16 Life-Changing Products You Can Buy If You're Moving Out & Living Alone For The First Time
They'll even fit in your dorm room!
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Going off to live alone for the first time can be a scary, but exciting, experience. With some schools reopening campuses and even dorms this fall, you might be moving out of your parents' house sooner than you think.
We found a bunch of items from Amazon Canada that'll help you transition off on your own.
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Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Price: $31.02+ ($
Details: Dorm beds can be super stiff and uncomfortable, so getting your hands on a memory foam topper can help you sleep better at night. This one eliminates odour-causing bacteria and comes in a bunch of different styles and sizes.
Details: If you're moving into a dorm or any space with a shared bathroom, you'll probably need a shower caddy to carry your stuff back and forth. This one is completely waterproof and has built-in dividers for all your essentials.
15-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set
Price: $65.35 (
Details: This inexpensive set of cookware will help you make everything from pasta to curry in your new apartment. It comes with two frying pans, two saucepans with lids, two casserole pans with lids, a pasta server, soup ladle, slotted turner, serving spoon, and slotted serving spoon.
Details: These velvet hangers look so much sleeker than plastic ones and they'll actually keep your clothes from falling off. They're also really thin, which can save you a ton of room if you're working with limited closet space.
Swiffer WetJet Hardwood & Floor Cleaner Kit
Details: Moving out of your parents' house means you're now responsible for all cleaning duties, like mopping the floors. The WetJet makes the job so much easier and faster because it has built-in spray nozzles and a cleaning liquid cartridge.
Details: For your vacuuming needs, this convertible Bissell cleaner can be used on floors or as a handheld vacuum on corners and couches. It's nice and slim, so it'll fit in any closet.
3-Tier Utility Rolling Cart
Details: This versatile rolling cart is perfect for creating extra storage space in any room. Shoppers say they use it for everything from skincare storage to plant shelving in their bathroom.
Double Laundry Hamper With Lid & Removable Laundry Bags
Details: Moving out means having to do your own laundry and this double-sided hamper can help you stay on top of things. The inner mesh bags are removable for when you need to lug your clothes all the way down to the laundry room.
LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger
Details: This inexpensive desk lamp will be your new BFF for those late-night study seshes. It has five different lighting modes and seven brightness levels, plus built-in wireless and USB charging.
BLACK+DECKER 2-Slice Extra Wide Slot Toaster
Price: $19.76 (
Details: No matter the time, you can make yourself a quick sandwich or snack using this toaster. It's slim but has extra-wide slots so you can fit your bagels and thicker slices of toast.
Fluffy Area Rug
Details: You can make your space extra cozy with this fluffy area rug that'll also keep your feet warm in the winter. It comes in 15 different colours and if you're not a fan of rectangles, you can choose a round one, instead.
Compact Reversible Single Door Refrigerator & Freezer
Details: Keep your snacks and favourite drinks nearby with this mini fridge that'll fit perfectly in your dorm or room in a shared apartment. It even has a little freezer compartment for storing ice cubes.
La Reveuse Personal Size Blender
Price: $39.99 (
Details: A smoothie is a quick and filling breakfast for anyone on the go and this little blender can make your favourite drink in seconds. The mini blender won't take up much room and it comes with two cups, two lip rings, and two types of lids.
Brita Space Saver Water Filter Pitcher
Details: If you're a little sketched out by the thought of drinking straight tap water, then this Brita water-filter jug can help keep you hydrated. It'll also take up less space in a fridge than a bunch of water bottles.
Command Picture Hanging Strips
Details: You may not be allowed to hammer any nails to the walls in your new place, but these Command strips are the perfect workaround for displaying your favourite photos and artwork.
Details: Save yourself the nightmare of a clogged drain situation with a sink strainer that'll catch all your food bits. If you have a shared shower, you can probably pick up a TubShroom too.
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