Here you will find the ultimate college dorm checklist for guys and girl college students all in one spot. This college dorm list will have everything you need for move in day whether you are a freshman or not.
College Dorm Checklist
Moving to college is fun and exciting but there are many items you will need and this college dorm checklist will help you make your move easier into student housing. Let's start with decorating your dorm room and create a shopping list and college packing list.
Now that you have your inspiration piece let's begin going down the college checklist and picking out items. As you shop online put the items you are considering in your cart. You can print this list when you go to the store or you can order it all online to make your life even easier.
Organizational and Necessity Room Needs
Storage is very important when you live in a small space and is imperative on the dorm room essentials list. Every inch counts so being creative with storing all your stuff will help. When you plan for storage don't forget a place or important documents.
Here is a college dorm list of storage items and necessities.
Dorm Organization Room Needs
Room needs from organization to practical tools. These essentials will style you space too.
This lamp has several wonderful element. It has a tray in the base for jewelry, coins and more. And it has an outlet on the side of the base to plug in your cell phone cord. This lamp comes in different shade and base colors.
If you have any mending skills take a small sewing kit with you. It will be handy to attach a button back on.
Since I am recommending a diffuser for your dorm I want to share with you the best essential oils. The three main companies I have tried and find their oils to be quality are Rocky Mountain oil, Arbonne, and Young Living.
Also, I have a lamp on the list but I want to share a few tidbits on lamps. Because space is limited consider a desk lamp that does more than light up the room. You will find lamps with outlets on them and USB ports for your cell phone.
Linens and Laundry Needs
We have talked about practical items that are fun to select but the real fun is beginning. It is time to pick out bedding, towels, and much more.
Your bed is the second largest item in your room except for the walls so pick out something that makes a statement. You can go for a minimalist look like white and a thin stripe or one big solid color with textures throw pillows.
Now let's dive into linens and laundry from this college dorm checklist.
Bring some towels, washcloths and hand towels to your dorm. Look for colors that are bleach resistant so you don't have to worry about face washes discoloring them or go with white and bleach them as needed to keep them fresh.
Some people love having a drying rack for clothing that is delicate. This is a personal preference but I wanted it on the list just in case.
Once you are at college you will need a place to study. A place to get organized and if it looks nice you will love to be there. Your desk area is important. There are many college essentials you can fit onto your desk during the school year.
So add some style to your desk. Pick out things that work with your style and make your study life more comfortable. This college dorm checklist is simply here to guide you so use the posts listed above for ideas on adding style to your desk.
Dorm Desk Essentials
Design your desk in a way that makes you want to spend time there.
You will need a printer for college. Look for something that is small. This one meet the retirement and has the capability to copy too. You will find that very handy. Make sure to add printer cartridges to your list.
You will need a back pack for college. This one can be used for books for staying overnight with a friend.
Living the dorm life means you most likely will not have a kitchen in your room. To create a small kitchenette space with a mini fridge, microwave or air fryer, and storage for a few snacks and maybe breakfast foods.
This area is great for late-night snacks or mornings when you need to grab some breakfast and go. Many of these items on your college dorm room checklist will make your dorm life more comfy and cozy.
Keep a few dust cloths around to use with the multi surface cleaner.
I am so excited for you that you're getting to move away to college or move away for the first time as a college freshman. This college dorm essentials list has everything you will need except your clothes and toiletries.
If you are moving into an apartment this list will help you make an apartment move too but you may have a few extras you will need like other small appliances, furniture, and more
Good luck on your move and feel free to share any items in the comments that we may have missed on this college dorm checklist. This is a great place for us to learn from each other.
Since this post we have added this statement piece to this room and thought you'd like to see it.
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It's difficult to find knowledgeable people in this particular topic, however,
you seem like you know what you're talking about!
Saturday 22nd of June 2019
Thank you! I lived in a dorm when I was in college and now I have two college age daughters who don't live in a dorm but they have friends who do. Luckily I have been about to talk to them to get some more current advice. However, I am surprised that a lot has not changed except for technology. :)