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Get All The Essentials On Your College Packing List For Under $175

Save your money for beer.

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Maham Usman

Packing for college can be both exciting and extremely overwhelming. Luckily, here are some affordable dorm essentials from Amazon to help make a dent in your shopping list.

1. A bedside organizer so you literally never have to get out of bed

Binge-watch Netflix with everything you need conveniently at your sidePrice: $13.99
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Binge-watch Netflix with everything you need conveniently at your side

Price: $13.99

2. This comfortable bedding set, which gives you another good reason to skip your 8am lecture

It fits Twin and TwinXL bed sets and comes with a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, sham and pillowcase. Steal a pillow from home or buy this two-pack for $15.99Price: $38.99
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It fits Twin and TwinXL bed sets and comes with a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, sham and pillowcase. Steal a pillow from home or buy this two-pack for $15.99

Price: $38.99

3. This desk lamp with a built-in school supply organizer

Price: $11.50
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Price: $11.50

4. A decently-sized laundry bag

This one has a funny saying on it, but we know you’ll probably only see it once a semester.Price: $9.99
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This one has a funny saying on it, but we know you’ll probably only see it once a semester.

Price: $9.99

5. This six foot long power strip

Because fighting your roommates for outlets is like Game of ThronesPrice: $9.49
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Because fighting your roommates for outlets is like Game of Thrones

Price: $9.49

6. These no-slip hangers

It may be a little pricier than stealing hangers from your closet, but when you’re late to class (again) you’ll be thankful all your clothes haven’t ended up on your closet floor.Price: $20.99 (set of 50)
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It may be a little pricier than stealing hangers from your closet, but when you’re late to class (again) you’ll be thankful all your clothes haven’t ended up on your closet floor.

Price: $20.99 (set of 50)

7. These affordable but effective speakers

This doesn’t make it onto a lot of college packing lists — but it’s going to be one of the best things you bring Price: $19.99
Via amazon.com

This doesn’t make it onto a lot of college packing lists — but it’s going to be one of the best things you bring

Price: $19.99

8. Of course, some command strips to personalize your space without damaging the walls

Because you’ll be annoying your RA enough already with the speakersPrice: $6.68
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Because you’ll be annoying your RA enough already with the speakers

Price: $6.68

9. A three-piece towel set

Price: $10.99
Via amazon.com

Price: $10.99

10. A shower caddy

Price: $9.89

Price: $9.89

11. And, trust us, you'll need some shower shoes

These unisex ones are cheap, comfortable and shower-safePrice: $12.99
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These unisex ones are cheap, comfortable and shower-safe

Price: $12.99

12. A Brita water bottle so you can stay hydrated and be environmentally friendly at the same time

Price: $8.71

Price: $8.71

Total: $174.20

Put those extra 80 cents towards your alcohol fund.

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