Dorm Room Must-Haves to Set Your College Scholar Up for Success

They'll be at the top of their class with these cool back-to-school picks

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First Aid Kit

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Every nick and scratch is covered with this 200-piece set that includes 150 adhesive bandages in various sizes and patterns, ointment, gauze and more.

Buy it! Excursion Kit, $40; getwelly.com

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Personalized Key Chain

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Keep the essentials (ID badge, keys and clip-on hand sanitizer!) together and in the right hands.

Buy it! Acrylic Keychain, $10; worthyandbadass.com

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The New Loofah

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An upgrade for that shower caddy! This tool, essentially an extra-long mesh washcloth, lathers like a loofah, exfoliates like a dry brush and lasts for ages.

Buy it! Body Exfoliator, $18; theluvscrub.com

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Chic Sheets

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Stock up on these affordable, colorful sets, available in all sizes, including the dorm-standard twin XL.

Buy it! Easy Care Sheets, $25; target.com

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Dorm-Friendly Headboard

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This easy-to-install board attaches to the wall — not the bed frame — with heavy-duty Velcro. A built-in outlet and two USB ports allow for easy charging.

Buy it! Studded Headboard, $189; dormify.com

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3-in-1 Charger

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Eliminate bedside cord chaos with this all-in-one charger that holds an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch.

Buy it! Elago Charging Hub, $25; urbanoutfitters.com

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Mini Fridge

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When the dining hall is closed, this colorful fridge (also available in baby blue and red) is clutch, with 2.5 cubic ft. of space for midnight snacks.

Buy it! Galanz Retro Fridge, $160; bestbuy.com

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Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

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These adhesive sheets are the perfect way to personalize a temporary space without losing a security deposit.

Buy it! Removable Wallpaper, from $40; chasingpaper.com

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Faux Sheepskin Rug

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Give those bare floors a little personality with this rug, which comes in a rainbow of colors and is machine washable.

Buy it! Cloud Accent Rug, $72; dormify.com

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One Cool Cap

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Be the most stylish person en route to the showers with a waterproof turban that has elastic at the back and a no-slip silicone grip around the inside.

Buy it! Shower Cap, $24; mykitsch.com

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Endless Photos

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Load the Google Nest Hub Max up with your favorite photos of family and friends, and even stream some of your favorite Netflix and YouTube hits.

Buy it! Google Nest Hub Max, from $229; store.google.com

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Out of This World Microwave

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The retro look and super-small size of this dorm must-have will have your roommates happy.

Buy it! Galanz 0.7 Cu. Ft. Retro Microwave, $79.99; macys.com

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Cozy Sham and Sheets

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Bring a bit of that homey feel to your new home with this patchwork medallion bedding set, complete with those twin XL sheets and covers.

Buy it! Wild Sage Patchwork Medallion 2-Piece Twin/Twin XL Quilt Set, $50; bedbathandbeyond.com

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ID & Hand Sanitizer Holder

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Keep two of your biggest essentials — your ID and hand sanitizer — close with this handy lanyard from Bath and Body Works.

Buy it! Wearable PocketBac Holder, $12.95; bathandbodyworks.com

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Coffee Maker

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Every college student's favorite beverage (okay, maybe second-favorite) is easy to whip up with this Keurig for one.

Buy it! Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, $60; bedbathandbeyond.com

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Karaoke Mic

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Nights in with friends will be all the more fun with a wireless mic that comes with a built-in phone holder so you can see the lyrics to your favorite songs.

Buy it! Karaoke Mic, $30; urbanoutfitters.com

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Bathroom Bests

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Matching can be cool with this affordable set of pearlized bathroom accessories.

Buy it! Wild Sage Taya Pearl Bath Accessory Collection, from $12; bedbathandbeyond.com

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An Eyeful

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Cast some calm into your space with a set of three Evil Eye lights that boast a cool ombré effect.

Buy it! Evil Eye Neon Sign, $59; dormify.com

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Rainbow Bright

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A brightly colored doormat keeps things clean while also giving guests an inviting first step into your room.

Buy it! Rainbow Cotton Bath Rug, $16; dormify.com

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Sleek Station

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Extension cords don't have to be bulky: heyday's three-outlet version comes with a braided cord and built-in surge protector.

Buy it! 3-Outlet Surge Protector with 6' Extension Cord, $19.99; target.com

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