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20 Unique Things Every Dorm Room Needs for All College Students

Updated on November 19, 2017

Whether it is your first year of college and you are not sure what specific things you need for your dorm room; or you are returning to college for the second, third or fourth year, here are some unique things you can add to your room.

Small Kitchen Appliances/Kitchen Stuff

1. The 3 in 1 Cooking Center/Breakfast Station

If you do not enjoy the cafeteria food in the morning, miss home cooked meals in the morning, overslept or have a class later in the morning, this is great small appliance to make your own breakfast. There is a coffee maker, griddle and toaster oven.

There are a few brands that carry this 3in 1 breakfast station. Cooks by JCP Home 3-in-1 Cooking Center, Nostalgia BSET300RETRORED Retro Series 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station, Courant 3 in 1 Multifunction Toaster Oven Red and Elite brand. This is great for making coffee, pancakes, eggs, sausages, bacon, and heating up bagels, bread, etc.

2. A Mini Blender

There are many mini blender brands like Dash Sport blender V3, Hamilton Beach, Oster My Blend, Black and Decker, Elite Cuisine, Gourmia BlendMate Smoothie Plus Personal Blender and much more. They are all great for making smoothies, fresh juices and a lot more unique things.

3. Cordless Electric Kettle

The perfect way to heat up water for a hot beverage. You can drink tons of coffee, tea, hot chocolate with this kettle, (especially in the winter when your dorm room is cold!)

4. A Compact Fridge

It is absolutely wonderful and handy to have a mini fridge to store some vital things like drinks, diary products, lunch meat, frozen meals, etc.

5.Hot Pot

Don't feel up to going to the cafeteria for dinner. The Hot Pot is great for making simple quick meals like mac and cheese, ramen noodles, soups, etc

6. Hot Air Popcorn Popper

This is great for those days when you have to study late and need something light to snack on. Brands like Orville Redenbacher's or Nostalgia™ Electrics Retro Series carry this.

7. A Little Crock Pot

The 20 ounce Crock Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer is an awesome little pot. It can be used to cook some of your own meals. This will make it a lot easier because it can cook without you having to do anything. It’s small enough to carry around and it will also warm up your leftovers.

8. Eating Utensils and Dishes- two dinner plates, 2 small plates, and 2 bowls, 3 forks, 2 teaspoons, 2 tablespoons, and 2 knives

9. Box with Snacks and Food Stuff

Don't just depend on vending machines, store away some important food to make quick meals. These can be mac and cheese, noodles, oatmeal, grits, cereal, dry milk, instant coffee, cheez it, granola bars, potato chips or just purchase the Dorm Room Survival Snack Box at Target.

Organizers and Dorm Decor

Hanging Closet Organizers

10. Cookin Caddy - Over the Fridge Storage Organizer to store eating utensils.

11. Victor Wood Desk Organizer with Smart Phone Holder, Pure White,W9525 -This white desk organizer with iPhone / cell phone holder provides storage compartments for small knickknacks as well as pen and pencil holders.

12. Bedside Caddy

Bedside Caddy are great way for storing textbooks, notebooks, magazines, glasses, Ipad, phone, ipod, napkins, etc. There are many brands that carry bedside Caddy, Richards Homewares Gearbox, HAKACC Bedside Storage Organizer, Fakeface 8 Pockets Hanging Bedside Caddy and much more.

13. Hanging Closet Organizer

This is exactly what the college student needs to keep organize his/her closet. These are great for storing sweaters, jeans, tops, pants, shirts, t-shirts, shoes, blankets, bed linens and much more. Brands such as Home Basics, Studio 3B, Household Essentials, StorageManiac, Paragon Storage Solutions do a great job. All of these hanging closet organizer can easily attach directly to your closet rod with a hook.

14. Jewelry Wall Organizer- can store your earrings, bracelets, necklaces and hair accessories.

15. Under The Bed Storage

The College student can maximize their space to store their things like shoes, bed sheets, blankets, clothes, with an Underbed, Chest, underbed drawer trunk, underbed storage bags or an under bed storage container.

16. Add Trendy Wall Decals

Accesorize your plain walls with decals! There are a wide variety of wall decals to choose from. Some can fun, inspirational, a stylish selection of trendy stickers, vinyl, inspiring quotes, a great life changing message.

17. Dry Erase Wall Decals-

With Dry Erase Wall Decals - You can color on the walls, write yourself notes, reminders, let your roommates and your friends doodle, draw a picture, whatever unique things you can do.

18. Bed Risers

Bed Risers elevate the dorm bed, so you can have enough storage for other stuff.

19. Fragrances for Dorm Room

This can come in the form of a Room Diffuser, Wall in Plug, Sachet, that you can pop this into a drawer to give your clothes a hint of lavender, Glade no flame oil diffuser

20. Storage Mirror

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    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago from United States

      Thanks Devika for your comment. I appreciate it.

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      Devika Primić 

      19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You shared an informative hub on this unique topic.

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      19 months ago

      These are great suggestions and things to have in a dorm room. I like the little crock pot.


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