Though back-to-school preparation might feel far off, it's less than a month away for some college students.
With most colleges returning to campus in mid- to late August, shopping for college essentials early is a great way to save. In addition, summer sales are in full swing with many retailers offering deep discounts on dorm necessities.
These 20 items are a great starting point for any first-year student or even an upperclassman looking to upgrade their basics before returning to school.
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The Novogratz Cache Metal Locker End Table in Bashful PinkOriginal: $98.99
The Novogratz Waverly Botanical Twin XL Sheet Set in GreenOriginal: $59.99
The Novogratz "Chill" Oblong Throw Pillow in Sky BlueOriginal: $24.99
Novogratz Mason 15" Lamp in Matte BrassOriginal: $69.99
Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Ball Throw Pillow
Everplush Hair And Body Towel Wrap Set
Urban Outfitters Myla Laundry Bag
Wayfair Basics Fabric Basket
Winston Porter Luxora Microfiber Reversible 3 Piece Quilt Set
Price: $62.64 • 16% SavingsWayfairOriginal: $74.99
Red Barrel Studio Desk Organizer Set (Set of 6)
Price: $39.99 • 11% SavingsWayfairOriginal: $45
Mind Reader Mesh 3 Tier Drawer File File Organizer
Wayfair Basics Velvet Non-Slip Standard Hanger (Set of 6)
Alwyn Home Tanna All Season Microfiber Down Alternative Comforter
Price: $72.99 • 18% SavingsWayfairOriginal: $89.99
Alwyn Home Defend-A-Bed Deluxe Quilted Waterproof Mattress Protector
Price: $30.99 • 55% SavingsWayfairOriginal: $69
Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker in BlackOriginal: $109.99
Allswell 2" Energex Memory Foam Mattress Topper Infused with Graphite
Energex Foam conforms to the body for optimal pressure relief. Cooling graphite and copper gel absorb and transfer heat away from the body.
Squared Away 3-Tier Utility Storage Cart
Storage cart features enough room for essentials that don't fit in drawers or cabinets.
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Simply Essential Large Shower Tote in Grey
BlendJet 2 Portable 16 oz. Blender
Make everyday food processing easy and convenient with the BlendJet 2 Portable Blender. Lightweight, cord-free and compact design lets you whip up a smoothie or shake anywhere you go. USB-C rechargeable and comes with a leak-proof lid.
Umbra Bungee Over The Door Towel Rack
Make more room for hanging towels with our innovative Bungee Over the Door Towel Rack by Umbra. Bungee cords secured on top and below the door keep it in place. When it's time to move, it's easy to pack and takes up little space.
OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker
No room? No problem. The Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker produces enough concentrate for seven drinks, all from one space-saving 24-ounce container.
Urban Outfitters Karaloo Step Bookend Set
Urban Outfitters Felix Folding Storage CaddyOriginal: $14
Urban Outfitters Ansel Glass Table LampOriginal: $99
Urban Outfitters Jenny Stacked Over-The-Door Organizer
Urban Outfitters Lucky Charm Tapestry
The Motivated Type She Believed She Could So She Did Art Print
Urban Outfitters Notebook Paper Dry Erase Peel And Stick Giant Wall Decals
Frigidaire Portable Retro 6 Can Mini Personal Beverage Refrigerator
Price: $31.18 • 17% SavingsWalmartOriginal: $37.99
Steele Canvas Corner Bag Caddie
Globe Electrics 3-Pack Combo Extension Cord, Wall Tap & Power Bar
Simply Essential Architect Desk Lamp in Cool Grey
Urban Outfitters Tabletop Ironing Board
Smeg '50s Retro Electric Mini Kettle
A stylish little break. With 1400 watts power and a capacity of 0.8 litres, the Smeg mini kettle minimizes any waste of water.