Ever wonder what’s on the list of the most popular dorm essentials for college freshmen? Here are some of the bestselling off-to-college items that other Grown and Flown parents are buying for their freshmen.
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The Most Popular Dorm Room Essentials
At 5″ wide, this Keurig is just the right size for a dorm room and comes in black or this pretty mint color. Now $59.99, save $20.
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Have you gotten to know Alexa through an Echo Dot or one of the other Amazon devices? This one is has tremendous functionality: your student can listen to books on audible, order a pizza or an Uber, play music, check the scores, set an alarm and so much more. Now – discounted to $29.99, save $20.
Vornado Flippi V6 Personal Air Circulator Fan
This small fan packs a lot of cooling power into a small space. Now- $19.99. Save $10.
Hand Tool Set with Tool Box Storage Case
A tool set is something that every teen will eventually need, especially once they move off campus.
Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Travel Kit
This is a great compact bag that is perfect for traveling. They comes in lots of cute colors and designs, too, so look for one in your teen’s college colors.
First Aid Only All-purpose First Aid Kit
You’ll want to make sure your teen has the basics you’ve always had on hand for minor injuries or headaches. Add the cough and cold meds that work for them with instructions for use. Now- save $3.50.
Command Large Utility Hook
Inexpensive, incredibly strong and truly useful, these command strips are favorite dorm essentials.
Ikea Storage Bag
We suggest these great, inexpensive IKEA bags for moving in and out. They are the #1 most popular dorm item for Grown and Flown parents!
Is it time for your college student to have their own Amazon Prime Student account? This one comes with a six month FREE trial and has loads of extra offerings and deals for students who sign up with an .edu address. So when they discover they need additional dorm essentials, they can oder them without you.
Bunk Buddy Bedside Shelf This shelf attaches to the dorm bed and is a handy spot to places glasses, phone, or any other small essential.
Mini Steamer with Travel Pouch
Taking a bulky iron and ironing board to college isn’t practical if your teen is living in a dorm. Consider this mini-handheld steamer, instead.
Compact External Battery Power Bank with Emergency Flashlight
Having a phone charged is truly the very best safety device your teen can have in college. This lightweight and portable charger comes with a flashlight – another valuable safety feature.
Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlets with 6 USB Charging Ports
Extension cords are banned in some schools so pack one of these instead.
Electronic Compact Safe
If your teen has prescription meds, expensive jewelry, a passport or other valuables, getting a small safe is a very good idea.
Quick Dry Hanging Toiletry and Bath Organizer
Most dorm bathrooms are communal and your son or daughter will need a way to carry everything with them down the hall and back.
LED Desk Lamp
This lamp has a charging USB port on the base and can be dimmed when your teen is up studying when their roommate is asleep.
Classico Over Door Organizer Hooks
One thing that your kid will need is a place to hang a wet towel and this set of hooks is perfect for that.
Decorative Door Stopper
Use this for move in day and leave it behind so your new freshman can prop up their door to more easily meet their hallmates. This is a one of the smallest, least expensive dorm essentials.
Set of 5 Mesh Laundry Bags
Your daughter can wash her delicate garments inside these mesh bags to keep them from getting hopelessly twisted and ruined. They can also help keep the sock monster at bay if she washes her socks together in one bag.
Pop-Up Collapsible Mesh Laundry Hamper
Teens need a place to stash dirty laundry and this lightweight hamper can be easily transported to the laundry room once it is filled to overflowing.
There are many toppers on the market at all price points. This one is a very popular dorm essential, is available in the Twin XL size of most dorm beds, and is mid-priced.
Foam Reading Pillow
So much studying takes place on a dorm bed and a pillow like this will help make it much more comfy.
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