Back to College: Dorm & First Apartment Essentials

    Shopping for your back-to-college basics doesn’t have to feel like an assignment. Let Macy’s take a load off with this handy dorm room and first apartment essentials checklist. It’s designed with everything you’ll need to outfit your new living space. From dorm necessities and cool apartment furniture to snazzy dorm decor and kitchen must-haves, we’ve rounded up the top eight essentials to help get you through each semester like a seasoned pro.

    Top Eight Dorm Room and First Apartment Essentials

    Make your bed super cozy with Twin XL bedding for dorms available in an endless array of colors. Nothing beats soft sheets and a snug comforter after a long day of classes.

    Mattress Topper
    Turn your bed into a tiny oasis with a mattress topper. Memory foam toppers can give you an extra boost of comfort while you study (or binge your favorite show).

    Don’t forget food storage containers for yummy leftovers. Plus, a shower caddy will help keep all your bath products in one spot.

    Your dorm checklist should include some handy kitchenware. From an air fryer and coffee maker to a microwave and non-stick cookware, you’re going to want these kitchen essentials on hand when hunger hits.

    Dry off with the coziest bath sheets and towel sets. Grab a hook or two so you have a designated place to hang them up.

    Infuse your space with personality with dorm wall decor and cute picture frames. Top off your desk or coffee table with some books from Barnes & Noble for a sophisticated touch.

    Water Bottle
    An insulated stainless steel water bottle is the perfect accessory to help keep you hydrated between classes.

    If you’re living in your first apartment, you’re going to need furniture to make you feel at home. Check out side tables and a corner desk that won’t take up the whole room.

    Shop back to college dorm room and first apartment essentials, available at Macy’s.

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