12 Budget-Friendly Dorm Bathroom Essentials

Put the shower beverage holder at the top of your list.

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July 19, 2019

Rolling Cart Storage

Skip the $10 plastic rolling cart for your dorm bath essentials, and invest in something that will last well past your first semester. This three-tiered rolling cart is our pick because it's constructed from steel and will fulfill your dorm room needs and continue to be useful in your subsequent college apartments.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $64 (Originally $69)

Lacquer Vanity Mirror

Space-savvy and stylish, you need to stick this modern resin vanity mirror at the top of your dorm shopping list. The compact, lightweight design is easy to move around the room or carry across the hall to get ready with friends. Best part? The mirror features a glam, gold foil finish that looks luxurious without the luxurious price tag.

Buy It: west elm, $24.00

Modern Resin Toilet Brush

Chores, but make it fashion. This glamorous, resin stone toilet brush makes being responsible (hygienic) more fun. We love it because its gilded handle and minimalist resin body will add a homey and stylish touch to your otherwise dismal dorm bathroom.

Buy It: west elm, $24 (Originally $29)

Over-the-Door Storage

Keep your beauty essentials within reach with this pretty over-the-door storage. The sleek design is crafted with two natural rubberwood shelves and a metal wire frame in your choice of black or white. Each organizer is ideal for roommates because, along with two roomy shelves, it comes equipped with a pair of sleek towel racks built into the frame.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $49 (Originally $69)

Minimalist Dispensers

We’re obsessed with these minimalist soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers for dorm living. The pump design is easy to use and virtually eliminates the risk of messy spills and wasted products while transporting to and from the shared bathroom. Choose from black or white to fit your style.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $16.00

Mounted Toothbrush Holder

Save valuable counter space with this mirror-mounted toothbrush holder. This one is perfect for you and your roommate because it holds two toothbrushes and secures to the mirror with an easy-to-remove suction cup.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $16.00

Stackable + Portable Shower Caddy

Carry your everyday beauty and hygiene necessities around your dorm with ease using this stackable and portable shower caddy. We’re obsessed with this design because it features a top handle, a removable exterior tray for makeup and divided internal compartments to stash skincare and medications.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $24.00

Peachy Portable Laundry Bag

Tote your dirty clothes to the basement for laundry day with this fresh and fruity bag. The peach-clad, cotton laundry bag is great for cramped quarters because it features a collapsible construction for easy, out-of-sight storage when not in use. Use the drawstring closure and sturdy rope handles to transport your clothes with ease.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $39.00

Shower Beverage Holder

There’s nothing better than an ice-cold, age-appropriate beverage in the shower to start your collegiate years off on the right foot. Snag this wall-mounted can holder now and thank us later.

Buy It: Dormify, $15.00

Mesh Shower Caddy

Grab this budget-friendly mesh shower tote bag to bring all your essentials with you to your best friend’s dorm room. You’ll appreciate the sturdy shoulder bag handles when you’re trekking across campus to get ready for your first big night out or game-day festivities.

Buy It: Target, $8.00

Soft Shower Set

Set yourself up for squeaky-clean success with this bath towel set. Each set includes two bath towels, two hand towels and two washcloths made from a soft, cotton-microfiber blend. Choose between a heather gray or white set to best fit your campus style.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $60.00

Motivational Bath Mat

Grab this cheerful bath mat for an extra boost of motivation each morning. The plush and punny design is made from terry loop with an energizing mix of bright yellow, white and green details.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $39.00