College Packing List: Dorm Room Essentials

Posted by Maddux Reid on Jul 19, 2017 4:41:56 PM


With the school year coming right around the corner, eager students may be wondering what to bring for the residence hall, what not to bring, or be worried about forgetting something. To make your semester an easy transition, here are a few necessities you may not think to bring along to make your room in the residence hall feel a little more like home.

1. Mattress topper.

If you ask almost any upperclassman what the biggest necessity in college is, sleep is very likely to be the answer. So what’s the best way to make sure that happens? Transforming your standard-issue twin bed into your perfect nap space with the simple addition of a mattress topper.

2. Coffee maker.

Second to sleep, caffeine is vital when staying up until 2 a.m. to finish a paper you should have started weeks ago. A single cup coffee maker is the perfect appliance to get your morning started with a fresh cup of coffee, or to help keep you awake for those long study sessions.

3. Extension cords.

These are a must, seeing as there are so many more things that you need to plug in at once than you realize. Especially for girls who use curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers, you run out of outlets fairly quickly, especially if you add in all the electronics you’ll need to recharge as well. Put your mind at ease by adding some extension cords/outlet strips to your shopping cart so you don’t have to decide between charging your phone or drying your hair!

4. Tool kit.

You never know what you’re going to need a set of tools for, but it’s better to be safe than sorry—go ahead and bring some basic tools with you to school. Whether you’re putting together a loft or disassembling furniture, a toolkit is a huge help to have on hand.

5. Water filter.

Many students recommend keeping a water bottle with a water filter on hand or a larger water purifier in the fridge so you always have clean, refreshing water to drink throughout the day.

Want a few more ideas? Check out this list!

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