While it might seem like you just moved out for the summer, back-to-school season is here and stores are stocking up with “Everything You Need For College!” and more. But sometimes, exhaustive shopping lists can leave a college student buried beneath a whole lot of unnecessary junk (think: desk trinkets that will only fall off the desk, storage gadgets that will break the first time they’re used, frames that can’t be hung without making holes in the walls, etc.). Avoid filling up your squeezed dorm room with items you’ll never use and instead, stock up on the things that will actually come in handy. These back-to-school must-haves go beyond the obvious bedding and plastic storage drawers – we’ve thought of everything you could possibly need to make your dorm room feel a little bit more like home.
Neatnix Round Stuff Bucket Black Swirl, $27.98 at DormSmart.com.
Cozy Cable-Knit Throw, $129 at PotteryBarn.com.
SteamFast Home & Away Mini Steam Iron, $21.49 at Kohls.com.
Hub Man, $19 at PBTeen.com.
Acrylic Hair Accessories Organizer, $14.99 at TheContainerStore.com.
Dormco Essentials Tool Kit, $19.95 at DormCo.com.
Dial Industries 10-Piece Drawer Dividers Set, 12.49 at Organize.com.
Towel Wrap, $23 (+$5 for monogram) at VeeShee.com.
Real Simple Sewing Kit, $9.99 at BedBathandBeyond.com.