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DORM SHOPPING – TOP TEN LIST

my old country house dorm

This is the pile of Tate’s stuff right before we packed him up and moved him into his dorm late last summer.

abdorm

Moving him out some 9 months later – I could not help but notice what

…came back unopened or not at all!

On the MIA list were these crates? He donated the rug. The ‘First Aid kit” was unused – still packed in plastic (“there are Resident Advisors “RA’s that have those”) , His second pair of sheets were never used. All of the paper goods – plates, bowls, plastic utensils – unopened. As he explained it “they have all that stuff at the cafeteria and plates are delivered with Pizza.” I also found a large box of unused pencils.

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 NOW IT IS TIME TO PACK FOR PHOEBE  will attend the College  this fall.

Phoebe is much more interested in her Dorm decor than her brother was and she and her roommate-to-be have been texting back and forth…choosing colors for bedding sets, lamps and rugs and dividing up the big stuff …Roommate is getting the printer and ink, we are getting the mini fridge.

(ROUND 2) TOP-TEN DORM SHOPPING LIST

Dorm Combo Bedding packages

  1. BEDDING/BEDDING PACKAGE – Comforter, sheets, pillowcases, mattress cover and mattress pad. The mattress pads range from simple egg crate to full on Memory foam layers.

    FOAM MATTRESS TOPPER
    FOAM MATTRESS TOPPER

Tate loved his Memory Foam topper that we got a Target.

PB TEEN FEATHER SCALLOP ESSENTIAL DORM SET
PB TEEN FEATHER SCALLOP ESSENTIAL DORM SET
URBAN OUTFITTERS
URBAN OUTFITTERS
TARGET COMFORTERS
TARGET COMFORTERS

2. COMMAND STRIPS AND COMMAND HANGERS – OFTEN IT IS ALL THAT IS ALLOWED TO HANG ANYTHING!

3. RUG – A simple indoor /outdoor one of a shaggy plush soft one…anything is better than a cold floor in the am.

PLUM AND BOW RUG URBAN OUTFITTERS
PLUM AND BOW RUG URBAN OUTFITTER

4. CREATIVE STORAGE SOLUTIONS – BINS, CRATES, HANGERS, BED RAISERS (HELPS RAISE THE BED UP SO THINGS CAN BE STASHED UNDERNEATH!)

5. Which brings me to FANS – IF YOU WILL NOT HAVE AC MUST HAVE A FAN!

SMALL FAN WHICH PLUGS INOT A USB PORT! URBAN OUTFITTERS
SMALL FAN WHICH PLUGS INOT A USB PORT! URBAN OUTFITTERS
1500-Watt MVH Whole Room Vortex Electric Portable Fan Heater
1500-Watt MVH Whole Room Vortex Electric Portable Fan Heater $59 HOME DEPOT

6. REFRIGERATOR – rent or buy. this is a tricky one. The rental is $279 a semester, they run specials all the time but you can buy a great mini fridge for MUCH MUCH LESS

1.6 cu. ft. Mini Refrigerator in Blue
1.6 cu. ft. Mini Refrigerator in Blue – URBAN OUTFITTERS , ALSO AT HOME DEPOT
MAGIC CHEF 4.4CU FT MINI FRIDGE FRO HOME DEPOT $138
MAGIC CHEF 4.4CU FT MINI FRIDGE FRO HOME DEPOT $138
COOPER TRIES OUT THE CHAIR
COOPER TRIES OUT THE CHAIR

7. SHOWER AND LAUNDRY SUPPLIES – TOWELS, SHOWER WRAPS, BATH GEL, FLIP FLOPS, SHOWER CADDY

8. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES – ELECTRICAL CORDS WITH SURGE PROTECTER, IPHONE CORDS AND CHARGERS, DESK LAMP

GE Power Stripe 2-PK 6 Outlet 2FT Cord-White
GE Power Stripe 2-PK 6 Outlet 2FT Cord-White

10. PERSONAL TOUCHES – PHOTOS, POSTERS – TAPESTRIES, THINGS THAT MAKE IT YOUR ROOM! One fun thing that many colleges do is have big poster sales the first few weeks of school. Tate had fun going with his roommate and choosing posters for his room. There are great creative ways to display your photos – here are a few!

 

9. SCHOOL SUPPLIES – THE BASICS – OBVIOUSLY SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED BUT TATE FOUND IT FUN TO GO GET THAT STUFF AT THE BOOKSTORE…THEY DO LOTS OF BUYING USED BOOKS ETC THERE. PENS AND PENCILS…PAPER, PRINTER PAPER. AGAIN – ALL CAN BE GOTTEN ON CAMPUS.

10. MISCELLANEOUS – HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT TATE SAYS HE ENDED UP GETTING  LATER OR WISHED HE HAD – A STASH OF COLD MEDICINE SUPPLIES, TISSUES ETC.  (THEY SHARE GERMS LIKE KINDERGARTENS AND GET COLDS ALOT IN THE BEGINNING),  PORTABLE SAFE, RAIN BOOTS, UMBRELLA, RAINCOAT, WIPES, TOILETRIES.

THIS IS JUST A START….BUT HITS ON MANY OF THE BIGGIES. IT GOES SO FAST..AND IN THE END…MOST TOWNS HAVE A TARGET…AND CARE PACKAGES ARE FUN TO GET – JUST MAKE SURE THEY PICK THEM UP!!!! 

ME AND MY GIRL!!!!
ME AND MY GIRL!!!!
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3 thoughts on “DORM SHOPPING – TOP TEN LIST

  1. At the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, my boys have gone to the health center/clinic, and they give out things like cold medicine for free. I never thought of getting them a portable safe.

  2. After 8 years in Residence Life at JMU, I never thought of the safe. Great idea. And as I said last year, don’t forget the clothes hangers. It seems like they are always left at home. : )

  3. I have something to share now to my niece who is getting a new dorm soon. I will recommend to her these shopping tips of yours so she will know what to get to give her new dorm a good and relaxing appeal. Thanks for sharing the list.

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