Target dorm essentials you can't go to campus without

Budget-friendly buys 💸

Purple body pillow, mint green dishes, and pink desk lamp on pastel background
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Heading off to college this year? Congrats! Starting freshmen year and moving into your new resident hall is super exciting. But before you load up your mom's minivan, you may wanna make a quick Target run to check out its dorm section. 

Target has really got it down when it comes to dorm supplies. Maybe buying a shower caddy slipped your mind while you were picking out a pair of twin XL sheets? Target's got ya covered. When I moved into my dorm, I had literally forgotten to bring a single clothes hanger with me. Off to Target I went!

Whether you're stocking up on dishes or snagging a desk lamp for late study nights, you're gonna want to check out my fave picks. If you're in touch with your roomie, you may want to split up your dorm essentials ahead of time, too, so you can cut down on packing!

Target dorm essentials

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Emily Lambe
Deputy Editor

Hey! I’m Emily and I’m the deputy digital editor at Real Homes. I’m here to bring you the latest decor trends, inspirational ideas and the best budget-friendly buys. I live in a rented apartment, making the most of small spaces and using accent pieces to make things pop. When I’m not writing, I’m usually doing yoga, eating chocolate or working on my skincare routine.