When headed to college it’s easy to think of the dorm stuff that seems like a necessity. Dorm bedding, towels, and linens all come to mind. And then there comes the items that we don’t necessarily need, but we definitely want, such as televisions, DVD players, and gaming systems. Those are easy to think of too. Then there are the items that fall through the cracks and are easily forgotten when buying things for your dorm. Prevent a major “UH OH” moment when you arrive at school for the first time this fall by picking up these 5 items ahead of time.
1. Bed Topper
A good night’s sleep is of the utmost importance as a busy college student. Many students who have a hard time sleeping, or just want their bed at school to seem more like home, should look into bed toppers. They will increase the comfort level of your dorm bed a ton! Whether you’re looking for a simple egg crate, or a luxury down top featherbed, there is a bed topper for your sleeping needs at your price point. Check out our bed toppers here.
Hangers are so crucial, yet so easily forgotten. You literally can’t even unpack unless you have them! It seems obvious to remember to buy hangers, but trust us; they slip even the most proactive shoppers’ minds. Definitely put hangers on your list of things to buy, and if you have a ton of clothes that you’re bringing with you to school, space-saving hangers like these, or even possibly some stylish hangers, might be a good idea to add to your list of dorm supplies.
3. Dorm Room Scents
There’s nothing worse than a foul smelling room. Face it: in college, your room is your home. You’re limited to a pretty confined space to call your own, so when it begins to smell, it’s awful. Whether it’s because of your dirty laundry that you’ve procrastinated doing, because of your roommate breaking the college’s policy and smoking in your room, or even because of a funky odor that was left from a previous student, dorm room scents will definitely come in handy. We have all kinds of different scents that are sure to eliminate any stenches and make your room smell fresh and inviting.
4. Flip flops
Any college-bound student has heard all about the dangers and germs of dorm showers, but sometimes remembering to buy a pair of shower sandals falls by the wayside. And some people don’t even seem to care whether they have them at all. Don’t be careless – get some flip flops like these or any of these other shower sandal options to wear in the shower! You’ll be cleaner and healthier that way.
5. A Safe
Some of us are lucky enough to go into college aware of our roommates (and their sanity…or lack thereof), and others of us arrive at school not knowing who the person that we’ll be living with for the next 9 months is. It’s important to have a safe, like this awesome Go Vault one, to thwart off any potential thieves. Have piece of mind when you’re away from your room, and sleep easy knowing your items are safe.
As a freshman you can take the first step towards being ready for everything college has to throw at you with these dorm essentials, as well as anything else you might need from us at DormCo.com.
The Stuff Bucket has over 18 outer pockets and 7 inside pockets. Store all your dorm room essentials in one spot!
The transition from home to college is not all that bad except for when it comes to your toiletries. Girls of course have more stuff and that is why the Stuff Bucket is a girls essential dorm item that will assist in making those trips to the community bathroom stress free. With everything in its own location in your Stuff Bucket you’ll be more organized in college than you were at home.