Often a young person’s first real move is to college, whether it’s moving to an apartment or a dorm room. For dorms, especially, there are certain items that will help a student live well in a small space.
For the big move, you can engage professional moving help or do it yourself. Chance are, you won’t have a whole lot to move anyway. Packing for the dorm is all about efficiency.
If you can get a look at your dorm room ahead of time, you can determine whether you need absolutely everything on this list. For instance, the desk may already have a lap and there might be a window treatment you deem sufficient.
We’re going to assume You know enough to pack clothes and medications. Here are some of the other must-haves for your dorm room:
- Comfortable bedding. Having sheets, a comforter and pillows. Spare sheets are nice so you can change them while on set is in the laundry
- Laundry basket.This can double as a carrier as you’re moving stuff into your dorm, but you might opt for a collapsible hamper instead.
- Computer. You need to be able to write your papers. And surf social media, of course.
- Entertainment. If you can watch TV on your computer monitor, all the better. A small wireless speaker is perfect for music.
- Decor. Posters are de rigueur for your walls, but you might also go the classier route and bring original art — maybe something you made yourself? Snazzy curtains or scarves can enhance plain blinds or shades.
- Storage. Bring storage that’s easy to access. Old-school foot lockers are deep and hard to organize. Consider stackable boxes or storage with drawers.
- Desk lamp. That is, if your desk doesn’t have a built-in lamp. If it does, why not bring mood lighting? There are all kinds of fun party lights out there. Consider an LED lamp, because it will burn cool.
- Bath items. Use a bucket or a plastic tote bag to haul your toiletries to the dorm bathroom. Bring shower shoes, such as flip-flops, along with towels and washcloths.
- Kitchen items. Have a couple of dishes, glasses and utensils, just in case. Plastic has the extra benefit of not shattering when your roommate drops it.
- Something that makes you happy. Pick one or two items that will sit on our desk and remind you of home or something you love. Maybe it’s a picture of Mom. Maybe it’s a Yoda action figure. Enjoy!
If you have any questions on how our family-owned business can help you through your moving process, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today!