What to take to the Dorm Part Two

Student portrait in front of dormitory at college

Here is another part of my list of items to consider taking to the Dorm:
Medicine Cabinet:
Allergy medicine: Claritin or Benadryl or other anti-histamine
Airborne or Cold-eeze
antacid/anti-diarrhea
Anti-Itch cream: for bug bites
Bandages and band-aids: for sprains and cuts
Bug spray
Cold and cough medicine: Robitussin/Dimetap ,Dayquil/Nyquil
Cough drops/lozegnes
Eye drops

Hand Sanitizer
Hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol
Mouthwash
Multi-vitamins (especially vitamin C) Also Emergen-C or Airborne
Muscle Relief: Icy Hot Patches or Thermal Patches for aches
Neosporin
Pain and fever relief– Tylenol, Advil, ibuprofen
Vaseline or petroleum jelly.
Vick’s Vapo Rub:
Vitamins

Bath Items:

Body Wash or Bath Soap

Loofah/sponge or wash towel
Shampoo/conditioner/hairspray
Shower caddy/tote: should have a hole or holes in the bottom, for drainage
Shoes for the shower or sturdy flip flops
Towels (at least two sets each of bath towel, hand towel, face towel etc); turban for hair

Furniture/Appliances:
Bookcase
Chair: a comfortable one; desk chair (optional). Usually provided
Chair cushion: if you don’t want to bring a desk chair, buy a seat cushion for the chair from the college
Coffee machine/coffee
Folding chairs/tail-gaiting chairs/folding lawn chairs
Lamps; desk lamp. Also clip-on lamps work well in a dorm; Lightbulbs, too
Microwave
Minifridge or Microfridge
Mirror- long and handheld
Nightstand: if you’ve got room
Sofa or armchair: if you can fit at least a small one into your room, go for it!
TV

School Supplies:
Binders
Calculator or graphing calculator
College-rule line paper
Colored markers and colored pencils
Dry-erase markers
Envelopes (white, letter type)
Erasers
Files and expandable filing folders
Folders– with pockets and three-prongs
glue/gluesticks
Graphing paper
Highlighters/sharpies
Manila envelopes (for papers or reports that you don’t want folded)
Notepads/Notebooks
Paperclips
Pencils/sharpener/desk organizer
Pens: regular blue, black and red; have at least one, nicer ball-point pen as well
Post-its
printer/ Printer Paper (white) /ink
ruler
Scissors
Sharpies or any other permanent marker (thick and thin)
Stapler/staples/staple remover
Tape- masking, duck, and scotch
Three-hole punch adapter
White-out

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