12 Amazon dorm essentials I couldn't live without if I went back to college, starting at just $7

I scrolled through hundreds of listings to find the best Amazon dorm essentials for your next semester

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Starting college or returning to campus? You need these Amazon dorm essentials. Trust me, I've learned the hard way and walked into my room only armed with a comforter, a pillow, refuse sacks full of clothes, and a few string lights. 

Don’t worry, I'm not gatekeeping guidance on what goods you'll need. You won’t have to face the same fate of frantically scooping up the last of the dorm decor that your fellow students didn't love either, because I've scrolled through Amazon to find the cutest dorm essentials that'll make your new place feel like home.

Boy, I wish I knew back then what I do now! Or at least had been given a few tips for living in a dorm. This was before college supply lists were even a thing online, so I was probably a little naive about the necessities.  See my top picks below for everything you'll need.

12 Amazon dorm essentials I've found

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I'm specifically putting a spotlight on this e-retailer as I've found that (Prime member or not) there are constant discounts so you don't have to spend extortionate amounts on dormitory essentials. FYI, there's also a hub dedicated to campus-centered deals and picks curated by influencers. Oh, and to make things easier, I've organized this guide by room, so you can successfully kit out each space, ticking off each one as you go.

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article.

Amazon dorm essentials for your bedroom

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Amazon dorm essentials for your desk

Get your study station ready from day one, so you aren’t cramming too hard for finals later on.

Amazon dorm essentials for your kitchen

You won’t miss mom or dad’s food when you’re cooking up a storm with these.

Amazon dorm essentials for your bathroom

Keep squeaky clean in style with these sweet and useful buys.

Once you have all your dorm room essentials in hand, including some cute bedding buys, you'll be all set to move into your new room. Turn up armed with some clever dorm storage ideas so you'll know where to put everything for easy access on those busy weekday mornings.

Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.

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