50 Amazon Finds to Trick Out Your Dorm Room

Published August 16, 2022
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Dorm room shopping is one of the most exciting parts of starting your new college adventure. But with limited space and being on your own for the first time, it comes with some stress too. That's why having a dorm room that feels like your home away from home is essential. Dorm rooms are known for being tiny, so you'll want to figure out space-saving hacks to fit what you need and keep everything organized.

Luckily, we've scoured the internet and even consulted with current college students to see their favorite items when living in dorms. From sleek and compact storage systems that'll make your closet two times bigger to an almost magic pasta maker that'll make you a master chef in no time, you're sure to start this new adventure on the right foot. Check out our list below for 50 of our favorite Amazon finds to make your dorm room completely awesome and totally you.

Keep your pens, highlighters, and ruler organized with this acrylic desk organizer. Not only does it securely hold writing utensils, scissors, sticky notes, and clips, but it comes in five excellent color options, including lavender, blue, black, clear, and pink.


Store your favorite drinks or even a face mask or two in this adorably cute and petite refrigerator. At only three pounds, this small fridge packs a punch with a four-liter capacity, so you'll never be without your favorite can of soda or sparkling water. Just plug it in, and get ready to stay hydrated.

Trust us, you'll need a shower caddy when living in a dorm, and this one will make your trip to the bathroom easier. This large caddy holds up to four full-sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion. It also has a convenient metal hook to hang up your caddy while in the bathroom, a front pocket to store cotton swabs or your toothbrush, and two side mesh pockets for a hairbrush or other bathroom necessities.

Got too many exams to study for and can't make it to the gym? Get this under desk bike pedal so you can't study and exercise simultaneously! This compact machine fits well under almost all desks and is designed with silent magnetic resistance so you won't disturb your roommates.


These bins are another fantastic dorm room hack you can use to maximize storage in your new space. Fill them with extra sheets, towels, or whatever you need, and slide them under your bed or on the floor of your closet for safekeeping. They're also easy to lift, with two handles on the side so you can easily carry them in and out of your dorm.

This oh-so comfy rug will give your room a touch of warmth. With 13 colors to choose from, including black, pink, green, and purple, you're sure to find a rug to suit every personality. Its circular design makes it a great choice to put next to your bed, so you wake up to its fluffy comfort every day.

Ease your tension with this massage gun that's great for post-workout recovery or easing a hard-to-reach knot. The massager applies up to 25 pounds of deep tissue pressure and comes with six attachments. It also has three different speed settings and holds a charge for up to four hours.


This sleek, touch-controlled LED lamp will help you finish your work even after the sun sets. It has a 360-degree gooseneck design and three dimming levels, so you can customize it to fit your needs. Its 15 LED light beads also give you crisp light without any flickering.

Purify your space with this compact air purifier. This mini air purifier cleans the air in your dorm of dust, smoke, pollen, pet dander, and odors. It weighs under 1-pound and can purify your room for up to 12 hours. It also has three fan speeds: low, medium, and high.

This double-sided tape is the unsung hero of making your dorm room storage hacks work. Use it on metal, ceramic, glass, wood, or plastic surface to hang up hooks, shelves, or extension cords. It's even washable and reusable. Tip: Avoid using it on painted walls or wet surfaces.


Phones and tablets seem to run out of battery at the worst time. Make sure you're ahead of the game with this set of two portable chargers. These fast-charging USB chargers work for iPhones and Android phones and are light and slim, so they won't add too much weight to your backpack.

These brightly-colored dry-erase markers will have you looking for an excuse to use them. They come in awesome colors and are made with a magnetic design, so you'll never lose them in your room. They also have built-in erasers on each cap, so you can easily switch between writing and wiping.

Easily tuck this slim storage cart away in your dorm room and use it to store books, snacks, shower caddy, and everything in-between easily and efficiently. You can adjust it to have two or three shelves and enjoy using the side hoops that give you more choices for storage.


If you haven't used a scalp massager before, you're missing out. Use it with or without shampoo in the shower or even on dry hair to remove dry skin and build-up while also increasing blood flow. Some studies show that using this scalp massager can even promote hair growth. Now that's a win!

Whether working out in your room or at the gym, these fitness bands will help keep you in tip-top shape. This set comes with three bands, each with different resistant levels, and can be used for yoga, pilates, or a post-run stretch. They also provide much-needed stability with their non-slip and non-pinching design.

This Keurig will be your new best friend, especially around midterms. Choose from seven stylish colors to suit your dorm room style. Even better, its sleek design makes it easy to place on your desk or countertop for a much-needed coffee fix.


Make your pearly whites shine using this vegan, made-in-the-USA teeth whitening kit. Use it for 10-30 minutes a day for seven to ten days, and you'll notice a glistening difference. It even has a built-in timer, so there's no guessing when time is up.

Never be out of charging space with this six-port charging station. This charging station comes with seven short cables for various charging needs, including three AP USBs, three micro USBs, and one USB type C. Use it to charge your phone, tablet, smart watch, camera, or PlayStation remote control.

Is your roommate a night owl, but you're an early bird? Then you'll need this contoured sleep mask for a peaceful night's sleep. This ergonomically designed eye mask with memory foam doesn't apply pressure to your eyes or face. It also seamlessly blocks light so you can get some rest no matter what time of day.


Stains happen. Erase the mess with these easy-to-use stain remover sheets that'll make doing your own laundry a breeze. These wipes are made using a natural commercial grade formula and can be used on clothes, rugs, furniture, and more. Each wipe is individually packaged so you can store some in your backpack for on-the-go stain removal.

Some things are less fun and more essential in a dorm, like this waterproof mattress protector that protects against fluids, dust mites, and bacteria. It's made with a hypoallergenic cotton terry surface and without vinyl, PVC, and phthalates. When it needs to be clean, throw it in the washer and dryer to give it a good rinse.

Feel a pimple coming on? Treat it with these fast-acting Dots for Spots made for quickly healing blemishes. Use them on your face, chin, back, and body overnight, and be amazed in the morning at how well they help reduce redness and dark spots. Thanks to their translucent design, you can even wear them during the day.


Help make your room a relaxing oasis with an essential oil diffuser. Fill it with water and your favorite scent, like lavender, eucalyptus, or lemongrass, and sit back and relax while watching the tranquil lights of the diffuser change shades as it adds a pleasant aroma to your space.

This fantastic organizer gives your makeup and self-care products the care and attention they deserve. This organizer has spots on top for lipstick, chapstick, mascara, nail polish, perfume, and a hair brush, with three convenient drawers underneath for all the rest of your essentials. It comes in a small and large sizes, depending on how much storage space you need.

Feel like you're getting a restful night's sleep at a luxurious hotel with these Beckham Hotel Collection pillows. They're plush yet supportive and made with a cooling technology that'll keep you cool while you sleep. Even better, they provide comfort for all sleeping styles and perfectly support your head and neck for a restful snooze.


You'll be happy you bought this super strong laundry hamper after lugging your clothes and detergent to the laundry room for the first time. This freestanding hamper is reinforced with soft grip aluminum hands that keep their shape even while holding loads of clothes. Choose a color that goes with your dorm, like black, navy, light blue, or grey.

These breathable sheets are just what you need to make your dorm room a comfy and peaceful oasis. They come in five neutral color options, including cream, grey, and ice blue, and are machine washable. Each set includes a fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillowcases that are wrinkle and fade resistant.

Dorm room beds don't have to be uncomfortable. Make your bed extra comfy with this plush yet cooling mattress topper. It's made with 100% cotton, making it breathable and great to use no matter the season. It's also machine-washable, so it's easy to clean on laundry day.


Expand the storage space in your bed with this convenient bedside caddy. It's big enough to securely hold a 14-inch laptop, remote control, phone, tablet, and books. It's easy to install using the loop and hook fasteners attached to the caddy and holds up to 25-pounds of items at a time.

This modern-styled wood display shelf is your best bet if you need more room for pictures, books, or plants on your desk. This lightweight shelf has five units to store items and comes in shades of black, natural wood, white, and white wood. Use it to add more personality to your dorm room or to keep your books organized for the semester.

You'll feel clean, fresh, and ready to take on the day after using this peppermint, aloe, and tea tree scented body wash. It's strong enough to fight off athlete's foot and body odor yet gentle enough to use daily. This is the perfect body wash to keep stashed away in your gym bag for a post-workout refresh.


Make your closet hold double the amount of clothes with these brilliant storage hangers. Each pack comes with six hangers that have nine slots each, so you don't have to leave behind any tops, pants, or dresses due to a lack of closet space at school. The hanger is also designed with a movable hook so you can rotate it to meet your storage needs.

Okay, so it's not the most exciting thing on your dorm room list, but you'll be glad you have these stored away for when you need them most. These stainless steel clippers have an ergonomic handle and extra sharp blades, so there's no fuss when cleaning up your nails.

This two-tiered cabinet was made for keeping snacks organized. The sliding basket design makes it easy to pull out each bin, so no snack gets overlooked. It's available in a medley of colors that are sure to go with your room decor, including bronze, pink, turquoise, silver, and white.


LED lights are a fun way to spruce up your dorm room by adding a pop of color. These LED color strips have 20 light options so that you can change them depending on your mood. It also comes with a remote you can use to adjust the color and six different brightness levels with.

You never know when a repair is needed, so you definitely want to add a toolkit to your dorm room shopping list. This 39-piece toolkit includes essentials like a tape measurer, hammer, scissors, and more. It also has multiple color options: blue, orange, pink, and red.

Chances are, you'll need a band-aid at some point; stay ahead of the game with this 110-piece first aid kit that holds all the essentials. Feel safe knowing you have the right products to clean, treat, and heal cuts and scrapes, all organized in a compact case you can easily store away in your closet or desk.


The Fasta Pasta Microwave Cooker will make you a pasta-making pro in no time. Forget waiting for water to boil and using multiple pots and pans. With this clever device, you boil, cook, and drain the pasta in one container. Buon appetito!

Not only is this magnetic cloud adorable, but it'll help you keep track of your keys, so you're not late for class looking for them. It includes three magnets and easily sticks to multiple surfaces securely, like plastic, wood, metal, and ceramic.

Dorm room closets aren't the biggest. Double the size with this hanging closet organizer with six shelves and two side pockets. Hang this organizer in your closet using the metal c-shaped hooks. After installing, unpack your favorite sweaters, t-shirts, and towels while still having room in your closet for more.


Never run out of outlet space in this mighty power strip tower that comes in black or white. The power tower has 12 outlets and six USB ports, allowing you to power up 18 devices simultaneously. It's built with a short-circuit and overheating protector to keep your mind at ease.

You never know when you'll need a flashlight. These LED flashlights are made with military-grade aluminum and will easily fit in your backpack or purse. Each set comes with two flashlights that have multiple modes and are water resistant so that you can feel confident in having these in your back pocket or dorm room.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle with this portable stainless steel flatware set. Use it in your dorm and at on-campus eateries for meals and drinks. It comes with eight pieces, including a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, two straws, and a cleaning brush, all conveniently packed in a handy travel bag.


You'll be the most popular person in your dorm with this milk frother that makes cafe-style coffee. Save money and whisk up your own latte or matcha tea with this ergonomic and portable device. It's simple to clean using soap and water, and its compact size won't take up much space in your room.

Plan ahead using this weekly magnetic dry erase board that makes it easy and fun to stay organized. This 17-inch by 12-inch whiteboard is stain-resistant and comes with four colorful dry erase markers so you can get to planning immediately. You can even make to-do or grocery lists on the bottom of the board, so you're always on track.

Fairy lights are the perfect addition to any dorm room, and these are even better because they include clips to hang pictures up! This 66-foot set of LED lights has eight modes so that you can adjust them throughout the day. They also come with a remote control you can keep next to your bed, so you don't need to get up to turn them off at night.


Decorate your dorm to your heart's delight with these damage-free hanging strips. Commands Strips are great for hanging hooks, frames, and shelves without causing damage to the paint on the wall. This set comes with a variety of hook and strip sizes that should cover almost all your hanging needs.

Who says you can't be comfy while doing your homework? Make it easy to study in bed with this awesome lap desk with an anti-slip grip and storage pocket for added comfort and convenience. It fits laptops up to 14-inches wide and has a slot on the top that'll safely hold your tablet or phone.

You can't always control the temperature in dorm rooms. Never break a sweat with this two-speed personal air fan that'll fit perfectly on your desk. It has an adjustable head and swivel and comes in multiple colors, including black, blue, pink, and purple.


Need a super comprehesive list of college dorm must-haves? This handy guide is your answer. And if you're looking for some ideas on throwing the perfect back to school bash, check out our ideas here!

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