College Dorm Must Haves

With a new school year approaching, a lot of you are preparing to move in to your dorms or apartments (or planning to send a child off to a university). It's been a few years since I was in college, but some things have stayed the same...small rooms, little-to-no-storage, hand-me-down bed and community showers. Here are some items I think you'll want in transitioning into your first year of school. 

1. Mattress Topper 

A mattress topper is a MUST. Dorm beds aren't typically known as the most comfortable beds, but a mattress pad keeps the germs away or a mattress topper makes it more comfortable. This is a down-alternative that looks pretty snazzy.



2. Charging Hub 

Back in the day, I had a couple surge protectors. But these hubs from Native Union are something we have stocked for years and really love their speed and their aesthetic. A few different styles in stock now



3. A Desk Cubby 

Find someone to make a custom desk cubby or buy a similar option from one of the big box stores. It gives you more space for desk storage and ways to incorporate decor. Seriously this will help transform your room....and filling with lots of fun paper items from Jenn & Co. :-)



4. Planner 

Another essential for school is a planner. No matter how simple or detailed. Get one that works for you. Writing things down will help you visualize what needs to be done and has been proven to help your memory. Your college years will be full of busy schedules and a planner is a great way to stay on track. We have a large selection of daily and weekly and even undated planners. 


5. Laundry Hamper

In most dorms, your laundry room will either be down the hall or possibly another floor. Having a laundry hamper will make it easy walking to and from the laundry room and keeping your room clean and organized. We love the look of this one.



And this is just a start....we hope you find this to be helpful. Take the search a little deeper with our Pinterest Board - Headed to College. 


And don't forget to grab some of your school supplies here too. This daisy print shown above can be found here. We are happy to help with custom requests. Have another must have? Share it in the comments.


XO Jennifer 

July 15, 2020 — Jennifer Senn

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