1. Brita

...or any other filtration system. This will end up saving you a ton of money in the long run because you won't be wasting money on individual water bottles (plus you are helping the environment). You can fill it up with water from the sink, put it in your fridge, and you'll get cold, filtered water!

2. Command Strips

Dorm rooms can sometime feel like jail cells with their plain walls and furniture. You typically cannot put holes in your dorm room walls, so command strips allow you to decorate the walls without getting any fines!

3. A Mini Vacuum

For all you girls out there- you NEED a portable, smaller vacuum for your dorm! As gross as it may sound, the amount of hair you'll collect on the floor is sickening, and you will use this vacuum more than you thought.

4. Extra Shower Shoes

If you are living in a dorm with a communal bathroom, it is super helpful to have extra shower shoes in case yours ever break. There is nothing worse than your shoes breaking and then having to borrow someone else's.

5. Reusable Water Bottles

Most colleges have places to fill your water bottles throughout campus so take advantage! Not only does it save you money, but it is always super convenient to fill up your bottle on your way to class.

6. Extra Throw Blankets

You'll find that your dorm is either extremely hot or freezing cold and there is no in between. So, do yourself a favor and have an extra blanket or two for the nights where you'll need it.

7. Extra Storage

You may or may not have much storage in your dorm room, so do yourself a favor and put some under your bed. I guarantee you will use it and be thankful you have it.

8. A Towel Wrap

Another must for college students are towel wraps; they are easy to throw on when you are going back and forth between the bathroom and your dorm room. Plus — if the fire alarm ever goes off and you're in the shower, you'll be thankful you have a wrap to throw on quickly.

9. Laundry Detergent

Now that you're a college student you get to do your own laundry! Yay! You'll need detergent for that, so buy enough for the year when you move in and you'll never have to worry about running out.