You'll Thank Us for a Concise Checklist of Dorm Room Essentials

Aparna Jadhav May 6, 2019
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If you're packing for the college dorm room, you better make sure you've packed everything correctly. Go through the following checklist and know for sure if you're ready to go.
While moving into a new college dorm, there are many things you have to take care of, for the room and the course for which you will be joining college. Thus, it's always a great idea to make a list of the necessary items that you will need in advance.
To make this job a little easier for you, we have a brief list ready for you in the following paragraphs. Find out what you need and what you don't from the following list.


Right from basic toiletries and study materials, to eatables and health essentials, there is a huge and never-ending list for college. While making the list yourself, it might so happen that you forget some important items.

Bedroom Requirements

The first and the most important things on your college essentials' list would be the dorm bedding and your blankets.
  • Mattress
  • Bed Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Pillow Cases
  • Clothing Hangers
  • Mirror
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lamp
  • Night Stand

Kitchen Requirements

The next thing you will need to take care of are the necessary things required in the kitchen area. These items are important as you will have to cook for yourself, so make sure you've checked this list carefully.
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Hot plate
  • Cutlery (knives, spoons, forks)
  • Dishware (plates, bowls, mugs, glasses)
  • Dish soap
  • Dish rags
  • Garbage bags
  • Food containers
  • Basic food (coffee, tea, cereal, cheese, vitamins)
  • Water flask
  • Fire extinguisher

Bathroom Requirements

Your toiletries and bathroom needs are very important too. Basic personal hygiene and cleanliness are the two main essentials required in dorm rooms as they tend to get messy. A lot of collegians complain of unclean and unhygienic dorm rooms. Thus, when you going to stay in dorms you should make sure you carry the following list.
Bathing and Cleanliness
  • Soaps or Body wash
  • Toothbrushes and dental floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Tissue paper
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Lotion (facial and body)
  • Hair products
  • Hair brush
  • Hair dryer
  • Shaving kits for the guys
  • Tampons and sanitary pads for the girls
  • Make up
  • Shower curtains
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothing basket
  • Drying shack
  • Laundry detergent
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Coins

Personal Requirements

This list is very important when you are living independently. Once you are an adult, having personal information documents are a legal necessity and are required in every country.
Legal Requirements
  • Banking Information
  • Checkbook
  • College admission paperwork
  • Health insurance papers
  • Health card
  • Parent's phone numbers
  • Medications
  • Cell phone
  • Purse or Wallet
  • Renter's Insurance
  • Student ID
Course and School Requirements
  • Textbooks
  • Stationery
  • Notebooks
  • Laptop
  • School map
  • Course syllabus
  • Class lists
Other Requirements
  • Posters
  • Picture frames
  • Sports equipment
  • Plants
  • Curtains
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Story books
With this list, you must have found out all the necessary things you need to carry with your luggage. Hopefully, you would now find packing easy and less time-consuming.