610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

How To Prep For College Dorm

By A. MIRANDA, CBS Houston
View Comments
(credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

(credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-Wtt6-10s Go Tailgating

136535896All Updated Adrian Peterson Information

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Are You Still Single?...Maybe It's You!

77820352_8JJ Watt Becomes 'Simpsonized'

77820352_810 Worst Ways To Breakup With A Woman

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

This list contains essentials  you need to survive your first year of college in a dorm. Your degree plan, life style and personality should be considered while following the list.

Room Supplies

  • Bedside touch lamp
  • Alarm clock with battery back-up
  • Small trash can
  • Stackable crates
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Cedar trunk
  • Clothes pins and mini-drying rack
  • Mini ironing board and iron
  • Push pin bulletin board
  • Dry erase calendar

Computer Electronics and Accessories

  • Surge protector – Premium
  • Laptop Computer w/ wifi, ethernet cord and camera
  • Extension cords (outdoor type)
  • Headphones with mic for cell phone
  • Cell phone with camcorder, camera, texting , internet
  • Flash drive and back up external hardrive for PC/MAC  (as big a storage drive as you can get)

Clothing and Clothing Care Items

  • Portable small sewing kit
  • Plastic hangars
  • 2  Lint brushes, 2 shoe horns
  • Detergent, dryer sheets, stain removers
  • Coins for laundry machines
  • 14 Pair of pants
  • 14 Pair of shirts
  • 30 Pair of underwear
  • 30 Pair of socks
  • 5 Sets of thick sweats
  • 5 Sets of  regular sweats
  • 1 Long trench coat w/ heavy liner
  • 1 Heavy coat
  • 5 Pajamas
  • 2 Sets of  slippers
  • 5 Footies
  • Sandals
  • Beach shoes
  • 2 Swim suits
  • 2 Pair of canvas shoes
  • 3 Pair of tennis shoes
  • 1 Business casual, tie
  • 1 Suit

Bath Needs

  • Shower shoes
  • 7 Bath sheets/ Towels
  • 7 Hand towels
  • 7 Face towels
  • Laundry bag , netting, and hamper
  • 4 Bed sheets ( college long fit)
  • 4 Fitted bed sheets (college long fit)
  • 2 Comforters
  • 1 Thermal blanket
  • 2 Light quilts

Personal Toiletries

  • Mouthwash
  • Hand sanitizer (refill bottle and small personal travel bottles)
  • Antacids
  • Pain relievers
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Antinflammatory medicine
  • Antidiarrhea
  • Cough and cold meds
  • First aid kit
  • Bandaids of various sizes
  • Hair grooming and cleaning products
  • Bath soap (16 bars or one bar for every week in attendance.)
  • Bath soap container or baggie
  • Two tooth brushes
  • Cup for rinsing and  mouth wash
  • Manicure / pedicure kit
  • 6 Floss packs and 1 dental pick
  • Safety razors and shaving cream/oil
  • Lotion
  • Q-tips, ear wash, cotton swabs
  • Deodorant
  • Body powder, shoe powder

School Supplies

  • Pencils, pens, highliters, washable/dryerase markers(various colors)
  • Ruler (containing various measurements)
  • Paper clips, bull dog clips, stapler
  • Postits of various sizes and colors
  • Binders
  • Small note books
  • Index cards(3×5)
  • Dividers
  • Battery voice recorders/camcorders (capable of 3+ hours recording)
  • 3 Hole  plastic zipper cases
  • 3 Hole paper protectors
  • Back pack
  • Rolling suit case styled backpack
  • Water tight computer case
  • Weather gear
  • Long rain coat
  • Golf umbrella
  • Mini umbrella
  • Golashes or hiking boots
  • Shades w/  UV protection
  • Sun hat or Baseball cap
  • Sunblock
  • Chapstick
  • Portable water bottles

Grocery Items

  • All purpose cleaner
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Various-sized storage bags
  • Wet wipes
  • Cleanser wipes
  • Plastic microwaveable food containers of various sizes
  • 4 Sets of dishes
  • T.V.  trays
  • Bottle opener / can opener

Kitchenette  & Living Items  ( If Allowed )

  • Microwave oven
  • Coffee/ tea maker
  • Toaster oven
  • Small hot plate
  • Dorm size fridge
  • Small dvd player w screen
  • Rug or area carpet
  • Wall art, motifs, decorations and family pictures

Learn how to do other things by checking the CBS Houston HOW TO page.
View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,022 other followers