Back to School Must Haves! College Dorm Room Essentials
I can’t believe the days have gone so quickly. I am now getting ready to send my first child off to college. He will be staying in a traditional dorm. I wasn’t sure what to buy for his dorm room. I tried to think of everything when I wrote this list of “Things needed for a dorm.” This list is a perfect place to start or end. It is the list I would share with a potential college student. It is the list I would also share with a roommate so that you can divide and conquer when it comes to dorm expenses. I will say the things Needed for a dorm are catered to my son because I couldn’t find the information he needs.
The first thing you need to do is look at the room’s layout. Then you need to have your student determine how they want their bed. If they intend to loft or not loft a bed. The storage options are different if they intend to half loft a bed. I will include things to bring for move-in specifically and things needed for the student ongoing.
Dorm Move-in Checklist: What to bring to dorm on move-in day?
Rubber mallet for bed adjustment
Toolbox (with screwdrivers)
Bug spray just in case
Dolly (or use a rolling suitcase)
College Dorm Checklist
Floor fan or clip fan if there isn’t AC
Long phone cords
Long extension cords
Projector or tv
shelf over fridge
over the door hooks
ice cube tray
Over the door mirror
3 drawer pull out drawers
Shower bag (We brought one that is the travel with the hanger)
Xl twin sheets
Pool noodles if you bunk to put under the bunk
What did you buy that I didn’t? What was your must have item?
Dorm Room Essentials
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