College Dorm Essentials

A Listmania! list by Greg "XgAD" (Maryland, USA)
 
Mr. Coffee DRX5 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black
1.  Mr. Coffee DRX5 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black by Mr. Coffee
The list author says:
  "For brewing the elixir of life."
$19.99   Used & New from: $13.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,727 customer reviews)

Danby Deluxe Mini Fridge with Freezer (4.3cu.ft.)
2.  Danby Deluxe Mini Fridge with Freezer (4.3cu.ft.) by Danby
The list author says:
  "Where will all the beer, *ahem*, I mean food go if not in here?"
$338.95   Used & New from: $333.95
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Proctor -Silex 1 Liter Electric Kettle
3.  Proctor -Silex 1 Liter Electric Kettle by Proctor Silex
The list author says:
  "Possibly the most useful thing I ever bought for college."
$15.50   Used & New from: $8.16
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,219 customer reviews)

BISSELL Smart Details Household Scrub Brush, 67U5
4.  BISSELL Smart Details Household Scrub Brush, 67U5 by Bissell
The list author says:
  "An ancient and powerful tool that transforms manual labor into the ability to "clean" surfaces. This concept will be completely new to any college student. Try to help them cope."
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B
5.  Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B by Eureka
The list author says:
  "Infinitely easier than renting a vacuum from the dorm, if they even have any that work."
$37.99   Used & New from: $24.10
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,047 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips Compact Toilet Brush and Canister, White
6.  OXO Good Grips Compact Toilet Brush and Canister, White by OXO
The list author says:
  "Consult with other room/suitemates before deciding upon who will be the keeper of the unholy poop-brush."
$15.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)

simplehuman Step Trash Can, Rectangular, Plastic, 10-1/2 Gallons, Black
7.  simplehuman Step Trash Can, Rectangular, Plastic, 10-1/2 Gallons, Black by simplehuman
The list author says:
  "Trash goes in the trash can, NOT on the floor."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

Rubbermaid Commercial FG2955-73 Plastic Deskside Recycling Container, Small,3.4 gallons, Blue
8.  Rubbermaid Commercial FG2955-73 Plastic Deskside Recycling Container, Small,3.4 gallons, Blue by Rubbermaid Commercial Products
The list author says:
  "With any luck the recycling room will be all the way down the hall. Recycle dammit!"
$4.99   Used & New from: $2.54
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

Akro-Mils 09185 BLUE Plastic Tote Caddy, 14-Inch by 18-Inch by 9-Inch, Blue
9.  Akro-Mils 09185 BLUE Plastic Tote Caddy, 14-Inch by 18-Inch by 9-Inch, Blue by Akro-Mils
The list author says:
  "Something to hold all of those cleaning supplies for the one time they will be used during the year."
$10.64   Used & New from: $5.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

3M Painter's Tape, Multi-Use, .94-Inch by 60-Yard
10.  3M Painter's Tape, Multi-Use, .94-Inch by 60-Yard by 3M
The list author says:
  "Very useful for putting up posters for the year, less hassle than all the other alternatives, trust me, I've tried like all of them. Never EVER use duct tape for this task, big mistake."
$3.67   Used & New from: $0.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews)

Magic 8 Ball
11.  Magic 8 Ball by Mattel
The list author says:
  "College is a time/place where very important decisions are made that affect the course of one's entire life."
$8.29   Used & New from: $5.12
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (551 customer reviews)

9GreenBox - Live Spiral 3 Style Lucky Bamboo Plant Arrangement with Ceramic Vase Brown
12.  9GreenBox - Live Spiral 3 Style Lucky Bamboo Plant Arrangement with Ceramic Vase Brown by 9GreenBox
The list author says:
  "It's nice to have some kind of plant in the room, especially on the windowsill. These are relatively easy to take care of and are said to bring good luck!"
$11.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)

Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)
13.  Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION) by Apple
The list author says:
  "Almost a necessity these days. Portability is a major advantage over dedicated desktops. I prefer Macs for their high build quality, great customer support, and smooth OS."
Used & New from: $464.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (313 customer reviews)

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Stoner 94203 GUST Easy Air Duster - 12 oz.
14.  Stoner 94203 GUST Easy Air Duster - 12 oz. by Stoner
The list author says:
  "Very useful for cleaning the aforementioned laptop."
$6.53   Used & New from: $5.71
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

Canon PIXMA MP495 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One (4499B026)
15.  Canon PIXMA MP495 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One (4499B026) by Canon
The list author says:
  "Much more convenient than running to the printing lab for every paper, etc. Check to see if the college includes printing fees in tuition first, however. Also read reviews on printers very carefully. Some are known to be real PITA's."
$199.50   Used & New from: $65.65
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (497 customer reviews)

Samsung P2370HD 23-Inch Full 1080p HDTV LCD Monitor - Black Rose
16.  Samsung P2370HD 23-Inch Full 1080p HDTV LCD Monitor - Black Rose by Samsung
The list author says:
  "Saves space by combining a TV with a computer monitor. I am currently using this beauty to write this."
Used & New from: $400.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Mediabridge Coaxial Digital Audio/Video Cable (50 Feet) - UL CL2 In-Wall Rating - Triple Shielded F-Pin to F-Pin with Easy Grip Connector Caps - Black
17.  Mediabridge Coaxial Digital Audio/Video Cable (50 Feet) - UL CL2 In-Wall Rating - Triple Shielded F-Pin to F-Pin with Easy Grip Connector Caps - Black by Mediabridge
The list author says:
  "Required to watch cable TV. Obviously a necessity."
$12.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (769 customer reviews)

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with Subwoofer
18.  Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with Subwoofer by Harman Kardon
The list author says:
  "You don't value your roommate's sanity and/or you just like watching movies on your laptop."
$169.95   Used & New from: $130.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (821 customer reviews)

Sennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones
19.  Sennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones by Sennheiser
The list author says:
  "You value your roommate's right to a peaceful night's sleep."
$79.73   Used & New from: $74.35
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,576 customer reviews)

Belkin 7-Feet CAT5e Snagless Patch Cable (Gray)
20.  Belkin 7-Feet CAT5e Snagless Patch Cable (Gray) by Belkin
The list author says:
  "A wired Internet connection is always faster and more reliable than wireless."
$3.20   Used & New from: $1.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)

Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit
21.  Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit by Stanley
The list author says:
  "Be the Mr./Ms. Fixit of your floor."
$34.97   Used & New from: $32.35
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (629 customer reviews)

Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue 9 Family Rolls
22.  Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue 9 Family Rolls by Charmin
The list author says:
  "While the dorm may possibly provide free toilet paper, it's always nice to have an emergency stash."
$16.99   Used & New from: $8.13
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)

Bounty Huge Roll, White, 12 Count
23.  Bounty Huge Roll, White, 12 Count by Bounty
The list author says:
  "For cleaning up spills, most likely of the beer-type variety. Total party foul, man..."
$37.23   Used & New from: $34.59
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)

Progressive International Beechwood Paper Towel Holder
24.  Progressive International Beechwood Paper Towel Holder by Progressive International
The list author says:
  "Not really essential, yet oddly functional."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

 
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Lipper Bamboo Collection Standing Paper Towel Holder by Lipper International

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Dixie Ultra 8-1/2in Paper Plate - 250ct
25.  Dixie Ultra 8-1/2in Paper Plate - 250ct by Dixie
The list author says:
  "Because we never do our dishes."
$21.31   Used & New from: $19.42
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Crystal Clear Cutlery 360 Pieces (180 Forks - 120 Spoons - 60 Knives)
26.  Crystal Clear Cutlery 360 Pieces (180 Forks - 120 Spoons - 60 Knives) by Kirkland Signature
The list author says:
  "Same reason."
$25.48   Used & New from: $17.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

Bakers and Chefs Cups, 18-Ounce, Red
27.  Bakers and Chefs Cups, 18-Ounce, Red by Bakers & Chefs
The list author says:
  "Ping Pong balls not included."
$19.00   Used & New from: $8.59
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Tide Original Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent ,  50 Fl Oz,  2 Count
28.  Tide Original Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent , 50 Fl Oz, 2 Count by Tide
The list author says:
  "Look clean."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,046 customer reviews)

 
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13% of customers ultimately buy this item after viewing the unavailable item above
Tide Original Scent, 50-Ounce by Tide

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Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender Serenity Fabric Softener Sheets 105 Count (Pack of 3)
29.  Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender Serenity Fabric Softener Sheets 105 Count (Pack of 3) by Downy
The list author says:
  "Smell nice."
Out of stock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

 
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Downy Ultra Infusions Lavender Serenity Sheet Fabric Softener 105 Count by Downy

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Softsoap Naturals Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap with Milk & Honey, Pump - 7.5 fl oz
30.  Softsoap Naturals Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap with Milk & Honey, Pump - 7.5 fl oz by Softsoap
The list author says:
  "Soap. For washing your hands. Preferably after using the restroom."
$2.82   Used & New from: $1.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Cetaphil Fragrance Free Moisturizing Lotion, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2)
31.  Cetaphil Fragrance Free Moisturizing Lotion, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) by Cetaphil
The list author says:
  "A versatile product."
$16.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

Ikea Orgel Vreten Floor Lamp, Natural, steel
32.  Ikea Orgel Vreten Floor Lamp, Natural, steel by Ikea
The list author says:
  "Mood lighting."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)

 
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Ikea Floor Lamp, 46-inch, White by Ikea

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First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit
33.  First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit by First Aid Only
The list author says:
  "Easier than walking all the way to the university's health center for a damn band-aid."
$16.99   Used & New from: $16.22
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Dritz Sewing Kit
34.  Dritz Sewing Kit by Dritz
The list author says:
  "Without Mom around, who will sew all of those buttons back on?"
$4.01   Used & New from: $3.84
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Lasko Personal Fan#2002W, 6 Inches, White
35.  Lasko Personal Fan#2002W, 6 Inches, White by Lasko
The list author says:
  "Your best friend if the air conditioning fails."
$15.94   Used & New from: $10.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (711 customer reviews)

Reynolds Consumer Produ Aluminum Foil 30 Sf Roll 08031
36.  Reynolds Consumer Produ Aluminum Foil 30 Sf Roll 08031 by Reynolds
The list author says:
  "For cooking food and keeping the voices out of my head."
$5.09   Used & New from: $1.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Tommy Hilfiger Sheet Set, Twin Extra Long, Nantucket Blue
37.  Tommy Hilfiger Sheet Set, Twin Extra Long, Nantucket Blue by Tommy Hilfiger
The list author says:
  "Most dorm beds are extra long for some reason. Probably to supply the extra long bedsheet industry with revenue I suppose."
Out of stock
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 7/30/11
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