Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to look at the 25 dorm room essentials we listed on our blog earlier this week, but if not, read that first. If you have, it’s time for the fun blog, where the Waspit Team shares the 10 next things you and your roommate need for your dorm room. We also provide one completely outrageous option you can go with, but ultimately probably shouldn’t. Because they are so lavish, we listed the going price and offered some cheaper and more reasonable alternatives (if they exist!).
1. Television- Even though you can now stream pretty much anything online, having a TV in your room is pretty clutch. Not just any TV though, the brand new Samsung ES9000 is what you HAVE to have! For the same price as a Ford Focus ($17,500) you can get this beautiful, 75 inch SmartTV. Good luck finding space in your dorm to mount this sucker! Oh, and you’ll have to go to Korea to pick it up. You could also save $17,300 and go with this 24′ Insignia on sale at Bestbuy.
2. Mini Fridge- A fridge is something that most college students opt to have in their room to store water, leftovers and of course, beer. But for those of you who have had a fridge in a dorm know, that little ice box’s contents are pretty valuable to everyone else (especially the beer). That’s why you have to get this “Man Table,” equipped with a hidden mini fridge for $550!
3. Table- A table is nice to have in your dorm room if there is enough space. One year in the dorms me and my roommate bunked our beds so that we could fit a small couch and coffee table. We didn’t have the cash flow at that point, but if we had, we would have got an aquarium coffee table.
4. Microwave- Microwaves do the trick but what about this awesome portable, table oven by Nuwave for only $145 on Amazon?! To be honest, most nice microwaves are going to be around that price so I would probably just get the Nuwave. Doesn’t look like you can cook Ramen Noodles in it though…
5. Lamp- Preferably one that levitates, priced at $1400.
6. Stereo system- Noise violation, my ass. Let’s crank it up a notch! Home stereo systems like this one run from about $500 to as much as a couple thousand dollars. They are essential though for throwing those dorm room ragers that always seem to fill-up too soon and usually get broken up sooner.
7. Alarm Clock- For those really heavy sleepers, you’ll enjoy this: the world’s biggest and arguably most effective alarm clock. I’m 99% sure this isn’t on the market so you’d have to make it, but I suppose it’s worth it.
You could also just buy an iHome, saving thousands of dollars, but downgrading slightly on #6 and #7.
8. Rug- Show off you appreciation for other cultures and get a Persian rug. They run from a thousand bucks to upwards of about $100,000, but are made with the finest materials available in the Fertile Crescent. So worth it, right!? The other option, more for the guys, is to get an animal rug (Waspit prefers a fake one). I’m talking about a giant grizzly or polar bear pelt with its big head and teeth faced towards the door and anyone who dares come in.
9. Bedding- Although we already mentioned bedding as an obvious essential, these are an upgrade. “SHEEX Performance sheets hold a proven advantage over cotton in enabling and maintaining optimal thermal conditions for sleep.” In English, that means these sheets are super soft and actually keep you cooler when you sleep. You don’t need to understand how it works, it’s science.
10. Coffee Maker- Because there will probably only be two of you sharing the machine, buying a single cup coffee maker is probably your best bet. This one by Krups costs $200 dollars and has a number of interesting and slightly unnecessary features. One that is necessary is the scheduling feature that lets you assign times in the week when you need your cup of joe. Krups will have it there waiting for you. Of course, this $25 Mr. Coffee is also programmable and costs 10% of what you’ll pay for that piece of Krups.
Ultimately, all these things you should wait to get until you’ve talked to your roommate and discussed what you guys need and don’t need. Sometimes a floor mate’s room down the hall is where you’ll end up hanging out so you’ll find you don’t even need a TV, for example. Don’t rush into buying any of these things, because even the cheapest alternatives can be expensive.
Which of these general things are most necessary for the dorms?
If could have anything on this list, which item would it be?
Do you have items that would trump my most outrageous options?
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