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For those who stayed in dorms (Edited with list)

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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My eldest is off to college in 3 weeks and we're getting all of her must-haves for dorm life.  Because I lived at home and commuted to college, I don't know what sort of things she's missing if I don't see it on a list.

Can you share an item or two that wouldn't be on a standard list that you'd wished you'd had?

Thanks!

Mom to 3 girls:  18, 13, and 5.

 

This is what I have on the list:

  • 2 plastic dinner plates, 2 plastic bowls, 4 plastic cups, silverware
  • water bottle
  • can opener
  • dish soap
  • dish towels, wash cloths
  • trash bin/bags
  • paper towels
  • 2 sheet sets + pillows/cases
  • comforter + extra blanket
  • mattress cover/pad
  • extension cord
  • hangars
  • laundry hamper
  • detergent
  • sewing kit
  • First Aid Kit:  tweezers, bandaids, Tylenol, cold meds, cough drops, sunscreen, feminine products
  • Shower Caddy with: shampoo/conditioner, q-tips, nail trimmer, hair dryer, razor, deodorant, lotion
  • Shower flip-flops
  • 2 bath towels/wash cloths
  • mini fridge
  • microwave (roomie is getting this)
  • bike for campus travel
  • bike lock
  • plastic storage containers for under bed
  • bed lamp
  • School Supplies:  notebooks, folders, pens & pencils, highlighters, calculator, ruler, laptop, printer
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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SouthernMamaof1
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:04 PM

mini fridge and microwave

SouthernMamaof1
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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You should post the list so we can tell you what's not on there.

BasketballMama8
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Definitely more bath towels, some framed pics for her desk so she will see you telling her to do her homework with your eyes Lol 

tifferie
by Silver Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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A robe.
NDADanceMom
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:44 PM
Didnt they give you a list? My daughters school does. The even sent a brochure with pre made packages you could buy. They also said you can only have a fridge or microwave in the room, not both. Your school is probably different but I'm just pointing out each school has its own rules. They were also clear that students should not bring too much. Also her bed doesn't have enough clearance for an under bed storage and there is no place to put it once the bed is lofted which they are doing.
How far away is your child going? Mine will be about an hour away so we are sending the basics and can bring more if she feels she needs it.
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