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    39 Things Under $25 That'll Make Your Dorm Room Perfect

    Decorate and organize your dorm room the budget-friendly way so you have some money left over for those expensive textbooks.

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    1. A set of shelf dividers to organize your dorm room closet's top shelf and stack your sweaters and jeans without having them topple over constantly.,

    They're also great for bulky items like linens and towels. The dividers are 12 inches tall and can slide over any standard shelf up to 7/8 inches thick.

    Promising review: "I love these! They fit snugly over my shelf so they don't shift or move around. I have a lot of handbags and it's been a mess on my closet shelf for the ones that are floppy. I have limited closet space in a small home so my choices of where/how to store them are limited. This was the perfect solution. I plan on buying more when I get around to re-arranging sweaters on shelves." —BarbraGenie

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.34+ (available in platinum or bronze).

    2. A Roll Keeper organizer if you're like me in college and will attend any event if they're giving out a free T-shirt. With this, you'll be able to see all of your T-shirts at once, which makes getting ready in the morning so much easier.

    Mallory Mower's closet door closed with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is a woman-owned small business from Kelso, Washington. Check out this helpful video that shows you how to load and unload the Roll Keeper!

    Check out this promising review from BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower who owns (and loves!) the Roll Keeper: "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased an Etsy product from!"

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $16.99.

    3. A white noise sound machine for drowning out the sounds of rowdy neighbors when you're trying to get some sleep before a big test.

    reviewer's homedics sound machine on a counter

    You can choose from six sounds: white noise, thunder, ocean, rain, summer night, or brook, and you can program it to shut off automatically after a set amount of time.

    Promising review: "This sound machine was a better investment than my textbooks. I use it when I need some calming background noise while studying or if I'm trying to sleep and the other people in my dorm are being too loud. It's lightweight, portable, and it doesn't take up too much space in my suitcase. I love all the different settings. I actually use them to train my brain for different activities, like studying, relaxing, and sleeping. I also love that you can set a timer for 15, 30, or 60 minutes. The volume is adjustable. If you're looking for a good sound machine, this is the one!" —Genevieve

    Get it from Amazon for $22.31+ (available in silver or blue).

    4. A laundry hamper that you can hang on the back of the door so you don't have to take up valuable floor space to hold all your dirty clothes. It's also easily removable for laundry days!

    The hamper hung over a door

    Promising review: "Very convenient. I'd been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn't just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn't a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them." —D. Jelte

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96.

    5. A honeycomb drawer organizer so you can see all of your underwear or socks at once as you frantically get ready for your 8 a.m. class at *checks clock* 7:47 a.m. Don't worry — we won't tell anyone you hit your snooze button three times!

    reviewer showing a drawer with a honeycomb organizer placed inside to organize socks and underwear

    The dividers snap together to create the individual slots. Some reviewers said these can be easily cut to fit the exact measurements of your drawer.

    Promising review: "I needed something to organize my socks, saw this, and thought it looked like it would work. I live in the Pacific NW where our winters aren't particularly frigid, but they ARE cold and damp, so I tend to wear a lot of wool or thicker acrylic knit socks. This is exactly what I needed. Size is super, and it's easy to put together once I figured out that the buttons are easier to get into the slots if you DON'T try to push them but instead rock them from side to side. Really, I couldn't be happier with these. Much better than I expected, and exactly what I need." —L. Mountford

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sets of two, four, or eight).

    6. A set of velvet closet hangers so your clothes won't slip off and clutter your dorm room like they do with those cheap plastic hangers. Bonus: these hangers can actually increase how much available space you have in your closet, so feel free to pack an extra suitcase for move-in day!

    A BuzzFeed' editor's closet with shirts hanging on beige velvet hangers pressed together tightly
    Closeup of hangers showing how close they stack together
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I started using these when I moved into my dorm freshman year, and I haven't stopped using them even 10 years later (sheeesh, I'm old). You'll be amazed at how many more pieces of clothing you can hang up with you use these — the velvet hangers are slim enough that your clothes hang really close to each other, so you can pack in as many flannels and T-shirts as your heart desires. And because of the velvet material, even strappy, delicate tops stay put as I move my clothes around looking for the day's outfit. 

    Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $16.49 (available in five colors, three sizes of sets, and in shirt, skirt, and suit hangers).  

    7. A bed rest pillow you'll soon realize is an essential dorm room purchase when you're frantically finishing up a paper in bed at 3 a.m. and have that nice cushy back support.

    light pink bed rest pillow on a bed with white linens on it

    Get it from Target for $15 (originally $18; available in seven colors).

    8. A jar of odor-removing gel to finally get rid of any unwanted smells that tend to pop up in a tiny dorm room. Just open up the top of the jar and place it where smells tend to linger — like right by your pile of dirty clothes you've been meaning to clean for a few weeks now.

    The jar of odor-removing gel

    No judgments — I perfected the art of only doing laundry every four weeks my freshman year!

    Promising review: "I have eight large breed dogs who have the run of the house, even though we sweep and vacuum twice a day you can still smell dog. I have little to nothing in the way of soft surfaces that hold odor and the whole house gets a deep clean three times a week, but the smell keeps popping up. I put three of these around my house and people have asked me if the dogs are not in the house anymore. It doesn't cover up the smell, it really eliminates it and leaves the house smelling crisp and clean." —BB Caldwell

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in two sizes).

    9. An outlet shelf that can hold your phone or other tech gadgets while they charge so that they're not just hanging loosely from the cord. It also has a compartment to store extra cords you aren't currently using.,

    The shelf can hold up to 10 pounds.

    Promising review: "Wow. I was skeptical at first because there were no pics of the Echo, just the Dot. I’m so glad I purchased this. Not only did it free up counter space, it actually looks good. I will say though, I had to use the lower plug because there wasn’t enough headroom to use the top. I banded the cord and it fit perfectly inside the cable channel for a clean look. I’d definitely recommend!" —Jill in Houston

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    10. A jewelry stand ideal for storing all of your long necklaces so they don't get tangled up in a random pile of clothes. Plus: it's a great way to show off all of your favorite jewelry when you're not wearing it!

    A reviewer photo of gold three-tier jewelry stand with colorful necklaces on the handles and earrings on the bottom

    It also has a base with a ridge around it for storing small jewelry like earrings or rings.

    Promising review: "I love this stand!!! It's simple, sturdy, clean and well made. It doesn't look cheap at all, not even the plastic base. I have 27 necklaces on mine — all spread out nicely — and there's plenty of room for more. I have 16-18" on the front short bar, 36" on the back tallest bar, and double-looped my longest necklaces onto the middle bar. I am so pleased with this product and will definitely tell my friends about it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    11. A six-port outlet that swivels, which means you can now actually use that outlet that's placed in a super inconvenient place right behind your bed. You can charge your phone, your laptop, plug in a lamp, and STILL have ports to spare!


    This even has two USB ports. Hallelujah! 

    Promising review: "I’ve owned lots of outlet extenders over the years but this is among the best. This is high quality, well-designed and works as expected. Having the USB outlets on the top is a nice touch that we find useful. It is important to note that this does not stick out as much as others, which was an important consideration. I’ve purchased more than one of these and need to get another — they’re so useful, we want them on more outlets. I highly recommend." —RussFoo

    Get it from Amazon for $18.93.

    12. A letter board to add some personality to your dorm room — display your and your roommate's favorite quote or inside joke or spell out something inspirational to keep you motivated.

    square letter board that says "do something great today" hung on a wall in a dorm room

    Promising review: "So cute! I followed the advice of one of the other reviewers and used a precision craft knife to cut the letters out which worked perfectly! I also painted the wood sides black to go with the décor and it looks great! Really happy — bought a second one too." —Wendy3322

    Get it from Target for $15 (available in six colors). 

    13. A set of ~breathable~ sheets that are especially necessary if you happen to live in a dorm room without any AC. You'll be thanking your lucky stars you bought these during your first few weeks at school when it's still very much summertime., Amazon

    These sheets have over 76,000 5-star ratings, so you know they're tried-and-true favorites!

    Promising review: "I purchased these for my daughter's dorm bed. She loves them saying they are super soft. After they were delivered she washed them. We put them on her bed when we moved her into the dorms. They fit over the xl twin mattress plus a topper and mattress cover perfectly. We purchased a gray set and a lavender set, too." —LacsinATL

    Get them from Amazon for $20.32+ (available in Twin, Twin XL, and most other bed sizes, and in 45 colors and patterns).

    14. A moon phase garland if you're looking for something that's lightweight, easy to hang, and downright stunning to place above your bed. You can even hang it up with painter's tape or Command hooks so you won't get charged for damages at the end of the school year!,

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with this statement piece! The moons are so well crafted and the metal doesn't feel cheap. The packaging was so cute I want to keep it. Even came with a cute little care card. Perfect to help brighten up any room in your house!" —Roriann

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. An adjustable closet rod to instantly add another layer of hanging space to your closet. Dorm closets are notoriously small, and this is a great way to maximize the precious storage space you have!

    reviewer's closet with pants hung on the top and bottom of the adjustable closet rod

    The horizontal bar can expand from 18 inches to the max 30 inches, and the hanging height can be adjusted by 1-inch increments.

    Promising review: "This product has been one of my favorite Amazon finds, I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it sooner. It has doubled my closet space in my apartment where I can’t make any damage to my closet in terms of adding another permanent shelf so this has been a perfect solution. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy; I’ve had it for a couple weeks now with no issue. My only complaint which is not a fault of the product is your closet has to be pretty high for this to work or else your shirts above are going to get caught on the hangers below and for my case, some of my shirts are dragging on the floor so just keep this in mind when you’re thinking about purchasing you want your closet to be decently tall for this product to work." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    16. An over-the-door shoe organizer so you can keep all of your sneakers and sandals in one easy-to-access place. It's also a great place to store cleaning supplies, food, or anything else you want to have handy.,

    I also have one of these on the door of my coat closet and I store all of my winter hats, scarves, and gloves in the clear pockets.

    Promising review: "This is good for students who live in dorms or small apartments. It fits in the small closet space. I would recommend it to all students. Perfect for 12 pairs of footwear." —Chinmayi Karmalkar

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in three colors)

    17. Or this hanging organizer if you have some unused closet space and want to use it to keep your shoes nice and tidy.

    vertical organizer with square open compartments with shoes tucked into a few of them

    It'll hold up to 10 pairs of shoes.

    Promising review: "Made my closet so much more organized versus having my shoes on the floor all over. Hooks are great and material is strong." —BoyMom2020

    Get it from Target for $10.

    18. A pack of hoodie hangers because even if you start the semester thinking you're going to dress up for class, chances are you'll be reaching for a hoodie as you dash off to your Statistics class, bleary-eyed and in need of coffee.

    Venalli Builds

    Owner Nick runs this small biz in Overland Park, Kansas. Check out the shop to find a handful of other clever life hack products.

    Promising review: "These are a great addition for my teenage kids' closet. They have so many sweatshirts that used to be strewn about on the floor instead of hanging in the closet. These hangers make it easy for them to actually hang up their sweatshirts! The hangers are strong and well made." —Rebecca Scanlon

    Get a pack of five from Venalli Builds on Etsy for $20 (available in four colors, also available in a pack of 10).

    19. A set of foldable cloth storage cubes that might just be the most versatile and useful thing you buy for your dorm room. Use them to organize clothes, books, pantry items, or school supplies, and place them at the top of your closet, on a shelf, or under your bed for easy access.

    Six beige storage cubes with side handles resting on different levels of a bookshelf
    reviewer's storage cubes labeled and placed on top of a closet

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I anticipated, I wish they were just slightly bigger but I use them on the side in my closet almost like drawers. It's definitely a space saver for me because we have just downsized and wanted a neat solution for lack of space to put a dresser in the bedroom. They work great — if I was using them right side up I am quite sure they would be more sturdy, but honestly I am not complaining because they work great for me. These run anywhere from $5–$10 at any store I looked at so as far as value totally worth it!" —Gretchen Thro

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $18.97 (available in 11 colors).

    20. A super-cool desk organization system made out of individually designed hexagons that you can customize and fit together to match your exact needs. It's like having a functional piece of art on your desktop as you study for your midterm!

    many hexagonal desk organizers holding office supplies, a phone, and pens
    Ewart Woods / Etsy

    Ewart Woods is a small business based in Latvia that creates handmade organization and storage solutions that blend into your home decor.

    Promising review: "They are amazing! Love the quality and how fun it is to arrange. Will be ordering more soon." —Maira Sosa

    Get it from Ewart Woods on Etsy for $9.85+ (available in sets of 1, 3, 5, or 10; free shipping).

    21. A sleep mask in case you and your roommate have completely different schedules and don't want to be woken up by them turning on the light in the morning. A good night's sleep is precious in college, and this comfy mask will help you get the slumber you deserve!

    contoured sleep mask with a strap for putting it around your head

    Promising review: "I needed a comfy eye mask which completely shuts out the dark. This works really well, for that purpose. I’m a side sleeper, and it does leave some light marks on my face, after using it for hours, but I’m guessing all of the contoured ones would. I’m very happy with my purchase." —just me

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A soft pillow tablet stand for the nights you'd rather lie in bed and re-watch Grey's Anatomy for the tenth time instead of going to a party. It also makes a good stand if you're using your tablet as a second screen while you study!

    pillow that acts as a tablet or book stand

    Promising review: "This pillow holds my Kindle perfectly. I'm able to read in bed without holding my neck in a weird way, which has helped with my neck problems. I set it next to me to read in bed the next thing I know I'm asleep and I don't have to worry about crushing my Kindle. I also use it for hardcover books and my iPhone." —Judith Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $16.77+ (available in six colors).

    23. A 16-pack of Command small wire hooks to hang up string lights, hats, scarves...truly anything you want to keep within reach on your dorm room walls. The best part is you can remove them at the end of the year without damaging the walls!

    A reviewer displaying wire hooks holding baseball caps and utensils

    Promising review: "I love these hooks. I have them in our closets (for hats, scarves, light jackets) and in our kitchen (for measuring cups and spoons). I love how easy they are to put up and take down. If you make a mistake and put it in the wrong spot, no problem! Just take it off and use one of the extra adhesives to put it on the right spot." —A. Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in nine quantities and two colors).

    24. A color-changing humidifier/diffuser because most dorm rooms don't allow you to bring candles, so you can use this instead with some ~calming~ essential oils to make your room smell heavenly.,

    Promising review: "I am so obsessed with this diffuser, it is by far one of my favorite Amazon purchases in the past year. It is very cheap but has held up very well, so that's a huge plus already. It is very easy to use and doesn't take that much water, but it diffuses for a VERY long time, especially if you fill it all the way. I'm talking like, 8+ hours. I use a few drops of basic essential oils in the water and within minutes my whole dorm room smells amazing, and it lasts. The diffuser is very quiet, you can barely hear it, and the vapor is pretty unnoticeable. At first, I was a little unsure about the lights, but they turned out great because you can turn them off if you want or set them to be one color and I ended up loving it. SO easy to operate, fill it up with water and push one button and you're good to go." —Kelsey Johnson

    Get them from Amazon: diffuser for $13.59+ (available in five colors) and a set of eight essential oils for $14.95.

    25. Under-bed storage bins to hold some of your less-worn items like formal outfits or winter clothes so you can fill your drawers with clothes you know you'll be wearing on a regular basis.

    Promising review: "The storage container is just what I expected. It's nice and sturdy. Doesn't have a cheap and flimsy feel. I ordered three of these and they all fit under a full-size bed with room to spare." —Jay Chica

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors and as a single or in a set; free shipping on your first order).

    26. Expandable drawer dividers because your university is probably only supplying you with a couple of drawers, and you'll want to make them as organized as possible!

    a drawer pulled out with three sections created by the separators. The sections include panties, bras, and tees.

    Promising review: "I will never be a person who folds underwear. It's never going to happen. That photo that comes with this product? Not me. But a simple tool like this turned out to be what it takes just to know where things are. Left. Center. Middle. Any organizer made of cloth was out. I wanted something rigid but adjustable. If an organizer has soft sides, it's going to end up underneath the things it's supposed to be separating.

    These fit firmly where I put them and there are no corners to snag clothing or hurt your hand on when you reach into the drawer. It's a well-engineered product. I created three sections to my large top dresser drawer by adding the partitions from front to back. I am so pleased with the difference that I am ordering two more sets so I can do my other drawers also. These OXO dividers cost more than the flimsy ones, but if I wasn't able to buy these, I would just not buy organizers." —SeattleBookMama

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    27. Or this set of clear drawer organizers if your desk doubles as your vanity and you need a place to keep all your makeup organized. You can even stack them on top of each other if you have a deep drawer.

    Clear plastic organizers with makeup and jewelry in them in a drawer

    Promising review: "I love these stacking storage organizers. They fit perfectly in the bathroom drawers, even if you stack them. I use the smaller ones for holding cotton makeup pads and other smaller cosmetic items. I store fingernail polish and items I don't use every day in the larger square containers that fit on the bottom. The long ones are used in the top drawer for toothpaste, hairbrushes, tubes of smaller first aid items, moisture eye drops, etc. I liked them so well, I ordered a second set and threw away the thin, funky plastic organizers I had used for years. These are much classier." —JW

    Get the six-piece set from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. A sleek bedside caddy to keep essentials close by at night, even if your dorm room's so small you can't even fit a bedside table. Just place this in between your mattress and bed frame and voila! Everything you need is within arm's reach.

    The caddy positioned on the side of the sofa
    Nekonote Store/Etsy

    Nekonote Store is a Sydney, Australia-based small business filled with lots of very beautiful home accessories. The shop's also offering a storewide 25% off discount if you grab three items! 

    Promising review: "This product is great! Looks like leather from far away but is actually a soft felt-like material. Perfect for holding your phone, glasses, a light book or any other bedside objects." —Andrea

    Get it from Nekonote Store on Etsy for $13.39+ (available in five colors).

    29. A hair tool organizer so you won't scorch your desk by leaving your super hot flatiron on top of it. The silicone flap will attach to any nonporous surface.

    reviewer showing a pink hot iron holder holding a flat iron that's plugged in

    The silicone can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees and can attach to any smooth, non-porous surface.

    Promising review: "My wife left the hair straightener on and rushed to work, this plastic magnificent thing probably prevented a fire in our apartment. Even though it was very warm and hot, nothing burned, not even the plastic holder itself. It does what it's supposed to do. It sticks and prevents fires from hair straighteners. Proved after sticking to the sink for over three to four months and not melting with a turned-on hair straightener inside from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m." —Emre

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in black or pink).

    30. A stackable cabinet organizer to store all of your food organized on the one shelf you're able to fit in your dorm room. Look, we know your education always comes first, but snacks are a close second!

    Two small metal shelves stacked on each other in a cabinet

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I’m not one to post a review about anything. I just ordered two sets of these and they transformed my pantry in the blink of an eye! They are high enough to accommodate my short basket full of half-bags of noodles and grains, and durable enough to hold any assortment of vinegars and home can goods. I ordered two sets (four shelves) and plan on buying more for the rest of my sloppy kitchen." —V

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in two colors).

    31. A set of bed risers if your dorm bed doesn't have the ability to be lofted but you still want to be able to take advantage of that precious storage space underneath. 

    reviewer holding up black bed riser
    bed risers propping up a bed frame

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with these bed risers. They were delivered in a jiffy and have stackable add-ons to make the bed even taller! Perfect for under-bed storage and being pregnant! Hip-height bed is the way to go! Thank you!" —Sydney

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $17.49.

    32. A set of gold cable organizers so you're not constantly losing your charger cord every time you go to plug in your laptop or phone. Organic chem is hard enough — might as well make your day-to-day life a bit easier!

    A set of two gold finished round cable organizers installed on a desk with a charger wire running through them

    Brighttia is a New York-based small business established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor.

    Promising review: "These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for." —Amy Margolis

    Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $11.98 (available in four colors).

    33. An LED alarm clock if you're looking to add a bit of a futuristic flair to your dorm room. It also doubles as a mirror when you're not displaying the time, and you can charge your phone on the side!

    Reviewer alarm clock on marble table

    Promising review: "Let’s be honest. There are tons and I mean tons of clock options out there but the reality is that majority of them are hideous. I wanted a clock that was both functional and looks great. This product is exactly that. I find the second dim level perfect. Bright enough without being blinding. Having 12-hour and 24-hour options are great. I only use it as a clock so I can’t speak much about using it as an alarm clock. The USBs on the side make charging small devices a breeze. Guests are always complimenting the clock and asking where I got it. Highly recommend!" —Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in four colors).

    34. A storage ottoman designed to add some extra seating space to your dorm while also holding blankets, toiletry items, or anything else you want to keep out of sight but within easy reach.

    Promising review: "I really love this storage ottoman! It was the perfect size and color. It has a nice amount of storage space for how small it is and very easy to assemble. I bought this for a step stool to get onto my dorm bed and it definitely holds up when I step onto it!!" —Larissa

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight colors and two materials).

    35. A twin-sized comforter you'll find just ~peachy~ as you take your daily nap in between classes. It's long enough to fit extra-long twin beds, which is standard for most dorm rooms.

    peach comforter on a twin-sized bed

    Get it from Target for $15 (originally $20; also available in full/queen and king size).

    36. Or this ultra-comfy blanket so soft and fancy-looking, everyone in your dorm hall will be asking you where you got it from.


    Promising review: "I’m a blanket junkie and this one is a favorite for me and my cats. It feels so soft, thick and luxurious — super comforting! Living in Minnesota where it’s cold much of the year I always have blankets around, and this is the one I reach for the most. Not only does it look gorgeous but it feels incredible!" —Melissa S

    Get it from Target for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    37. A posh set of 10 neutral, abstract, instantly downloadable art prints — many dorm rooms come with a huge bulletin board for you to decorate, so print these out and put them up with thumb tacks to instantly dress up your space.

    the black, white, and tan prints including abstract art, faces, a sketch of clasped hands, a leaf, and text that reads

    Each order comes with JPG files of the designs in four different sizes.

    Kiki & Nim is a Black woman-owned small business based in Dallas that makes so many stylish, instantly downloadable works of art for every room and occasion, including pre-curated gallery walls like this one!

    Promising review: "I love this artwork and the delivery/download experience was super easy." —Bairdness

    Get a set of 10 prints from KikiandNim on Etsy for $17.60 (originally $22).

    38. A book organizer that's not only useful for holding up your class notebooks and small-sized books, but is also a great piece of decor for your home away from home.

    Rose gold triangle file organizer holding books and notebooks
    same organizer in gold holding books about plants

    Promising review: "I didn’t want anything too bulky on my nightstand but I like to have several books I like to read in bed. I previously had them stacked on top of each other and found this and was afraid it might be cheaply made but it is sturdy and beautiful! I’m such a bookworm and I am in love with this added piece to my room." —Stephy Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors).

    39. A tower of slide-out baskets to take advantage of any tall cabinets or shelves you have. Have lots of skincare products? Place all of them in one of these baskets and just slide it out and take it to the bathroom down the hall during your nightly skincare routine., Amazon

    The bins also come with dividers that you can place inside to keep everything as organized as possible.

    Promising review: "This product was sooo easy to put together!! I recently moved into a new house and have way too many skincare products that I’m not using everyday as part of my routine. I needed a way to organize them and this was perfect and has the area underneath my sink looking so neat and organized! I fit my surplus of skincare, all my nail stuff, and some extra bath stuff all inside. I love it!!" —B

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Now that your dorm room is all put together, you can focus on having your best, most successful year yet.


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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