Friday, August 8, 2014

10 Must Haves for Your College Dorm Room

This post is sponsored by Kleenex and Walmart, but my love for their dorm style is all my own!

When I walked in to my dorm room at Ohio Wesleyan University for the first time, the first thing that I noticed was how sterile the room was. Seriously, it was worse than a hospital room!  I couldn't wait to head straight to Walmart to get some pretty things to make the room look livable. After all, I would be spending almost all of my time there studying for the next several months.   Here are my top 10 must haves for a pretty and functional dorm room, and all of them are available at Walmart Supercenters.

10 Dorm Room Must Haves


1.  Hand Held Vacuum

My dorm room had someone come in once a week to clean, thankfully, but it was so nice to have our own small vacuum.  With four people in a quad, there was always dirt or something on the floor.

2.  Mini Fridge

We tried to go without a mini fridge, but we broke down and bought one.  Even though there was a community fridge on the floor, we liked having our food in our own rooms.

3.  Microwave

A microwave was essential for cooking in our own rooms.  This saves a lot of time and money over eating in the cafeteria.

4.  Rug

Dorm room floors are linoleum, and they are cold!  Having a rug made the floor more comfortable, and it brightened up the room.

5.  Tissues

These had double duty: crying over a broken heart and applying makeup for our next beau.  We went through a lot of tissues!  Walmart Supercenters have these chevron print Kleenex Expressions Oval facial tissues available for a limited time in the back to school or facial tissue section.

6.  Comforter

If I had to sleep on an uncomfortable bed for 4 years, then it was going to be a pretty, uncomfortable bed. Along with the rug, this made the biggest difference in making my room look pretty.

7.  Bathroom Decor

We had a quad, so we had our own bathroom.  I was very thankful for this feature.  A few cute towels and a throw rug can make the room look amazing.

8.  Mirror

Whether you are checking your hair for class or makeup for a date, you need a mirror in your dorm room.

9.  Chair

You'll be spending a lot of time at your desk studying, so look for a comfortable chair.

10.  Electric Kettle

I loved this in college because I could make coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or oatmeal in minutes.

Walmart has everything that you need to make your dorm room unique!
Cute tissue boxes look like part of your decor!

What dorm room essential could you not live without?