While this can be a super fun part of the college experience, you might be forgetting about a few key (albeit less fun) things that you actually need for that dorm. No need to fret, though, as we won’t make you learn this lesson the hard way. Instead, we’ve put together a list of dorm-perfect items you didn’t even know you needed.
To put it simply: dorms can get dirty. When they do, you might find yourself irritated beyond belief by the presence of some unwanted guests in the form of flies and other pesky pests. Thankfully, for just $20, you can effortlessly stop these bugs in their tracks thanks to this odorless flying insect trap from Zevo, which plugs right into your wall to make things as easy as possible for you while staying effective.
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Storage space in a dorm is limited, to say the least. To make things easier so that you don’t need to cut back on necessities without needing to sacrifice precious space in the process, invest in a rolling storage cart like this three-tiered one from Amazon.
Whether you use it more to keep warm because your roommate loves keeping the AC at a frosty 62° or because you’re feeling stressed and need a little extra comfort, a weighted blanket is the perfect thing that you might not have even known you needed. Sleep with it on once, and trust us—you’ll get the hype.
Sorry to break it to you, but you can’t really have your mom do your laundry for you anymore once you’re living “on your own.” Your university’s laundry centers probably aren’t the best either, and you might even have to walk a bit just to get to your nearest one. Make your life a little easier with this affordable and portable laundry bag, which goes right over your shoulder so that you don’t need to struggle with carting your overstuffed basket around.
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Noisy roommates, late-night party-goers on their way home, unwanted construction and other sounds found everywhere on campus can easily interrupt your sleep. A white noise machine (like this one from Amazon) can help you get to sleep and stay asleep, as the gentle sounds help soothe you and block unwanted background noise for better sleep when you need it most.
Even if you’re not the hugest fan of cooking, the new collaboration between Our Place and Selena Gomez will make you want to pick up a pot and pan of your own. The new collection comes in two gorgeous, rustic colors—Cielo and Tierra—hand-picked by Selena herself and balanced with sleek, golden accent knobs. These items aren’t just pretty to look at, but they’re also extremely efficient with Our Place’s signature multifunctional technology. We were lucky enough to have Our Place send us the Perfect Pot, which has a convenient 8-in-1 design to do everything you need and fit compactly into your storage space. It also uses zero toxic material, and the ceramic nonstick makes cleanup super simple. It truly is the ultimate dorm room do-it-all pot. BRB, we’re running to go purchase the rest of the collection.
Looking for even more great pieces to liven up your space? Click HERE for some of our favorites for first-time dorm inhibitors.