Our Favorite Dorm Gear Picks for 2012

Heading to college this Fall? Having a comfortable, homey dorm room to retreat to in the midst of registering for classes and making new friends can help make the adjustment to campus life much easier.  And decking out your dorm doesn’t have to cost a fortune, either. Check out these picks from our summer interns to get you started:

Sleeping Space

If you’re looking for an all-in-one dorm solution, the 14pc Bed Set is for you. In addition to a comforter, sheet set, sham, and fleece throw, it also comes with 2 washcloths, 2 bath towels, a photo frame, a dry erase board, a desk lamp, and a storage hamper. Add a little cushion to your bed with a Joe Boxer microfiber mattress pad, or personalize your space with an area rug, and you’re all set.

Get Organized

Dorm rooms are notorious for being pretty small, and the closets are no exception. The trick is to make the most of your walls and other vertical space. Use this Joe Boxer 5pc Closet Set to hang your shoes and extra undershirts. Don’t forget to bring a shower caddy if you’ll be sharing a bathroom with multiple people. It conveniently keeps everything from shampoo to shaving cream in one place, for carrying to and from the shower.

Stay Energized

Even if you’re on a meal plan, keeping a mini fridge and microwave in your room is a good idea for storing drinks, snacks, and a couple frozen meals in case you don’t feel like going to the dining hall. For an affordable and compact solution, we recommend the Proctor Silex 0.6 cu. ft. Microwave Oven and Kenmore 1.8 cu ft Compact Refrigerator.


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