College move-in day, whether you’re a freshman or senior who knows the drill, is a chaotic mess. Between the carload(s) of boxes, bustle of students and parents hurrying around, and surge of emotions, there’s no room for you to bring out you inner interior design day you’ve been eagerly anticipating can be clouded with stress and anxiety. To help take one thing off your checklist, we’ve outlined some of the most stylish and functional dorm essentials—from a warm and durable comforter to enamel storage containers for your midnight study snacks.
Go ahead with your interior design and order your picks online and have them shipped to your new school address so they’ll be there upon your arrival (and will be one less thing to pack in the car). On move-in day, send your parents out to run some errands or to have lunch and spend a few hours alone organizing and settling into your new space. Here, 5 chic dorm room items to ensure you have the cutest room on campus.