DIY & Lifestyle
5 Must Haves for Your Dorm Room
Entering college is an exciting – yet stressful – time for both students and parents. You are getting ready to move away from home which can be both fun and super nerve-racking at the same time. If you plan on moving into your school’s campus housing, you are probably wondering what you need to pack. Here are 5 must haves for your dorm room.
Buying what you need for a comfortable bed that you love to go into at night is essential for staying in a dorm. It helps make your room feel more like home – and you will get a better night’s sleep. The key to having a nice bed is investing in a nice mattress topper. At most schools, the mattress they provide will be stiff and won’t give you much support. Cozy sheets, pillows, and blankets are important as well. Do not forget your bed will be a Twin XL size!
Having easy access to cleaning supplies during the move-in process and throughout the school year will be extremely beneficial. With your dorm not being used over the summer, it will most likely be a little dusty and not very fresh. Bringing things such as Clorox wipes, a Swiffer, and Lysol spray will make it easiest for you to clean. You will find yourself needing these products during the year as well!
Using removable hooks will be the easiest way to hang up any decorations you bring for the walls. Most schools have strict rules about drilling holes in the walls. These hooks are easily removable so you do not need to worry about any damages when you move out! Hooks can also be used to hold bags, jackets, and more.
Purchasing a sturdy shower caddy will be crucial for the community bathrooms. It helps you keep all of your shower items in one place – and you don’t have to struggle carrying them all in your arms down the hallway.
Effective window shades
In the warmer months, during the school year, it tends to get very hot inside of the dorms. For a more custom look, Easy Lift Blackout Shades reflect the heat from the sun and its UV rays. If you are looking for more of a budget option, go with Original Blackout Shades. While they help control heat, they also block out 99% of light. These require no tools and are easily removable because of an adhesive label. Sleeping in on the weekends after a long week of class will never feel better.
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