What are some helpful items for the college dorm?
A foam pad to top the mattress is a popular item since college mattresses are usually pretty hard.
XL Twin sheets (find these at JC Penney online, dormbuys.com)
“Command” brand hooks that don’t ruin the wall paint.
Electric teakettle (boils water fast for hot beverages, soups, oatmeal, etc.)
Flip flops for the hall showers
Dependable alarm clock
Concentrated (space-saving) laundry detergent —or new tablets or sheets that you just pop in the washer!
Sturdy backpack (college textbooks are heavy!)
Mesh hamper and/or canvas laundry bag
Quarters for the laundry
desk chair (if the college does not provide one)
Other optional items:
Crates or folding bookcase
Hanging closet shelves (made of cloth)
Underbed storage bags
Comfy chair that folds up
Printer (you will find friends fast!)
Compact Vacuum (you will keep those friends!)
Over-door coat/hat rack