Must Haves

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Moving to a dorm can be intimidating for the first time. Our team at must-haves knows what that’s like and has put together our top picks for what every college dorm room needs. Some are obvious with amazing deals while others may be something you haven’t thought of. Take a scroll through to make sure you’ve got your packing list completed for a smooth move to your new pad.

  • 1. Vitapod Starter Kit

    Classes, homework, extracurriculars, sports, and socializing can take their toll on college-kids health. This Vitapod Go Start Kit comes with 10 drink flavors that are packed full of vitamins and no added sugar. To keep the drinks cool, this pack also includes a reusable 32oz insulated drink bottle to keep up on hydration. Choose between the black or white sleek designs.

  • 2. All-In-One Bedding

    This set is so affordable, you can grab two for a backup from accidental spills or between laundry days. Choose between 18 color designs for your new dorm bedding. Comes in a twin XL that works for most dorm beds.

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  • 3. Waterproof Mattress Pad

    We all know that dorm room mattresses have seen better days. Grab this waterproof mattress pad for extra coziness, comfort, and cleanliness in your new place of rest.

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  • 4. Reading Pillow and Lap Desk Combo

    Stay away from neck and back strain with this reading pillow and lap desk combo. This reading pillow gives your back the support it needs to keep up with classwork and desk gives you a surface to work on your computer, writing or grabbing a quick bite between classes. We love this combo that saves money and space.

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  • 5. Hanging Closet Storage Shelves

    Make the most of your closet space with these organization shelves. The Velcro strap fits around most closet bars to keep your items organized and accessible Hide away your intimates in the drawers provided and display your favorite tee’s or ball caps on the open shelves.

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  • 6. AEEZO Digital Picture Frame

    Be up to date on family photos with this Wi-Fi-digital picture frame. Having one picture frame saves space in your dorm but keeps your heart full of memories or new moments from home. The touchscreen design keeps your favorite pictures ready to be scrolled through and reminisce.

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  • 7. Mesh Easy-Dry Shower Caddy

    Keep your bathroom gear organized in this 8-pocket shower caddy. Made from mesh, this caddy comes in 14 colors and is designed to quick dry and hang from most any hook.

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  • 8. BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Quick Clean Cordless Handheld Vacuum

    Clean up dust, hair, food crumbs or other small spills with ease to keep your dorm room fresh without having to have a full-size vacuum taking up space. The see-through design lets you know when it’s time to clean it out to keep your dust buster as good as new. Recharge for unlimited cordless use to reach the tightest of spaces.

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  • 9. Desk Lamp and Charging Station

    An LED lamp is the way to go especially with the wireless charging dock for most smart-phones and USB spot to plug in when needed. This lamp comes with an adjustable head, five color modes and 6 brightness levels to fit the mood all day and night long and fits any décor with a classic black look.

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  • 10. Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair

    Relax in style or provide extra seating for guests with this pop up chair. Perfect for small dorms with limited space. Easily collapse the chair when not in use, and store under bed or between furniture. Choose between 16 color choices to fit your vibe.

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  • 11. Robe Dress

    This robe dress supplies the perfect amount of privacy and fashion for your trips to the communal showers. Attached shoulder straps ensure you won’t have any accidental slips. Hang to dry this adorable must have piece that comes in 25 color options and sizes S-3X.

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  • 12. Pop-Up Laundry Hamper

    Keep your dorm floor free of dirty clothes with this pop-up hamper to store. When not in use, simply collapse, and store away. The zipper design keeps all your clothes safe down to the last sock. Perfect to lug down to your dorm’s laundry room, local laundry mat, or home to your parents machines to save some coin.

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  • 13. Grove Co. Cleaning Bundle

    Keep your space fresh and clean with this cleaning bundle by Grove Collaborative. These seventh generation products have a fresh citrus scent and helps kill 99.99% of bacteria while avoiding higher chemical filled products.

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  • 14. Mini-Projector

    Host a movie night, play video games, have a karaoke night or work on a group project right in your dorm with this mini-projector that plugs right into your phone, laptop or smart-tv stick.

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  • 15. Mini Handheld Personal Portable Fan

    Even if you’re lucky enough to have a dorm room with AC, it can still get quite stuffy in the warmer months. Keep the air circulating with this super cute Tri-Pod fan that can hook onto most hand railing.

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  • 16. General Tools 39 Piece Tool Kit

    Be able to fix small problems with ease with this 39 piece tool kit and compact storage container.

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