College Dorm Checklist

THE COLLEGE DORM CHECKLIST

Use this checklist to help you think through the essential items you may need to bring when you move in to your new college home. A free downloadable version of this checklist is available here.

SLEEPING                                                           EATING

__Extra-long twin sheets (2 sets)              __Microwaveable cereal bowls/plates

__Foam mattress pad                              __Utensils

__Comforter                                            __Mugs

__Blanket                                               __Can/bottle opener

__Bed Pillow                                           __Chip clips

__Clip-on Fan                                          __Food Storage Containers

__Clip-on Lamp                                       __Paper Towels

__Alarm Clock

 

SHOWERING                                          DRESSING/LAUNDERING                                         

__Shower Caddy                                   __Iron

__Shower Shoes                                   __Ironing Board

__Towels and Washcloths                     __Clothes Basket

__Robe                                                __Lint Brush

__Toiletries                                          __Wrinkle Release

__Hair Dryer/Hair Products                    __Laundry Detergent/Dryer Sheets

__Stain Stick

__Drying Rack

 

COMPUTING                                           DECORATING

__Surge Protectors                               __Wall hooks/removable poster tape

__Flash Drive                                       __Posters/photos

__Laptop accessories                           __Memo board/bulletin board

__Printer/ink cartridges                         __Dry erase markers

__Printer paper                                     __Area rug

__Ethernet cable (a long one)                __Throw pillows/blankets

__Headphones

 

STUDYING                                                           STORING

__Tape, Stapler, Scissors                    __Pant/Skirt hangers

__Pens/Pencils                                   __Underbed storage container

__Binders                                           __Over-door hook or shoe rack

__Backpack                                        __Bed lifts (if you are unable to loft your bed)

__Calculator

 

PERSONAL                                             IF NOT PROVIDED (AND IF THERE’S ROOM)

__Camera                                              __TV

__Rain Coat                                           __DVD player

__Umbrella                                            __Chair/Futon

__Snow Boots                                       __Window Fan

__Sewing kit                                         __Bookshelf

__Basic tool kit                                     __Full length mirror

__Flashlight                                          __Microwave

__First Aid/Medication                           __Mini refrigerator

__Duct Tape

__Power strips/extension cords

__Stamps/Stationary

__ Phone charger

 

EVEN IF NOT EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, IT’S JUST A BAD IDEA TO BRING: 

__Toasters and toaster ovens

__Coffee Pots

__Candles/incense

__Hot plates, electric skillets or grills

__Halogen lamps

__Valuable jewelry or other irreplaceable items

__Electric Blanket

__Popcorn Popper

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