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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Home Products For Anyone Living Alone For The First Time That Are Cheap & Can Save Space

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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.

P.S. — make sure you sign up for a Prime student account to get super fast shipping and access to Prime Video and Amazon Music. It's free for the first six months, then just $3.99 a month after that.

Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Amazon Canada

Price: $31.02+ ($45)

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.

$31.02+ On AMAZON CANADA

Bathroom Caddy

Amazon Canada

Price: $23.83+

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.

$23.83+ On AMAZON CANADA

15-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set

Amazon Canada

Price: $65.35 ($71.99)

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.

$65.35 On AMAZON CANADA

Velvet Hangers

Amazon Canada

Price: $36.99

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.

$36.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Swiffer WetJet Hardwood & Floor Cleaner Kit

Amazon Canada

Price: $34.99

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.

$34.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Vacuum Cleaner

Amazon Canada

Price: $39.99

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.

$39.99 On AMAZON CANADA

3-Tier Utility Rolling Cart

Amazon Canada

Price: $65.99

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.

$65.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Double Laundry Hamper With Lid & Removable Laundry Bags

Amazon Canada

Price: $38.87

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.

$38.87 On AMAZON CANADA

LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger

Amazon Canada

Price: $34.99

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.

$34.99 On AMAZON CANADA

BLACK+DECKER 2-Slice Extra Wide Slot Toaster

Amazon Canada

Price: $19.76 ($22.88)

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.

$19.76 On AMAZON CANADA

Fluffy Area Rug

Amazon Canada

Price: $18.99

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.

$18.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Compact Reversible Single Door Refrigerator & Freezer

Amazon Canada

Price: $155.39

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.

$155.39 On AMAZON CANADA

La Reveuse Personal Size Blender 

Amazon Canada

Price: $39.99 ($59.99)

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.

$39.99 On AMAZON CANADA

Brita Space Saver Water Filter Pitcher

Amazon Canada

Price: $21.43

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.

$21.43 On AMAZON CANADA

Command Picture Hanging Strips

Amazon Canada

Price: $17.09

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.

$17.09 On AMAZON CANADA

Sink Strainer

Amazon Canada

Price: $13.99

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.

$13.99 On AMAZON CANADA

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