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    28 Things Under $30 To Make Your Dorm Bed Cozy

    Including silk pillowcases to reduce breakouts and frizz, a spooky true crime book, and blackout curtains.

    1. A pair of gusseted pillows for hot sleepers who are dorming in old buildings without AC. These plush pillows make sleeping in any position — on your back, stomach, or side — painless.

    2. A silk eye mask so you can get your beauty sleep no matter how late your roommate has their lamp lit.

    3. A lavender-scented aromatherapy spray to put your body and mind at ease after a long, stressful day of classes. It doubles as a perfume and body mist, and it's safe to use near animals.

    4. A string of fairy lights for anyone who wants to create a little magic in their boring, cookie-cutter dorm room. You can turn them on and off with a handy remote, meaning you'll never have to get out of bed again. BRB gonna go crawl under the covers. You may see me again sometime next week.

    5. A jar of contour ear plugs will make it easier to drift off when you live with a roommate who snores, enjoys arguing with her long-distance partner at 3 a.m., or barks at every. single. noise because she's a dog.

    6. A foldable desk tray so you can "study" (the last season of Orange Is the New Black) in bed.

    7. A set of blackout curtains that'll 1. block 85% to 99% of light from entering your room, 2. reduce noise, and 3. regulate the temperature so it's cool in the summer and hot in the winter. Prepare for the best sleep of your life!

    8. A Homesick candle to remind you of your favorite state. Each candle has a 60- to 80-hour burn time — just long enough for you to cry in bed before you finally get over your homesickness and make friends.

    9. A mini USB wax warmer that'll fill your entire room with your favorite scents. This is a great option for students who can't burn candles in their dorm rooms.

    10. A mini tower fan for anyone who always runs warm. It's tiny enough to fit on your nightstand but powerful enough to keep you cool when your stingy college overlords won't let you control the thermostats in the dorms.

    11. A set of soft and breathable microfiber bed sheets you'll use all four years of college and beyond. The first step of making your dorm bed extra cozy is to choose snuggly bedding.

    12. A cozy lightweight fleece blanket that'll keep you company during late-night Netflix binges in bed. Wait, did we say "Netflix binges?" We totally meant "studying sessions." Yes, studying.

    13. A pair of stretchy lounge shorts for those days when you only leave your bed for food and bathroom breaks. You'll stay cool as a cucumber even if you're burrowed under five blankets thanks to moisture-wicking fabric, and the seams are designed to prevent chafing. Go ~short~y!

    14. A hanging bed caddy to hold your books, water bottle, phone, glasses, remotes, and whatever else you can fit in it. This will save you many trips up and down the ladder if you're the top bunk.

    15. A dome canopy that'll take your bed from cloud one to cloud nine. The Magic Kingdom has nothing on you; your bedroom is truly The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    16. A combination oil diffuser and humidifier to add moisture and soothing scents to the air. This little guy is about the size of an iPhone X, so it won't take up a lot of precious space on your already cramped nightstand. Plus, it's super quiet so it won't disturb your sleep, and it automatically shuts off so you won't panic in the middle of class when you realize you left it on.

    17. A velvety soft microfiber duvet you'll want to bring home with you on winter break, because it's that comfy. This reversible comforter is filled with a hypoallergenic down alternative so it won't trigger a coughing or sneezing fit.

    18. A silk pillowcase can help maintain your curls, manage your acne, and reduce your morning frizz and bedhead. And no more searching for the cool side, because they both are!

    19. A plush 3-by-5 rug so your toes won't be met by cold, hard floor when you finally have to abandon your bed for the day.

    20. A true crime book to entertain (and maybe scare yourself) after you've run out of new shows to stream. Even true crime fans may learn a new detail or two from this book, which covers many high-profile cases — like the Black Dahlia, Jack the Ripper, and JonBenet Ramsey — with insight from John Douglas, who worked for the FBI for 25 years and was one of the first criminal profilers.

    21. A pair of thick socks for anyone whose feet are always ice cold. It's a good thing these come in a pack of five, because you'll probably end up wearing the same pair to bed and to classes the next day (no judgement!).

    22. A punny pajama set you'll never want to take off — and you don't have to, because the top doubles as a cute graphic T-shirt to wear with jeans.

    23. A soothing hot water bottle for those nights when it's too chilly to even think about leaving your bed. This hot water bottle comes with a knit cozy to protect your skin from any potential burning, plus it doubles as an ice pack.

    24. A clip-on LED lamp so you can read or study in bed without disturbing your roommates with the bright ceiling lights.

    25. A cotton bathrobe that'll keep you comfy, whether you're chronically cold or warm. The mid-thigh length (depending on how tall you are) combined with the breathable cotton material means you won't get hot and sweaty even if your dorm is always steamy. At the same time, this robe does a great job of retaining heat after a bath or shower so you're not shivering as you walk back to your room.

    26. A 10-foot iPhone charger so you don't even have to leave your bed to juice your phone.

    27. A backrest pillow to support your upper body and transform your bed into a cozy reading nook.

    28. A huggable Pusheen plushie that'll never leave your bed. I'm a grown woman who definitely slept with at least two stuffed animals on her bed in college and I am 100% OK with that.

    Is anyone else suddenly very tired?

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