If you’ve got a freshman that you’ll be moving into the dorms soon, you may all be a little clueless as to what you’re doing when it comes to furnishing such a small space that has to act like your student’s home away from home. And that’s okay, it’s a transition for everyone. Let’s take a look at a few must-haves your freshman will thank you for. (Maybe not on move-in day, but definitely someday!)
It’s no secret that dorm rooms are lacking space, which can make your freshman feel like they don’t have space to be ~themselves~ or like they don’t have the space to make their room feel homey, but with over-the-bed storage, they can store books, plants, pictures, whatever they like, to make themselves feel a little more at home. Buy here!
These hangers are lifesavers, especially for our fashionista freshmen that are rolling in with a ton of clothes. Dorm rooms, if nothing else, force you to get creative with your space, and cascading hangers allow you to cram as many clothes as possible in a really small area. Nab some here!
Power Outlet Strip
If you think the closet space is scarce, just wait until their phone, iPad, and laptop all need to be charged at the same time and they need extra light, and their fridge is plugged in, and, and, and… Trust us on this one, your freshman will need some extra outlets. Buy one here!
A Mini Keurig
If there’s one thing we’re sure of it’s that college prepared us to live on zero sleep and a whole lotta coffee. A mini Keurig is perfect for that late morning, early afternoon, evening, and late-night java fix they’ll be in constant need of. Buy one here!
Backpack Laundry Bag
Assuming they don’t just hold off and wait until they see you next to do their laundry, this laundry backpack makes the whole chore a little more effortless. And if they were planning on waiting until their first break to do their laundry, maybe this can serve as a gentle hint. Buy one here!
Kitchen space is lacking to the point of being nonexistent in dorm rooms, but this shelving tower gives dormmates a designated area for their mini fridge, microwave, Keurig, snacks, and whatever else they may need. Buy one here!
Multitasking Lap Desk
Some nights just call for studying from the comfort of your own bed in your own dorm room, and those needs will require this multitasking lap desk that comes complete with storage pockets, a memory foam bottom, room for a mouse, tablet holder, and a wrist bar that makes hours of typing feel like nothing. Buy one here!