5 Dorm Room Essentials for Your College Student

5 Dorm Room Essentials for Your College Student

Even though moving to college is new and exciting, it can be difficult to feel at home in a new environment. It takes time to get used to the change in scenery, routine, and lifestyle. There is always a part of the college student that misses being at home, but one of the most exciting parts about being an incoming college student, along with new independence and self-discovery, is living in the dorms. 

Finding items to decorate the dorms is a fun way to express your personality, but what can you do to provide a sense of comfort when your college student is in a new place? Without home-cooked meals and being constantly stressed about classes, they’re going to need a safe and comforting space to come back to at night. 

Keep reading to see which Cosy House products could ease the transition and make your child feel right at home!  

1. Ultra Soft Bed Sheets

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Once classes start, and often near finals season, there may be nights where your student might not get enough sleep. When they do manage to have a peaceful, stress-less night, it is important for their bedding to provide comfort and ease. With Cosy House's Luxury Bed Sheets, your college student will be able to survive the dorm's notoriously cold temperatures and provide a peaceful night of sleep. The Luxury Bed Sheets are made of bamboo viscose instead of cotton, providing temperature-regulating properties to help them get through the night. They also come in fifteen different colors– plenty of options to fit the style of their dorm room!

Additionally, the Cosy House Luxury Bed Sheets are hypoallergenic, meaning your sheets will stay cleaner for longer! With more breathable sheets, say goodbye to sweat and hello to healthier skin and better sleep! 

2. Waterproof Mattress Encasement


Moving to college comes with spending a lot of time in the dorms, sometimes even for meals and studying. With the 100% waterproof Luxury Zippered Mattress Encasement, avoid damage to the mattress from foods and drinks. Its liquid absorbent properties manage to capture spills and messes so the mattress stays untouched. 

In most cases, university dorms do not allow students to bring their own mattresses from home and let’s be honest, they do not invest in new mattresses too frequently. To give your college student a little peace of mind while they sleep, the Luxury Zippered Mattress Encasement comes with a zipper to fully surround and protect the mattress from wear and tear. And there's more! The mattress protector is made with an outer layer of bamboo viscose blend, making the protector breathable, light, and thin for an unbothered night of sleep.  

3. A Plush Pillow


After long hours of studying, the best way to recharge is to sleep. There is nothing more uncomfortable than sleeping with a warm, flat pillow that leaves your neck feeling sore and you unrested. So when they do manage to get a few hours of sleep, how can they avoid feeling unrested? The answer: Cosy House’s Luxury Pillow. It is made with high-density shredded memory foam, molding to their needs to ensure the most comfortable sleep. Its adaptive transition foam keeps the head elevated to prevent neck pains or feeling sore, as well as snoring (we wouldn’t want them to be THAT roommate). 

Additionally, the Luxury Pillow comes with a hypoallergenic bamboo viscose case, so it's gentle on their skin and nose. Also, its case is easily removable and machine washable. After endless hours of studying for finals, they can tuck themselves into bed knowing they will feel well-rested and comfortable!

4. An Ultra Absorbent Towel Set

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Sharing a bathroom with a large number of people can be an uncomfortable experience. Even then, it can be more intolerable without the right bathroom essentials. Picking shower shoes and hair products are easy choices, but which towels dry quickly so they can get to class on time, while being gentle on your body? 

The Classic Cotton Towel Set is a great addition to your dorm checklist, with 100% cotton material for maximum absorption and freshness. This seriously soft 6-piece towel set is made with 700 GSM, designed to be gentle on your hair, preventing any further breakage and dry-feeling hair. 

Good news for sensitive skin and noses! With hypoallergenic material to ward off non-living allergens, they may avoid waking up with a stuffy nose. And the best part: the towel set is machine washable and easily cleaned! With towels as soft and breathable as Classic Cotton Towel Set, they might not even remember they are sharing a bathroom with twenty other people. 

5. Laundry Detergent Bundle


Oftentimes, new college students arrive at the dorms with no idea how to do their laundry. They might ask, “Which button does what? Can I wash the blue socks with white pants?” They may even forget they were doing laundry, leaving the clothes in the washer for an entire day. More often than not, they will make a few mistakes along the way. However, having the Laundry Detergent Bundle can make their experience a bit easier! 

The Laundry Detergent Bundle includes laundry detergent, oxi-boost stain remover, and fabric softener. Each is made with biodegradable formulas designed without harsh ingredients, colorants, and fragrances to be gentle on the skin. Its pod design prevents your college student from using too much detergent, saving time and money. Additionally, the pacs are much more convenient than carrying around large, bulky plastic jugs.

Moving away from home and living in a dorm is hard enough as it is, so help your college student feel as cozy and safe as they can. The Cosy House Collection may help you feel at-ease knowing your college student is feeling the same comfort they feel at home. 

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Maria Giovannetti Gil

Written by Maria Giovannetti Gil