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One of my favorite parts about getting ready for college was getting to shop for my room. I was so excited to invision the perfect place to begin my journey into the “real world.”
Of course after scrolling through Pinterest for hours, I began writing down everything I believed I would need, or want. Day by day the list grew and grew until I was officially overwhelmed. I had never thought about how much actually goes into your living space.
To try and make this transition a little less stressful, I have compiled a list of my top dorm room items I can’t go without. After moving in, getting comfortable, and beginning my regular routine, these were the things I used on a day to day basis.
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This product is perfect for saving space. I was reluctant to bring this closet hanger with me. I didn't think I would need that much more closet space. Now, I'll be the first to tell you this is an absolute must. I am so glad I brought this. I personally used it to store all of my t-shirts, tank tops, jeans, shorts, etc, but you can use it for any type of storage.
I absolutely loved this product. It was such a cute addition to my desk and allowed for much more room. I used it to store books, pencils, notebooks, and even added a little picture frame to add a personal touch. You're going to spend a lot of time at your desk so you want it to look nice and stay organized.
This pitcher will save you money in the long run. If you're constantly buying water bottles, it can add up really fast. Using a Brita, on the other hand, means you can filter and clean your own water. Not only does it save money, but it limits the amount of plastic you're using.
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These storage bins have so many different purposes. You can use them to store clothes, books, pictures, or electronics. I love using this storage bins for anything that I don't have a good spot for. Not to mention with their size, you can store them on top of a shelf, under your bed, or whever it suits you.
This is such a multipurpose must have. Every since I've had this product, there has been jewerly in it. I love using this for college because I can keep all of my jewerly organized and when I do travel back home it's so easy to just grab it and go. This bag has many different storage areas, and plenty of room for all of your jewerly needs.
When you're limited to space, anything collapsible is your friend. I love this laundry basket because it was easy to store and didn't get in the way. If I was using it all I had to do was pop it out and ta-da we're ready to do a load. This basket was such a help with laundry, and you're definitely going to want to invest in it.
If you're anything like me, being organized is very important. You want everything to be in it's place and those things need to be as organized as possible. For me, these clear organizers were the answer. I needed to be able to organize sections off in not only my desk, but my dressers, and other storage places. These drawer organizers made that possible.
Coffee is a college student's best friend. While this product is a little pricy it is worth the convenience as well as the amazing coffee smell that will travel through your room every morning. I loved being able to have coffee whenever I wanted, and it ended up saving money in the long run since k-cups, and other ingredients, are affordable.
This three in one charging stand is such a cute addition to your night stand. I love the various colors it comes in and it keeps all of your electronics neatly placed together. It is such a cute and efficient way to charge all of your devices. It's easy to set up, and you'll wonder how you survived without it.
Having your makeup and other cosmetics easy accessible is perfect for those early morning classes. This organizer was a cute and easy way to keep all of my makeup organized and in one place. Since most college kids have to share a bathroom, this product is perfect because you're able to store it on a desk, dresser, or somewhere else in your room and it still looks stunning.
As a college student, often our furniture options are limited. Usually you only have a dresser, desk, and a bed. Having this additional piece helped my room declutter while keeping my room vision alive. I personally used this cart for makeup, hair assessories, and a few school supplies. I honestly don't know what I would've done without this extra space.
Being able to immediately divide my clothes when I threw them in the hamper saved me so much time. It was so convenient to be able to do a load without going through through all of my laundry looking for whites. This hamper not only divides your clothes, but it's easy to store and includes a handle in case you have to travel to do your laundry.
These twelve items are without a doubt the first things on my college dorm room packing list. I love each of these items, and learned just how convenient they were to a colllege student. I hope you enjoyed these items and let me know which item you like the most.