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50 Dorm Room Must Haves for College Students in 2021

Having a hard time choosing items for your dorm room? We got you. Here are the best 50 dorm must-haves.

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When moving into a new dorm room, it is your opportunity to decorate it to fit your personal style! There are so many dorms must haves out there to choose from and it can look a bit daunting. But I put together a few items that I added to my dorm room, which I think you will like as well.

I love adding many fluffy pillows, fun decorations, and even useful organization tools to my spice up my dorm room and you will too!

So these are 50 dorm must-haves for students that you need to include in your room .

This list even includes some new pandemic-related dorm essentials that you may not have thought about.

Must Haves For Your Bed

1. All Seasons Comforter Set

Intelligent Design - Clara -All Seasons Comforter Set

There are a few things that stand out in a dorm room, one of which is your bed. Because your bed is a huge focal point in your dorm room, the way you style it controls the look of the entire room.

This semester, you have many styles to choose from in terms of the design and color of your comforter.

The current popular styles of comforters are minimalistic with a simple color scheme that matches the rest of the dorm room and an optional layer of a fun design or pattern.

Choosing the best-fitting colors and design will help your comforter pop out of the rest of its surroundings but also blend in well with the room’s color scheme. 

A comfy texture of your dorm comforter is a dorm must-have. Having a soft and cozy comforter will create a relaxing place for you to spend your free time on Netflix or Hulu.

There are hundreds of comforter designs available to you, so get out and choose the perfect one for your dorm room. 

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2. Comfy Sheets

Printed Coastal Microfiber Bed Sheets

The important part of making sure you are comfortable when trying to fall asleep is the type of sheets you have wrapped around you. Everyone has a different preference for what sort of fabric they prefer when it comes to their dorm room sheets.

The choices may seem endless with sateen, flannel, percale and so many more, but picking the right fabric could turn a pair of sheets into a dorm must-have.

There are also many patterns and color palettes you can choose from. Picking the right color palette to match the rest of your dorm room aesthetic can bring everything together, even if you don’t feel up to making your bed every day. 


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3. Faux Fur Throw Pillow Case

Ashler Pillow Case Cushion Cover

Pillows will make your dorm room feel like home whether you choose accent pillows, body pillows or floor pillows.

Your dorm room is where you hang out in your free time or when using Zoom during class. Pillows can spice up a dorm room’s aesthetic and tone down its atmosphere.

Your bed is the first place pillows are a must-have item. These pillows can be plushy, standard-sized pillows to get your best sleep on. 

Adding accent pillows to put on during the day will clean up your bed game and make your dorm room put together. Using mini accent pillows on a spare chair can also add an extra level of comfort to your dorm room.

Body pillows, backrest pillows and floor pillows make it easy to study wherever you are in your room without having to sit at your desk all the time.

I love to use these huge pillows to prop myself up against my dorm room wall and watch Netflix at night or read until I fall asleep. At least the pillows keep my head from nodding off! 

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4. Soft Blankets and Throws

Sleepwish Sherpa Fleece Fluffy Blanket Rainbow Butterfly

Dorms and residential halls can get cold with chilly temperatures creeping in from outside. Have a few extra blankets to wrap yourself in on a cold day.

In 2021, it is all about faux fur! Soft, textured blankets make you feel as though you are snuggling up with your pet that you had to leave at home. 

Calming, weighted blankets are also a comforting option. Their weight helps you relax and unwind after a long day of studying or online classes. These have become a popular must-have in college dorm rooms.

I really want one of these because I have heard it helps calm you when you get anxious about homework or friend drama. I tend to get caught up in a lot of that, so this would be very helpful for me. I’m sure it can calm you down as well!

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5. Upholstered Headboard

Modway Lily Upholstered Twin Headboard

Is your bed taken over by the lovely, puffy comforter and pillows? To balance all the comfy energy on your dorm room bed, a unique headboard could do the trick.

It can make you feel even more at home if you use a similar design to your headboard you had to leave behind.

Headboards can be of any style, texture, color and shape. It can also be designed to match the color scheme or mood of your room. As your Twin XL college dorm bed may seem unexciting, adding a headboard can make it look like the bed of your dreams. 

My headboard is wooden and matches the style I have picked for my storage units, desk, and chair in my dorm room. Having a headboard does a great job of tying everything together. 

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6. Waterproof Mattress Protector

Linenspa Premium Smooth Fabric Mattress Protector

Nothing could be worse than discovering bedbugs have taken over your mattress in your dorm room.

The risk of a bedbug takeover can be eliminated with a mattress protector. Make sure you buy the right size for your dorm bed!

I know this may not seem that important, but trust me, you will thank yourself when the end of the year rolls around and you can just take off your mattress protector and your mattress is just like new again!

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7. Quilted Fitted Mattress Pad

Utopia Bedding Quilted Fitted Mattress Pad (Twin)

Dorm rooms don’t usually come with as nice of a mattress as you may have at home. An uncomfortable mattress can be a hit or miss with all the time you want to spend in bed watching Netflix and getting good-quality sleep.

Therefore, a mattress pad for your dorm bed can make all the difference in your sleep schedule.

My mattress was uncomfortable before I got a mattress pad. Now I find I can sleep better and fall asleep more quickly than before! This item is definitely worth the price!

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Must Haves For Organization

8. Underbed Storage Bag

SONGMICS Underbed Storage Bag

Trying to fit a whole year’s worth of school supplies, clothing, and snacks into your dorm room can leave it looking like a tornado just blew through.

Though room organization is a huge struggle for many college students, storage units can solve this problem by decluttering a room.

Storage trunks can be used as both a storage spot and a display table. Storage bins are useful for optimizing minimal storage space under your dorm room bed and other hard-to-get-to places.

I use the space under my bed to keep my snacks and extra books from previous semesters.

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9. Multi-layer Hangers

Devesanter Multi-Layer Hanger

It is quite common for dorm rooms to have very limited closet space.

Plastic hangers found in any back-to-school section of the store are often bulky and take up way too much space in your dorm closet.

Multi-layer hangers save a lot of space in your dorm closet and help declutter the area, creating more room for other storage. 

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10. Velvet Hangers

Utopia Home Premium Non Slip Velvet Hangers

These allow you to fit more clothes in your dorm closet than thicker plastic hangers.

They also stop your shirts and sweaters from sliding off one side after the other, creating piles of clothing on the floor with just one accidental nudge.

This means no more clean clothing covered in dust!

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11. Organizers Hang on Doors

Gorilla Grip Premium Over The Door Shoe Organizer

Organization tools such as caddies or hooks can save space in your college dorm room when it may seem like you have none. These caddies can hold shoes in your closet or extra books that don’t fit on your desk. 

Caddies can also hang on Command hooks and therefore have more versatility than you may realize. Wall hooks can be stuck to any surface to add the ability to hang decorations on windows, organization caddies on doors or photos on walls. 

I love to hang up fun lights using Command hooks and my caddie saves me a lot of space and clutter!

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12. Adjustable Drawer Dividers

TENABORT Adjustable Drawer Dividers

When you need to find that favorite pen or pencil in your dorm room desk drawer, it can be challenging to sift through all the other items rolling around in your desk.

A drawer divider can keep each of those specific items organized and prevent them from rolling around each time you open and close the drawer. You will never have to waste time rummaging around in your desk again!

These drawer dividers have also saved me a lot of ot time during virtual classes. I don’t need to rummage around in my desk drawers to find things.

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13. Desk Organizer

SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer

This must-have can organize the top of your desk. Papers, sticky notes and other objects that you usually keep on your dorm room desk tend to make your room look a bit cluttered if they are not kept straight.

A desk organizer reserves space for each item to keep them in their own place and leaves space on your desk for your computer and anything else you are working on. 

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Must Have Toiletries

14. Personalized Embroidered Towels

Custom Monogrammed Personalized Embroidered Towels

Embroidered bath and hand towels are popular items this semester as students do what they can to keep track of their towels.

Having your name or monogram embroidered onto your towel set is a cheap way of preventing other students living in your dorm from confusing your generic towel with theirs.

This small way of personalizing your towels will save you from having to replace them after the awkward swap takes place in your dorm’s communal bathroom.

My towel set has lasted me a long time and has also definitely saved me from the confusion I may be confronted with, in the event that another student accidentally reached for mine instead of theirs.

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15. Portable Storage Organizer

Design Plastic Portable Storage Organizer Utility Caddy Tote

Dorm halls usually have shared bathrooms at the end of each hallway and therefore require you to carry all your belongings with you to and from the showers.

Shower caddies and tote bags are your answer when it comes to carrying all your essential toiletries to and from your dorm room.

Don’t forget those flip-flops as you walk down the halls because they can protect you from the dirt and grime collecting on the dorm floors.

I have so many different kinds of soap, shampoo, scrubs, lotions, and so much more, that I can’t possibly carry all those items to the bathroom in one go.

I highly recommend you invest in this waterproof shower caddie!

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16. A Warm Bathrobe

American Soft Linen Luxury Hotel & SPA Warm Soft Plush Fleece Robe

While walking to and from the bathroom down that long hallway in your dorm, it can be a nuisance to have to hold your towel around you with one hand and all your other belongings with the other.

A bathrobe can fix your lack of an extra arm by allowing you to free up your hand that you would usually use to hold up your towel. It also takes away the risk of losing your grip on your towel before you can get back to your dorm room!

I cannot say I have been one of those embraces students that have lost hold of their towel in the hallway, but I can say I have come dangerously close.

I appreciate the protection my robe provides from my soaking wet hair as well.

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Must Have Decorations

17. Easy Peel and Stick Wallpaper 

Decals for the Wall Easy Peel + Stick Wall Decal Dots

Though you may have all the decorations you think you could ever need to make your dorm room one of a kind, there is a huge canvas that still needs to be used to make your dorm room stand out.

A blank wall that may take up one-sixth of your room needs to be covered! Easy-to-apply wallpaper can make wall decorating a quick, easy, and mess-free process.

If you want an even softer look than the wallpaper options, you could look into hanging a tapestry or posters to bring your dorm room to life. 

I actually got tired of the weird zoom backgrounds and put up my own easy-peel wallpaper behind me so when I am in online class, I already have a background! I highly recommend you try this out! It is also easy to get off if you ever want a different background.

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18. LED Photo Clip String Lights

LECLSTAR LED Photo Clip String Lights

These clips are the perfect dorm gift since most people like to have reminders of their friends and family back home when they move into new dorms.

But, the small dorm space can get in the way of where to put your pictures. These string lights allow you to utilize your wall space and put your most special memories on display.

Not to mention, they also add much-needed lighting to your space. String lights were a godsend when I went to college! They made displaying my pictures easy and left an elegant feel to my room. 

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19. LED String Lights

ANJAYLIA LED String Lights

LED lights can add the finishing touch to any dorm room. They add soft lighting to set a relaxing mood and create a dainty aesthetic.

Though some colleges have restrictions on electric lights, they are usually more lenient with these smaller fairy string lights as they are seen to be less of a fire hazard. Check your college’s policies on dorm lighting just in case!

Many schools have policies against string lights, but if your school lets you hang them up in your room, I highly recommend you add them to your dorm room!

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20. Mini Plants 

Nubry Mini Fake Succulent Plants
$14.99

Your dorm room may have all the comfy blankets and pillows it needs to fit your style, but it is missing the beautiful feeling of life.

Mini plants can bring that feeling of life to your dorm room! They can be a great way to get you up in the morning because you have to water them (even though they are easy to maintain).

It can also be an entertaining conversation to have with your peers if you come up with fun names for the plants. 

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Must Have Furniture

21. Bedside Shelf or Lap Desk

Amada Bedside Shelf for Bed with Cable Management & Cup Holder

When your bed is just too comfortable to get out of in the morning before class, why not have a way to do your classwork while in bed?

Having a bedside shelf to place items such as cups and mugs can allow you to stay in bed longer. And having a lap desk can make it easier for you to spend more time in bed while you keep yourself accountable by getting your classwork done.

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22. Mini Fridge 

BLACK+DECKER Mini Fridge with Freezer

It can get old when you have to walk all the way to the dorm kitchen to get your leftovers from the dorm’s communal fridge.

What if others have taken your food by accident? With a mini-fridge in your dorm room, you don’t need to worry about your food mysteriously going missing.

Save yourself from that annoying trip all the way to and from the kitchen just for that pint of ice cream.  

If you plan on spending a long period of time in your dorm room, having the access to food from your mini-fridge can be a life-saver!

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23. Full-length Mirror 

Letushy Wall Mirror Full Length and Door Mirror

Though there are many classes exclusively offered online at college this year, there are still opportunities for students to go out and dress up.

There is no way to check out your outfit or loungewear without a full-length mirror in your dorm room.

It is also a great way to take selfies of any new outfit or comfy look. This also had been a fun activity for my roommate and me to take friend photos in the mirror!

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24. Fuzzy Area Rugs

PAGISOFE Purple Area Rugs
$29.98 ($5.66 / Feet)

Dorm rooms often have either hardwood or cold tile floors. This can put a damper on your comfy dorm room style.

A way to add more comfort to your dorm is by laying down a cozy rug.

The color, design, and shape of your rug can match the color scheme of your room and bring the entire design together!

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09/02/2021 09:52 pm GMT

25. Window Shades 

Window Shades

The sun can be a pest in the morning when you are trying to sleep in until virtual class. None of us like being woken up early by the bright rays of the sun through our window.

Adding blackout window shades can increase your ability to sleep in and also bring your daytime movie game to the next level.

These window shades are easy to install and make all the difference when it comes to sleeping in.

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26. USB port, Touch Control Table Lamp

Yarra-decor Bedside Lamp with USB port

Your dorm room may not have overhead lighting or enough lighting for reading and writing.

A desk lamp is a stylish and efficient way to light up your desk without having to move around the furniture in your dorm room. 

My desk lamp makes it a lot easier to control the level of lighting in my room as well. If my roommate wants to sleep, I have the option to only have my desk lamp on.

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27. Modern Standing Lamp

Addlon Floor Lamp for Living Room with Lamp Shade and 9W LED Bulb

Often, the light already installed in dorm rooms is not in the most ideal location, and it can make it hard to create the best setup. This original light also rarely has the option to dim it or brighten it.

Getting a tall lamp and placing it in a good spot with your favorite type of light bulb can be the most ideal lighting option. 

I recommend this lamp because it is practical, but also has a nice lampshade that creates a subtle glow instead of harsh light like the ceiling light that comes with the room.

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28. Small Trash Can

simplehuman Gallon Round Bathroom Step Trash Can

Most dorm rooms come furnished with a desk, chair, bed, and dresser but no trash bin. Therefore, many students end up with no good place to store trash in their dorm rooms.

Picking up a small trash can may avoid the chances of your trash just sitting in an old plastic bag on the floor for days.

You also won’t have to awkwardly walk down the hall to the communal trash bin every time you need to discard something. 

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29. Foldable Chair

Zenithen Foldable Chair

Dorm rooms can feel cramped with all the extra decorations and other belongings. Therefore, anything that can be storable is a dorm room must-have.

A foldable chair can be used to accommodate a friend or family member while staying out of the way when not being used. 

When the weather is nice enough to go outside, a foldable chair can be handy to take outside on the grass to hang out with friends.

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30. Clip-on Light

Vekkia/LuminoLite Rechargeable Book Light

These lights can be very helpful when you are lying in bed and need to read a book for class but don’t want to turn on your bright lamp in order to see.

Instead, you can clip this little light onto the top of your book, and it will illuminate just the right amount of the page! 

This is a great alternative to having the bright light on in your room. Especially if your roommate wants to go to bed before you are done with your readings.

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31. Mini Fan

Holmes Mini High Velocity Personal Fan

Airflow is challenging when it is too cold to open the window to help circulate the air in your dorm room. A mini fan could do just the trick. 

You can adjust the tile of this fan and can also be a cool and refreshing option in the next few months when the weather warms up. 

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Items You Will Be Thankful For

32. Portable Steamer

Hilife Handheld Garment Steamer Clothing

For those who tend to forget to fold their clothing or store clothes in bins where they get wrinkled easily, a portable steamer is a must-have for you.

They are small enough to take up minimal storage space and can save you from having to throw another load of clean yet wrinkled laundry into the wash again.

They are also very simple to use and don’t need any special liquid or any other products. 

I love keeping my clothes in drawers and therefore, they end up wrinkled a lot. This portable steamer has been an amazing solution to all my wrinkled clothes and has helped keep my outfits looking fresh and professional.

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33. Portable Mini Hand Vacuum 

Dusbuster Handheld Vacuum
$43.99

It can be easy to quickly sweep dust to the side when cleaning your dorm room. If this is the case, a mini portable hand vacuum can easily become a dorm room necessity.

It comes with a small charging cord and creates a pleasant and easy vacuuming experience.

It can also get into small crevices so that there are no more dust balls rolling around on your floor under your bed. 

My room is not cleaned by the cleaning crew in charge of the rest of my dorm, so having this vacuum cleaner to just use when I spill crumbs everywhere is a life-saver.

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34. Power Strip

Belkin 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector

With all the electronic items you need to keep plugged in at all times in the modern day, a power strip will save you from having to charge only a few electronics at once.

This dorm must-have makes it possible to charge all your electronic devices at the same time! This power strip has 12 outlets and is a life-saver!

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35. Extra-Long Phone Charging Cord

BSTOEM Long Charger Cable USB Charging Wire

Extra-long phone charging cords are becoming popular as students are spending so much time on their phones.

A long charger allows you to use your phone anywhere in your dorm room while it charges.

Some phone chargers don’t last very long because they get bent or fall apart, but this phone charger is well-made and lasts forever!

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36. Microwave-Safe Dinnerware Set

NARVE Microwave Safe Dinnerware Sets

Living in a dorm can make cooking a challenging feat, especially while social distancing.

When dinner is going to be an instant mac and cheese bowl or leftovers from the night before, it may be worthwhile to get a microwavable dinnerware set to heat up those leftovers.

It could even save you the trip to the communal dorm kitchen if you have a mini-fridge to store leftovers in your room. 

My college’s dining hall is only giving out plastic and paper materials and this microwave-safe dinnerware set has helped me store food in my room.

Having a mini-fridge to keep the food in has also really helped.

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37. Snacks in Bulk

NABISCO Variety Pack Snack Box

Snacks can seem like lifesavers if you need to get through a late night of studying or need a quick and easy pick-me-up.

Getting individual bags of chips from the vending machine can cost more than you think by the end of the semester.

But, if you buy your favorite snacks in bulk at the beginning of the semester, then you can end up saving a ton of cash in the long run! 

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38. Portable Car Electric Kettle

Fdit Portable Car Electric Kettle

Whether you prefer tea or coffee, both these drinks are dorm room must-haves when it comes to late-night studying sessions and early morning classes.

Keeping a water kettle in your room can open the door to a plethora of opportunities for study nights.

You can not only make a piping hot cup of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, but you also have the option to make instant noodles or instant mac and cheese! 

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39. An Easy-To-Maneuver Laundry Basket or Hamper

Handy Laundry Mesh Popup Laundry Hamper

Dorm buildings usually require students to journey all the way to one laundry room in the basement of the building. Because it can be such a long journey to take your laundry, having an efficient way to carry it can be helpful.

A laundry basket or hamper can be the best way to make your laundry easy to maneuver to and from your dorm room.

I used to always have to take at least three trips to the laundry room and back to start the washing machine because I didn’t have a proper container such as this one to carry all my clothes in. Now I can do it all in one trip!

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40. A Water Filter

Brita Standard UltraMax Water Filter
$95.99 - $199.99

Dorm buildings have only a few water fountains, and they can be a pain to walk to when you could just get water from the faucet.

No matter where you fill up your water bottle, using a water filter can make a huge difference in taste.

Also, if the better taste of water increases your water intake and overall hydration, then getting a water filter can be beneficial for your health. 

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41. Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker

Music can change your mood and motivate you to get school work done.

A Bluetooth speaker is a great way to add some fun into your busy day of online classes.

Though you may not be able to have friends over to hang out, the speaker can make it seem like your friends are with you if you project their voices from your phone or computer. 

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42. Leak Proof Lid Water Bottle and Mug

Water Bottle and Mug

Water bottles and mugs are a great way to not only keep your drinks warm or cold but also to help the environment!

You will also save money in the long run that would have been spent on plastic water bottles throughout the semester. 

This is a double-wall vacuum insulated Stainless steel portable mug that keeps your drink wherever temperature you wish. It really is everything you could ever wish for in a mug!

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School Material Must Haves

43. Cartoon Animal Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes

If you are a student who forgets to do tasks or enjoys extra levels of organization, sticky notes may be for you!

They can be used to organize your notes, label different objects, and create tabs in books so you don’t lose your place.

Sticky notes come in many different colors and cute designs that you can use to match the rest of your dorm room. 

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44. 20 Piece School Supplies

Trail Maker 20 Piece School Supplies
$11.99

Notebooks, binders, pens and so much more can be considered essential items when it comes to doing your best studying during this college semester. Therefore, getting the ideal school supplies can be considered a dorm must-have. 

This school supplies kit is the most basic, but effective kit I have found! It has all your essential items that you could need during school and can set you up for success right at the beginning of classes!

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45. 2021 Large Desk or Wall Calendar 

2021 Desk/Wall Calendar

It is important to keep all your assignments organized and on track in order to get each done before the due date has passed.

For those students who forget about assignments easily, a desk or wall calendar can be a dorm room must-have. 

I am a visual learner and have found this desk calendar to be the perfect organizer for a busy student schedule!

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46. Comfortable Loungewear

Long Sleeve Tops and Pants Set Sweatsuits

Clothing can impact your level of comfort when sitting in virtual classes all day.

Keeping a set of comfortable loungewear to change into or wear all day can increase your level of comfort by a ton!

Just throw on a sweatshirt and comfy pants, and you can completely lift your overall mood! 

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47. Noise-canceling Headphones

Mpow Noise Cancelling Headphones

Dorm buildings can be great places to get to know other students at your school, but they can also make it very challenging to focus on your studies.

This is especially true when the students in the dorm room next door play music loudly or make distracting noises. The noise-canceling headphones can give you the chance to focus no matter what is going on around you. 

I tend to have a hard time concentrating when listening to catchy songs that I end up singing to instead of working on the assignment at hand.

I instead recommend listening to classical music when studying if you have a similar problem when studying.

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Health And Safety Must Haves

48. Air Freshener Spray

Febreze Air Freshener and Odor Eliminator Spray
$19.49 ($0.55 / Ounce)

There is nothing worse than living with a smelly roommate or dealing with a bad scent lingering in your dorm room.

Air freshener spray can solve this issue without hurting your roommate’s feelings or creating a hassle for you to get the odor out of your dorm room. 

This spray can come in handy when you are planning on having a friend over for a movie night or Netflix and chill session and want your room to smell fresh and welcoming.

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49. First-Aid Kit

Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit

A first-aid kit is something that you may need in scary situations. It could potentially be a lifesaver in some instances and is a good thing to have on hand.

Even if you don’t get injured very often, one of your friends could hold a record for getting hurt a lot or there could be a need for first aid that you can’t foresee.

I have found the most random times to use this kit, but it has always come in handy at some point during the semester. It comes with sanitation wipes and bandages of all shapes and sizes!

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50. Washable Reusable Masks

Xchime Cover Washable Reusable Masks

Life on campus looks a bit different in 2021 compared to past years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of the importance of always having some sort of protective equipment on your person when out and about, these are must-haves in your dorm room as well. 

If you are concerned about the air quality in your dorm room because of the connecting air vents running through the building, consider picking up an air purifier and a CleanseBot to rid your dorm room of germs in the air and on surfaces.

Stock up on washable or disposable face masks and personal care products such as hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. 


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It is hard to choose specific items that you need in your dorm room. Since your dorm room is a place where you spend a lot of time when at college, this comprehensive list will give you an idea of what you need!

Including these dorm room must haves can increase your productivity, boost your mood and create a positive place for you to hang out this semester. Good luck with your dorm room decorating, and good luck with your virtual courses! 

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Nothing is worse than waiting hours for a response from someone when getting to know them and trying to form a relationship.

The conversation will end and you will lose the flow of the conversation.

It’s understandable to take a few minutes away from your phone, but if you want the girl to know you’re interested in her, especially in the beginning, you should be responding in a timely manner.

Show her that she is on your mind!

2. Use emojis

I personally love using emojis. I think they’re so fun and add a little bit of teasing to a conversation.

But do not overuse emojis because they can also make a conversation seem more of a joke than a bonding opportunity.

Stick to one or two emojis, limit your use of hearts and smilies, and keep it casually classy when flirting with a girl.

Positivity is key, but being overly enthusiastic could scare your crush away. 

3. Send funny selfies

When I’m finding it hard to come up with what to text someone, I start sending random updates about my day to fill the gap in the conversation.

You could send really anything (as long as it is appropriate)–a selfie saying “just went grocery shopping, off to the gym” could smoothly keep your conversation going.

Sharing a fun fact about yourself or asking a question about her are also great ways to keep her interested in your messages.

4. Send good night and good morning texts

It’s nice to be reminded over text when someone is thinking about you.

By sending a text in the morning and at night, it lets the girl you like know you are thinking about and care for her. 

5. Ask open-ended questions

Rather than asking “how are you” which is often responded with one word and abruptly ends the conversation, instead, ask her something like “what did you do at work today?” which opens a conversation to flow and turn into a way to get to know each other.

Flirting with a girl is about prolonged contact, so don’t cut off conversations before they lead to anything meaningful! 

6. Make suggestive comments

It can be challenging to move past a friendly text back and forth to a romantically charged conversation.

Something that may help pivot the mood would be to add suggestive comments like “oh yea?” or “make me.”

These playful comments can set a new tone in your messages and turn them into flirting. This way, you will send your girl giggling on the other end. 

7.  Use correct grammar!

There is nothing more annoying than incorrect grammar.

No matter if it is just in casual texts or in essays you are turning in for a class, correct grammar can improve a girl’s impression of you.

There is no reason you shouldn’t be capitalizing “I” in a text. And sometimes you need a dash or a period to break up a thought in a text!

Remember the little things really count when you want a girl to think highly of you.

It’s hard to read emotions through a text without proper grammar or other tonal hints.

Using simple characters such as exclamation points could add more signals for your girl to interpret when flirting over text.

8. Don’t be afraid to double—or even triple—text

This is another silly texting etiquette rule that bothers me. What’s the harm in sending more than one text at a time?

If the conversation seems to be lagging or you want to change the topic, easily send another text!

Most times, I’ll double text because it makes sense in the flow of conversation. It’s not as serious as others may make it seem.

Just make sure to avoid spamming her phone!

9. Compliment her

Compliments make anyone feel good! You could use comments to let your girl know that you notice things about her.

Compliment how she looked today–though that may seem like a given, you may be surprised at how much hearing that would make her day.

On a deeper level, compliment her on what you know of her character. Tell her that you admire her or compliment her work ethic.

When a girl sees that you notice more than surface-level characteristics, it can make her feel way closer to you. 

10. Talk to her on the phone!

Phones are for more than texting. If you’re comfortable, give her a call while you’re on a walk just to see what’s up!

Conversations always flow better when you’re talking in real-time instead of awkwardly waiting for each other to respond over text.

Related: 65 Best Dates for Teenagers – The Ultimate Guide

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11 Be funny

The best thing a guy could do when flirting with a girl is to make her laugh. Be funny!

Make jokes! If a guy makes me laugh, I always feel a lot more of a comfortable connection with him.

I am a sucker for a good joke, and I am assuming other girls are as well!

12.  Initiate touch

This is a tricky one because we have to respect people’s physical boundaries, but the best way to show someone you’re romantically interested in them is to initiate physical touch.

If you get to see your crush in person, you may initiate a respectful hug or put your hand on her shoulder when in conversation.

Try to do something to let her know that you feel comfortable around her.

But, you may want to warm up to her over text or with distance before you escalate to initiating touch. 

13. Allude to future moments you can spend together

While in conversation, you can allude to activities you can do together at another time.

For example, if your conversation is about a music artist you both like, you can mention an upcoming concert or festival to attend.

Sounds pretty smooth, am I right?

14. Use confident body language

Confidence is key when flirting with a girl. No one wants to be guessing if you are or aren’t flirting.

Maintain eye contact, stand up straight, and direct your attention to your girl.

The way in which you hold yourself can say so much more about who you are than words often will.

Holding someone’s gaze for longer than a split second can be fairly intimate.

And not backing down from a stare is that slight confirmation that, yes, there is a connection being formed between you and her.

Body language goes both ways, so if she’s leaning away or not paying much attention, this is a sign that she is not feeling the relationship the same as you are. 

15. Ask her about herself

Most people love talking about themselves if given the chance! Direct some questions to her and show you’re interested in who she is.

This will also open a chance for you to tell her about yourself. You never know what you’ll have in common, and what you’ll playfully argue about in the future. 

16. Smile

Even more than your use of open body language, a smile goes a long way.

Whether it’s a small, shy turn of your lips or a big, cheesy grin, a smile lets your girl know you’re directing your attention to her.

It also shows that you feel comfortable around her and may help her feel the same way while around you.

17.  Look and feel your best

In the essence of flirting, your goal is to impress your girl.

Not only does this come with your behavior and confidence, but it comes with how you present yourself to her.

You should be taking care of yourself and present the best version of yourself when flirting with a girl.

18. Don’t use pick up lines

Using pick-up lines can make you look lazy and tend to make you sound outdated.

It may be a turn-off for the girl you are speaking with if you approach her with a sleazy one-liner comment.

This kind of flirting alludes to the fact that you are only interested in one thing.

Sometimes it works, but when flirting with a girl, leave the pickup lines at home. Chose another way to get her attention. 

19. Use the female gaze

What a guy thinks a girl is looking for completely differs from what a girl is actually seeking.

This can be explained by the male and female gaze. The male gaze is a way of sexualizing women for male viewing pleasure.

This is the kind of thinking that a girl will want a buff, muscular, strong, masculine man.

But the female gaze shows that girls really want an emotionally inept and charming fellow that sees her as their equal, not only a sexual object.

It explains why girls want a Loki, not a Thor.

So, next time you are trying to flirt with a girl, remember that you do not need to be a Thor in order for her to give you the time of day. 

20. Ask her out on a fun date

After all of these tactics, you should be ready to seal the deal. Ask her to the movies, go for a picnic or out to a nice dinner.

The goal of flirting is to make a move on the girl.

After you show her your charming smile, make her laugh, and ooze confidence, she won’t be able to turn you down!

Related: 70 Cheap and Fun Date Ideas for Teens

Check out these 11 proven tips on how to flirt with anyone!

 

In this video, learn fun and easy steps to flirt with a girl. I love that this video acknowledges how uncomfortable it can be to begin flirting with someone.

When you’re flirting with someone you really like, your nerves are completely heightened and you become hyperaware of her every move.

In order to succeed in flirting with a girl, you must break through these nerves. Confidence and comfort are the perfect balance in flirting. 

Flirting is an acquired skill. And like any other skill, you should continue to practice in order to get better!

Learning how to flirt with a girl is only the first part of getting someone to like you and become interested in forming a romantic relationship with you.

The bottom line is, just be yourself! These tips and tricks on how to flirt with a girl will get you noticed, but it’s YOU that has to seal the deal. Good luck!

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30 Best Blogs for Teenagers – The Ultimate 2021 Guide

Are you having trouble finding blogs that are worth reading? We’ve got you covered! Check out these awesome blogs for teenagers.

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Everyone is on social media these days! Being an influencer is becoming a normal job for people who want to inspire others by sharing their lives on the internet.

As human beings, we are naturally curious about common topics like college life, fitness, or even love advice. 

Blogs are one of the ways people can share their advice on the internet and, of course, influence other people’s behaviors. 

Here at BLENDtw, we’re bringing you the best 30 blogs for teenagers! Their content is a mix of various topics, from college advice to travel experience. These blogs will help you navigate life more easily and look at everything with a critical eye.

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1. TeensGotCents

 Eva Baker is a finance guru, and through her blogs, she teaches us, mortals, how to take a better hold of our finances. She has picked up the best tips and habits from trial and error. 

TeensGotCents is the place you should go if you want to work toward your goals without being completely broke.

2. Just So Elina 

From Australia, Elina is a writer and chronic illness warrior that allows everyone to take a look into her mind. On her blog, she shares her advice on wellness and living with a chronic illness, a topic that is not commonly discussed. 

Her main goal is to share her life, and she hopes that everyone who reads her blog will take something from it.

3. Anxious Lass

Somerset blogger Kelly Jean creates content that’s focused on mental health, specifically social anxiety. 

Kelly was inspired to start her blog after hours of scouring the web and finding only articles that seemed to be written by a robot rather than a human. 

She started her blog with the goal of being relatable so her readers don’t feel alone.

4. We the Urban

This blog quickly got its fame in 2009 when Tumblr was at its peak, and now it’s more famous than ever with more than 3 million followers on Instagram. 

With its trendy content and motivating vibe, its main goal is to inspire and empower today’s generations with posts that push boundaries and make you think of the world in a different way.

5. Dan Flying Solo

 This guy is crazy and a genius. Dan is a Londoner who started this blog as a newsletter for his family to keep updated on his world travels after he quit his job as a restaurant manager in 2014 to follow his love to Bali. 

At the time, he didn’t imagine his blog would grow to a million views per year. Now, as an ambassador for the famous travel guide Lonely Planet, he shares his experiences as a traveler of the world and shows us how life can sometimes take you to unexpected places.

6. Barnes & Noble Teen Blog

As a reader myself, I think it’s awesome that one of the biggest libraries on the internet has a blog. However, even if you do not share my passion for reading, this blog is perfect for you too. 

It includes podcasts, interviews with famous bestselling authors, and all resources for a teenager to avoid getting bored — you can switch those two hours on TikTok for a good YA podcast.

7. Teen Thoughts

We are the next generation that will be in charge of the world; however, it is no secret that the youngsters before us are the future too, and with social media being so ingrained in our reality, it is time for a reality check. 

We need a space where we can express ourselves without the fear of being subjected to a specific social trend, which is why Teen Thoughts’ goal is to give you a voice, to give you a space where your thoughts can be expressed, and to give you a safe haven to be yourself.

8. This Teenage Life

This youth empowered podcast/blog is a space where you can hear stories about what it feels like to grow — to not say, “I am the only person in this world that has this problem,” and to feel heard within a community. 

This Teenage Life gives you the opportunity to hear perspectives about common topics from other teens and to belong to a community.

9. Capturing Life on Camera

Natalie Park is a high school senior, traveler, and writer. She shares photos of her life in NYC that will convince you that living in the Big Apple is the best idea you ever had. With her dreamy aesthetics, you can almost feel New York at your fingertips.

10. Joli House

Knitwear designer and blogger Lily brings you everything you need to know about knitting content. With her own patterns on sale, she’ll teach you that knitting is an experience in itself and that it could be your new fall hobby. 

Her trendy patterns and dedicated blog posts clearly display that knitting is a ball in the park, so hurry up and buy some needles! You have knitting to do.

Related: 65 Best Dates for Teenagers – The Ultimate Guide

11. Sea of Shoes

Dallas blogger Jane Aldridge created this blog to share her love for all things vintage and as a tribute to her love of extreme shoes. 

However, since 2007, the blog has grown into its own brand, with Jane collaborating with brands like Gucci and Marc Jacobs. 

If you need an outfit that will defy the border between vintage and modern, Sea of Shoes is right up your alley.

12. Life Unfiltered with Alexa Curtis

On her blog, lifestyle influencer Alexa Curtis discusses her feelings on topics that she encountered as a teen, such as mental health, handling social media, body image, and other sensitive topics. 

Her content is focused on talking about challenges young people go through, and she provides the stories that come from experiences that they may need to navigate day by day.

13. The Teen Runaway

If you are as clueless as I am when navigating fashion, this blog is for you. With her beauty and fashion advice, and with experience such as being part of the press at fashion week, Lauren’s tips are invaluable. 

She shares her advice on how to be a fashionista like Barbie and how to not look like a clown when you brave a full face of makeup.

14. LoveSpunk

Angela describes herself as that awkward and shy kid in the back of the class; however, I find myself thinking she is completely endearing and a genius fashion connoisseur. 

She has her own portfolio on the blog where she showcases her work in fashion, and her videos are filled with content like “sewing 5 dresses in 5 days,” which I find mind-blowing because I can’t sew for the love of my cat!

15. SchoolHabits

This blog is entirely focused on teaching you how to learn. Kind of confusing, right? 

However, its resources and services will help you figure out what your best learning style is, and why it’s important to find your particular style. Give it a go. You won’t regret it.

16. Save the Student

Money is what every college student worries about because the amount of debt that is left after you finish school is astronomical! 

But Save the Student will save you from paying this amount in the future, and it provides you with tips on how to invest and protect your money, so it’s a no-brainer why you should visit this blog.

17. Sincerely Students

Not all of us love school and studying, and that’s OK, because Ellie, the writer of Sincerely Students, shares her advice on how to be more productive in school, how to find school coupons, and she even has a section on how to help our community! 

18. Celeste Lili

This blogger is an undergrad at UC Davis, and she’s sharing her advice on all things a first-generation student might go through. 

As a freelance SEO writer and content creator, she shares her advice on the marketing world, and also on how to navigate college if you are the first one to go to school.

19. Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen is a best-selling author on subjects like happiness, habits, and human nature. On her blog, she shares her advice on the pursuit of happiness and her personal experience in finding it. 

As one of the contributors to the happiness factor, we can assure you she is the one you go to if you feel unmotivated or uninspired, and with her witty humor, she will make you feel like you are talking to a friend.

20. The Fit Habit

Being a strong, independent woman is hard. Creating habits that are productive but at the same time good for your health is something our generations are struggling with more and more. 

That is why CarenHigh Street Beauty Junkie, the writer of The Fit Habit, shares her advice on living a happy, healthy, and long life, and how to make time for things that make you feel good.

Related: 70 Cheap and Fun Date Ideas for Teens

21. High Street Beauty Junkie

If you want to look good when you apply makeup and look like the people on reality shows, where their hair is all shiny and their makeup looks good 24/7,this blog is your first step. 

Charli, a U.K. blogger, shares her tips on all things beauty and hairstyle and gives a look into what’s going on in her life.

22. Jenn (across the pond)

Writing from Denmark, Jenn gives a look at what it’s like studying abroad and her adventures and misadventures. 

Jenn is from Colorado, and she shares what it’s like being out of her comfort zone in a whole different culture, and she gives advice on how to manage life in another country. 

If you are thinking of studying abroad next semester and want to see the world, this is a great blog for you!

23. Student Minds Blog

This blog is one of the greatest in terms of mental health and university life in the U.K. 

That being said, it is a place where you can read and share experiences and get a sense that you’re not alone and that mental health is important.

24. Jessica Slaughter

As a kind of journal, Jessica shares tips about all kinds of topics, from studying to brand reviews. You won’t get bored reading through her wacky adventures and experiences.

25. Dani Dearest

A graduate of California, Dani tells us everything there is to know in her mind. From tips on how to take care of yourself to organization and planning, she writes everything there is to know so that you can be an organizational and self-care queen.

26. Tolmeia Gregory

As you may know, a climate emergency has arisen, and it is on a critical level. However, what can you do to make a difference? 

As a climate activist, Tolmeia will educate you on what it is that you can do to stop this emergency, and she’ll make you think about the what, why, and how on social issues.

27. Her Campus

A 100% women-owned company, Her Campus shares stories and advice from the perspective of a woman. As Harvard undergrads, they started this project due to the need for more feminine influences on campus. 

From there, it grew through various campuses across the U.S., and now it is one of the most influential media companies.

28. Broke Millennial

This blog started from a Krispy Kreme donut sale, and it has grown to be a financial advice blog for teens. 

She basically gives you the answer to every question — How do you pay your student loans? How to bare your financial soul to your partner? 

With this blog, you can go from flat-broke to financial guru!

29. College Cures

This blog is your go-to college guide. From parties and hangovers to tips on being productive with your studies, this blog makes your college experience stress-free and pain-free by giving you resources, tips, and advice to navigate college life better!

30. Spoon University

Are you a foodie? Maybe you don’t even know how to make a toast! Either way, this blog is for you! Spoon University’s main focus is to help you figure out how to handle your cooking at college. 

By providing you with easy and healthy recipes, you will get all your nutrients and avoid the Freshman 15.

Related: 15 Best Websites to Download Free College Textbooks Online

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30 Effective Study Motivation Tips – The Ultimate 2021 Guide

Having trouble getting back into the swing of studying as school starts? Check out these effective study motivation tips.

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Sometimes, no matter what you do, it can be hard to motivate yourself to study– especially with everything that’s going on in the world right now.

Whenever you’re feeling stressed, a little lazy, or disheartened, refer to these tips to give yourself the study motivation to do well this semester.

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1. Make your notes aesthetically pleasing

If you put in some effort while taking notes, you’ll be much more willing to revisit them later. Try writing your notes out in fun colors and highlighting key words.

Or, if you’re like me and your handwriting is questionable, type them out during class and add underlines and images later.

Personally, I like to print them out and add flags and sticky notes with annotations. It helps me understand the material on a deeper level. 

2. Create a study schedule

Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I try to take a minute to slow down and organize my thoughts. I ask myself, what do I need to work on?

What tasks are the most pressing? Then, I start to write out a list in my planner and work on my calendar. Once you’ve organized your thoughts on paper, you’ll feel much better about the tasks ahead of you.

I suggest creating a work schedule to avoid procrastination. If you put in a little work each day and prioritize, you can accomplish your goals and then some. 

3. Study date with a friend

Now, this can either work really well or not at all, it depends on the friend. If you two are going to end up goofing around the whole time, maybe they’re not the friend you should be studying with.

But, you still want to make sure that your study partner is someone who lifts your mood and doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

Otherwise, you’ll be bored out of your mind, and you’ll never want to study again.

I once took a very challenging bio class, so my friend and I set up study dates where we went over the material, made silly acronyms and came up with funny ways to memorize the information.

We learned a lot, had some fun studying and performed well on the tests. 

Related: 130 Most Amazing Motivational Study Quotes – The Ultimate Guide

4. Create a reward system

This is a fun one. Think about the total amount of work you need to complete. It can be your work for today, the week, the month, etc.

Now, split up that total into increments. For example, do you need to read a 400-page novel by next week? Give yourself a reward every 75 pages.

Go get a treat, plan some T.V. time, anything that works for you. It’ll ensure you get some brian breaks and motivate you to keep studying. 

5. Take breaks!

If you stress yourself out and tell yourself you need to study for ten hours straight, chances are that you’re not doing yourself any favors.

If you don’t give yourself any breaks, you’re going to exhaust yourself, and studying won’t be as effective as it should be.

Plus, your mood might tank, and it’s hard to study when you’re feeling low. Try taking a five minute break every thirty minutes. Or a ten minute break every hour.

Grab a snack, go on TikTok, meditate– whatever you need to keep yourself sane. 

6. Study a little bit each day 

This study motivation technique requires timeliness and devotion, but it will save you loads of time in the long run.

If you study for a class 20-30 min a day rather than cramming the few days before the test, you’ll be much better off.

Many psychology experiments support that this spread-out study technique leads to a better understanding of the material.

7. Make a vision board 

If you remind yourself why you’re studying and what goals you’ll achieve at the finish line, whether it’s tomorrow or 20 years from now, you’ll have more motivation.

The next time you have some downtime, make a vision board with some card board and magazine clippings. Or, I like to hop on Pinterest and work on some of my boards. Works every time. 

8. Enter a productive space

I mean this both literally and figuratively. Literally, place yourself in a space conducive to studying, like a library, an office, a quiet coffee shop, etc.

Sometimes I convince myself that studying in bed will be fine– it’s never as productive as it can be.

And, figuratively, create a productive space by turning off text notifications, don’t listen to music unless it doesn’t have lyrics, and so on.

9. Make flashcards

I’d probably fail all my classes if I didn’t make flashcards. I always make them when I need to memorize information or prepare for a presentation.

Grab some flashcards from a supply store, a few colorful pens for study motivation and get started.

Making flashcards is basically half the battle. It can be time consuming, yes, but when it’s time for your test, you’re more likely to remember the things you wrote down, the vocabulary you underlined, the diagrams you drew.

Then, of course, testing and repetition will help. Quiz yourself or a friend in the class. You’ll be an expert in no time. 

10. Try to boost your mood

It can be hard to study when you’re feeling down, stressed or tired. Some ways to try and snap out of it are to…

Go for a walk: Exercise releases endorphins, which can make you feel good. Afterward, you’ll feel energized and ready to take on the books

Find a change in scenery: Sometimes changing your surroundings is enough to press the reset button on your mood. Have you been in the house all day? Try studying outside. 

Make your favorite snack or drink: Taking some time for yourself by preparing a treat could be what you need. Get a caffeine boost from your favorite coffee or tea. Or, if you’re a little hangry, a snack could do the trick.

Related: 100 Motivational Quotes for Exams – The Student Guide

11. Study apps 

There are plenty of study apps that you can download on your phone to help you study. Apps like Quizlet are designed to help you organize your flashcards or find pre-made sets in your class topic.

Download Flora to keep a to-do list, and set study timers to motivate you to stay off your phone. There are plenty more apps to choose from that can act as study motivators. Thank goodness for technology!

12. Motivational quote 

This one has worked for plenty of my friends. When it’s the middle of the semester and you’re feeling burnt out, try finding a motivational quote to turn to.

Skim a list of motivational quotes and see what speaks to you. Check out our list of best motivational quotes to study here. 

You can make it your phone background, write it out when you’re feeling anxious, turn it into a wall decoration for your bedroom, etc.

Words have the power to calm us down or give us energy, so you should give this technique a try.

13. An organized space for an organized mind 

Even if you don’t study in your room, or even in your house, it can be a huge help to keep these spaces clean.

First of all, you’ll be able to find notes and study materials easily, as you’ll actually know where everything is. And second, a clean space can be comforting.

For me, I feel like I can’t think straight when I know my room is a mess.

14. Don’t compare yourself to others

Motivating yourself to study should be for you and nobody else. When you compare yourself to others, it can be counterproductive and even harmful to your self-esteem.

Your main goal should be to do your personal best. If you compare yourself to those who are performing better or worse than you, you may not be as motivated to work hard.

Study motivation should come from yourself!

15. Take some pressure off yourself

This one goes hand and hand with the above tip.

Too much pressure and stress can be debilitating. Make sure you’re putting your mental health first. Besides, a healthy mind is a productive one. 

16. Break down your to-do list

To-do lists can be daunting. Breaking down your tasks into smaller, manageable ones will help things feel much more doable.

You don’t want to overwork yourself and try to get too much done in one day, so spread those smaller tasks throughout your week.

17. Change things up

If you keep your study routine the same, you’ll get bored really quickly. Try using different study methods to keep things slightly more interesting.

Instead of just reading your notes, try making flashcards, quizzing a friend, doing practice problems, drawing diagrams, etc. There are so many different angles from which you can look at the material. 

18. Study in the daylight 

Studying inside, in the dark or away from a window can make your brain feel foggy. Do yourself a favor and get some sunlight.

It’s a great study motivation, can help you boost your energy, concentrate, think creatively and get better sleep later in the day.

19. Meditate

Meditation is a great way to clear your mind, alleviate stress and press the reset button. Find an app such as Smiling Mind, and follow along with one of their pre-recorded meditations.

You can do this daily before you start studying or whenever you feel that you need a break. I use this study motivation technique all the time when I need a recharge. 

20. Exercise in the mornings

This study motivation technique works really well for me. Even if I have to drag myself out of bed in the morning, I get a burst of energy after I exercise.

I’m so much more productive for the rest of the day. Try setting aside at least 30 minutes a day to get moving. Go for a walk, do some yoga. You’ll feel great and ready to take on your tasks for the day.

Related: 19 Best Final Exam Study Tips | Study Strategies for College Students

21. Play the right music

Music can be a great study motivator. It can increase your mood and your focus. But, it can also distract you as well. I like to listen to classical music when I study or write essays.

But sometimes I like to play my favorite pop songs when I’m working on a task that doesn’t require too much focus. 

22. Make it a creative project

One way to have fun studying while actually learning the material is to think about it creatively. Write a silly acronym. Come up with a song to remember the capitals of countries.

Write a short story relating to the material. Create a collage. These things can really help you memorize information and motivate you to study.

23. Stop negative talk

Don’t tell yourself that you’re bad at something or that you can’t do it. Seeing other people succeed or getting a low grade on a test can be really discouraging.

But don’t give up! Practice having a growth mindset. Tell yourself that you can improve if you put the work in. 

24. Work on your hardest tasks first

If you’re like me, you put off your most difficult tasks until the end of the day, and then you don’t have the energy to actually work on them as hard as you should.

It’s time to fix that. Move your most difficult, pressing tasks to the top of your to-do list. You’ll be able to work on it when you have the most energy. Then, things will only get easier throughout your day. 

25. Be consistent

Try studying at the same time every day. You’ll get into a groove, which can help you be more productive. Plus, this will keep other responsibilities from piling up, and you’ll likely have some extra time for yourself. 

26. Ask yourself why you want to study

If you figure out why you actually need to study, you’ll actually want to study. Is it for a good grade? So you can get a good job? Get into a good college?

Because you want to learn a new skill? Remind yourself of these goals for study motivation every time you’re feeling a little lazy. 

27. Figure out why you don’t want to study

If you get to the root of your lack of motivation, you might be able to figure out how to fix it. Are you too tired? Try to prioritize sleep.

Is the material uninteresting? Try some techniques to make studying more fun. 

28. Be reasonable

If you set impossible standards, you may be too hard on yourself if you end up not meeting them. Be reasonable with your goals.

And if you end up exceeding them, great! To start, don’t give yourself too many tasks to complete in one day. Having fun is important! 

29. Eat healthily

Eating junk food all the time can make you feel sluggish. Make sure to prioritize a well-balanced diet to ensure you have plenty of energy to get through the day.

And, preparing food for yourself is a great way to put yourself first and take your mind off of studying.

Need help preparing healthy college meals? Check out our ultimate post on college meal prep ideas here.

30. Make fun plans each weekend

If you have something to look forward to each weekend, you’ll be motivated to study and make it through each week.

Whether it’s a concert, lunch with a friend or a movie night by yourself, fun plans can act as study motivation. Plus, it’s important to have a life outside of school. 

If you need ideas on things to do, check our post of top 50 things to do when bored here.

Final Thoughts

And there you have it. 30 study motivation tips to get you through a tough day, week or semester. Use these tips to figure out what works best for you.

You can also watch the video below for some additional advice. Best of luck, and happy studying! 

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