26 Products To Make Sharing A Dorm Room Much Easier
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Dorm life can be quite the adjustment, but these products will make it a seamless one.
Promising review: "I bought this to use to divide a big room into two separate areas. It was easy to put together (took me and my 14-year-old under 30 minutes) and the materials seem sturdy. It stands up just fine, even on carpet, and none of my six kids, two dogs, or cat have knocked it over yet. I like that the three panels easily snap together and apart. Makes it convenient to use in several areas as needed." —eightisgreat11
Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in gray and cream).
Design Street No 1 is a small biz based in South Korea that sells printable charts and templates!
Get it from Design Street No 1 on Etsy for $2.
Promising review: "Great little refrigerator! Loved everything about it. We used it in a dorm room during a summer workshop and it worked beautifully." —Julieviolin415
Get it from Amazon for $132.04+ (available in four colors).
Promising review: "Perfect size to fit on top of a dorm room fridge. Adorable, makes the little eating area for my daughter's dorm so cute. Works perfectly." —Jocelyn
Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in 2 sizes and 11 colors).
Promising review (for the Fasta Pasta): "This is a great purchase for someone going off to college. All you need is a microwave to have a homemade pasta meal. Cooks in minutes and is easy to clean up." —JR
Get them from Amazon: the Fasta Pasta for $17.99, the omelet maker for $10.99, and the steamer for $13.29.
Promising review: "This is sturdier than it looks, is very attractive, and is easier to assemble than you think. Rave reviews here! Great for small to medium microwaves, or other items you need to keep out." —scouter9933
Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in black and white, and with or without a spice rack).
Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this!!! Bought it for my dorm and it works perfectly!!! It’s larger than I expected, but that’s better in my opinion. It’s very good quality and the wood trim is very nice! You’ll need to get some Command strips to hang it up with, the nails they provide aren’t that big." —Jonathan bennett
Get it from Amazon for $33.26+ (available in two sizes and with or without markers).
Promising review: "I love this lamp. It attaches to my desk beautifully and is extremely secure. It gives enough bright light to allow me to work on my computer without eye strain." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two colors).
Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor, and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer
Get it from Amazon for $14.73+ (available in two styles).
Brighttia is a small biz based in New York that sells industrial and modern interior light and decorative pieces!
Promising review: "These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for." —Amy Margolis
Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $11.98+ (available in eight colors).
It comes with multi-surface cleaner, glass cleaner, five reusable wipes, three hand towels, a scrubber, and a brush/dustpan.
Promising review: "I love it, it is exactly like the picture. Perfect gift for my friend when she starts her semester in January." —D Shelton
Get it from Amazon for $29.95.
Promising review: "I purchased this mesh shower caddy for my granddaughter who went to college for the first time this year. She loves it!! She has had several girls on her floor ask her where she purchased it. It holds all of her bathing needs and more, and takes up very little space in her small dorm room." —Littlereyn
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors).
Promising review: "Purchased for my college daughter. She says they are great! She doesn’t have to worry about standing in her dorm tub and the water streams out of them perfectly. They are easy to slip on and off unlike the thong type with the piece between the toe. Great quality and price." —Happy Customer-Lagrangeville NY
Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in 13 colors and women's sizes 5/6–13/14 and men's sizes 3.5/4.5–11.5/12.5).
Promising review: "Super awesome device! Well worth the money. I live in a dorm with other people and I’m a light sleeper, but this keeps me asleep!" –Layla Grace England
Get it from Amazon for $21.99.
Promising review: "I bought this for my son for his dorm room. He said it's very sturdy, and he gets a lot of use out of it. It keeps his phone, iPad, and remote within reach rather than having to climb down from his bed to retrieve them." —Ang
Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes and a variety of colors).
Promising review: "Perfect for a dorm!!! This thing is awesome. It will fit almost any bed railing and is super sturdy. Absolutely amazing for not having a nightstand for a lofted bed." —Alie Shepherd
Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors and three styles).
This kit comes with a first aid guide, a CPR mask, an emergency blanket, a triangular bandage, a first aid tape roll, a tourniquet, a PBT conforming bandage, a medical scissor, a moleskin blister pad, a metal tweezer, one bottle of eye wash, two fabric knuckle adhesive bandages, two fabric fingertip adhesive bandages, four sterile gauze pads, four antiseptic towelettes, four povidone-iodine prep pads, 10 prep pads, 13 safety pins, 15 junior adhesive bandages, 15 plastic adhesive bandages, and 20 cotton-tipped applicators.
Promising review: "Five stars all the way! Being a retired nurse, I’m familiar with what typical scant first aid kits contain. I always end up adding what I know I would need in an emergency. Not in this case, this is the most comprehensive detailed first aid kit that I have ever received or saw, that the supplier has went above and beyond what I can only imagine would be needed in an emergency. This is definitely an A-rated 5-star first aid emergency kit. For the car, for my daughter in her dorm room in college, for my children raising toddlers, it’s just like having car and homeowners insurance. This is the perfect 'don’t be scared, be prepared' first aid kit. Thank you so much!" —susan
Get it from Amazon for $14.95.
Promising review: "Perfect storage piece to keep things in reach for those small dorm rooms. Sturdy. Adding S hooks to the sides maximizes the usage." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $129.99.
Promising review: "I purchased these bags due to downsizing my house when I moved in with my boyfriend, and ended up sending them off with my son when he went to college due to how small his dorm was. Fits very nicely under his bed and holds a lot of clothes. It was a lifesaver as he had nowhere to put his clothes." —jamie henman
Get a set of three from Amazon for $23.88+ (available in three styles).
Promising review: "We bought this for my daughter's dorm room and it is so cute, the perfect size, and really cools the room. They also use it as a white noise machine at night." —Self
Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).
Promising review: “Great sound and comfort! Comfortable fit, noise-cancelling works great. Recommend for air travel or whenever you want to escape from outside interruptions. Just flew to Europe and was able to keep headphones on with very little discomfort for the entire 12-hour flight.” —joanne gentile
Get them from Amazon $39.99 (available in four colors).
Promising review: "I've been having a hard time being in the dorms at college. The floor I live on is pretty quiet but I can't handle small consistent noises in the background and how noisy my roommate is and these are perfect. I can finally sleep and study peacefully. Should've gotten these sooner." —Alex Huss
Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in nine colors).
Promising review: "I like how this diffuser kind of looks like a mini fireplace and it’s perfect for winter. I also like how long the water of this diffuser lasts — I always add my favorite essential oil in it when I go to sleep every night without worrying it will run out of water. I used to have insomnia and it helped me to sleep through the night with my relaxing essential oil scent, and it also worked as a humidifier." —Benny
Get it from Amazon for $32.69 (available in black and white).
Promising review: "Seriously my best purchase I’ve ever made on Amazon. It fits in my dorm room and adds just the right amount of extra seating for guests. Wonderful, love it." —leah
Get it from Amazon for $74.50.
My colleague Emma Lord owns this lovely ottoman! Here's what she has to say about it:
"I recently got one of these for my new apartment to stash my candles and ~candle accessories~ in and it's pretty much become my favorite piece of furniture?? I use it to prop up my feet during work hours and sometimes if I want to eat on my couch I'll use it as a tray. It's also sturdy enough to sit on, if I ever wanted to have guests over and needed an extra chair. It was RIDICULOUSLY easy to set up — I had it done in less than ten minutes, and probably didn't even need the directions. It also just looks so darn cute (and comes in so many colors that I'm tempted to buy another!)."
Get it from Amazon for $42.99 (available in five colors).
Promising review: "We send these regularly to our son in his dorm. He and his roommates love it and it is a great pick me up before a big test or after a hard week." —Wendy Woo
Get a box of 35 snacks from Amazon for $29.95.
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