7 cute dorm room essentials that are perfect for small spaces

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It’s officially back-to-school season! And one of the most stressful parts of the year is getting ready for college.

Whether your student is moving into a dorm for the first time or moving onto campus for another year, they’re bound to need a few key things. And while most schools provide a list of suggested items, there are always a few additional items that can transform a dorm into a home.

Thankfully, Walmart’s College & Beyond shop has everything a student needs to get situated in their new home away from home. From furniture and storage solutions to fun decor, Walmart offers thousands of top-quality products at affordable price points. Plus, for less than $13 per month, you can get free shipping on all your Walmart orders, with no minimum spending required when you sign up for Walmart+. Thanks to Walmart+, you don’t have to leave your house to get all of those must-haves brought right to your door.

Below, shop seven items from Walmart that are stylish and great for smaller spaces.

1. Seward Explorer 30″ Trunk with Wheels & Lock, $90.16 (Orig. $119.99)

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Whether placed at the foot of a bed or under a lofted bed, a cute trunk is perfect for those looking for stylish storage options. Use it to store items you don’t often need (like next season’s clothes) and treat it as a table or footstool in the meantime.

2. Mainstays Plush Velvet Office Chair, $63.48 (Orig. $73)

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While most dorms provide a desk chair, odds are that chair just isn’t very comfortable. This plush, rolling office chair is slim yet chic, thanks to its pink velvet fabric. You can also snag this chair in white!

3. Better Homes & Gardens Woven Water Hyacinth Tank Basket, $12.97

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While plastic bins are great for storing items, woven baskets are a lot nicer to look at. Use this woven basket to keep your beauty products, school supplies and other miscellaneous must-haves corralled out in the open.

4. Honey Can Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer, $63.68 (Orig. $83.30)

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If you need another dresser but don’t have room for a traditional one, this rolling storage cart is an awesome alternative. Utilize this cart’s whopping 12 drawers to organize your clothes, school notebooks or even snacks.

5. Mainstays LED Gooseneck Desk Lamp with Catch-All Base & AC Outlet, $6.88

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Add a little extra light to your side of the room with this affordable desk lamp. Available in three other colors, this lamp features an adjustable head and an additional outlet so you can plug in your chargers.

6. Wallniture Ponza 17″ Floating Bathroom Shelves, $19.99

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This pair of shelves is a great addition to any small room. Use it in the bathroom to keep your essentials off the sink or in your bedroom to easily display your favorite photos and other knickknacks.

7. Mainstays 36-Pair Over-The-Door Shoe Rack, $22.10

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Sleek and sturdy, this minimalist over-the-door shoe rack can hold a staggering 36 pairs of shoes. This is especially great for those without a ton of closet space or for those with shoe-loving roommates.

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