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20 Must-Have College Dorm Essentials on Amazon

Affordable ideas for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

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The 500+ Club helps take the guesswork out of shopping on Amazon. The shopping experts at Good Housekeeping have vetted the below products to ensure they’re worth your money. Each one boasts at least 500 reviews and a minimum 4-star rating from real, verified reviewers, so you can trust that you’re purchasing products that actually work, according to users and experts.


Setting up a dorm room can be a daunting experience for incoming students and parents alike. After years of preparation, applications, advisement and setting your class schedule, it's the final step in transitioning to life as a college student. As if that weren't intimidating enough, there are also so many oddly specific things about living in a dorm that are hard to know if you've never done it before (for instance, the infamous Twin XL bed size), so shopping for your dorm room can be a challenge.

To make matters a bit easier, we've rounded up Amazon's most popular dorm room essentials that every college student needs, backed by 500+ reviews with a minimum 4-star rating. From a top-rated power strip to a comfy sleep mask to a handy shower caddy, these are affordable, practical dorm living must-haves that you might not think to pick up when you're having fun planning the perfect dorm decor. Now, the only thing you or your freshman (or sophomore or junior or senior) needs is a top-tested mini fridge.

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Mellanni
Twin XL Microfiber Sheet Set
Now 26% off
Linenspa
Gel-Infused Cooling Mattress Topper, Twin XL
GE Home Electrical
6 Outlet Power Strip
Now 25% off
MZOO
Eye Sleep Mask
Now 43% off
Bissell
AeroSlim Cordless Handheld Vacuum
TW Lighting
Small Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port
GEEKERA
3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand
Honeywell
TurboForce Air Circulator Fan
Now 20% off
IRIS USA, Inc.
Rolling Storage Cart
Twinkle Star
Copper String Lights with Remote Control
Now 30% off
Univivi
Over-The-Door Hanging Organizer
NeuType
Over-The-Door Full Length Mirror
Now 13% off
Chrislley
Slim Laundry Hamper with Wheels
Now 13% off
Umbra
Hangit Display Collage Set
Attmu
Mesh Shower Caddy
Adidas
Unisex Adilette Slides
Now 24% off
American Soft Linen
6-Piece Towel Set
Now 53% off
Coop Home Goods
Original Loft Pillow
LapGear
Lap Desk with Device Ledge
Plants for Pets
Potted Succulent Set, pack of 6
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