In the coming week, I have to pack up my entire life and move out of my dorm, which has been my home for the past year. A year ago, when I began buying my college dorm room "necessities," I looked up online and watched countless YouTube videos about what exactly I needed to buy for college. People tell you to buy so many things and it is always different. I have combined a list of 25 items that you will actually need and that will not just take up space.
1. An iron, not a steamer
Everyone always says bring a steamer. Highly recommend bringing an iron instead due to the fact that steamers can get annoying and messy and only use filtered water which is hard to come by in the dorm.
2. Mattress pad
Thank me later for this one.
3. An ottoman
A place to hide away mess and things you don't really have a place for, like, pads and tampons, ladies.
15. Disinfectant wipes
Especially needed on move in day. Don't know who did what in their before you.
21. Nice clothes
There will come a time where you will want something nicer to wear instead of t-shift, legging, and shorts.
22. Plenty of socks and underwear
Laundry piles up quickly and you will probably not always have enough time to deal with it.
24. Umbrella and rain jacket
Walking to class in the rain with your laptop in your backpack is a disaster waiting to happen, avoid at all costs.
25. Small trashcan
Don't wanna get into fights with your roommate over who is gonna take the trash out? Solution is to bring your own and don't share.