Back to school College Edition

15 Must-Have Dorm Room Essentials for a Cozy and Organized Space
August 8, 2023 by
Gladys Kyule
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What You Need for Back to School

Heading to college is exciting, and one of the most thrilling parts is setting up your new dorm room. While your college dorm room may not be cozy like your home space, there is so much one can do to transform it into a comfortable and functional space. It's your chance to create a cozy, functional space that feels like home.

To help you get started on the right foot, we've compiled a list of 15 essential items that will transform your dorm room into a comfortable sanctuary.

1. Keurig Coffee Maker

Dreading early morning classes and late-night study sessions? An instant cup of coffee can be god-sent to keep you awake during classes and study sessions. And what better way to brew instant coffee than the Keurig coffee maker? 

Get this single-cup brewing system and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee whenever you need that extra boost. Remember to order your K-Cups (subscription, anyone??)

Looking for convenience while still maintaining a great coffee flavor profile? The Specialty pods 100% recyclable are a great option for you.

Each box contains 12 pods compatible with all k-cup brewers, including 1.0 & 2.0 Keurig. 

A single server carries 50% more coffee with a stronger, deeper, non-absorbing filter bringing the best out of your grounds.

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2. Extra Long Power Cord

There is no overstating the importance of socials and entertainment for college students. Staying up to date with the buzz on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, among other socials, or even participating in online classes, needs a convenient power supply. While running out of juice is out of the question, dorm rooms are notorious for their inconveniently placed power outlets.

An extra-long power cord allows you to bridge the gap between the outlet and your desk, bed, or other essential gadgets, ensuring you're always connected and powered up.

3. Bathroom Caddy

Sharing a communal bathroom means you'll need a practical way to carry your toiletries back and forth – unless you don’t mind sharing with your newfound roommates. A bathroom caddy with compartments for shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and other personal items keeps your essentials organized and makes your trips to the bathroom hassle-free.

4. Bedding Set

Everyone needs a good night's rest after a blissful day. Make your bed your haven with a cozy and stylish bedding set by opting for sheets, pillowcases, and a comforter that reflect your style while ensuring a good night's sleep.

5. Desk Lamp with USB Charging Ports

Need to burn some midnight oil? Studying late into the night requires proper lighting, but it's even better if your desk lamp has built-in USB charging ports. For more convenience, choose lamps with USB charging ports to keep your phone and other devices juiced up!

6. Mini Fridge

A mini fridge is a dorm room staple. Stock it with drinks, snacks, and even healthier options to avoid late-night trips to the vending machine.

7. Storage Ottomans

Functional and multi-purpose storage ottomans serve as seating and storage solutions. They can hold extra blankets, textbooks, or anything else you want to keep within easy reach while decluttering your space.

8. Wall Décor

Basic walls are the definition of dorm life. Transform the blank walls of your dorm room into an inspiring and personalized space with wall décor. Use posters, pictures, fairy lights, and wall art that reflects your taste and personality to bring life to your room!

9. Command Hooks and Strips

Most dorms have strict rules about putting holes in the walls. Command hooks and strips are a game-changer for hanging up pictures, decorations, and other lightweight items without causing damage.

10. Noise-Canceling Headphones 

Want to listen to the latest T-Swift anthem or maybe a podcast on climate change? Invest in a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Dorms can be noisy, especially during exams or when you need to concentrate. Noise-canceling headphones help create a peaceful oasis where you can focus on your studies or relax with your favorite music.

11. Compact Iron and Ironing Board

Momma is not here to iron your clothes. Stay wrinkle-free by having a compact iron and ironing board on hand when you need to look your best for presentations, interviews, or social events.

12. Folding Desk Chair

A comfortable folding desk chair is essential for maintaining good posture during long study sessions. Look for one that provides adequate support for your back.

13. Desk Organizer

Keep your study area tidy with a desk organizer. Sort and store pens, pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, and other study essentials with ease and efficiency by choosing your preferred desk organizer.

14. Under-bed Storage Containers

That trench coat or that one-of-a-kind dress you only wear on special occasions can go under the bed. Dorm rooms are notoriously small, so utilizing the space under your bed is smart. Under-bed storage containers are perfect for stashing away off-season clothes or extra bedding.

15. Laundry Hamper

Don't air your dirty laundry. The last but essential item on our list is a laundry hamper. Keeping dirty clothes off the floor and organized until laundry day is crucial – remember to separate your whites.

Equipped with these 15 dorm room essentials, you'll be ready to tackle college life head-on. Remember to mind your business and stay hydrated and moisturize. Happy Dorm Life!

Remember An instant cup of coffee can be god-sent to keep you awake during classes and study sessions. At Solai Coffee, We deliver delight in every cup

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Gladys Kyule August 8, 2023
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