12 Amazon dorm essentials I couldn't live without if I went back to college

Take it from the gals who've graduated

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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. 

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. Obvs, this was before college supply lists were even a thing online, so I was probably a li'l naive about the necessities.  

Because of this, I found that I was constantly running to T.J. Maxx for essentials that I hadn’t thought of. And even then, they ended up being the most basic things that did nothing for my decor game.

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1. Amazon dorm essentials for your bedroom
2. Amazon dorm essentials for your desk
3. Amazon dorm essentials for your kitchen
4. Amazon dorm essentials for your bathroom

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.

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.

12 Amazon dorm essentials I've found

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I've shopped a range of different buys that are all perfect for different rooms throughout your dorm.

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

Amazon dorm essentials for your bedroom

Turn your new bedroom into the coziest space ever with these buys.

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.

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Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m a staff writer 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. 

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