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Dorm Essentials: A Mer-Sea Guide to Packing for College

It’s that time of the year! Back to school. For some this simply means wandering around Target or Staples while checking off a supplies list. But, for the lucky few, it means shopping for your freshman year dorm room!

Decorating your tiny room is one of the most exciting parts about starting college. However, it’s hard to figure out just what to buy when there’s a plethora of different lists and suggestions floating around on the Internet.

While this is by no means a comprehensive and complete list, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite products that are perfect for a college dorm room.


You’ll see it on every single terms and conditions or contract that you sign for your dorm - no candles allowed! And, while it does make sense, it’s somewhat of a bummer. But, don’t be discouraged! We have a couple products that will leave your room smelling fresh or, if needed, help eliminate odor.
Want your room to smell great every time you walk in? These reed diffusers radiate their fragrance throughout rooms both big and small.
Burn your popcorn? Forget to take out your trash? This is an easy fix and smell remedy for your room.
We hate to break it to you, but the dorms are nothing like home. Forget having space to yourself, control over the temperature and squeaky clean bathrooms. It’s a bit of an adjustment but it’s part of the college experience that you’ll remember forever. Below are some of our products you can use to replenish and rejuvenate your body when times get tough.
It’s important to keep your skin hydrated and healthy! Dorm hallways can get a bit drafty - use this to keep your skin moisturized and glowing.
More than likely you won’t have access to a bathtub in your dorm (or at least not one you’ll want to use for a bubble bath) - This wash is the perfect way to pamper your skin!
One of the most exciting things about going away to school is choosing new pieces to add to your wardrobe! You’ll both want a variety of different clothes - including some for football season. The following items are two must-haves for the tailgates and games to come!
Gamedays are quickly approaching! Don’t worry about getting your purse confiscated with our chic minimalist PVC crossbody bags! They’re perfect for any occasion, not just gamedays.
Need a lightweight jacket or sweater to wear to classes, to the gym or over your game day outfit? Our sport wraps are the perfect accessory to wear wherever your day takes you.