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Dorm Shopping List
What To Bring To College



Below is a comprehensive shopping list of what to bring to college for your dorm.  Each major section is also addressed separately with some ideas and reasons of what should be considered.  Please feel free to visit each section as needed.

Bedding
     Pillows  Dorm Bedding

Pillows
Pillow cases
Mattress liner
Egg crate mattress pad
Extra long twin size sheets
Extra long twin size blanket
Extra long twin size comforter

Toiletries

Floss
Comb
Makeup
Lip balm
Hairdryer
Shampoo
Hairbrush
Deodorant
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Face wash
Conditioner
Curling iron
Razor blades
Antiperspirant
Razor / shaver
Shaving cream
Hair gel / spray
Barrettes (girls)
Acne treatment
Nail clippers / files
Q-tips / cotton balls
Shower tote / caddy
Body wash / bar soap
Medicine - first aid kid
Pony tail holders (girls)
Face and shower towels
Toilet paper, paper towels & tissues

Clothing

Shoes
Socks
Shorts
Hat, cap
Bathrobe
Pajamas
Sneakers
Tee shirts
Fall jacket
Underwear
Bathing suit
Sweat pants
Sweat shirts
Winter jacket
Winter gloves
Work-out outfit
Light pair of Fall gloves
Compact umbrella or poncho
Rubber shower shoes or flip flops

Electronics

Fan
Batteries
Flashlight
Cell phone
C/D Player
Television / DVD player
Extra long cable & splitter
Extra long extension
Alarm clock with i-Pod jack
Video game system / games

Computer

                Electronics

Laptop
Laptop lock
Blank C/D's
Small printer
Printer paper
Printer cable
Memory stick
Wireless router
Wireless mouse
Backup or extra hard drive
Surge protector power strip
Cat 5 cable or Ethernet cable
Extra toner or printer ink cartridge

Random Stuff - Housewares & Laundry

Chip clips
Lint brush
Wet wipes
Trash bags
Laundry bag
Plastic cups
Paper plates
Clothes hangers
Small dish soap
Zip lock baggies
Manual can opener
Pop-up laundry hamper
Plastics spoons, knives
All purpose spray cleaner
Metal fork (one or several)
Metal teaspoon (one or several)
Metal tablespoon (one or several)
Metal kitchen knife (one or several)

TupperwareRe-sealable plastic food containers
Laundry soap / softener /dryer sheets
Small microwave safe coffee / soup mug
Small microwave safe cereal bowl

Pizza warmer.
(This is so cool!)

This was found at Target

If allowed by school
   - Toaster
   - Hot plate
   - Toaster oven
   - Coffee maker
   - Compact refrigerator
   - Compact microwave

Random Stuff - Storage

Locking metal box
Plastic, under bed storage boxes
Small crates or stacking containers

Random Stuff - Luggage

Back pack
Large duffle bag

 Random Stuff - Food & Snacks

Cereal
Cookies
Trail mix
Crackers
Cereal bars
Juice boxes
Bottled water
Canned soup
Peanut butter
Instant oatmeal
Canned spaghetti
Instant coffee, cocoa, tea
Microwaveable cups of soup
Raemon instant soup & noodles
Microwaveable macaroni & cheese

 Random Stuff - Desk Accessories
            

Ruler
Paper
Scissors
Push pins
Notebooks
Paper clips
Highlighters
Scotch tape
Poster putty
Post it notes
Gel ink pens
Picture frame
Pocket folders
Desk organizer
Pens & pencils
Small cork board
Wastepaper basket
Pictures of family, friends, pet
Small desk lamp - no halogens
Scissor, stapler, staple remover
Small toolkit screwdrivers & pliers

 Random Stuff - Money, Documents

College student ID
Debit card / credit card
Copies of HS transcripts
Medical insurance ID card
Roll of quarters for laundry
Several checks or checkbook
Move-in day letter from college
Drivers license or state ID card




 

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