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    "Legitimately Changed My Life": 23 TikTok-Famous Items Every College Student Could Use

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    1. A set of Wonder Hangers which will ~triple~ your closet space — something that will come in clutch now that your sweater collection is relegated to a tiny dorm armoire. 

    Product in use in closet
    Product in use in closet

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "We ❤️ Wonder Hangers and have purchased them multiple times! These hangers are a godsend in a small dorm closet! Also, it makes it so much easier to view your clothes! Would highly recommend!" —Maggie H.

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors and four pack sizes).

    2. A USB-rechargeable rotating LED light you can use in your closet, on your desk, or wherever else you could use a little light if your roommate is *very* strict about quiet hours and turns off the overheads at 10 p.m. sharp.

    Model placing the rectangular light on a wall surface
    Reviewer removing the light from its base to use as a flashilight

    Check out a TikTok of the magnetic LED desk lamp in action. 

    Promising review: "This light is everything — it is effortless to use and very lightweight. The touch buttons offer temperature choice and brightness variations. I like how it detaches from its magnetic base so you can use it like a flashlight. Very versatile as it can be attached anywhere using self-adhesive tape. Plan to purchase more for my home." —Shari Hoo

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99

    3. A BedShelfie to pop on the side of your bunk (been there 😭) so you have room for snacks, small electronics, and whatever else gets lost in the sheets during your daily siesta. 

    Light wood shelf attached to a bed frame holding accessories and a phone

    Check out a TikTok of the BedShelfie to see it in action! 

    Promising review: "At first, I was going to try to find something inexpensive, but after looking at everything and reading all of the reviews, I ordered this product for my son's dorm room. It arrived well-packaged and even better than I had hoped. The quality of the product is exceptional, very well-built and super easy to install. My son was confident about putting his expensive notebook on it even though the shelf is on the highest part of his loft. The shelf is very solid and looks great." —Allison M. 

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in five styles). 

    4. colorful mechanical keyboard with a matching wireless mouse you've most definitely seen on your FYP. Sure, you're still typing up a two-page speech for your mandatory public speaking class, but at least now you have a bright and cheery new keyboard to clack away on.

    a reviewer photo of their desk set up with the green keyboard and matching mouse
    reviewer photo of the same keyboard in red

    The set includes a wireless keyboard and mouse with a USB receiver for a 2.4GHz connection. Pick up some AA batteries; both will need them! I've seen this keyboard in a ton of different desk setups — you can check out how the clicking sounds in this TikTok from @wisteriem

    Promising review: "So cute! Not gonna lie, this got me through my winter finals in college, the tapping noises from the keys are so soothing. Works very well, and color scheme is amazing! Planning on buying the yellow one as well.👀" —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 12 styles).

    5. microwave pasta cooker for times when the dining hall is closed and you're looking to whip up your go-to meal: noodles with butter and — if you're feeling ~saucy~ — a lil' sprinkle of Parmesan.

    A reviewer photo of uncooked pasta and water in the clear, plastic microwave pasta cooker
    A photo from the same reviewer of cooked pasta and water in the clear, plastic microwave pasta cooker

    See how one TikToker uses it here

    It also doubles as a strainer, and you can use the holes in the lid to portion out long pastas.

    Promising review: "I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! There are lines to indicate how much water to put in the cooker versus the amount of pasta you intend to cook. The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. Pasta is the only thing I have cooked in this product, but there are a lot of other things you can cook in it. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!" —Kelsi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    6. A set of toaster oven bags if you're always jonesing for a grilled cheese but don't exactly have a full kitchen at your disposal. Just put together all your fixins, drop 'em in the bag, and let your toaster do the work for you. 

    a toaster with the light brown paper bag around an uncooked grilled cheese
    reviewer image of a grilled cheese they made sing the toaster bags

    You can also heat up pizza slices, chicken nuggets, and more with it, meaning you'll have dinner ready in a matter of minutes. Reviewers say these are also great for anyone with a gluten allergy who needs to keep their bread separate in the toaster. Check 'em out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "TikTok made me buy this!! I do not regret it. :) Great purchase for the grilled cheese lovers. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store. Highly recommend." —Gloria Nunez

    Get them from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in packs of 4, 6, and 10).

    7. A set of four sheet fasteners that are basically like suspenders for your mattress, because nothing ruins a morning like having the corner of your fitted sheet pop off as you roll over — especially when you're already having to deal with sleeping on a Twin XL mattress!!!

    A white three way adjustable fastener hooked to a fitted sheet to pin it under a mattress
    a reviewer holding one of the clips

    See them on TikTok here

    Promising review: "I love these! Since I started using them my sheets haven’t popped off once and that used to be a multiple times a night problem because I toss and turn when I sleep. Thank you, TikTok!" —Gabby

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.25 (available in three colors). 

    8. A set of waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner stamps for those who LOVE the look of winged liner, but simply don't have time to paint 'em on before their 8 a.m. lecture. 

    The eyeliner stamp
    Reviewer image of winged eyeliner on their eye

    Check it out in action on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "Best eyeliner ever! This item was a 'TikTok made me buy it.' LOL, but overall I am truly happy with this purchase. Thank you! Your product is truly amazing!" —Samantha Lopez

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.48+ (available in three styles).

    9. A pack of Mighty Patch pimple spot treatments to speedily pull the pus out of your most worrisome whiteheads. (Sorry, that was a gross sentence, but it is what it is. 🤷‍♀️) Before you head to bed, just slap the dots right on any zits, and they'll work their magic overnight.

    Check these out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "I heard all about these on TikTok, so I decided to order. I switched my birth control and was having a ton of breakouts; these are amazing! They helped me stop picking at my face, and my skin is so clear now. Will always have these in my house from now on!" —Kiara Galloway 

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    10. A set of storage scrunchies so you can keep your cash money, lip balm, and keys nice and accessible. This way, you don't have to carry a purse but you also don't have to wait outside of your suite hoping one of your roommates is home to let you in. 

    lip balm, pins, and other small items inside a reviewer's blue velvet scrunchie with zipper closure
    the scrunchie on reviewer's wrist

    See them on TikTok here

    Promising review: "I bought this because of someone on TikTok who had purchased this. Extremely convenient and cute! They’re very soft, and I’ve been using mine to hold cash and lip balm. I wish there were more colors!" —Michaela

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two color combinations).

    11. tiny lil' cleaning ball with a sticky interior that picks up lint, crumbs, dust, sand, and whatever else is floating around in that black hole you call a backpack. 

    A person holding the ball in black
    gif of the ball being dropped in a purse and getting shook up

    Once it loses its stickiness, just wash it off with water, and it'll be good to go again! Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "Best invention! I purchased after seeing it in a TikTok video, and it works soooo well in my purse." —Wenhether

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors). 

    12. A mini sunset lamp if your dorm room gets next to no light and you could use some simulated sunshine to warm up those cinderblock walls and drop ceilings. 

    Reviewer photo of the light from their sunset lamp shining on a chair
    Sunset lamp shining against two backgrounds

    See it on TikTok here

    Promising review: "I've seen these on TikTok a bunch of times, and now I finally have my own! I've been eyeing the sunset and rainbow lights for months. I decided to purchase just the sunset light first to see how much I liked it. The same day it came I tested it out in a home studio, and I absolutely adore it! It gives a soft, glowy look that is perfect to accent golden-hour-style photo shoots and editing styles. I definitely recommend this product. I can't wait to purchase the rainbow light next for a whole new look!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38+ (available in two colors).

    13. space-saving yogurt organizer so you can stock up your (contraband) mini fridge with the Chobanis your mom sent you back to school with after break. 

    a reviewer's fridge with the organizer storing Chobanis
    a different reviewer using the storage organizer sideways to store Oikos

    See it on TikTok here

    Promising review: "Works great, wish I would have gotten more!! So very handy to have and see how many yogurts we have. Comes with two super-strong 3M adhesive stripes. Highly recommend product!!" —Amanda Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $12.87+ (available in packs of one or two).

    14. A tube of Winky Lux Peeper Perfect Under-Eye Concealer, which offers full coverage *and* a formula packed with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E so your professor doesn't have to know you pulled an all-nighter writing that 10-page essay they absolutely told you not to put off to the last minute...

    the pink tube of concealer
    the concealers swatched on models with three different skin tones
    Winky Lux

    Check out a TikToker using the concealer here

    Promising review: "Never found a concealer I liked. Tried just about every expensive brand out there; they all disappointed. Love this stuff! Creamy, dewy, glides on and blends well, doesn't sink into lines or melt off. A little goes a very long way too! Perfection! So happy with this purchase; it will be my new go-to." —Tanya

    Get it from Ulta or Winky Lux for $16 (available in 10 shades). 

    15. rotating makeup/skincare organizer ideal for freeing up space on your shared vanity. Look, I loved living with some of my closest friends but the bathroom counter situation left a lot to be desired...

    Reviewer spinning the clear acrylic organizer full of products
    Reviewer image of it full of products

    Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "Just another thing TikTok made me buy! The quality of the plastic is really great and I love that you can move the shelves as you see fit." —Reagan

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99

    16. A pad of transparent sticky notes if you SO badly want to jot down notes in the margins of your textbook buttttt you're looking to sell it back to Chegg at the end of the semester and you wanna get back every penny you can. 

    a reviewer holding a pad of sticky notes
    one of the sticky notes in a book

    Check them out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "These are amazing for rental textbooks. They stick well and come off easily. There’s multiple mini packs within so it’s easy to carry on the go." —Britney Call

    Get 500 sheets from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four sizes).

    17. A cute portable charger because — more often than not — you forget to charge your phone before you go to bed and then end up heading off to class with 4% battery. 

    gif of reviewer holding the pink charger and showing its built-in lightning cable
    hands holding a phone with the white charger plugged into it

    Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "The holy grail of portable chargers!!! I was traveling to Disney for vacation and knowing me, I would drain my battery with just taking pictures alone. I wanted a portable battery but didn’t want to carry a cord either, so I was excited when I found this little baby! It does exactly as described, pretty pink color, and I get one full charge of battery for my iPhone 11. Get it; you will not be disappointed!" —Meghan Doble

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in five colors). 

    18. folding mirror with adjustable brightness levels so you can do your makeup or skincare routine right at your desk without having to turn on your room's harsh, fluorescent lights.  

    reviewer holding the lit travel mirror
    reviewer photo of the lit travel mirror propped up on a table

    See it on TikTok here!

    PS: It comes with a rechargeable battery.

    Promising review: "Absolute must for travel. Hotels and Airbnbs rarely have both good lighting and a good mirror to sit down and do your makeup at. With this guy, though, you won't have that worry. The different lights are wonderful for different settings; the mirror is sturdy and lightweight. It does not feel cheap at all; in fact, it is the best travel mirror I have purchased. I am now using this on a daily basis, so I think it was an awesome find, not just for traveling but also for every day! It also is really slim and fits in your carry-on easily." —Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in five colors). 

    19. clog-preventing funnel that lets hair go directly down the drain so you and your roommates don't have to take turns wrestling with a drain snake every few weeks. 

    a model placing the blue funnel in a shower drain
    the blue funnel

    Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "DrainFunnel is a gift from God. Seriously. I am a guy with Tarzan/Jason Momoa type hair. Shower drain clogged all the time until I found DrainFunnel. I've had DrainFunnel for a year with no clogged drain. No plumbing issues. Nada. Highly recommend!" —BrandonL

    Get it from Lowe's for $13.49.

    20. mini pink ATM that was def made with children in mind, but look, you simply can't be trusted with cash on hand — especially if your campus has slice shops or Froyo places nearby. 

    the pink ATM machine
    coins being put into the ATM

    Check out this viral piggy bank in this TikTok from @kiyalastnamepetty.

    The LCD screen will display your current balance, and you can set a target savings amount up to $999 to check your progress. Both coins and paper money can be deposited — it'll automatically distinguish between different coins to count them!

    Promising review: "I loved that me and my husband were able to save more than $1,000 in less than a month. This helped with 'out of sight, out of mind,' and it was a cute way to look forward to putting money in every week." —Jonathan Chavez

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A pair of 3D-printed wearable "chopsticks" so you can munch on Hot Cheetos — without making a total mess — whilst typing up that email to your professor about how you're going to miss class today because you're :::cough, cough::: so sick. 

    Model wearing a small chopstick-like device between two fingers and plucking a chip out of a bowl with it
    The model holding the chip between the device
    Ridha 3D Printing/Etsy

    Ridha 3D Printing is a family-run, Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2021 that specializes in 3D-printed gadgets and toys. 

    Check out a TikTok of the wearable chopsticks in action. 

    Promising review: "Perfect for what I wanted it for. Now I can game on my PC and eat snacks without getting my mouse and keyboard dirty! Thank you, such an amazing invention. 😊" —