Dorm Essentials You Shouldn’t Forget (and Some You Should Skip)

For those former Band students already traveling to the US to begin college and for those already dreaming of going in 1, 2, 3 years…here’s some advice on dorm essentials from a NY Times article:

Everyone in your life will have advice on what you absolutely need to take to college. Multicolored sticky notes? Crucial. A rug by your bed? You’ll die without one! But from my experience dorming for the past four years, I’ve learned that smaller, sometimes forgotten items can sometimes have the biggest impact.

Sure, I was grateful I had a hanging shoe organizer, but it’s little things like pot holders or specialized kitchenware that made my dorm life a little more comfortable. Everyone knows to bring a good pair of noise-reducing headphones and a bathroom caddy for dorm living, so here are a few items that will lighten your load in small but frequent ways, plus a few things you’re better off leaving at home.

What You’ll Want to Have:

  • Whiteboard
  • Mini stapler
  • Portable phone charger
  • Beach towel
  • Clear fruit bowl

What You’re Better Off Without:

  • Excessive school apparel
  • Rugs
  • Decorative items (that aren’t posters)

Read more by going to the full article.

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