College Dorm Essentials

Packing your stuff for move-in day can be overwhelming but also exciting. You are getting a place of your own and are able to do what you like; it is an amazing feeling. While packing, you might feel like it is necessary to take everything from home; however, this isn’t the case. I have compiled a list of some of the essential items you should consider for your dorm.

Microfiber Solid Sheet Set - Room Essentials™ : Target

1. An extra set of sheets

Some may think it’s unnecessary. But when it’s laundry day and you put your sheets in the washer, you will have to wait until it’s dry and ready to use. To save time or when there are unexpected spills, it’s always good to have a backup. The best place to get affordable sets is from Target. It costs 10-15$.

10.5" Plastic Dinner Plate Gray - Room Essentials™ : Target

2. Plastic dinner set

For the early morning cereals or the late-night ramen. It’s a must-have. Target has really good dinner sets with each for a dollar or less.

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3. LED lights

Led lights have definitely taken over the campus trend. It not only looks aesthetic but also is great at providing a little extra light in your room. Amazon has a good variety of offers so do check them out.

4. Umbrella

Yes! It does rain a lot in Cincinnati. Having a compact umbrella that you can take around comes very handy when the weather surprises you.

5. Hangers

It is a good idea to get a few packs of hangers to keep your closet organized. Target has a pack of 18 for only $2.75.

6. Laundry baskets

Laundry baskets are essential for any household, whether you use a communal laundry room or have an in-unit washer dryer. Target has many affordable options, but the cheapest one is at 2$.

7. Food storage containers

Whether you are packing snacks for a busy day of classes or meal prepping on Sundays, storage containers will come in handy. This set has 50 pieces that are dishwasher safe and easy to store as they are stackable. The best 10$ you could spend!

8. Kitchen Utensil Set

This set literally has everything you need in the kitchen. From measuring cups to a pizza cutter- it has it all. It’s a great way to get yourself cooking in the kitchen as well.

9. Shower Caddy

If you live in a traditional dorm with a communal bathroom, a shower caddy is a lifesaver. Target has many options ranging from a minimum of $3.

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