Why A Mini Fridge Is A Lifesaver In Your Dorm Room

Sheets, towels, clothes… It looks like you're all set to head to your new dorm room. Exciting times ahead! However, you might be forgetting about what would definitely become your coolest sidekick: a mini fridge!

This practical appliance can take your #StudentLife to the next level and help you turn an impersonal dorm room into a home away from home, as well as bringing you several more benefits.

As for size, budget and design, you're really spoilt for choice: you can find a ton of different modern and retro mini fridges here.

These compact appliances can be handy in many scenarios, but let's focus on the benefits that they'd bring you in a dormitory.

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A mini fridge won't take over your dorm room

Trust us: we know the importance of space in dormitories! Since these rooms are usually designed to only fit your essentials and there's already so much that you're planning on bringing in yours, everything must count.

  • A mini fridge, however, won't take up a lot of space at all, so you really don't need to worry about it;

  • Plus, because they're available in lots of different sizes, it won't be hard to find one that can fit in the most space-optimizing spot, whether that be next to your nightstand, inside a cupboard or even on top of a desk.

A mini fridge is easy to carry and install

  • When you move to your door room, there's always so much that you must try and cram into your parents' car, but a little mini fridge will not take up too much precious space in their trunk. It's also much lighter to carry than bigger fridges;

  • Dorm rooms haven't always got as many power outlets as you wish, so it can be a challenge to place your workstation and other appliances around them. However, because mini fridges are so compact and versatile, it'll be a breeze to find one that works for yours.

Classic Red Mini Fridge in Coca Cola Theme
Black Modern Mini Fridge
Red Retro Metal Mini Fridge
Baby Blue Metal Mini Fridge

Using a mini fridge will save you a lot of money in the long run…

  • By having a mini fridge in your dorm room and keeping it stocked with groceries, you won't always have to rely on your dining hall;

  • Also, when it's closed but you've just got an unignorable craving for food, it doesn't automatically mean that you'll need to resort to another takeaway.

… and help you eat healthily

  • Cooking your own meals isn't just a money-saving lifestyle change: you get to eat much healthier and higher-quality food;

  • While you shouldn't feel guilty for rewarding yourself with a cheeky takeaway every once in a while, getting used to cooking your own meals regularly makes for a much more balanced routine and diet;

  • You don't even need to cook every single day: for example, you can batch cook enough for three or four meals and keep the extra portions in your mini fridge.

You won't need to argue over space in the communal kitchen

  • Some dormitories come with a communal kitchen. While it can become a pleasant opportunity to socialize with other students, it goes without saying that some other times it can get a bit competitive when it comes to food storage;

  • Having a mini fridge in your dorm room means that, while you can still use the communal one for the bulkiest items, you get some extra peace of mind. Basically, there's also a lot more food and drinks that you can store without having to worry about them getting mixed with other students' or, worse, getting eaten by someone else "by mistake" (notice the inverted commas).

Having a mini fridge in your dorm room makes it easier to stay hydrated

  • Studying for hours and always forgetting to drink water? It's not just you: that's such a common problem when you're a busy student. However, it can lead to headaches, fatigue and concentration problems, so you should really try your best to make a habit of drinking regularly, especially when you're studying. When your beverages are nice and cold, you'll be more motivated to do so!

  • By keeping a mini fridge in your dorm room, you can remind yourself to drink water or soft drinks without being put off by the thought of having to go to the other side of the dorm to get them.

Your dorm room will be your friend's favorite watering hole

  • Planning on organizing a fun evening with your friends in your dorm room? Enjoying a fresh drink together has never been easier!

  • You can surprise them with a few cold cans and enjoy them together while you watch a movie or chat until sunrise.

Classic Blue Mini Fridge with Bottle Opener
Black Modern Mini Fridge with Speaker
Retro Styled Baby Blue Mini Fridge
Classic White Mini Fridge

Choosing a quirky or retro mini fridge can make your dorm room look more homely and truly 'yours'

The fact that most dorm rooms look the same doesn't exactly help against that nostalgic feeling that you can experience once the novelty excitement wears off. That's why it's important to turn your dorm room into a proper home away from home!

  • As well as pictures, posters and other decorative elements, a one-of-a-kind mini fridge can help you refurbish your dorm and take it from basic cookie-cutter room to your cozy bedroom;

  • Choosing a quirky model like one in your favorite color or a vintage mini fridge is also an opportunity to showcase your good taste and unique personality.