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.
Decorating Dorm Tips
For a few design tips start by selecting an inspiration piece like a rug, art, or comforter set. Then build your room design around those colors. Another great inspiration piece is searching for dorm room ideas on Pinterest or check out our chic girls dorm room decor ideas, girly girl college dorm decor ideas or guys dorm room ideas.
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.
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.
All three are very good quality but the best lavender essential oil I have found is by Arbonne. Here is where you can find more information about Arbonne essential oils and purchase them.
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.
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.
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.
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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