Run a quick online search for what to bring when moving into a college dorm, and you’ll find that there’s no shortage of packing lists, shopping lists, and checklists to help with ideas on what to pack.
Most of these lists include essentials, such as bathroom, personal care, closet organization, cleaning supplies, kitchen accessories, electronics, and even dorm decor—so you can give your side of the room a little more personality!
and am making it available as a template to share with others.
If you’re ready to try it now:
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What’s unique about this checklist?
Many of the checklists you’ll find online are bulleted lists you can print out or copy and paste into another online document. What was missing were digital checklists that can be checked-off from a phone or easily shared with other friends or family members who can help source items.
So, after browsing through many of the top ten online lists out there, I decided to create my own, digital checklist I can view from any device. I happen to be helping someone move in to a college dorm soon and wanted a checklist I could share with other family members that lets us all check things off as we go.
For me and my family to get a better sense of everything that needs to be done before we send off my kid, I wanted to be able to mark items in the list as items we already have, items we need to buy and items we can borrow from (or share with) roommates.
The packing list also comes with the following benefits:
A pre-populated list with items inspired by other top ten online college dorm room lists
A list that can easily be customized for our needs
A checklist with items you can actually ‘check-off’ and easily track the status of
The ability to filter your packing list so you can view only those items you need to buy,
, then invite them via email by share this doc with them by clicking the dropdown list in the Name column, then selecting People not in doc, and scroll down and select Invite person. You’ll share the doc with them with ‘Can edit’ permissions.
Pro-Tip: Once you’ve shared it with other, you can leave comments/notes in the Details section of each item for each other. Just hit the details (’i’) button to find the ‘Comments’ section.
Step 5: Add contact info for items you’ll borrow or share with others