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Amazon Must Haves For A Dorm

Amazon Must Haves For A Dorm

Theres a lot to do when moving into a new dorm, but the best part comes when it’s time to decorate. Putting decor in your dorm is definitely common, but many people forget the things they actually need. So when you’ve obtained everything you want considerer buying things that will benefit you in the long run. Without further or due, here are some essential Amazon must have for a dorm.

1. Extension cord

When moving into a new dorm, a must have item is an extension cord. This cord will make your life easier and will free up lots of space, which is important considering the size of the dorms in the United States. Having an extension cord doesn’t just free up space but it gives the room a lot more of an organized feel. The best kind of extension cord to get would be one that plugs in flat to the wall with about three outlets you can plug things into. Need more outlets? No worries, there are also normal plug extension cords that you’re more used to seeing, like the classic short length one with five to six outlets available for use. Depending on the brand and length of the cord, the price could vary from around $20-40 on Amazon.

Amazon must haves for a dorm

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2. Projector 

Forget TV! Not only are projectors less expensive, but you get a way bigger picture. When coming back from class one is usually tired and needs a break and there’s nothing more relaxing than a high definition movie played on a large wall. There are tons of different kinds of projectors with many different features so it’s important you pick the right one. When looking for a projector, you don’t want to get something too expensive, but with that being said, you don’t want anything cheap either. The best price to pay for your first projector is $60-80 for a simple projector that you can set up easily. Another benefit to the cheaper ones is the fact that they are most likely going to be portable, perfect for outdoor movies with friends on the weekend.

Amazon must haves for a dorm

3. Desk

Although desks take up a handful of space, they are a great investment and could help you in the long run. Owning a desk is perfect for when you’re fresh out of class and need to catch up or start your homework. A desk is also a great place to put things on top of like your computer or laptop. When getting a desk taking room size into consideration is the most important thing because the last thing you want is a desk that takes up half of the space. The perfect desk size would be 31.50 x 28.50, leaving you with tons of walking space. A desk this size is also going to be cheaper and more easy to set up. The best dorm room desk prices can range from $90-150 depending on size and material.

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Amazon must haves for a dorm

4. Bag hanger

When starting in a dorm space is essential, having something as simple as a bag hanger can save you a ton of space and help make your room look organized. The bag hanger is placed on the top of a door and does a great job at making your room seem more clean. You can buy this product for the low price of $15-20 in many different styles and materials. Not only does the bag hanger save you space, but it makes it a lot easier and faster to grab a bag and go.

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5. Fan/ heater 

The most important item you need in your dorm is a fan and a heater. A small fan can help with those hot days when you’re stuck inside doing work. There are many fans you could get but not all of them are going to work the same. The best fan for a dorm would be a $20-40 fan small enough to fit on a nightstand or desk, and depending on the size of the dorm, two fans would be acceptable. A heater is a great product many people don’t have in their dorms. You can easily find a mini heater for around $30-70, perfect for those cold nights.

Amazon must haves for a dorm

6. Rug

A rug can effortlessly transform any dorm into something personal and unique. Not only can a rug change the mood and look of your dorm, they also have a range of practical benefits like warming your home to reduce noise, brighten a dark room, enhance surrounding decor, and even cover imperfections. The rug is a total multi-tasker, capable of enhancing style and hiding imperfections all while looking incredible and inviting. Rugs provide an additional visual layer, making it easy to transform a room from cold and basic to warm and unique. Depending on the size of the rug it can range from $15-1000, although a dorm size rug will most likely be around 2×3 feet and about $19-30.

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Amazon must haves for a dorm

7. lamp

A lamp could be useful for all the reasons you could think of, but in an attempt to keep it short we’ll go through the top three reasons you need a lamp in your room. The first reason being the most obvious is light, without light in the room how do you expect to get any work done past 7PM. The second reason is character. When picking out a lamp choosing one that best matches your aesthetic is key; For example someone who identifies as silly might get a wiggly lamp, while someone more serious might take the more classic approach. Depending on the brand, size, and look of the lamp, you can expect to spend $20-100.

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Amazon must haves for a dorm

8. Shoe rack

A shoe rack is a storage unit designed for holding shoes in an organized fashion. Shoe racks may be free-standing, placed inside a closet, or even be built into a closet organizer system. The right type of rack for you depends on the number of shoes you have to store and where in your dorm you want to store them. Shoe racks can be added to the closet’s to avoid the clutter of shoes in the center of the dorm. Some people even like to keep a small shoe rack near doors to hold shoes worn on a regular basis. The best shoe rack to get would be one around $30-60 and would hold 6-9 pairs of shoes.

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9. Coat rack

A coat rack is a set of hooks that are attached to a wall or pole and is mainly used to hang coats and jackets. The coat rack is more often referred to as a hatstand, and is mostly used to hang coats, jackets, umbrellas and of course hats. Usually made of wood and standing at least 5 feet tall, these racks have a single pole with a sturdy base to prevent toppling, and an array of lengthy pegs at the top for placement of items. Say goodbye to throwing your coat on the bed when u get to your room, and say hello to a quick organized solution. These racks can cost up to $60-100.

Amazon must haves for a dorm

10. Chair

Last but not least, a chair. It may sound simple but every dorm needs something to sit on. Rather it be a chair for your desk or a chair for comfort, it’s always a good idea to have one, that way you’re not in bed half the day. With that being said there are many ties of chairs to get but picking the right one is up to you. The perfect dorm room chairs are going to be rolling chairs, a basic four leg chair, or a small couch like chair. A basic four leg chair is perfect for the corner of your room for decoration, as a rolling chair is perfect for a desk, and a couch chair depending on what kind can be good for storage or reading.

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Amazon must haves for a dorm

Anything else on the list that we missed? If so let us know of some other must have dorm room items that can be useful and found at ease. Feel free to also list things one may not need but is still a must have.