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    27 Things From Walmart You Never Knew You Needed For Your Dorm Room

    Make your dorm room feel more like home with succulents, special hangers that'll give you more space in your closet, some cat-butt magnets and more!

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    1. A hanging closet organizer so you can place your backpacks, hats, and sweaters neatly and off the floor. You can go ahead and hide your stress in one of those cubbies too. Easily accessible, but out of the way for now.


    Promising review: "I've had this for over a year, and it's packed full of clothing. It hasn't begun to fray even a little bit! If this one ever wears out, I will definitely buy it again!" —littlelani

    Price: $12.47

    2. A Nutri Ninja single serve blender for anyone whose body is begging them for fresh fruits and vegetables. It even comes with two to-go cups and lids to make the dream of bringing these to class or the gym a reality.


    Promising review: "It's very powerful, fast, simple, and easy to use. It's the perfect size, too. With Auto-IQ it does everything, and clean up is a snap. Best of all, I'm now getting my greens AND a whole lot more nutrient-dense goodness! So far I've mostly used it with frozen bananas, fresh apple, carrots, celery, kale, curly parsley, and flax seeds and everything came out completely liquified. Ice (or all frozen produce) renders a nice classic, frozen smoothie consistency. Definitely a keeper!"—MikeBob2012

    Price: $79 (originally $139).

    3. A contoured foam topper, because we all know your dorm room didn't come with a five-star mattress. Upgrade your sleeping experience with this simple layered addition and you'll have top-notch sleep.


    Promising review: "This is AWESOME. I highly recommend it. I slept like a baby. I have a firm spring mattress and I was having pains in my hip I also put a slightly padded mattress cover over it. I can't tell you how comfortable this has made my bed I actually don't want to get out of the bed now that it's soft and pillowy. You will not regret this purchase!" —RealConsumerReview

    Price: $19.70+ (available in sizes twin–King).

    4. A mini-fridge with a dry-erase exterior so you can leave passive aggressive notes for your roommate about doing the dishes. Be careful, they might give you the ~cold~ shoulder. Aww college is SO fun.


    Promising review: "I love the look of this fridge. It seems perfect or any dorm room or man cave setup. It is also deceptively big! Can definitely hold more than a couple beverages. The eraser board is a cute added bonus." —acb17

    Price: $84.99

    5. A pack of S-shaped hangers to give you much-needed space in your cramped closet! Stack those pants and scarves and you'll see how much space you get, trust me, you'll be hooked.


    Price: $8.49

    6. A compact, tabletop ironing board, because you have reached the intersection of your adult life where you are expected to look polished but you live in a literal shoe box and have no space for a full-sized one.


    Price: $19.99

    7. A lamp with three tiers of shelving that will make great use of the limited space you probably have available. Three tiers for efficiency!


    Promising review: "Absolutely love the minimal space it preserves! And it's a plus for uniqueness! A tall glass lamp with shelves? Come on! It doesn't get any better than this!" —Walmartcustomer

    Price: $24.92

    8. An air fryer designed with a uniformed heating system to get that crispy fried taste without the oil. Thanks science!


    It also comes with a recipe book with over 25 to choose from! This thing can cook steak, fries, veggies and so much more.

    *Make sure you can have cooking appliances in your dorm room! If not, maybe there is a common space kitchen you could keep it tucked away in!

    Promising review: "It is very easy to release the basket from the basket. It fits on my kitchen counter. I have made baked potatoes, fresh french fries, and fried chicken thighs soaked in buttermilk then shaken in flour, which came out crispy and moist. I have reheated food I took home from a restaurant and it came out as good as when I first ate it. This is great for working people who need to cook quickly when they get home. No mess and delicious food!" —NJBelle

    Price: $59.88

    9. A Himalayan sea salt lamp that'll potentially bring good health and wellness to your otherwise toxic life! Midterms, cafeteria food, shared bathrooms, ahhh!


    Price: $15.14

    10. A throw pillow for anyone who needs optimal comfort to get through finals week. *cries into pillow*


    Price: $13.84 (available in nine colors).

    11. An essential oil diffuser that will get you through this cold-as-ever winter just in time to get you through allergy season. Weather is awesome.


    It releases a cool mist and automatically shuts off when the container runs dry, so you don't have to worry about it!

    Promising review: "It's beautiful and works great! Makes a nice decoration even when you’re not using it. The light is so pretty. Colors alternate, or you can press the button to keep it on one color. The diffuser itself has a separate on and off button, so you can use just the diffuser, just the light, or both at the same time. Love that feature! Diffuses for about four to five hours." —Dag

    Price: $23.72

    12. A pack of cat butt magnets so your roommates know exactly the kind of person you are on day one.


    The perfect person, duh.

    Price: $13.68

    13. A set of four bed risers designed with outlet and USB options for a more convenient place to charge your devices while in bed. Elevate your dorm room experience.


    Price: $25.99 (originally $39.99).

    14. An electric wax warmer ideal for those dorm rooms that don't allow candles. You simply place the wax cube inside and the device will warm up until the scent is released.


    Promising review: "I love this product! I have pets in my home, and am very sensitive to the odors they produce. This warmer works very fast, as soon as the wax melts, just like the directions say. The replacement cubes are very cheap too, but the oil lasts so long, I won't need to buy more any time soon." —HIDW

    Price: $15

    15. A bed tray so you can enjoy a nice meal or movie (or both) in bed!


    Price: $39.86 (available in two colors).

    16. A bed rest pillow to support you literally and figuratively as you cry laughing through a season of Pen15 on Hulu.


    Price: $31.99 (available in five colors).

    17. A green tea and lemon–scented bed and linen spray to promote relaxation. It's instant comfort even without the comforter!


    Price: $14.99+

    18. A set of three glass bulb artificial succulents so real you'll start to think you grew them yourself! A small touch of nature in your bedroom can help you feel more relaxed and settled in.


    Price: $18.50

    19. A white and gold (or is it black and blue?) wall tapestry to add cozy character to your walls without having to paint or decorate in a major way.


    The size shown above is 84 x 54 inches.

    Price: $16.99

    20. An oak-handled wall accent designed with beautiful braids and cotton cords that'll fill up your empty wall space with an aesthetic you'll fall in love with.


    Price: $32.44

    21. An ombré fleece throw blanket made of 100% premium microfiber so you can easily throw it in the wash. Thank goodness, because it's so comfy you're going to use it literally every day.


    Price: $18.99

    22. A rotating pizza oven that will also cook the rest of your college-diet based foods—fresh or frozen! I could honestly watch this rotate for hours. *swoon*

    *Make sure you can have cooking appliances in your dorm room! If not, maybe there is a common space kitchen you could keep it tucked away in!

    Promising review: "I was surely skeptical, but there is absolutely nothing bad to say about this product! I've used it three to four times a month for the past eight years, and I've yet to make a bad pizza. Man, it delivers! I also cook chicken, fish fillets, hamburgers and sandwiches with it. I'm not one for using a lot of cooking pans, this is simplicity!" —IcantLIE

    Price: $59.97

    23. A motion-detecting stick-on closet light to offer an easier way to dig through your clothes when you're late for class and frantically trying to find your favorite tank-top that goes with everything. *runs out of dorm room and trips over shrub*


    It's battery operated, so no need to find an electrical source!

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these lights for my dark pantry. The light is so bright that I only need to use one! The motion is a quick response and the slim design is great." —karen

    Price: $13.39

    24. A bottle of Poo Pourri bathroom spray designed to eliminate the smell of bathroom breaks and awkward roommate interactions like, "uhh, I'd wait a few minutes before going in there."

    25. A six-outlet adapter with two USB ports so you don't have to worry about who gets to juice up their electronics first. You don't want something as silly as a single outlet to spark a fight with your roommate.


    Price: $8.99 (originally $19.99).

    26. A space-saving round ottoman with convenient shoe slots that'll have you saying, "ottoMAN I'm saving so much space!"


    Price: $59.46 (available in three colors).

    27. A TubShroom that'll have you thinking "why have I lived my whole life without this?!" It sits nicely in your drain collecting all the loose hairs that dare cross its path.

    *Make sure you're allowed to install this in your dorm room or suite as it may require unscrewing your drain cap!

    Promising review: "This is the best drain protector I have ever used. I only wash my hair two times a week, and have to clean it out afterwards, but that is great because it means it is catching the many hairs I shed each time. It is so easy to clean too." —Stealth

    Price: $12.95

    When you see the amount of hair that comes out of the TubShroom.

    Sony / Via Giphy

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