By Rachel Besser

Published on August 8, 2017

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Some dorm room essentials are a given—bedding, pillows, and clothes hangers all top the list when it comes to shopping for your college home. But there are other important items to add to your list that might not be as obvious. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite essentials, from eye masks and shower sandals to a chic mini fridge, that you won’t want to leave home without. Click through the slideshow ahead and get yourself ready for the best year ever. 

Fairmount Metal Stacking Stool, Urban Outfitters, $59

A stool that doubles as a table and brings color into your room is always a good choice. 

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom, Best Buy, $99.99

Whether you’re in the mood to listen to something soothing while you fall asleep, some ambient sound while you study, or something fun before you go out, having a good speaker is a must. This portable speaker is also waterproof, so you can even bring your tunes into the shower. 

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Cherry-Print Silk Eye Mask, Matches Fashion, $75

A luxe eye mask is a must if your roommate needs to keep the lights on well after you want to go to sleep. 

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Trace Desk Organizer, Domino, $24.99 

Keep your desk free of clutter, and make it a place where you’ll actually want to study with the help of a chic organizer. 

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Good Vibes Pennant, Domino, $23.99

It’s important to cover your walls in order to make your dorm room feel more like home.

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SMEG Mini Refrigerators, Domino, $999

You’re definitely going to want a mini fridge, especially if your dorm room is without a kitchen (like most are). This mini fridge is an investment, but you’ll want this option long after college is over. 

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Versa, Slowtide, $39.95

Make sure to pick a towel that you love. This fun option can double as a beach towel, too. 

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Reynolds Desk Lamp, Urban Outfitters, $29

You’re probably going to need a desk lamp. Might as well pick one that’s cute, too. 

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Gillian Mixed Up Sweatpant, Sleepy Jones, $110; Gillian Mixed Up Sweatshirt, Sleepy Jones, $96

Treat yourself to a great pair of sweats. They’re perfect for lounging around your room and even better if you need to leave your room, but don’t want to change into real clothes.

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Nike Benassi Just Do It Print, Nike, $35

Cute slide sandals that can double as shower shoes will be your best friend. 

Get more dorm room inspiration:

The Top Dorm Room Decor Trends You Need to Know
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