Not sure what to pack for your dorm? Have an idea but don’t want to spend a ton of money? Here is your ultimate guide on what to pack for college, of five items under $25! And even if you've already moved into your cramped, little dorm, these are still great items to add to your new humble abode!
Sterilite Storage Box, 12 for $26
Lamp: You will need a desk lamp since you’ll be living with a roommate. If your roommate goes to bed earlier than you, this is perfect so you can do your late-night homework or studying. This desk lamp also provides a base to keep school supplies in. There is even a storage compartment for your MP3 player!
Boston Harbor Table Lamp, $12.29
Towel Wrap: Since your shower will be a little further away than what you’re used to at home, you will need a towel wrap. These are perfect for walking from the shower to your room. You don’t have to worry about it falling down like you would with a towel, because it has straps. The ruffle on the top makes it a little more stylish, too.
Women's Terry Cotton Towel Wrap , $19.99
Rubbermaid Foldable Laundry Hamper, $13.99
Mirror: Most dorms don’t come with a mirror, so the closest mirror will be in the bathroom. When you have an 8 a.m. class, who wants to share a mirror? This mirror goes over the door, so you can hang it on your closet and check out your outfit super quickly.
Target mirror, $24.99
These are five must-have items for a dorm! Put these on your checklist, and your dorm room will be feeling “homey” in no time.
By: Meg Bauer