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After the success of my post titled “10 Things Every College Freshman Should Have in Their Dorm“, I’ve decided to do a follow-up post. There are a lot more things that students should have in their dorms. Below are seven more items that college freshmen should bring with them to their dorm room.
The first item on the list is bed sheets. Your school doesn’t provide you sheets. Even if they did, I’m not sure I’d use the. You will need to bring sheets with you. Make sure that you have four sets that you can rotate with.
Hangers are a must. Hanging up your clothes eliminates space. It also makes ironing certain items easier. Twenty hangers should be a good number to start with.
Dorm showers are not always the cleanest. If you don’t have a shower in your room, there is a chance that you could be sharing it with everyone else that lives on your floor. Make sure you have showers shoes. Showers can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
A laundry bag is another great item to bring with you to college. It can serve as a small dirty clothes hamper. You can also carry more clothes in the bag than you could a pillow case. You don’t want to get the cheapest laundry bag because you want it to last a little while.
The next item on the list is air freshener. Everyone needs a bottle or two of some fresh air freshener. I don’t know how else to say it, but sometimes people are just nasty and can smell. You also need to have some air freshener so that you can keep your room and bathroom smelling good.
Dorms don’t provide pillows. Make sure you bring a couple of them with you. A good pillow isn’t too expensive. Pillows make your nights rest so much better.
I actually should have listed this on my first list of items. You need to make sure you have your own toiletries. This includes soap, toothpaste, lotion, etc.
Those are seven more items that every college freshman should bring with them to their dorm room.
I have a small hypothetical question for you guys and gals. Imagine that your first day of college is only two days away. You haven’t finished shopping yet. You need to purchase a laptop, an alarm clock, and some pillows. Suppose you have $500 to use to purchase the items.
What would you get for your dorm room?
Don’t forget the total has to be $500 or less.
Let’s use the prices on Amazons back to school section (they have a huge variety of things). I will go first.
I would get the Dell Inspiron laptop, Timex color changing alarm clock and the Dream Supreme Plus Gel pillow set.
Now it’s your turn!!