These A+ dorm-room essentials — from Ninja, Dyson and more — are flying off the shelves

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Start checking off your dorm room needs now. (Photos: Bed Bath & Beyond)

Soon-to-be college students are gearing up for Decision Day 2022 and committing to their school of choice for the next four years (give or take). That milestone moment is quickly followed by a lot of planning in preparation for move-in day in the fall. Even returning students will have their work cut out for them as they get ready for the year ahead.

All that prep can feel a little daunting. But there’s a secret weapon at your disposal: Bed Bath & Beyond.

The brand is your one stop shop for back to school gear other they’ve got plenty of student perks to boot. Their College Savings Pass provides students with a 20% discount on every purchase from May 1 through September 21. Sign up now to maximize your savings.

On top of that, Bed Bath & Beyond also offers a Pack & Hold service, which allows customers to shop at their local store or online and pick up their order within 60 days of move in at the store closest to campus.

As students start to plan for their home away from home, here’s a sampling of products they might want to add to cart:

Simply Essential Cotton 2-Piece Bath Towel Set

Two folded gray towels with herringbone weave

Choose from six colors and patterns. (Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond)

Mom and Dad would probably prefer that you leave their towels at home. Grab a pair for yourself (heck, at this price, grab a few) and relish in having low-lint 100% cotton linens to call your very own. Measuring four and a half feet wide, these post-shower wraps should give you the coverage you crave.

Happy customers report that these linens are absorbent and fast-drying, with one adding “Many towels just smear the water on you and don’t really absorb. Theses are great.” And they also share a good tip: “Never dry your towels with an anti-static sheet, as these coat the towel over time and prevent absorption.”

Now, don’t forget the shower shoes!

$10 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Therapedic Wholistic Antimicrobial Pillow Protector

Pillow with white pillow protector

You’ll sleep tight with this on your bed. (Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond)

Bringing your favorite pillow with you to school? Keep it fresh with this antimicrobial pillow protector. Made of 400 thread count cotton infused with silver, it will help eliminate bacterial growth and neutralize odors — no matter how frequently (or not) you wash it.

One five-star shopper says, “So far this protector has saved my pillow from stains and night sweat. I really like the fact that it is so easy to clean. It doesn’t carry any extra heat so I am still comfortable.. .It’s very well made and great quality. I definitely recommend it.”

$19 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Bee & Willow™ Hudson Table Lamp in Black

Vintage style task lamp with vertical adjustment and swivel head

Let there be light! (Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond)

A task lamp is an iconic sight in any dorm room. Give your desk some vintage industrial charm with this upgraded version. Direct the shade to illuminate the task at hand without disturbing your roomie’s cat nap. Plus, when you eventually move out of the dorms, this lamp will easily transition into a more adult apartment or homeowner aesthetic.

“I loved that this piece brought my room together- it looks rustic yet playful with the different heights you can get – not too overbearing but great lighting for the bedroom – very happy with the purchase!” shared one shopper.

$55 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Ninja Foodi 6-In-1 Air Fryer

Black Ninja dual-basket air fryer, showing fries on one side and chicken tenders on the other

Cook up game day snacks for yourself other your roommate. (Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond)

If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchenette in your dorm room, it likely only has a microwave and a mini fridge. Spruce things up by adding an air fryer. On nights when you can’t make it to the dining hall and need fuel for your next cram session, an air fryer will become your go-to. And this beloved Ninja model boasts two side-by-side baskets that allow you to cook two types of food at one time. So whether you’re roasting veggies in one and reheating leftovers in another or you’re more in the mood for chicken wings and fries, you’ll have a hot plate of food that will be ready to chow down on in no time.

Hundreds of Bed Bath & Beyond customers can voucher for this tool’s greatness, with one sharing, “I use it several times a week. So easy to clean and cooks great. Everything comes out crispy and juicy. I love all the different settings and that you can cook with at once.”

$160 $200 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Dyson Bladeless Tower Fan

Whtie Dyson bladeless tower fan with HEPA filter base

Keep your cool (and your cash). (Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond)

Two things are often true about dorm rooms: You won’t have control over the temperature setting on the HVAC and some allergens will be unavoidable because of the number of people going in and out of the space. But there is something you can do. Enter this Dyson fan and air purifier combo. It can help you keep your cool on warm days (or when the heat is blasting a little too high for your liking) and won’t disrupt your studies, as it is nearly silent when in action. Plus, there’s a nighttime mode that will dim the lights on the display so it won’t disturb your roomie either.

This cool contraption also has a HEPA filter built in to purify the air and remove 99.7% of allergens like pollen, mold spores and bacteria. This multi-functional machine may even eliminate the need for other gizmos in your space: “I am truly happy that I bought this fan. I used to sneeze a lot in my apartment and always needed to use a humidifier during winter. This is my first winter using [the Dyson] and I don’t need to use my humidifier. I would recommend this fan anytime to anyone.”

$300 $400 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Breville The Barista Express Espresso Machine

Silver espresso machine with built-in grinder and steamer function.

Fuel for those late nights and early mornings. (Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond)

College is fueled by coffee for most. And while this espresso machine is certainly an investment up front, the savings will add up if you act as your own barista rather than running to the Starbucks campus multiple times a day.

This puppy grinds your beans fresh before each brew (choose from five sizes from course to extra-fine) for the ultimate flavor and aroma. And a 360-degree swivel steam wand will help you create cafe-worthy cappuccinos.

Over 1,200 Bed Bath & Beyond shoppers gave this unit five stars. One shares, “We love how easy it is to clean and how it looks on the counter. My only complaint is I didn’t have it sooner. As with every espresso machine, your beverages will depend a lot on the quality of your beans and your own experience/ability. A little practice and you’ll be making barista-worthy cappuccinos and latte art in no time.”

$600 $800 at Bed Bath & Beyond

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