College Dorm Shopping Essentials
If you’re shopping for your college dorm, we’ve put together a few items that you might want to add to your list. We have a little bit of everything, from ideas for practical, functional items that can help you stay organized this fall, to DIY ideas for your dorm and ways to make it your own.
Because you don’t want to be late for that 8 am class. You might use your cell phone as an alarm, but if not there are always simple, cost effective options out there. Or if you’re looking for something a bit different, this list has everything from a color changing clock, to a clock that brews you a fresh cup of tea.
Comforter, bed sheets, pillows/pillow cases. It may sound a bit boring, but this is actually a great opportunity to show off your style! There are plenty of great colors and patterns to choose from, plus if you like to DIY you can always make your own decorative pillows with PrintWorks Fabric Transfers to add some extra personality to your space!
Of course you’ll need some bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths. This is another basic necessity, but if you’re a bit more particular about what you like in a bath towel, we found this very detailed post rating the best bath towels of 2019. They weigh the quality, size, absorbency, durability, thickness, and drying time of various towel brands so you can pick the one that’s just right. Another option to personalize your towels is to get a monogrammed towel set.
Bathrobe, Shower shoes, Shower Tote
If you have to use a communal bathroom at your college, you may want to pick out a bathrobe, shoes for the shower, and a tote of some kind to carry your stuff back and forth.
Closet Organizer / Hangers
Even when it feels like you have nothing to wear, it can be a challenge trying to fit your wardrobe into a small closet. Save space with tiered hangers or cascading hangers. Another great way to save space in your closet and to store miscellaneous items is to get a closet organizer.
We love a good muli-tasker. They save time, and it means less stuff to pack. This hanging laundry bag that doubles as a backpack is a great multi-tasking item, perfect for carrying your clothes down to the washer after it’s full.
Find out what appliances you’re allowed to have in your dorm. You might want a coffee maker, toaster, microwave, mini fridge etc. Check out this list for more ideas, and check with your roommates to pitch in on something together.
Dishes, glasses, utensils
You just need something basic to eat off of, but of course this is another chance to spice things up and get something a little more colorful and exciting.
Make sure to stock up on things like pencils, pens, sticky notes, etc. Because it’s back to school season, there’s no shortage of lists to help make sure you have everything you need.
DocIt 4 Pocket Binders and 8 Pocket Folders have handy pockets that make it easy to keep all the different papers from multiple classes organized in one place. Also check out our printables that are designed to help you keep track of your classes and homework.
If it’s time to invest in a new computer or tablet, keep in mind that many companies offer discounts for students! Check out this list to see student deals on computers, as well as a lot of other things!
When you’re in college, you’re always on the go, so there’s nothing worse than being late to class because your car won’t start, or stuck without a phone because your battery died. Weego Jump Starters can save the day in either situation, and they’re another perfect multi-tasker because they can jump start your car as well as charge your devices. And if you don’t have a car on campus, a simple Weego Battery Pack can do the trick for your for your phone or laptop.
Safe or Lock Box
You may want to invest in a small safe or lock box to keep your important documents and any personal items safe.
Photos, posters, and wall art are another way to personalize your space. Try PrintWorks Photo Paper and Cardstock for printing and crafting your own art!
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