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Dorm Room Essentials Under $50

The Complete List of Dorm Room Essentials
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You’re going to have so much fun in your new humble abode! But first, you need the essentials—like, IDK, a bed, maybe? We’ve rounded up all the dorm room essentials you’ll need to furnish your new place for under $50. (You can also find dorm room essentials under $25 here!)

A Mattress Topper

The Complete List of Dorm Room Essentials

Linenspa 2-Inch Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper (Twin), $39.99* on Amazon

Dorm room mattresses aren’t the comfiest — and when you think about how much use yours has gotten before you, you’ll want a thick mattress topper to separate you two. Plus, the LINENSPA 3-Inch Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper regulates your sleep temperature (because you won’t be in charge of the thermostat in your new home, FYI).

A Cute Comforter

The Complete List of Dorm Room Essentials

Comfort Spaces ixie 2-Piece Comforter Set, $35.06* on Amazon

Like I said, the comforter is the main event — and if you’re going with more of a colorful theme, this comforter set is the perfect option. There are eight different color options, and they’re all reversible — so if you feel like fung she-ing your dorm room halfway through the semester, you’re already set.

Colorful Throw Pillows

The Complete List of Dorm Room Essentials

IMAX Suzie Happy Pillow, $31.14* on Amazon

Nothing makes a space feel more homey than a bunch of cute throw pillows, and this throw pillow in particular just shouts “Happy Home!”

A Mini Fridge

The Complete List of Dorm Room Essentials

Cooluli Classic Series Mini Fridge, $49.99* on Amazon

You’ll need a place to store leftovers, frozen meals, and water bottles. If your school doesn’t rent out mini-fridges, then the Cooluli Classic mini fridge is the perfect, compact option. Plus, it’s way cheaper than most mini fridges—which is great because I guarantee you won’t use it again after you move out of the dorm.

An Over-the-Door Mirror

The Complete List of Dorm Room Essentials

Mirrotek Over-the-Door Hanging Mirror, $39.99* on Amazon

Most of the time in college, you won’t have time to care about what you look like — like when you’re running late for your 8 a.m. class. But when you and your friends get ready to go out on the weekends (or #ThirstyThursday), you’ll need to see your full outfit from head to toe. This one easily attaches to the back of your door.

*Price as of 7/30/19

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