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Heading off to college? Don't forget these essentials.

Having all of your dorm room essentials when you move in will make this exciting time of your life much easier. Nix those last minute visits to Bed, Bath, and Beyond by using this dorm room checklist to keep track of everything you need. Now get packing!

Desk

  • Desk lamp
  • Desk hutch
  • Magazine / paper organizer
  • Tape dispenser
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Calendar
  • Trash can
  • Power strip

Closet

  • Hangers of choice
  • Hanging closet organizer
  • Tension rod/shower curtain
  • Full-length mirror
  • Shoe rack
  • Drying rack
  • Sewing kit

Bed

  • Comforter/Duvet Cover/Quilt
  • Under sheets and top sheets
  • Pillows and cases
  • Accent pillows and cases
  • Mattress pad
  • Mattress topper
  • Throw blankets
  • Bed risers
  • Alarm clock
  • Bedside table
  • Bedside table lamp
  • Optional decorative accents: Headboard, bed skirt

Dining

  • Minifridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker/coffee filters
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Dinner plates
  • Snack plates
  • Bowls
  • Silverware
  • Travel mug
  • Tupperware
  • Water filter
  • Chip clips
  • Bottle stopper
  • Optional decorative accents: Fridge magnets,
  • Note: Make sure your bowels and plates are microwave-friendly

Storage

  • Storage bins / baskets
  • Laundry basket
  • Corkboard / chalkboard
  • Jewelry box
  • Makeup organizers
  • Makeup brush holder
  • Drawer organizer
  • Vessels for holding odds and ends
  • Adhesive hooks
  • Tote bags
  • Suitcase

Bath

  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Wash clothes
  • Shower caddy
  • Medicine case
  • Makeup mirror

Decor

  • Rugs
  • Wall art
  • Picture frames
  • Curtains
  • Fake flowers
  • Door decorations