Getting everything together to outfit a dorm room can be a tremendous effort – when you actually look over the checklist of required college dorm supplies it can be somewhat daunting. Still, it’s best to begin with a list.Most colleges and universities have a standard issue document which outlines what sort of things they provide (beds and mattresses, desks, dressers, etc.) what items may be restricted or simply prohibited and what items are suggested. It’s best to cross-reference any list with some of the major bed and bath stores – simply look online and you will find most offer digital camp and college checklists.
A digital checklist is helpful for both parents and kids – the users can employ email and social networking sites to coordinate décor ideas, color schemes and budget and to share suggestions and work together on taking care of getting everything. You can also reach out to new roommates in order to coordinate and avoid duplication of essentials like lamps and area rugs.
Bedding is critically important and most dormitory settings feature beds with twin extra long, also known as twin XL, mattresses. If you own a set of standard twin sheets they will not fit a twin XL mattress; twin quilts and comforters will fine but you will need to invest in new sheeting. It’s a good idea to plan for two pillows – one foam and one feather or even a bean bag pillow; these are great for offering extra support while reading, texting or working on a laptop computer in bed.
Store spare sleeping supplies in bags which can be easily stowed under the bed or in a hamper; experts suggest three sets of sheets with one on the bed, one in the wash and one at the ready.