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.

Scroll on to check out "Good Morning America's" dorm must-haves.

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The Novogratz Cache Metal Locker End Table in Bashful Pink

Price: $79.19 20% SavingsBed Bath & Beyond

Original: $98.99

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The Novogratz Waverly Botanical Twin XL Sheet Set in Green

Price: $29.99 50% SavingsBed Bath & Beyond

Original: $59.99

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The Novogratz "Chill" Oblong Throw Pillow in Sky Blue

Price: $12.49 50% SavingsBed Bath & Beyond

Original: $24.99

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Novogratz Mason 15" Lamp in Matte Brass

Price: $34.99 50% SavingsBed Bath & Beyond

Original: $69.99

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Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Ball Throw Pillow

Price: $59   From: Urban Outfitters

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Everplush Hair And Body Towel Wrap Set

Price: $49   From: Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters Myla Laundry Bag

Price: $49   From: Urban Outfitters

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Wayfair Basics Fabric Basket

Price: $23.17   From: Wayfair

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Winston Porter Luxora Microfiber Reversible 3 Piece Quilt Set

Price: $62.64 16% SavingsWayfair

Original: $74.99

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Red Barrel Studio Desk Organizer Set (Set of 6)

Price: $39.99 11% SavingsWayfair

Original: $45

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Movann Pen Holder

Price: $18.99   From: Wayfair

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Mind Reader Mesh 3 Tier Drawer File File Organizer

Price: $24.50   From: Wayfair

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Wayfair Basics Velvet Non-Slip Standard Hanger (Set of 6)

Price: $14.99   From: Wayfair

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Alwyn Home Tanna All Season Microfiber Down Alternative Comforter

Price: $72.99 18% SavingsWayfair

Original: $89.99

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Alwyn Home Defend-A-Bed Deluxe Quilted Waterproof Mattress Protector

Price: $30.99 55% SavingsWayfair

Original: $69

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Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker in Black

Price: $60 45% SavingsBed Bath & Beyond

Original: $109.99

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Allswell 2" Energex Memory Foam Mattress Topper Infused with Graphite

Price: $68 to $125   From: Allswell

Energex Foam conforms to the body for optimal pressure relief. Cooling graphite and copper gel absorb and transfer heat away from the body.

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Squared Away 3-Tier Utility Storage Cart

Price: $40   From: Squared Away

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

Price: $10   From: Bed Bath & Beyond

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BlendJet 2 Portable 16 oz. Blender

Price: $59.99   From: BlendJet

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.

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Umbra Bungee Over The Door Towel Rack

Price: $24.99   From: Umbra

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.

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OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Price: $34.99   From: OXO

No room? No problem. The Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker produces enough concentrate for seven drinks, all from one space-saving 24-ounce container.

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Urban Outfitters Karaloo Step Bookend Set

Price: $49   From: Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters Felix Folding Storage Caddy

Price: $10 28% SavingsUrban Outfitters

Original: $14

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Urban Outfitters Ansel Glass Table Lamp

Price: $89 10% SavingsUrban Outfitters

Original: $99

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Urban Outfitters Jenny Stacked Over-The-Door Organizer

Price: $49   From: Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters Lucky Charm Tapestry

Price: $39   From: Urban Outfitters

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The Motivated Type She Believed She Could So She Did Art Print

Price: $24 to $299   From: Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters Notebook Paper Dry Erase Peel And Stick Giant Wall Decals

Price: $39   From: Urban Outfitters

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Frigidaire Portable Retro 6 Can Mini Personal Beverage Refrigerator

Price: $31.18 17% SavingsWalmart

Original: $37.99

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Steele Canvas Corner Bag Caddie

Price: $199   From: Urban Outfitters

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Globe Electrics 3-Pack Combo Extension Cord, Wall Tap & Power Bar

Price: $17.99   From: Bed Bath & Beyond

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Simply Essential Architect Desk Lamp in Cool Grey

Price: $24   From: Bed Bath & Beyond

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Urban Outfitters Tabletop Ironing Board

Price: $79   From: Urban Outfitters

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Smeg '50s Retro Electric Mini Kettle

Price: $149.95   From: Smeg

A stylish little break. With 1400 watts power and a capacity of 0.8 litres, the Smeg mini kettle minimizes any waste of water.