2019 Dorm Room Draft - The Best No B-S College Dorm Room Essentials Checklist

dorm room checklist2019 Dorm Room Essentials Draft 

A "No B-S" College Dorm Room Essentials Checklist

-School Shark's 2019 Dorm Room Essentials Draft Sleeper Picks-

You can google dorm essentials and there are hundreds of blogs telling you the same things that you didn't need a google search for. That doesn't get anyone anywhere. This blog shows you what we at School Shark believe are slept on items that get overlooked and could have a huge impact on your dorm room. Looks like the countdown is up and you're on the clock, here are our best available sleeper picks in the 2019 college dorm room draft:

#1 overall pick: Essential Oil Diffuser

I know what you’re thinking, so I’m not even going to address it. Ditch the ego. Trust me, you will thank me later. Take it from someone who didn't have one for his first two years and shared a room with another athlete. With the mixture of cooked food, stinky clothes, general BO that both of you think is the other person, your dorm room will smell and you will not notice it being that you are marinating in it every day.

You don’t want to end up like Brian Fantana and thinking you can smooth talk your way out of it telling your crush “it’s the smell of desire”.


Simply plugging this thing in and running it for a bit every day will save the smell of your dorm room, and I can promise you that anyone else that visits your room will thank you.

What's wrong with enjoying the calming smell of lavender before you go to bed? NOTHING.

Here is a sharp one that can go with any room (and it comes with 6 bottles):


1st round trade up pick: Clip-On Fan

If I didn't care so much for everyone else that will be in your dorm room, this would be my number one on the list, ESPECIALLY if your dorm room doesn't have AC. The last thing you ever want is to be sharing a dorm room with someone when it's 80+ degrees and trying to sleep. Next thing you know you're going to wake up drenched in sweat and confused. 


Here is a nice one that you can clip on your loft or let sit on a table in your dorm room as well:


3rd round steal: Tile key, wallet, phone, anything finder

I got this as a gift and it has been a lifesaver. You literally just attach it to your key chain or put it in your wallet and it tracks it over bluetooth with your phone. Then if you misplace something, just go into the app and click on the device you're looking for and it shows you the last place you had it, and if it's close, you can ring it and find it. As someone that misplaces stuff all the time, this has saved me so much time and a wallet or two. 100% a worthy investment. 

You can purchase one here, it's on sale too!


4th round pick with upside: Yeti

The usefulness of having a Yeti reminds me of when the Vikings got Brett Favre in 2009. We were okay without him, then we got him and realized how amazing it was to have him, and now that we don't we know that we are being cheated. I'm still bitter about '09, Sean Payton can die in hell.



Back to the Yeti, it's the same thing. You don't necessarily think you need it, you actually used to dislike others that had it. But once you have it, you'll really appreciate that you do. This might be the one time that I actually endorse the "If you can't beat them, join them" saying. It's uses range from being used for coffee to 'other' beverages that will be a game changer that keeps your drinks hot or cold.

Here's where you can get your Yeti:


5th round security pick: Tailgate Speaker

Yes this one isn't very original, but it's so important that I had to put it on the list. YOU NEED A SPEAKER. This one that I attached is the one that I have for my room and the thing is sweet. It's loud with good sound, and it does some cool light stuff, did I mention karaoke? 


6th round stretch kicker: Rapid Ramen Cooker

If this thing was a kicker it would be the Stephen Gostkowski of microwave cookers. Is it a stretch to reach to the sixth round for it? Probably, but the value is there nonetheless. I am probably going to write a separate article called 'Why You Need a Rapid Ramen Cooker'. As much of a stereotype it is to eat ramen in college, to be quite frank, it just tastes really good, the fact that it is so cheap is just a bonus. Making it in a bowl in your room can be a disaster though, next thing you know you're walking on dried noodles every step of your room getting flashbacks to when they were legos and that's no fun. The Rapid Ramen Cooker is designed to perfectly fit the noodles and the right amount of water. Throw the noodles in it and microwave it for 3 minutes for the perfect bowl of ramen every time. You'll thank yourself at midnight.



Click the link and change your life:


Late round 'You know what you're getting, nothing crazy but you can count on it' pick: Stain Stick

 Nothing exciting here, but something that can really come in big time when you get pizza sauce from your 2 pm lunch on a Saturday when you just had to wear that $30 jersey you got off DH Gate. This thing will get that thing out in a jiffy, and although isn't exciting, deserves to be on your team.

You can get that here:


That concludes our draft. That's all I can think of for now that isn't on all of the other blogs that I think is actually useful for you. If I think of any free agent finds, I might make another one. Hopefully this helps!

1 comment

  • Weston is the only person that needs the Tile. Every other person can handle keeping track of their things. Unnecessary buy if you aren’t Weston Lombard.

    John Campisi

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