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The Ultimate College Dorm Room Checklist


Congratulations! You are getting ready to move into your college dorm room--so exciting! However, all of that excitement is paired with the feeling of "Oh boy, I'm overwhelmed!" Well, we have you covered. Below you'll find an easy checklist that will make your dorm room shopping a breeze.

THE ULTIMATE DORM ROOM CHECKLIST

- BEDDING -

  • PILLOWS & PILLOWCASES
  • BED SHEETS (At least 2 sets)
  • MATTRESS PAD (Dorm mattresses are notoriously uncomfortable)
  • MATTRESS PROTECTOR
  • SNOOZEENIE (Pillow partition that creates privacy, blocks light & allows for different sleep habits.)
  • COMFORTER
  • THROW BLANKET
  • SMALL FAN (If your dorm doesn’t have AC, it will get hot at night!)

    - DINING -

    • EATING UTENSILS
    • PLATES & BOWLS
    • CUPS & COFFEE MUGS
    • THERMOS
    • BOTTLE & WINE OPENER
    • MICROWAVE*
    • COFFEE MAKER*

      *Find out what appliances your dorm has and see if you are allowed to bring a coffeemaker, microwave, etc.

      - DECORATIONS -

      • DECORATIVE PILLOWS
      • WALL ART (Pictures, posters, etc.)
      • CURTAINS + CURTAIN RODS
      • LOUNGE SEATING
      • LAMPS & LIGHT BULBS
      • WALL SAFE ADHESIVE

        - MISCELLANEOUS -

        • FLASHLIGHT (Plus batteries!)
        • SEWING KIT
        • TOOL KIT
        • UMBRELLA
        • EXTENSION CORDS
        • ALARM CLOCK
        • ALL CHARGERS & CABLES

          - BATH/PERSONAL - 

          • TOWELS
          • SHOWER CADDY
          • SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
          • BODY SOAP & BODY WASH
          • FLIP-FLOPS (For public shower)
          • RAZOR & SHAVING CREAM
          • ANY OTHER SHOWER ESSENTIALS
          • TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE
          • ROBE & SLIPPERS
          • HAIR BRUSH
          • HAIR STYLING TOOLS (Hair dryer, straightener, curling wand, etc.)
          • FIRST AID KIT
          • MEDS (Pain relievers, allergy meds, etc.)
          • COSMETICS

            - ORGANIZATION -

            • BED LIFTS
            • UNDERBED STORAGE CONTAINERS
            • FULL-BODY DOOR MIRROR
            • WALL HOOKS (Make sure they are removable, so they won’t leave marks)
            • SPACEBAGS
            • LAUNDRY SUPPLIES:
            • LAUNDRY BASKET/HAMPER
            • DETERGENT & STAIN REMOVERS
            • IRONING BOARD & IRON
            • TRASH CAN & TRASH BAGS
            • BROOM & DUSTPAN
            • HAND VACUUM
            • SPRAY ODOR ELIMINATOR
            • HANGERS
            • DRAWER ORGANIZERS
            • SHOE RACK
            • DESK ORGANIZER
            • PENS, PENCILS, & PAPER

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