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Packing list

A curated list of both essential and nice-to-have dorm room items.
Items from this
have been pulled in directly from multiple current college move-in lists. Feel free to customize it. Items highlighted in green have been purchased or picked up, and ready to be packed. See
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Bedding
Pillows
🏠 Have it
Pillow cases
🏠 Have it
Extra blanket
🙏🏼 Borrow it
Comforter or duvet
$ Buy it
Sheet set (often Twin XL)
$ Buy it
Mattress pad/topper/protector
$ Buy it
Bathroom / Shower
Towels
🏠 Have it
Washcloths
🏠 Have it
Bathrobe
🏠 Have it
Shower shoes
🏠 Have it
Shower caddy
🏠 Have it
Toiletries
🏠 Have it
Hairdryer and other styling tools
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable soap
🏠 Have it
Organic shampoo & conditioner
🏠 Have it
Organic or bamboo towels
🏠 Have it
Bath mat
🏠 Have it
Tech
Computer, laptop, tablet
🏠 Have it
Mobile phone
🏠 Have it
Headphones
🏠 Have it
Charging cords, cables, and adapters
🏠 Have it
Gaming console
🏠 Have it
UL-listed extension cords / surge protectors
🏠 Have it
Alarm clock
🏠 Have it
Smart powerstrip
🏠 Have it
Cable clips / organizers
🏠 Have it
Laptop lock
🏠 Have it
Portable charger for phone
🏠 Have it
Portable bluetooth speaker
🏠 Have it
Flashlight
🏠 Have it
Extra batteries for electronics
🏠 Have it
Cleaning / Laundry
Laundry basket/pop-up hamper
🏠 Have it
Laundry detergent (check school for policies)
🏠 Have it
Clothes hangers
🏠 Have it
Clothes iron, ironing board/mat
🏠 Have it
Cleaning supplies
🏠 Have it
Trash bags
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable laundry detergent
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable all-purpose cleaner
🏠 Have it
Recycled content paper towels
🏠 Have it
Foldable drying rack
🏠 Have it
Kitchen / Appliances
Reusable bowl, plate, cup/mug, and utensils
🏠 Have it
Reusable food-storage containers
🏠 Have it
Reusable water bottle and travel mug
🏠 Have it
Drip coffee maker, electric kettle (check school policies)
🏠 Have it
Mini Blender (check school for policies)
🏠 Have it
Mini-fridge (check school policies)
🏠 Have it
Microwave (check school policies)
🏠 Have it
Seasonal
Umbrella
🏠 Have it
Winter coat, hat, gloves
🏠 Have it
Waterproof/resistant shoes or boots
🏠 Have it
Sport gear
(see ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Other
Academic supplies (backpack, pens, highlighters, notebooks, etc.)
🏠 Have it
Photo ID, U Card, credit/debit card, insurance cards, emergency contact information
🏠 Have it
Desk / bedside lamps with LED or CFL light bulbs
🏠 Have it
Fan (for air circulation and white noise)
🏠 Have it
Room decor: area rugs, art, throw pillows
(see 'i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Board games, books, or other entertainment
🏠 Have it
Yoga mat or other wellness/workout items
🏠 Have it
Bike, helmet, headlight, and U bike lock
🏠 Have it
Reusable shopping bags
🏠 Have it
Recycled-content notebooks
🏠 Have it
Over-door mirrors
🏠 Have it
Storage cart/bins
🏠 Have it
Wall-safe adhesives
🏠 Have it
Door stop
🏠 Have it
Dry erase board
🏠 Have it
Desk or paper organizers
🏠 Have it
Lap desk for laptop or tablet
🏠 Have it
Step stool
🏠 Have it
Odor eliminator
🏠 Have it
Under-bed storage
🏠 Have it
Health / Personal Care




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