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The Ultimate College Dorm Checklist: 100 Things All Freshmen Need
| by Pauline Flores

College is on the horizon! Excitement is in the air, but the stress of dorm shopping is pounding at your head. Don’t worry – our ultimate dorm checklist will make sure you get in and out of the store and pack those suitcases as soon as possible. 

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Bed

  1. Pillows
  2. Comforter
  3. Sheets (most dorm bed are usually size Twin XL)
  4. Mattress pad
  5. Throw blanket
  6. Pillow cases

Bath

  1. Shower caddy
  2. Shower shoes (make sure they have more grip than those basic flip flops!)
  3. Loofah/shower poof
  4. Soap/body wash
  5. Plastic case for soap
  6. Towels

Desk

  1. Pen holder
  2. Extension cord
  3. Sticky notes
  4. White board
  5. Planner

Dorm

  1. Rotating fan
  2. Extra storage bins
  3. Hangers
  4. Broom
  5. Dustpan
  6. Trash bags
  7. Antibacterial wipes
  8. Pushpins
  9. Wall decorations
  10. Pictures of family/friends
  11. Laundry basket
  12. Laundry detergent
  13. Dryer sheets
  14. Odor eliminators

Personal Care

  1. Lotion
  2. Medication
  3. Aspirin/ibuprofen
  4. First aid kit (including band aids, cotton balls, etc.)
  5. Cotton swabs
  6. Face masks
  7. Shampoo
  8. Conditioner
  9. Facial wash
  10. Tweezers
  11. Vanity Mirror
  12. Hairdryer
  13. Hair straightener/curler
  14. Deodorant
  15. Shaving cream
  16. Razors/trimmers
  17. Feminine hygiene products
  18. Nail clippers
  19. Nail file
  20. Floss
  21. Toothpaste
  22. Toothbrush
  23. Mouthwash
  24. Hand sanitizer
  25. Hair ties
  26. Chapstick

Class

  1. Backpack
  2. 5 subject notebook
  3. Pens
  4. Highlighters
  5. Pencils
  6. Flash drive
  7. Textbooks

Clothes

  1. Hot weather outfits (shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, flip flops, sandals etc.)
  2. Cold weather outfits (sweaters, rain coat, winter coat, scarves, boots, etc.)
  3. Pajamas
  4. Lounge wear (sweatpants, leggings, comfy shirts, etc.)
  5. Two weeks-worth of socks and underwear
  6. Sporty outfits (basketball shorts, yoga pants, running shoes, etc.)
  7. Dressy outfits (button-up shirt, suits, blazers, dress shoes, dresses, skirts, blouses, heels, flats, etc.)
  8. Bathing suit/swimming trunks
  9. Jewelry, watches, and other accessories
  10. Purses/clutches
  11. Wallet
  12. Belts
  13. College shirts, hoodies, and other gear!
  14. Sunglasses

Electronics

  1. Cell phone
  2. Extra phone chargers
  3. Laptop
  4. Laptop case
  5. Bluetooth speakers
  6. Tile Mate
  7. Headphones
  8. Portable phone charger

Fun

  1. Frisbee
  2. Hammock
  3. Card games to play with friends
  4. Football, basketball, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Umbrella
  2. Pepper spray/other personal safety devices
  3. Portable coffee mug
  4. Journal/diary
  5. Healthy snacks
  6. Water bottle
  7. Social security card (if your kid decides to work part-time in college)
  8. Fabric protector for shoes (useful for rainy days!)
  9. Bikes, longboards, scooters, if necessary
  10. Heavy duty bike lock

 

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