It is easy to forget an important item when you are getting ready to pack for college. This list of what to take to college dorm rooms should help you stay on track. Use this as a checklist and you won’t end up leaving anything at home.
#1 – SwissGear ScanSmart Laptop Computer Backpack SA1908 (Black) Fits Most 17 Inch Laptops
You will need a backpack that can fit your laptop. This will help you take it to class if necessary let you easily bring it with you to the library or when you go home. Try to pick a bag with lots of compartments and make sure to check out our best backpacks for college.
#2 – HP Stream 11.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB, 32 GB SSD, Horizon Blue) Includes Office 365 Personal For One Year – Free Upgrade to Windows 10
This particular laptop is a great choice for college students because at 11.6 inches, it small enough to take to class or the library without weighing down your backpack. At the same time, the display is big enough to stream shows on Netflix. Also check out our assorted list of best laptops for college students.
#3 – Belkin SurgeMaster 6 Outlet Wall-Mount Surge Protector
When looking at what to take to college, remember that you will have a lot of electronics to plug in. Add outlets and keep them safe with this surge protector, complete with a lifetime warranty and an equipment warranty.
#4 – Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Black, Box of 12 (89465)
Don’t forget to bring some black or blue pens with you to school. You will need them for taking notes, leaving messages for friends, and filling out important forms.
#5 – Staples; 1 Subject Notebook, 8” x 10-½”, 6/Pack
These notebooks are perfect for taking notes in class. Since they only hold one subject each, they will easily fit in your bag with your textbooks.
#6 – House Of Doolittle Academic Planner, July 2015 To August 2016, Black Cover, 8.5 x 11 Inches (HOD26302)
Between activities and homework assignments, you will need to include a planner on your list of what to take to college. This option is great because it has plenty of space for notes.
#7 – 18pc Ellie Kids Break-Resistant Plastic Tumblers, Bowls & Plates In 6 Colors
With six of each item, college students can put off doing dishes for a little bit. Because this set is plastic, the dishes won’t break and can be thrown in a tight spot without worry.
#8 – Chic Home 8 Piece Paris Reversible Geometric And Striped Comforter Sheet Set, Twin X-Long, Black
Most dorms have extra long twin beds which is why you need to check that your sheets are extra long. This set should always be included among what to take to college since it includes the sheets, pillowcase, and comforter as well as a laundry bag, fleece throw and decor pillow, giving you everything you need.
#9 – Honeywell Whole Room Air Circulator Floor/Table Fan, HT-908
Dorms can get warm during the spring and summer, but this fan will keep you cool. It is small enough to easily fit in any size dorm. This fan is also included in our list of best fans for college dorms.
#10 – Large 30 x 40 Laundry Bag With Cord Assorted Colors And Patterns (1)
You will want to have at least a basic laundry bag with you at school to store dirty clothes, bring them to the laundry room, and then bring the clean ones back to your room. This option is colorful so you don’t have to stick to a boring option.
#11 – Removable Dry Erase Message Board Peel And Stick Decal Sheet W/ Black Marker Pen – 24” x 36” BestDealDepot
All college students need a whiteboard on their door for friends to leave messages. This is a great option because it is easily removable and can be reapplied so you can reuse it every year of school.
#12 – Loctite 1087306 2-Ounce Pack Fun-Tak Mounting Putty
Most dorms strongly discourage putting holes in the wall. This means you will need something like this mounting putty to hang up posters, pictures of friends, and other items. It is easily removable and reusable.
#13 – Vertico Shower Sandal Rubber
Any college student should have a pair of shower shoes since the bathrooms are shared. These are comfortable enough to wear in your room or the common areas of your dorm.
#14 – Quick Dry Hanging Toiletry And Bath Organizer With 8 Storage Compartments, Shower Tote, Mesh Shower Caddy, Perfect Dorm, Gym, Camp & Travel Tote Bag, Black
With 8 pockets, it is simple to keep your items organized. This tote will dry quickly and the handle is comfortable enough for you to carry daily between your dorm room and the shared shower. And so dont forget to grab this off amazon.com
#15 – Altra Furniture 4-Bin Storage End Table, Zebra Print
If you bring everything on your list of what to take to college, then you may need some extra storage space. This end table has a small footprint so it can fit in most dorm rooms, but gives you four stylish drawers for storage. So this should definitely be in your list of what to take to college dorm.
Now you should have a better idea of what to take to college. Make sure you have all of these items or something similar and if you don’t, it is never too late to order them. You can have them delivered to your dorm.
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