Dorm bathroom essentials every college coed needs this year

From non-slip flip-flops to shower caddies, our list of dorm bathroom essentials has everything you're looking for

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Are you venturing back to your home away from home? These dorm bathroom essentials are a must for your college checklist. 

From shower caddies to heat-resistant hair tool organizers, these items will keep you organized and fully prepared for the semester ahead. (Smart storage is one of the best small room ideas, after all.)

Grab your towels, have your skincare product order in place and bring some zen energy to your college bathroom, whether you're in a communal space or share one with your suite members. 

Be sure to review our edit of other dorm room essentials so you don't miss a thing once class is back in session!

The best dorm bathroom essentials for your place:

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Simply Essential Small Shower Tote
RRP: $2.10

A sturdy and reliable caddy, this four-compartment plastic shower tote is a great way to store all your soaps and favorite Olaplex 4C shampoo.


Squared Away Under-the-Sink Large Stacking Box
RRP: $27 

You'll need a place to store your towels in between washes, and this stacking box is the perfect way to keep your linens clean. Plus, it'll easily fit under your bed!


American Soft Linen 6 Piece Towel Set
RRP: $82

Perfect for a variety of needs—a quick face wash or a deep clean after an hour in the campus gym—these multi-sized towels are soft, absorbent and available in a variety of fun colors.


Squared Away Heat-Resistant 3-Compartment Hair Tool Tray Organizer
RRP: $13.50

You'll need your straightener when prepping for a big presentation and you'll want to whip out the curling iron for those formals. Make sure all of your hair essentials are properly (and safely) kept out of harm's way.


Aoowoll Bath Slippers
RRP: $10.86-$16.86

Aoowoll bath slippers are a must for communal showers—how else are you supposed to keep your feet clean? The anti-slip sole will make sure you stay grounded.


Ambesonne Hello Shower Curtain
RRP: $31.99

Who doesn't appreciate a playful shower curtain? This fun selection is the perfect confidence boost, plus it conveniently comes in three sizes: 69" W x 70" L, 69" W x 75" L and 69" W x 84" L. 


Flower Power Bath Mat
RRP: $39

Florals are a great way to add a pop of color—even if they're bath mats. This groovy 25” cotton terry shag rug is as playful as it is useful.


Jenny Hanging Shower Organizer
RRP: $29

Keep your shampoo bars and shower gels in order with this five-pouch organizer. 


Silver Troy Shower Caddy
RRP: $19.99

A plastic caddy to keep your goods in place, this Container Store find even has enough room for your roommate's shampoo and conditioner. The dimensions are as follows: 11-9/16" x 4-3/4" x 24" h.


Luxe Acrylic 3-Tier Rolling Cart
RRP: 99.99

From toiletries to toilet paper, this three-tier cart will keep all of your bathroom essentials in place. The dimensions are as follows: 11-1/2" x 15-1/4" x 30-5/8" h


Room Essentials Wastebasket
RRP: $8-10

Though sometimes overlooked, a bathroom waste bin is definitely something you can't do without—trust us.


Opalhouse Tufted Half Moon Geo Tassel Cotton Bath Rug
RRP: $25

Bring a boho flair to your bathroom with this adorably funky tasseled bath mat. 

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