Dorm Room Checklist (curated by us, the college experts!)

by | Jun 12, 2024

You don’t need to stuff your kid’s room with things that they won’t use – remember, you have to move them back home every year! Here’s my list, “approved” by my college graduates… 

  1. Kitchen Items:
  • Mini Fridge/microwave combo
  • Plates/bowls/utensils
  • Tupperware
  • Chip clips
  • Snacks
  • Protein bars
  • Easy non-perishables (Cup O Noodle, etc.)
  1. School Work Necessities:
  • Bulletin board
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, tape, stapler)
  • Computer/laptop
  • Desk lamp
  • Noise Cancelling headphones
  • Speakers
  • Laptop cooling pad
  1. Making the Dorm a Home:
  • Bedding (check with your school if the dorms have twin size beds or twin XL)
  • Pillow (s)
  • Mattress topper
  • Blanket
  • Hangers
  • Shoe organizer/rack
  • Over the door mirror
  • Storage bins
  • Trash can
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent (individual pouches are popular)
  • Stain remover
  • Decorative rug
  • Additional lighting
  • Batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Clorox wipes
  • Health care directives
  • Extension cords/Surge protectors
  • Medicine kit (prescriptions, over the counter)
  1. Bathroom Necessities:
  • Shower caddy and toiletries
  • Towels
  • Shower shoes
  • Robe
Weil College Advising

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