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9 Dorm Essentials Every Freshman Needs

June 27, 2018
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9 Dorm Essentials Every Freshman Needs

As a freshman, you’ll be facing a lot of new challenges, especially when it comes to managing your living space effectively. When it comes to dorm essentials, versatility and quality are key, since you’ll want to eliminate the need to buy the same thing again the day you leave college. Today we’ll be taking a look at 9 dorm room essentials that every freshman needs.

Power Strip Surge Protector

You have a lot of devices that you will want to connect to the wall outlet. Invest in a high-quality power strip surge protector to accommodate and protect all your electronics. Many modern power strip surge protectors also come with USB ports that you can use to charge wearables and mobile devices. Buying a power strip surge protector can also eliminate the need for an extension cord.

Amazon Fire Tv Stick

Treat yourself to the ultimate in tv entertainment with Amazon streaming service. According to Troypoint, the Firestick is one of the most popular streaming devices available today. Configuration is simple and you will gain access to popular and mainstream on-demand services which can include up to 200,000 television shows and movies.

7-Pocket Shower Caddy

Keep your bathroom accessories neatly organized with an affordable shower caddy. The convenience of adding a shower caddy to your dorm room shopping list is often overlooked. It will speed-up your morning routine and ensure that your belongings don’t get mixed up with someone else’s. It also ensures that your soap, deodorant, and hair products are with you are at all times.

Be Smart Get Prepared First-aid Kit

Accidents can happen at any time and any place. Make sure that you have a comprehensive first-aid kit close by to ensure that you can treat yourself or someone else during sickness or after an accident. First-aid kits are usually affordable and they take up very little space. Make sure that keep the content of your first-aid kit updated and that you replace any used or expired products.

Verilux Liberty Lamp

Healthy lighting solution for studying or general lighting in your dorm. This light helps you sleep better and improves your productivity during the day. This lamp is compact and easy to carry around. It is the perfect accessory to ensure optimal health during long hours of studying.

Bamboo Memory Foam Pillows

High-quality pillows are essential for your dorm, not only because it helps you sleep better, but also because of the head and neck support that it provides. If you propping yourself up with a pillow to watch tv or to study, these pillows will work perfectly. They are also hypoallergenic and their bamboo covers are machine washable.

Mattress Cover

Getting something between you and the dorm mattress may be a good idea, especially if you struggle with allergies. A high-quality mattress protector can provide you with healthy sleeping hygiene and ensure that mattress bugs and mites don’t come near you. When it comes to mattress protectors, it may be worth paying more for better quality.

TV/Desktop Monitor

A computer monitor that doubles as a television can save space and ensure that your dorm is less cluttered.  Make sure that you choose a monitor with a slim design and a size of 24” or larger. It should also have 2 HDMI ports or more so that you can use it with your computer as well as your streaming stick.

Space Saving Hangers

High-quality hangers that keep your clothes neat and organized can be worth their weight in gold. Try to have all your hangers from the same set to make your closet look more organized.