This special guest blog post comes from our VP’s daughter who just finished her first year of University and dorm living! We’ve enlisted her help to bring you her top dorm room essentials that are a must-have for surviving your first year away from home.
If you’re getting ready to go off to college or university and live on your own for the first time, there are so many small details to remember in order to feel fully set up! Whether you’re moving into a dorm room or student apartment this fall, we’re sharing the top 10 essentials you need for heading back to school.
1. Space Saving Laundry Basket
Space can be pretty tight in dorm rooms and communal laundry rooms. A foldable laundry basket can be tucked away between uses, allowing you to make the most of your space!
2. Shoe Organizer
Another great way to maximize and save your space. This over the door shoe organizer can be used for more than just shoes. It’s a great way to store important things you wouldn’t want to forget on your way out!
3. Shower Caddy
Residence showers can be super tiny, but a shower caddy can help maximize storage without taking up too much space. Plus, this cute grey Umbra caddy is super flexible and easy to move around!
4. Soap Pump & Toothbrush Holder
The easiest way to feel set up in your new home is by having an organized bathroom. This matching countertop set will transform your bathroom from empty to clean and simple!
5. Storage Cube
A perfect way to maximize both space and storage! Tuck away as a storage container when not in use, and grab as an extra seat when needed!
6. Cosmetics Bin
Perfect for if you have shared bathrooms or roommates! This bin allows for easy transportation and organization of your cosmetics and bath products to make them easy to transport and store.
7. Water Pitcher
Keep water nearby if you don’t have easy access to a kitchen or tap, and save yourself from having to leave your room every time you need a drink!
8. Shopping Trolley
Avoid hauling heavy bags from the grocery store with a shopping trolley! Perfect to fold up and stash away to save space when not in use.
9. Salt Lamp
Practical and beautiful, a salt lamp doubles as decoration and additional lighting. The lamp also helps with odour control by releasing negative ions which clear the air and dilute odour!
10. Bath Mat
Add the finishing touches to your bathroom with a memory foam bathmat. Extra points for memory foam, which makes getting ready so much more comfortable.