Ever wonder what’s on the list of the most popular dorm essentials for college freshmen? Here are the bestselling off-to-college items that other Grown and Flown parents are buying.
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The Most Popular Grown and Flown Dorm Essentials
Have you experimented with any of the Amazon devices like the Echo Dot? This one is the entry level device and has tremendous functionality: your student can listen to books on audible, order a pizza or an Uber, play music, check the scores, and set a music alarm.
A tool set is something that every kid will eventually need, especially once they more off campus.
You will want to make sure your kid has the medicine you have always had on hand for colds and coughs but won’t be there to hand out.
Inexpensive, incredibly strong and truly useful, these command strips are favorite dorm essentials.
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.
We hear great things about this Mini Steamer with Travel Pouch and look at the adorable colors it comes in!
Extension cords are banned in some schools so pack one of these instead.
This lamp has a charging port on the base.
Classico Over Door Organizer Hooks
This is a waterproof and bedbug proof mattress encasement that will give you peace of mind about the cleanliness of the dorm bed.
Set of 5 Mesh Laundry Bags
Your daughter can wash their delicates inside these mesh bags to keep them from getting hopelessly twisted and ruined.
Pop-Up Collapsible Mesh Laundry Hamper
They need a place to stash dirty laundry and this lightweight hamper can be easily transported to the laundry room, too, once it is filled to overflowing.
Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
There are many toppers on the market at all price points. This one is a very popular dorm essential with Grown and Flown parents.
Echo Spot – Black–
The Alexa devices have lots of functionality for college kids and this one has the bunus of offering video calls with YOU!
Foam Reading Pillow
So much studying takes place on their dorm bed. This pillow will help make it much more comfy.