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Dorm Room Essentials

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

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.
Aparna Jadhav
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2019
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.
Bedding Essentials
  • Mattress
  • Bed Sheets
  • Blankets
Pillow Case
  • Pillow
  • Pillow Cases
Clothing Hangers
  • Clothing Hangers
  • Mirror
Clock and white table lamp
  • 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.
Tea Kettle
  • Kettle
Coffee machine
  • Coffee machine
cooking plate
  • Hot plate
  • Cutlery (knives, spoons, forks)
  • Dishware (plates, bowls, mugs, glasses)
Dishwashing liquid
  • Dish soap
Dish rags
  • Dish rags
  • Garbage bags
Food containers
  • Food containers
  • Basic food (coffee, tea, cereal, cheese, vitamins)
water flask
  • Water flask
Fire Extinguisher
  • 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.
Toothbrushes and dental floss
Bathing and Cleanliness
  • Soaps or Body wash
  • Toothbrushes and dental floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Tissue paper
  • Toilet paper
Soft cotton towel
  • Towels
Package Cosmetic
  • Lotion (facial and body)
Hair products and Hair brush
  • Hair products
  • Hair brush
Black Hair Dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Shaving kits for the guys
  • Tampons and sanitary pads for the girls
Make up kit
  • Make up
  • Shower curtains
Cleaning supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
Clothing basket
  • Clothing basket
  • Drying shack
Laundry detergent
  • Laundry detergent
electric iron
  • 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.
Bank Deposit Slip
Legal Requirements
  • Banking Information
  • Checkbook
  • College admission paperwork
  • Health insurance papers
medicines packs
  • Health card
  • Parent's phone numbers
  • Medications
Cell phone
  • Cell phone
wallet with cash and cards
  • Purse or Wallet
Student ID Card
  • Renter's Insurance
  • Student ID
Textbooks and Stationery
Course and School Requirements
  • Textbooks
  • Stationery
  • Notebooks
Laptop and pen
  • Laptop
  • School map
  • Course syllabus
  • Class lists
Picture Frame
Other Requirements
  • Posters
  • Picture frames
Sports equipment
  • Sports equipment
  • Plants
  • Curtains
clothes and shoes
  • 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.