Back-to-School Dorm Checklist

Packing for the dorms and not sure where to start? Remember that you don’t need to bring everything from home, but you will need most of it. After all, the dorm will be your “home” for the next four years.

Start out by making a check list of essential items and create sections within that list. Divide your list into: clothing, electronics, bedding, room furnishings, toiletries, cookware and laundry essentials. This way you won’t forget anything, and spend your hard earned money on duplicate housewares. Save that money for partying and food- you’re going to need it.

Read below to find additional tips when packing for the dorms:

Items to leave at home: These items are already furnished in the dorms.

-vacuum
– mirror
-desk and chair
-dresser
-twin bed
-ironing board

Miscellaneous items commonly overlooked: Most of theses items can be found at a local supermarket, but there’s no sense in buying new items if you already have them.

-umbrella
-flashlight
-surge protector
-hangers
-bathrobe
-cleaning supplies
-basic tool kit
-plastic cups, plates and silverware
-desk lamp

Items to ask your roommate about: There’s no need to have two microwaves. Call your roomie to see what they plan on bringing, so you guys can share.

-microwave (make sure that your college allows these)
-TV and DVD player
-mini-fridge
-printer (split the cost of ink cartridges)
– land-line phone (split the monthly bill)

Did I miss anything? Comment below, and give us some of your tips for packing for the dorms.

Also Read:

How to Move in to the Dorm and Save Space

How to Make Your Dorm Cozy

Outfitting Your Digital Dorm Room








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