13 Bathroom Essentials For Your College Dorm Room

  • 4 Min Read
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on email
  • We created a list of essential items that students need for their dorm bathroom.
  • Every item on the list includes a need vs. want rating score, product recommendations, and helpful student commentary.
  • Bathroom essentials are indicated by a checkmark and you can click on any item to jump to our review.

Dorm Bathroom
Essentials

Shower Shoes & Robe

Need vs. Want Rating

Shower Shoes
0%
Shower Robe
0%

Products We Recommend

Frequently Asked Questions

Most students don’t get to choose their bathroom setup, but if you do, consider getting a dorm with a bathroom shared by roommates. While dorm cleaning staff do a great job cleaning the communal bathrooms, the lack of privacy and hassle of frequent trips sucks.

If you’re stuck in a communal bathroom setup, you’ll want to bring a cheap pair of flip flops to play it safe on the sanitation end. You can use a towel for moving between your dorm room and shower, but we’ve noticed many students opt for a bathrobe.

Shower/Hand Towel
& Towel Hook

Need vs. Want Rating

Shower Towel
0%
Hand Towel
0%
Towel Hook
0%

Products We Recommend

Frequently Asked Questions

Most students bring two bath towels and a small pack of hand towels with them to college. You’ll also need to find a place to hang your towels, so consider bringing a wall attachable towel hook. You can always hang your towel on the back of your closet door if your dorm has communal bathrooms.

Shower Caddy/Bin

Need vs. Want Rating

Shower Caddy/Bin
0%

Products We Recommend

Frequently Asked Questions

Students with communal bathrooms need a shower caddy to store and transport their toiletries. We recommend getting a plastic shower caddy with drainage holes and a handle that can attach to a wall hook. While health risks are low, it’s still a good idea to keep personal hygiene items off the floor in communal bathrooms.

Stationery options like a wall-attachable shower caddy or countertop storage container are great if you have a private bathroom.  A sink organizer is also helpful for keeping your hygiene products separate from your roommates.

Shower Curtain/Hooks
& Shower Mat

Need vs. Want Rating

Shower Curtain/Hooks
0%
Shower/Bath Mat
0%

Products We Recommend

Frequently Asked Questions

You should visit your school’s housing website to find out what shower accessories your dorm provides. Students with private bathrooms usually need to bring a shower curtain and hooks.

Toilet Paper/Holder,
Plunger, & Toilet Cleaner

Need vs. Want Rating

Toilet Paper/Holder
0%
Plunger
0%
Toilet Cleaner
0%

Products We Recommend

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll need to bring an adequate supply of toilet paper if you have a private dorm bathroom. Most students split the cost of a 24 pack with their roommate to save time and money.

Scale & Hand Mirror

Need vs. Want Rating

Bathroom Scale
0%
Hand Mirror
0%

Products We Recommend

Frequently Asked Questions

Staying in shape can be difficult for many college students, especially those who don’t monitor their weight. Having a scale in your dorm room is a great way to keep you focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Share With Friends!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on stumbleupon
StumbleUpon
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email