Top 5 Must-Have Items For Your Dorm

August 20, 2022

Going to college means that you will experience a lot of firsts. One of the things that most college students look forward to is their dorm. In most cases, college is the first time they get separated from their family for a long time. Living in a dorm may sound fun and exciting, but there are still some things you must keep in mind since you are living with someone and responsibility comes with it. In this article, we will talk about what you should have in your kitchenette. You may ask, "what is a kitchenette?" A kitchenette is basically a mini kitchen. It is smaller and more basic. Everything is smaller compared to your usual kitchen, from the fridge to stoves, counter, and pantry.

Dorm must-haves

1. Small fan

Having a fan in your dorm is the most important thing you should bring to your dorm. Fans are useful whether you have air conditioning in your dorm or not. If you do, it will help you conserve energy. You can also use a fan while using the AC to help you cool faster. In case you're unlucky enough not to have one, fans will be your life saver from the scorching heat, especially during the summer. It is wise to use a small one to save space.

2. Airfryer

Bringing an air fryer to your dorm will never be a mistake. Air fryers are much faster and easier to use. You can cook your food without having to check on them so you can study or do whatever you want while your food is cooking. Using an air fryer will also help you limit your oil intake, which is much healthier. You can cook a wide variety of foods in air fryers, so if you have one or if you can buy one, definitely bring it with you.

3. Vacuum

Bring a small vacuum. No matter how meticulous you are in keeping your space clean, there will be times when it can get dusty and dirty. Your vacuum doesn't have to be big; a small or even a handheld one is enough. They can still serve their purpose. Having a vacuum in your dorm will save a lot of your time. A clean area will also make you feel comfortable, help you study better, and sleep comfortably.

4. Coffee table

You will be surprised how useful a coffee table is. No matter which country, school, or city you are in, you will be able to use a coffee table. It is better to bring a coffee table since it is smaller, saving space but still catering to your needs. Having a coffee table in your dorm will allow you to use it as storage for your books, random items, laptop, lamp, basically anything. You can also use it as a study area. Most coffee tables can fit the basic thing you need when studying, like your laptop, some books, and pencil holders. A conducive learning space will help you a lot in getting those straight As!

5. Multifunctional turner

Look for a turner that can be used for almost everything. Look for a turner that can be used for stainless steel and non-stick pans. Look for a turner with the right length, thickness, and flexibility that can be used for many things.

Having a kitchenette and bringing the said equipment and furniture to your dorm gives you a lot of advantages as a student. A kitchenette will consume less space, reducing rent since the appliances are also smaller. Smaller appliances take up less wattage, which helps lessen your utility bills. Making use of smaller tools will also require less cleaning and maintenance. Time is the most precious thing you have in college, so spending lots of time keeping your area clean and comfortable will be disadvantageous for you as a college student.


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