Dorm Room Essentials!!!

A List of the Real Dorm Essentials:

Since the wide array of dorm room décor and duds can leave you feeling overwhelmed with needs and short on cash, space, and time, we’ve compiled a list of those items we absolutely couldn’t live without – the things you really should invest in. Some can be found on move-out day, while others you’ll want to buy. But all of these items are things we deem pretty essential for dorm living.

   1. Bathroom Supplies: SHOWER SHOES, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and a durable  waterproof container you can tote all your supplies to the shower in, and at least two bath towels (I recommend getting them in distinct patterns, so you won’tyou’re your towels mixed up with your roommate’s)

    2. Medicine and First Aid Essentials: Advil or your painkiller of choice, band-aids, Neosporin, Vitamins

      3.  A Caboodle or similar sturdy container with a lock for anything you don’t want people going through (aka jewelry, money, fake id, medicine…)

   4. Quick Cooking Supplies: A microwave, a mini-fridge (Talk to your roommate ahead of time, since you really only need one microwave and fridge in a room), a set of plastic plates, bowls, cups, and utensils.

      5. Bedding: At least two sets of sheets, a pillow or two, and a warm comforter

 6. A Laptop or Desktop Computer(if you can afford it, you’ll be VERY thankful to avoid latenight treks to and from your school’s computer lab).

 7. A picture of home, family, friends, a favorite pet, or something that is familiar


 Some Non-Essentials That Can Make Your Room a Much Happier Place:


      1. Fun Posters

     2. Lots of Pictures from Home, and anything that brings you comfort when those little attacks of homesickness strike (like my stuffed pink bunny). 

     3. Plastic Stacking Containers (come in handy!)

     4.  A T.V.

5. Cleaning supplies to get rid of scary dust and germs- the swiffer is AmaZing!!




o      A Tip on Bunk Beds: If you’re sharing a bunk bed, it can seem hard to decide which bunk to go with. I chose the bottom bunk, but I honestly think it’s a personal choice. I think mine was based on my extreme clumsiness, my dislike of heights, and – I can admit – my laziness. The top bunk has its perks too, though. It’s a little more secluded and hidden. But after a night out, it can be a little tricky getting in and staying in.



Please add to the list if you have any tips or advice on dorm room essentials :-))


~ by awest818 on February 5, 2009.

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