The College Freshman Buying Guide to the Perfect Dorm Life (Now That Mom Isn’t Around)

Now that you’re living on your own, you’re about to understand what it’s like to be your own god. Dorm life is a chance to really lean into the person you always knew you were without your parents interfering. You’re in charge from here on out, and you’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need to say, “I’m the king of this chill pad.” Here’s all the stuff we think you’ll need to make that happen. Check out our picks below.

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What items will you be buying to carefully curate the perfect dorm room? Let us know in the comments!

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