Calling all college freshman and dorm room dwellers! By now, you鈥檝e probably researched how to trick out your temporary digs or have sought out advice for living with a roommate, but we鈥檝e got tips for the one thing you probably haven鈥檛 thought of yet. Yep, we鈥檙e spilling our secrets for surviving that shared shower life. We know it鈥檚 not the most glamorous part of the college experience, but hey, why not learn from our mistakes? Read on for some standout items you need to score in order to shower in peace. BRB, adding these to our back-to-school shopping list asap.


If you鈥檙e a fan of the 10-step Korean skincare routine, or have more than two kinds of hair masks in your shower, these caddies will keep all of your favorite products at the ready.


1. Pack-It Wallaby Organizer ($37): If you鈥檙e looking to organize the chaos that is your bathroom drawer, this best-selling toiletry bag is totally up for the challenge. You can squeeze all of the shampoo bottles, hair brushes and everything else your beauty-loving heart desires into this bag. Plus, the hanger is perfect for hanging on a towel rack or even on the shower curtain rod.


2. PBTeen Mini Dot Bath Beauty Bin ($35): When it doubt, monogram it. And in this case, it鈥檒l prevent any mix-ups from your fellow floor mates. This super soft caddy has grommets on the bottom that allow water to drain out, which is great for those quick mornings when you don鈥檛 have time to dry it off yourself.


If you鈥檙e more of a bar soap and 2-in-1-shampoo/conditioner kind of gal, then these cute little caddies are perfect for you.


3. Simple by Design Bath Caddy ($15): This durable plastic caddy makes dorm life a total breeze. The geometric cut-out pattern isn鈥檛 just adorable, it helps to air out what鈥檚 inside. Bonus points for the toothbrush and soap cases. Pro tip: If bar soap鈥檚 not your thing, use the case to stash your jewelry and/or hair ties.


4. Room Essentials Wire Shower Caddy ($7): In this case, basic isn鈥檛 a bad thing. This petite wire caddy is great for hauling just the essentials to and fro. We recommend snagging a couple of these to store washcloths and hand towels on your standard-issue shelving.



1. BlueAvocado (re)zip Reusable Travel Pouches聽($20): Pop Q-tips, cotton squares, cosmetics and more into these little pouches and toss them in your shower caddy. These durable travel pouches are TSA-friendly too, which will come in handy when you travel home for holiday break.


2. Simple By Design Printed Bath Wrap ($25): Okay, so we understand if you don鈥檛 want to bring a full-on bathrobe to the bathroom, but this plush towel wrap is a must-have. It鈥檒l keep you cozy and covered while you鈥檙e doing your hair and makeup post-shower.


3. Old Navy Classic Flip Flops ($4): Do yourself a favor and buy these bad boys in bulk. Shower shoes are an absolute must, and these are at such a great price that you won鈥檛 feel bad tossing 鈥檈m out the second they get even a little bit gross.


4. Wet Brush Original Detangler ($9): Wet and tangled hair, prepare to meet your match. The thin bristles on this brush glide through knots with effortless ease. This brush is the major key to achieving your #hairgoals all semester long.


5. Clarisonic Mia Fit Skin Cleansing System ($219): Every time we use this sonic cleansing device, we can鈥檛 help but imagine we鈥檙e cleaning our faces with those spinning brushes from the car wash. The Mia Fit delivers squeaky clean skin in just minutes and is tiny enough to tuck into any of the caddies featured above. Your complexion can be the first thing to go when you start classes (hello, stress), so invest in a tool that will guarantee a glow.


6. Turbie Twist Hair Towels ($12, pack of two): Alright, you might think we鈥檙e kidding with this rec, but trust us, we don鈥檛 joke around when it comes to hair products. This is one of those rare as-seen-on-TV items that actually works. The microfiber material soaks up wet hair in minutes and doesn鈥檛 stress out your stands like aggressive towel drying does.


7. Diamond Turkish Bath Towel ($16): Skip the cheapie towels in the back-to-school bins and order some of these instead. These beautiful Turkish towels will add a little luxury to your shower routine, so your shower will feel a little more spa life than dorm life. Not to mention, they dry super fast, so you can tote them to the gym or beach too.

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