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College dorm shopping must-haves

DormCo.com is an online retailer offers furniture, bedding,

DormCo.com is an online retailer offers furniture, bedding, accessories and security gear made exclusively for dorm rooms. (Credit: DormCo.com)

Even though it's July, it's time to start college dorm room shopping. Here are some must-have items and recommendations of where to buy college supplies:

PBdorm has launched its Fall 2014 Collection for college-bound students. It includes bedding essentials, wall decor and storage options. View the complete collection broken into categories such as sleep, shower, storage and study at PBdorm.com.

DormCo.com is an online retailer offers furniture, bedding, accessories and security gear made exclusively for dorm rooms. For instance, the twin extra-long sheets to fit the typical size dorm bed. Shipping is $2.95 no matter what the order includes. There's also lighting and organizational products.

Dorm-In-A-Box is a one-stop online shop that sells bundles of dorm room essentials in categories such as bedding, desk and general dorm and ships the box directly to the dorm or your home. Individual dorm items also available, at DormInABox.com.

Bed Bath & Beyond offers a checklist of items which students need to set up their dorm room, college-specific information pages that list what students can and can't bring (such as specific electronic items), and the ability to create a gift registry. The free pack-and-hold service allows kids to shop at their local Bed Bath and Beyond but pick up their order at a store close to campus. Visit BedBathandBeyond.com/shopforcollege.

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