13 Must Have College Dorm Room Accessories

13 Must Have College Dorm Room Accessories

It’s almost time to start shopping college dorm room accessories. At some point we need to let our kids go and wish them the best, normally that happens when we send them off to college.

13 Must Have College Dorm Room Accessories

Here are 13 must have college dorm room accessories:

ZeroWater 7-Cup Ready Pour | $21.99

ZeroWater has a sealed lid and reservoir, making it possible to pour water that has already been filtered without spilling water that is still filtering. College room dream!

That way there is still some water in the pitcher even if your roommate takes the last drip. Fits in a dorm fridge! Filters last approximately 25-40 gallons with an average TDS reading of 50-200.

8 Pockets Hanging Storage Bag | $14.99

The bedside organizer comes with 8 pockets can store all your bedside needs, to maximize the development of your storage space. The two big pockets can be used for bigger items like books, magazines, iPad and even more.

The another two middle pockets are designed for snacks, chargers, smaller notebooks, glasses, tv remotes etc. The front small pocket is perfect for putting phone, earphones, keys, lipstick and other small accessories.

The three mesh pockets are ideal for water bottle, flashlights, toys, sticky notes, pens and so on.

SnackBOX Care Package (45 count) | $17.99

These snack care package boxes contain an assortment of 45 single serving snacks great for college care packages, Anniversary, military care packages, camping snacks, back to school supplies and school snacks!

Led Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port | $33.99

Gerintech desk lamp GT-401C could be used for home or office, children study room, kids room or bedside. Combines led lighting with pen holder, flexible goose neck, temperature display, calendar display, alarm clock, and output USB charger functions. A great study light for students and gift for kids.

Seward Trunk Wheeled Footlocker | $79.99

This footlocker storage trunk is constructed with solid wood for a lasting performance. Heavy-gauge vinyl covering and high-impact styrene binding add to its strong construction and overall sturdiness.

With large silver-colored latches and accents, it has a unique and classic appeal to enhance a room. It also features a push button key lock for added security.

For extra portability, it has two recessed wheels that make it ideal for either camps or hostellers. Grab a Master Lock Padlock to put on your trunk for security ($7.98).

66 Ft Waterproof starry fairy copper string lights | $15.99

Made of waterproof and bendable copper wire that could be shaped into any symbols. They are also durable, work in synergy to offer greater coverage, and give of a light fairy effect in night without overheating. 

12apm String light quipts with USB port which allow you apply the lights with USB adapter and power bank/computer and any other power source with USB interface. Grab 40-120 count clips to hang photos on the string of lights.

Master Lock Personal Safe | $21.41

The Master Lock No. 5900D SafeSpace Portable Personal Safe features durable construction made to withstand abuse and is water resistant.

The safe includes a cable to wrap securely around a fixed object or use as a carrying handle. Show your support and help find a cure for breast cancer. The Limited Lifetime Warranty provides peace of mind from a brand you can trust.

2 Pack Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar | $12.88

Make your life organized and add more fun to your life. No longer forget important family date and activity, keep everything on schedule. You can reuse it again and again, just use the dry eraser on the top of the marker cap to clean and rewrite. 

17 X 13 inches, It’s the perfect size to fit every refrigerator. And every square cells have enough space for adding appointments, reminders & plans. You can throw a command hook on the back of this dry erase marker holder.

Linenspa 3 Inch Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper | $62.28

Plush 3-inch memory foam topper is infused with gel to help regulate temperature for the optimal sleep experience. 

Light and breathable open cell memory foam conforms to the curves of your body, aligns the spine, and relieves pressure points. Gel infusions create a calming and contemporary blue swirl design. 

CertiPUR-US certified means this high-quality memory foam is made with no harmful chemicals and meets all safety standards. I recommend getting a waterproof mattress protection cover ($14.99).

Mesh Shower Caddy Tote | $8.99

A large portable shower caddy equipped with an attached key hook to safely store your keys, personalized grey college shower caddy for dorm. 

Strong and sturdy polyester mesh shower tote has double reinforced Oxford cloth handles, hanging heavy items without tearing, better than mesh caddy with single handle.

Quick dry shower caddy resists mold.  Within a bathroom tote, no need complaining communal showers or accidentally leaving items in a bathroom. Easy carry items and keep bathroom tidy. No clutter anymore

Bototek Mountable Usb Power Strip | $16.99

The usb power strip has built-in surge protection to protect your computer, mobile phone and other electronic devices from voltage fluctuations while your charging, enjoying a safe and Effective charging method. 

Two mounting holes in the back and anti-skid pad, which allows it to be securely installed in various applications, including work benches, wall mounts, floor mounts, kitchen & more.

Oster My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle | $17.99

The Oster My Blend blender is an individual-sized blender and sport bottle in one that is designed to fit your active, fast-paced lifestyle.

With quick and convenient One Touch blending, you can create your favorite smoothies, protein shakes, and more to enjoy at home, on a run, or at the office.

Mini Refrigerator | $117

This mini Igloo refrigerator and freezer has a total capacity of 3.2 cubic feet. Smart interior design features make every cubic inch count.

Two interior racks can be easily adjusted to accommodate your immediate needs, while shelves and beverage holders in the door provide extra storage options. The reversible door enables you to adapt your platinum refrigerator and freezer to the layout of your kitchen.

Hopefully this makes shopping for college dorm room accessories a little bit easier, these are at least some of the basics. I’m totally checking out that snack box for my daughter for after school this fall. I’m also totally loving these hanging lights and pictures idea, it will make for a great next DIY project.

13 Must Have College Dorm Room Accessories

What’s Your Favorite College Dorm Room Accessories?


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  • This is a great list with much needed items! My favorites are the footlocker and mini refrigerator!

  • These items are perfect for any college student. My son is about to head off and although we have thought of a few of these items, we had not considered a filtering water pitcher. I like this shower items caddy too! This post came to me at the perfect time!

  • These are such great ideas. My kids went to college local so they never stayed in a dorm room.

  • These are all terrific suggestions. I had a footlocker trunk in my room and it was great for seasonal items. The personal safe is a must I think. Not only does it keep your stuff safe but if you get into the habit of always putting your valuable in there they won’t get lost.

  • Some really great ideas here. Wow seems like summer just started but it is almost time for college students to be heading back to campus! I liked the seward trunk with wheels … the one I had in college was great but it got to be really heavy to carry. That personal safe is a smart way to go too. I’m sure every dorm has its share of residents with sticky fingers.

  • These are the perfect items to efficiently use the limited spacing in the dorm and keep organized! They are also super practical and affordable. I’m thinking about buying some for myself (that blender for sure) and for my sister who will be starting university in a few months. Thanks for the great tips!

  • These are great items to have! I could’t have lived without my mini fridge in college! I love the desk lamp… that would be so useful!

  • These are great ideas! My granddaughter will be leaving for college soon and I will be showing these awesome tips with her. Thank you!

  • Thoughtful for those who are moving out.. definitely some of these could be used even if you aren’t moving to college.

    Helpful things like the surge protector

  • I dropped my daughter of at college today. Unfortunately they are not allowed to have both a refrigerator and a microwave in the room unless they rent it from a certain company making it very expensive. I’m hoping her roommate will just want the fridge so we can buy one for them to share.

  • This is a great list of must have dorm room accessories! I really like the trunk wheeled footlocker, I never had one, but it would have been really handy! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • My eldest granddaughter just returned to college and I sent some things with her. Thank you for sharing these awesome gift ideas

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