off to college for the first time, it can be overwhelming to make sure you have everything you need. But freshmen, you’re not alone! It’s easy for even seniors to forget a thing or two on their dorm essentials checklist!
While the list may be lengthy, there’s just one destination for all of our shopping: Bed Bath & Beyond, the one-stop-shop for all of our college and dorm essentials. Don’t even have your checklist ready yet? Don’t worry, we got it covered! Here are the absolute must-haves that will have you acing the school year before it begins!
The bed is the focal point of any dorm room, and the Polar Bedding Collection from UGG ensures it’ll be the star of the show! The comforter ensures year-round warmth, plus it looks so cozy. The pillows also add texture and style to any bed.
2. Closet Essentials
Your wardrobe is only as dependable as the hangers you’re using! We’re majorly obsessing over this sleek and sophisticated set. Unlike most plastic hangers, the slim design doesn’t waste closet space and the non-slip padding keeps clothes from falling off.
3. Bathroom Must-Haves
This mesh shower tote can easily store a towel, toothbrush, shampoo and conditioner and yes, even your cell phone! It makes carrying your stuff from your room to the bathroom convenient and easy.
4. Room Decor
Since we can’t punch tons of holes in our walls without getting a fine or in trouble with the R.A., we have a solution to making our rooms feel like home and showing off our personalities. This rug is so elegant and luxurious, our dorm room will feel instantly chic.
5. Desk Alternatives
The one guarantee that comes with college? Long nights working on term papers! Make those nights a little bit easier with this lap desk so you can work right from the comfort of your bed.
You may not be a master at laundry just yet, but this basket will make you feel like it. It’s perfect to store and transfer all of your clothes to and from your room but it can also be folded when not in use. That’s motivation enough to do laundry!
7. Closet Accessories
One of the biggest problems in college dorms is the lack of closet space. Dorm closets are usually small and have zero storage compartments, so invest in specific ones for sweaters and for all the pairs of shoes that are sure to become under-the-bed clutter if they’re not stored properly.
8. Storage Solutions
Dorm rooms are the perfect opportunity to get creative with storage. Use one of these totes or bins to house books, bags, cleaning supplies, or virtually anything around!
9. Smart Home
No need to reach for a phone or laptop to Google the answer to a question! Not only is it great for research, but it also plays music, streams videos to a TV with Chromecast and can manage everyday tasks, like setting up alarms and timers.
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