The 9 Dorm Room Necessities You Absolutely Need

The 9 Dorm Room Necessities You Absolutely Need

#1
The Shelf Supreme - Adjustable Shelving
#2
DormVault Steel Safe with Combination Padlock
#3
Hospitology Heavenly Microfiber Goose Down Alternative White Duvet Insert
#4
Written Reminder Alarm Clock

Overspending on college necessities is a significant problem.  Fortunately, most guys aren’t as concerned about matching throw pillows (what?) as women are.  And, you may never be.  But, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to pick up a few things for your dorm.  However, you’ve still got to consider the limited amount of space you have to work with.  A good rule of thumb is that if it can’t fit inside a Buick – it’s too much.

Although you will need toiletries, snacks, school supplies and sheets, this list focuses on the few necessities that you may not have considered.  Give each of these a good look before you dismiss them – they’re all meant to make your dorm life simpler and safer.  Then, make sure you don’t forget to stock up on laundry supplies and toothpaste. 


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The 9 Dorm Room Necessities You Absolutely Need

The 9 Dorm Room Necessities You Absolutely Need

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Overspending on college necessities is a significant problem.  Fortunately, most guys aren’t as concerned about matching throw pillows (what?) as women are.  And, you may never be.  But, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to pick up a few things for your dorm.  However, you’ve still got to consider the limited amount of space you have to work with.  A good rule of thumb is that if it can’t fit inside a Buick – it’s too much.

Although you will need toiletries, snacks, school supplies and sheets, this list focuses on the few necessities that you may not have considered.  Give each of these a good look before you dismiss them – they’re all meant to make your dorm life simpler and safer.  Then, make sure you don’t forget to stock up on laundry supplies and toothpaste. 


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Every dorm room needs more storage space for snacks, books, suitcases... Really, you need to get creative with the space you do have. These risers will lift single beds a few inches off the ground so you can store a whole lot more. And don't worry, these risers don't slide about, destroy college property or anything of the sort.

 

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You'll want a fridge in your dorm just for a few soft drinks and some milk (or yoghurt) for cereal when you don't feel like heading out to the dining hall. But, remember, dorm rooms are famously small (unless you're studying on a Hollywood set, which is unlikely). This fridge is just the right size for a few essentials. Just don't forget to check with your roommate to avoid hiccups.

 

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Are you really going to pull out an ironing board and iron before heading out on a date? No, of course not. Still, that doesn't mean you should look untidy (girls rather hate that). Just pick up this small, portable hand steamer; it'll change the way you care for your clothes and stay with you for a very long time. And that's impressive for such a small, well-priced appliance.

 

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For a limited time, Amazon.com is offering the Roku 3500R Streaming Stick for $39.97 with free shipping. You also get 3-months Hulu Plus and 60-days Rdio Unlimited free with the purchase.

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If you're looking for easy entertainment in your dorm room, Roku is the way to go - especially if your family already has a Netflix or Amazon Prime account. The Roku Streaming Stick is a media player the size of a USB thumb drive. It does everything the regular Roku player does. The only thing you'll need is for your TV or receiver to be MHL compatible. The MHL port on your device powers the Roku without the need of any extra cables. You can control the device either with a Roku remote or via your iOS or Android device.

 

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But, if you're not ready to invest in a full on coffee pot (or you live in a dorm that prohibits it - and any full-sized coffee maker will fall under that category). Of course, that doesn't mean you need to forego your morning brew. This single serve coffee maker fits a single travel mug. Now you can brew and run.  This coffee maker features:

  • 16-ounce travel mug
  • Brews ground coffee or pre-packaged pods
  • Removable filter basket
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • Automatic shutoff

 

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Phone batteries die at the worst possible moment. That's just the way 'ol Murphy works. So, you really do need a backup alarm clock BEFORE you sleep through an exam. This clever clock also illuminates written reminders on its dry-erase board when your alarm sounds in the morning. Now you'll remember why you had to get up so biting early.

 

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Of course, you could bring the comforter from your own bed, but you'll need it when you head home. Not only that, you'll want a duvet rather than a comforter so you can wash the covers regularly. And, yes, in a college dorm, you will truly want to do that. as a side note, this reasonably priced (twin-sized) goose-down duvet is great for all but the hottest of nights; so it should get you through the school year comfortably.

 

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Honestly, the one thing you'll wish you had in your dorm room is more space. Even though gadgets are getting smaller, it doesn't mean you have less stuff. This shelving unit is adjustable, and it offers you a place to keep your snacks and appliances (which is an area most dorm rooms don't supply. And, you don't even need to measure in advance like you do with over the desk units. Now that's clever.

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