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Simple college dorm move-in checklist
Make a copy, then start checking things off! Want a more comprehensive, full-featured checklist with Shopping Lists, see the . Hairdryer and other styling tools Organic shampoo & conditioner Charging cords, cables, and adapters UL-listed extension cords / surge protectors Portable bluetooth speaker Glasses and contact lens supplies Preferred over-the-counter medications Reusable face coverings/masks Laundry basket/bag or pop-up hamper High-Efficiency detergent (check school policies) Laundry detergent (check school for policies) Clothes iron, ironing board / mat Biodegradable laundry detergent Biodegradable all-purpose cleaner Recycled content paper towels Reusable bowl, plate, cup/mug, and utensils Reusable food-storage containers Reusable water bottle and travel mug Drip coffee maker, electric kettle (check school policies) Mini Blender (check school for policies) Mini-fridge (check school policies) Microwave (check school policies) Waterproof / resistant shoes or boots Sport gear (check school policies) Academic supplies (backpack, pens, highlighters, notebooks, etc.) Photo ID, U Card, credit/debit card, insurance cards, emergency contact information Desk / bedside lamps with LED or CFL light bulbs Fan (for air circulation and white noise) Room decor: area rugs, art, throw pillows (check school policies) Board games, books, or other entertainment Yoga mat or other wellness/workout items Bike, helmet, headlight, and U bike lock Lap desk for laptop or tablet Recycled-content notebooks Typical list, but check with your school or landlord: Extra-long twin bed—80 inches (student housing) Closet or wardrobe and dresser (student housing) Desk and chair (student housing) TV and internet connections Window coverings (blinds or drapes) Smoke detectors & sprinklers Trash and recycling containers Typical list, but check with your school or landlord: Alcohol or alcohol containers (student housing) Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and hookahs Tobacco and electronic cigarettes (student housing) Firearms, weapons, fireworks/explosives Candles, incense, and electric fireplace Pets—fish sometimes permitted (student housing) Wireless routers (student housing) Air conditioners (student housing) Space heaters and electric dryer (student housing) Halogen lamps (student housing) Hoverboards (student housing) Items from this have been pulled in directly from multiple current college move-in lists. Other great resources for ideas on what to bring:
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