Style

15 Dorm Room Essentials That They Missed On The 'Move In List'

August 5, 2014 by Hannah Lavine
shefinds | Style
view slideshow

It was almost two years ago when I arrived to my freshman dorm only to be horrified by how old it was (60s people, it hadn’t been renovated since the 60s.) I soon found out there was no air conditioning, same sex halls and how small the rooms were. Not to mention I did random roommate, and once I got to our room I was only given about 1/3 of the already tiny space for my belongings: I knew I had a problem.

I, like other girls, hoped my room would be big, to become besties with my roomies and live in a mixed hall next door to my future boyfriend. But man, was I wrong.

One thing I did learn was how much you’re not told about your dorm rooms, and the key to the game is making as much space as possible out of what little you have. I was not a library person freshman year, so I slept and studied in my room, and I needed space to get up and walk around a bit to clear my head. So I’ve compiled a list of 15 things freshman need in their room to survive their first year living in a dorm.

Be sur to check out these boots on sale, 11 celebrities who have twins, and CVS’s new makeup line.

[Photo: Dormify]

 

Tags:

Home, tips

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Style

This $35 Push-Up Bra Is Wirefree And Crazy Comfortable

June 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Game changer!

Style

Ankle Wrap Sandals Are A Look We're Really Loving For Summer

June 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get a pair ASAP

Style

What Are These Sculptural Bamboo Bags We're Seeing Everywhere? Cult Gaia, Baby.

June 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Here's what you need to know.

Fashion

The One Sneaker Trend Everyone Will Be Wearing (They’re Not White!)

June 20, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We LOVE these.

Fashion

The Unexpected Pants Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Summer

June 20, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We did NOT see this coming!

Style

This Is The One Skirt You Should Add To Your Wardrobe ASAP...

June 19, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You're welcome.

Style

Yes, Retro Rectangle Sunglasses Are Really Happening--Here's Where To Get A Pair

June 19, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You know you want to...

Fashion

4 Heel Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer (& They Won’t Cause Blisters!)

June 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll be wearing these all summer long.

Fashion

The Unexpected Top Trend That Actually Looks Good On

June 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
You'll stand out in this!

Style

These $39 Sandals Are Just What Your Summer Wardrobe Needs

June 18, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get a pair in every color!

Style

This $35 Push-Up Bra Is Wirefree And Crazy Comfortable

Be honest: how soon after you get in your house ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS