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The graduation party is over and now it’s time to go off to college!

You can find a free college dorm checklist here for everything your graduate needs for college. 

Most dorm room supplies go on sale in stores July 4-August 31. 

You can check with your college to see what they provide in the dorms.

Some college dorms provide a microwave and/or mini fridge.

PRINT College Dorm Checklist.

KITCHEN:

  • microwave (small)
  • microwave cleaner wipes
  • microwaveable dishes
  • microwaveable plates
  • microwaveable soup bowls
  • mini fridge (i.e. 2.8 cu ft)
  • toaster
  • coffeemaker
  • flatware
  • utensils (i.e. apple corer, can/bottle opener, wooden spoons)
  • plastic glasses
  • plastic bowls
  • cups for hot chocolate/coffee
  • pot holder
  • dish towels
  • dish soap & dish scrubber
  • dish pan
  • snack table
  • travel mug
  • bag/chip clips
  • paper towels
  • paper plates
  • napkins
  • plastic spoons/forks
  • trash can/trash bags
  • macaroni & cheese
  • ramen noodles
  • water
  • chips
  • microwave popcorn
  • hot chocolate
  • snack bars
  • healthy snacks
  • oatmeal

BEDDING:

  • xl-twin sheets & comforter
  • xl-twin mattress pad
  • blankets
  • pillow
  • body pillow/cover
  • toss pillows
  • bed risers (if beds are not lofted)

 BATH:

  • bath towels
  • wash cloths
  • toothbrush holder
  • hairdryer
  • curling iron
  • straightener
  • vanity mirror/mirror
  • shower tote/caddy
  • flip flops (shower shoes)
  • robe
  • slippers
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • body wash/soap
  • sponge (pouf)
  • odor eliminators

DORM FURNISHINGS:

  • clock radio/iPod dock
  • alarm clock
  • lounge chair
  • beanbag
  • ottoman or step stool that doubles as storage bin for extra seating
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • toss pillows
  • backrest pillow
  • futon
  • futon cover
  • picture frames
  • collage frames
  • photo album
  • senior picture
  • family pictures
  • area rug or carpet (i.e. 5x8 is usually big enough depending on the dorm size)
  • throw rugs
  • floor lamp
  • iPod speakers
  • fan
  • hand vacuum
  • tool kit
  • wall art/posters

 STUDY:

  • laptop computer
  • laptop accessories
  • cordless mouse
  • laptop sleeve
  • backpack that holds your laptop
  • ethernet cable (if there is no wireless internet)
  • surge protector
  • memory card
  • blank CDs/DVDs
  • computer supplies
  • USB flash drive
  • printer/scanner/copier
  • printer paper
  • printer ink
  • calculator
  • desk accessories
  • desk lamp
  • light bulbs
  • book light
  • clip on light
  • night light
  • waste basket
  • bulletin board
  • dry erase board & markers
  • extension cords

SUPPLIES:

  • art supplies
  • sharpies
  • colored pencils
  • crayons
  • binders
  • book covers
  • desk supplies
  • dividers
  • glue
  • markers
  • day planner
  • notebooks
  • paper/pads
  • pens/pencils
  • pencil sharpener
  • photo album/scrapbooks
  • post it notes
  • protractor
  • report covers
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • paper punch
  • index cards

 STORAGE:

  • storage cart/bin
  • plastic hangers
  • hooks
  • iron/ironing board
  • pop-up hamper
  • laundry basket
  • step stool that doubles as storage bin for extra seating
  • safe
  • luggage
  • under bed storage
  • closet organizers
  • desktop storage
  • storage totes for moving
  • ziploc big bags for moving clothes/towels

PERSONAL CARE:

  • facial cleanser
  • body lotion
  • body wash/soap
  • body sponge (pouf)
  • brush/comb
  • conditioner
  • shampoo
  • cotton balls
  • cotton swabs
  • contact lens supplies
  • hair dryer
  • curling iron
  • straight iron
  • deodorant
  • razors
  • shaving cream
  • feminine hygiene
  • bandages
  • first aid cream
  • first aid kit
  • alcohol
  • peroxide
  • glasses
  • sunglasses
  • hand sanitizer
  • lip balm
  • makeup
  • makeup remover
  • manicure kit
  • medications
  • nail polish
  • nail polish remover
  • pain reliever ? Advil/Tylenol
  • styling products
  • sun care
  • tissues
  • toothpaste/toothbrush
  • vitamins

APPAREL:

  • belts
  • dresses
  • jackets
  • jewelry
  • pajamas
  • pants
  • robe
  • shirts/sweaters
  • shoes
  • shorts
  • skirts
  • socks
  • swimsuit
  • undergarments
  • watch

OTHER:

  • Camera
  • laundry detergent
  • stain remover ? stain stick
  • dryer sheets
  • ironing board
  • iron
  • sewing kit
  • lint remover
  • flashlight
  • AA batteries
  • umbrella
  • Lysol wipes
  • Lysol
  • Febreeze
  • wrinkle release spray
  • dusting wand
  • envelopes
  • stamps
  • deck of cards
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