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Here are 16 accessories to make your college dorm room feel more like home.
Pack a small shoebox with bandaids, neosporin, tweezers, and a cold pack for those minor traffic accidents in the dormitory hallway.
Your dorm comes with a bed, but bed risers will give you more storage space to stow stuff out of sight.
Unclutter that small closet space with a hanging organizer. Your roommate will thank you.
A comfortable chair is a must-have when that paper is due at 8 AM, and all you have is a dorm-issued wooden chair.
Put a lamp in your room with a soft light so at night you can still do stuff without interrupting anyone else.
Whether it’s inspirational quotes or reminders, a dry erase board on the wall is a useful way to stay organized and leave notes for yourself or for your roommates.
Make your wall your own. Be sure to check with your school’s guidelines on how to properly affix stuff to the wall.
Put ‘em under your bed so you can have something to slip into at night.
Shoes bring in a lot of dirt, so organize your footwear with a shoe rack.
Stay connected to friends back home with a webcam. They’ll want to check out your new digs.
It can be a mason jar or an old bucket — but keep a place for your spare change when you have to do laundry at 1 A.M.
Nothing says home quite like a welcome mat.
Get an area rug for your room that personalizes the space. It’s a lot better than a cold floor.
No better way to unplug from the world than listening to your favorite tunes. Also, your music stays with you. Not broadcast to the entire building.
It won’t make your room feel like home, but it’ll protect your digital data and tech.
This is not something you can buy, but a memento like a stuffed animal, or a favorite blanket for those times you might have a hankering for home.