I know a lot of my upcoming college freshmen are enjoying their summer vacation right now. Before you know it, it will be time for you to start that new chapter in your life known as college. It will be a life-changing experience for most of you especially the ones that leave home and move on campus.
Living in a dorm is a part of the college experience. As long as you don’t have the roommate from hell, you should be fine. Here are 10 things that I think every college freshman should have in their dorm.
You’re in college now; your parents won’t be waking you up to go to class. You have to do that on your own. Every college freshman needs to have an alarm clock. Sometimes cell phones don’t work. Most times alarm clocks do.
I actually had a lamp very similar to the one pictured above. Lamps come in handy when you are trying to do some late night studying while your roommate is asleep. You can also move the lamp in the direction that you want the light to go.
Everybody needs a trash can in their dorm room. Trust me you will get tired of hanging bags on the back of your door knob. A trash can helps to keep your dorm room sanitary. Make sure you take out the trash once it gets full.
Bed lifts are so clutch for students. They allow you to store more things under your bed by lifting it higher. You can put your suitcases, shoes or just about anything under your bed to create more space. Depending on what school you go to these can be a life, saver. Some schools have extremely small dorm rooms for freshmen.
A power strip is something that everyone needs. Power strips allow multiple electrical devices such as a TV, computer or laptop to be powered from a single socket.
A laptop is something else that every freshman should have. Most universities have wireless internet in the dorms. That means that you can get your assignments done without always going to the library.
A student needs to have some down time once in a while. Watching a little bit of TV can help take their minds of the stresses of college.
Unfortunately the beds in dorms are not the best. Some of them can be pretty uncomfortable. Bringing a mattress pad is a must. It will help you get a good night’s rest sleeping on that
Dorms are not the biggest places to live. Storage bins help you make more space. When I was in college they were a life saver. I was able to put smaller things in them and keep the dorm room less cluttered.
No dorm comes with their own towels. Honestly if one did I doubt I would use them anyway. Towels are not that expensive to buy. A good number to have is 5 or 6.
These are 10 things that every college freshman should have in their dorm room. There are more things that they could bring as well. I may do a part 2 of this post later on.
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