What to Take to the Dorm Part Three

Young happy smiling cheerful man writing, outdoor
Young happy smiling cheerful man writing, outdoor

We are getting close, but a couple more posts to go:
Air fresheners
Brush: get a good one for scrubbing
Bucket: will use for cleaning and mopping so get one that is sturdy
Dish detergent and a dish bin if you have to wash outside the room
Febreze: excellent to temporarily rid clothes (and blankets, pillows, etc) from odors
Ironing board/iron
Lysol, especially the sprays and the all-purpose cleaners (though the scent is sometimes too strong)
Mop/broom (if needed)
Oxi-Clean gets rid of stains
Paper towels
Sponge: get one for dishes, another for cleaning your dorm/bathroom
Spray bottles, clear: can use for cleaning
Swiffer Duster:
Trash Can/trash bags
Vacuum: any slim, lightweight one will do. It doesn’t need to be an expensive, bulky vacuum to get the job done.
Washcloths or washrags
Wipes; Clorox, Lysol,Windex

Around the room:
Alarm clock: don’t want to be late… can also use cell phone alarm
Bins or boxes for storing papers/folders
Bulletin board with push pins
Calendar: dry-erase calendars are awesome for using each month
Containers: small plastic or mesh containers for small accessories (paperclips/tape/white-out/jewelry/makeup)
Curtains: if your dorm doesn’t provide curtains, a nice set can help bring color and life to your room
Electric lights: like Christmas lights — small strings of white-light bulbs can be lovely strung around the room
Organizers for drawers/closets
Photos and picture frames
Plants: IF you can take care of them. They’re lovely and it’s nice to have some green in your small dorm room
Rug!: to add attractiveness to the bare floor of your room– and keep your feet warm on winter mornings
Safe or lockbox for valuables: jewelry, watches, etc–
under bed storage
Whiteboard with dry-erase markers- can use inside the room or hang outside to leave messages

Kitchen stuff:
Baggies(sandwich and larger for food storage)
Bottle and can openers
Cooking Utensils/Pots/Pans
Desk organizers:
Eating Utensils: disposable ones are fine OR get 2 to 4 inexpensive sets
Water bottles

Laundry basket/hamper
Laundry detergent/fabric sofener/tide=to-go/shout wipes and spray for stains
Rolls of coins or your laundry card

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