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100 Dorm Room Must-Haves

Get Ready to Head Back-To-School with These Essentials

— September 2, 2012 — Eco
Feel ready to move into your new nest by taking a cruise and checking off your list these dorm room must-haves. With the new school year rolling in, hundreds of fresh faces are making the leap into post-secondary education.

While moving away from home—whether it’s for the first time or not—is a daunting task, figuring out how to fit all your essentials into tight quarters can also be tricky. Although the standard sheets and linens, laundry hamper and bathrobe are crucial for any surviving residence life, there are a few modern innovations many students should consider. An all-in-one speaker and alarm clock dock will let you crank the tunes for midday jams and wake up on time for your classes. It is also wise to invest in laptop and combination locks since you never know where sticky fingers may lurk on campus.

These dorm room must-haves will keep your packing list minimal, while giving you some sweet items to put requests in for.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Iconic Crimson Shooters
Iconic Crimson Shooters
Get the Party Started with the Red Cup Shot Glasses
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98
Pointy Cordless Pressers
Pointy Cordless Pressers
Panasonic's Two-Way Iron Makes Ironing Super Easy
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97
Slender Sewing Kits
Slender Sewing Kits
Fixes & Stitches Packaging is an Unusually Compact Way of Storing Spools
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96
Eco-Friendly Designer Flip-Flops
Eco-Friendly Designer Flip-Flops
The Missoni + Havaianas 2012 Collection Makes the Perfect Pair
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95
Durable Digital Padlocks
Durable Digital Padlocks
The Master Lock DialSpeed 1500eDBX is Hassle-Free
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94
Obedient Canine Organizers
Obedient Canine Organizers
Rocky the Desk Butler is Adorably Organized
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93
All-Inclusive Portable Projectors
All-Inclusive Portable Projectors
The Epson Megaplex Projector Packs a Ton of Tech Goodies
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92
Voice-Activated Lists
Voice-Activated Lists
The SmartShopper Grocery List Organizer is Advanced
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91
Modular Date Keepers
Modular Date Keepers
Yan Yunyong's Puzzle Calendar Features Shifting Tiles
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90
Erasable Environmental Organizers
Erasable Environmental Organizers
Spruce Up the Office or Home with the Bamboo Dry Erase Board
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89
Personified Primate Parasols
Personified Primate Parasols
The Sock Monkey Umbrella Brightens Up Stormy Days
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88
Radioactive Laundry Holders
Radioactive Laundry Holders
These Biohazard Laundry Baskets by Thor-Hoy are for Filthy Clothing
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87
Geeky Washroom Garments
Geeky Washroom Garments
The Green Lantern Cotton Bathrobe Lets You Wrap Yourself in Nerdiness
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86
Sci-Fi Housecoats
Sci-Fi Housecoats
The Star Trek Bathrobe Will Make You Feel at Home on the USS Enterprise
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85
Captioned Photo Frames
Captioned Photo Frames
The Comic Strip Picture Frame Encourages Comical Phrase Fun
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84
Transit-Inspired Parasols
Transit-Inspired Parasols
The London Undercover 'Green Line' Umbrella Pays Homage to Vintage Buses
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83
Doodled Room Coolers
Doodled Room Coolers
The Functional Window AC Doubles as a Handy Whiteboard
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82
Countertop Beer Kegs
Countertop Beer Kegs
The 'Draftmark Tap System' Keeps Brews Cool and Fresh for Up to 30 Days
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81
Over-Sized Medication Cups
Over-Sized Medication Cups
The Prescription Coffee Mug Gives You Your Daily Dose of Caffeine
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80
Long-Distance Endearment Posters
Long-Distance Endearment Posters
The 'I Love You From Here To London' Print Professes Passion
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79
Pliable Power Strips
Pliable Power Strips
The Prop Power Extension Cord Conforms to Clasp Where it's Needed
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78
Colorful Stationery Stones
Colorful Stationery Stones
3M's Pebble Collection was Designed by Karim Rashid
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77
Six Pack Scrap Hampers
Six Pack Scrap Hampers
The Readymade Laundry Basket Kick Starts Your Cleaning After a Party
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76
Palm-Fitted Food Servers
Palm-Fitted Food Servers
The Buddha Bowl Ergonomically Contours to Users' Hands
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75
Sleek Retro Alarms
Sleek Retro Alarms
The Mp3 Alarm Clock Dock Combines Classic Design with Contemporary Technology
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74
Clever Collapsible Hangers
Clever Collapsible Hangers
The Solo Hanger Enables You to Wardrobe-Shop One-Handed
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73
Downy Identifying Documents
Downy Identifying Documents
These Birth Announcement Pillows Serve as Soft Stuffed IDs
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72
Laptop Security Tethers
Laptop Security Tethers
The Clicksafe Keyed Laptop Lock Makes Your Computer Thief-Proof
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71
Eco-Minded Cord Collectors
Eco-Minded Cord Collectors
The 'Plug Out Outlet Organizer' is a Simple Energy-Saving Device
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70
Gadget Cubicles
Gadget Cubicles
The Magic-Q-Bicle is a Multifunctional Storage Design
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69
Compact Superpowered Projectors
Compact Superpowered Projectors
The Turison TS-102 is a Small Gadget that Packs a Mighty Punch
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68
Disposable French Presses
Disposable French Presses
The Grower's Cup Coffee Maker is for Single Use Only
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67
Personalized Venn Diagrams
Personalized Venn Diagrams
A Great Gift for the Person with Everything
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66
Transparent Tea Kettles
Transparent Tea Kettles
The Infinitea Teapot Lets You Watch the Teabagging as It Happens
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65
Attack-Ready Clothes Hampers
Attack-Ready Clothes Hampers
The Shark-Shaped Laundry Basket Will Gobble Your Dirties
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64
Individual Drink Fridges
Individual Drink Fridges
The LED Beverage Cooler Will Keep Your Drink Ready to Chug
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63
Downsized Speaker Docks
Downsized Speaker Docks
The SCD Also Doubles as an Alarm Clock and Portable Hard Drive
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62
Minimalistic Meal Portraits
Minimalistic Meal Portraits
The Erin Jang 'Food Sketches' Graphically Represent Grub
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61
Nostalgic Picture Displays
Nostalgic Picture Displays
Michael Zhang's Polaroid Picture Frame and Mirror Has a Vintage Feel
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60
Self-Heating Footwear
Self-Heating Footwear
The Thanko USB Dinosaur Warmer Slipper is for You and Your Furry Friend
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59
Speech Bubble Decor
Speech Bubble Decor
The Talk Board Dry Erase Board Will Help You Communicate
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58
Round-Tipped Parasols
Round-Tipped Parasols
Blunt Umbrellas Provide Safety and Functionality in the Rain
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57
Desktop Kegerators
Desktop Kegerators
The Edgestar Mini Keg Dispenser Can Dispense Up to Five Liters of Fun
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56
Dual Charging Docks
Dual Charging Docks
Griffin PowerDock 2 Charges 2 iPods/ iPhones
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55
Puzzling Kleenex Containers
Puzzling Kleenex Containers
The John Pagliarulo Rubik's Cube Tissue Box Will Make You Geeky
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54
Peppy Geometric Pillows
Peppy Geometric Pillows
The Provide Made Cushion Series Has a Comfy and Crafty Appeal
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53
Anti-Snooze Timekeepers
Anti-Snooze Timekeepers
The Ramos Alarm Clock Will Change Your Mornings
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52
Perfect Timing Snack Machines
Perfect Timing Snack Machines
The Snack Master Toaster from UNOLD Is a One-Stop Gadget
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51
Sticky Note Timetables
Sticky Note Timetables
This Post-It Organizer Prevents Clutter and Confusion
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50
Pixelated World Maps
Pixelated World Maps
TofufuStudio Imagines the Globe in 8-Bit Form
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49
Balanced Booze Cups
Balanced Booze Cups
The Party Bomber Shot Glasses Keeps Things in Line
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48
Wardrobe-Mirror Hybrids
Wardrobe-Mirror Hybrids
Club by Something Design is Clean and Simplistic
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47
Deceptive Storage Spaces
Deceptive Storage Spaces
These Boox Store Storage Boxes Will Fool Any Burglar or Sibling
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46
Self-Sufficient Bedding
Self-Sufficient Bedding
The OHEA 'Automatico' Bed Makes Itself
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45
Comfy Color-Faded Clogs
Comfy Color-Faded Clogs
The Onstall 'Dirt on the green' Wool Felted Slippers are Eco-Conscious
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44
Board Game Coasters
Board Game Coasters
The ‘Fred Flare’ Store Offers Scrabble-Inspired Cup Holders
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43
Slim-Fit Coffee Makers
Slim-Fit Coffee Makers
The Nespresso PIXIE Will Definitely Complement Desks of Caffeine Addicts
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42
Space-Savvy Hangers
Space-Savvy Hangers
Hangindicators from Adityaraj Dev Let You Know Which Hangers are Available
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41
Grassy Desktop Organizers
Grassy Desktop Organizers
Pratonzolo by Stylemylife Brings Life to a Wearisome Workspace
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40
Multi-Armed Clothes Hangers
Multi-Armed Clothes Hangers
'Skeleton' by Roger Arquer Holds Multiple Shirts
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39
Powered-up Cups
Powered-up Cups
The ThinkGeek Battery Thermokruzkhus Mug is Geeky
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38
Stached Storage Containers
Stached Storage Containers
The House Industries Archival Boxes are Perfect for Hipster Hoarders
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37
Combination Locks for Booze
Combination Locks for Booze
The Bottle Lock is a Creative Way to Curb Alcohol Consumption
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36
iPod Bedding
iPod Bedding
Ellos Makes Your Bed Look Like a Giant iPod Touch
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35
Retro-Print Portable Mini Fridge
Retro-Print Portable Mini Fridge
Way Cool Way Hot
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34
Sneaky Computer Shelves
Sneaky Computer Shelves
The BackPack is a Hidden Organizer for Your iMac
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33
Enlightening Smartphone Alerts
Enlightening Smartphone Alerts
The Wake-To-Light Alarm Clock Rouses You in a Reasonable Manner
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32
Fashionista Domestic Fittings
Fashionista Domestic Fittings
Diane von Furstenberg Home Brings Style to Living Spaces
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31
Thin Transforming Tablets
Thin Transforming Tablets
The ARCHOS 101 XS is Stylish and Ultra Utilitarian
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30
Universal Power Stations
Universal Power Stations
The All In One Power Station for Tablets/Cell/iPhone/iPad Covers Bases
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29
Double-Duty Mugs
Double-Duty Mugs
The Kug is a Kettle/Mug Hybrid That Will Revolutionize Tea Time
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28
Take-Out Menu Organizers
Take-Out Menu Organizers
This Binder Keeps Your Delivery Options in Order
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27
Vibrant Eco-Friendly Workbooks
Vibrant Eco-Friendly Workbooks
The Ecosystem Notebooks House 100% Recycled Paper
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26
Raging Avian Slippers
Raging Avian Slippers
Angry Birds Flip Flops Flys to Footwear Styles With Furious Anger
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25
Grass Pot Chargers
Grass Pot Chargers
Kikkerland Charging Station Hides Unsightly Wires
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24
Convenient Cordless Irons
Convenient Cordless Irons
The Feinraus Ironing Kit Brings Portability to a Hated Chore
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23
Energy Saving Kettles
Energy Saving Kettles
Mono is Designed to Enjoy Hot Beverages
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22
Superhero Infusion Accessories
Superhero Infusion Accessories
The Dark Tea Rises Concept Brings Batman to Your Beverage
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21
Hi-Tech Meal Heaters
Hi-Tech Meal Heaters
The Electrolux Cortina Kettle Warms Food the Futuristic Way
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20
Snooze-Discouraging Apps
Snooze-Discouraging Apps
Starbucks Early Bird Offers Discounted Coffee for the Dedicated
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19
Manly Movember Movie Prints
Manly Movember Movie Prints
These Art Prints by Jacob Engberg Honor Film & Facial Hair
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18
Triple-Threat Morning Cookers
Triple-Threat Morning Cookers
The Retro Series 3-in-1 Breakfast Station Gets Food Ready in One Go
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17
Periodic Pillows
Periodic Pillows
Yellow Bug Boutique Creates Witty Couch Accents
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16
Popping iPhone Alarms
Popping iPhone Alarms
The Day Maker is a Toasty Design to Wake Up To
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15
Ultra-Capable Kettles
Ultra-Capable Kettles
The Vesta Hot Pot Bowl Boils, Bakes and Serves from the Same Vessel
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14
Peel and Stick Picture Frames
Peel and Stick Picture Frames
Stickr Frames
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13
Smartphone Iconcessories
Smartphone Iconcessories
The iPhone Icon Pillows Bear an App-Friendly Design
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12
DIY Specs Hangers
DIY Specs Hangers
Cupcakes and Cashmere's 'Sunglass Solution' Post is Economical
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11
Mobile Meal Organizers
Mobile Meal Organizers
The Dabba Lunchbox Improves Transport, Portion Control and Presentation
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10
Black Box Cable Organizers
Black Box Cable Organizers
Get Rid of Tangled Wires With the Plug Hub
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9
Weightless Coffee Mugs
Weightless Coffee Mugs
The Zero Gravity Cup Makes Drinking Your Morning Joe Super Geeky
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8
Pint-Sized Kitchenettes
Pint-Sized Kitchenettes
The Breakfast Center Helps Students Whip Up Tasty Treats
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7
Witty Typographic Puns
Witty Typographic Puns
These Posters from Gary Nicholson Will Leave You Laughing Out Loud
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6
Instagram Throw Pillows
Instagram Throw Pillows
'Stitchtagram' Creates Handmade Memories
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5
DIY Inspiration Posters
DIY Inspiration Posters
The Brit & Co. Real Life Pinterest Board Replicates the Online Network
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4
Compact Miniature Appliances
Compact Miniature Appliances
This Dorm Room Kitchen Has All You Need
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3
Clever Cord Hardware
Clever Cord Hardware
The Wire-Wielding Designs of Karl Zahn Make Smart Extension Solutions
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2
Compact Multi-Room Moveables
Compact Multi-Room Moveables
The Matroshka Collection Can Fully Furnish a Micro Flat
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1
Convertible Work Desks
Convertible Work Desks
The Study Bed is a Space-Saving Workstation
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