What I’m Buying for College

One thing you should know about me is that I’m a procrastinator.  However, I was very excited about dorm shopping and did it early, at least in procrastination terms.  We visited Home Goods, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Target and found almost everything I needed!  Of course, there are still some items to be checked off of the list, but I’ll get most of them after we move in.

What I’ve gotten so far:

  • Duvet cover and insert
  • Sheets
    • Pottery Barn
  • Mattress topper
    • I have one similar to this that I use at home  It can make any mattress comfy!
  • New pillows
    • Mine were worn out and flat, so I got a fresh set.
  • Power strip with USB ports
    • It was priced at $14.99 when I bought it in the store!
  • Command Hooks
    • We aren’t allowed to put nails or screws in the wall, so these are the best alternative!
    • Also, buy more than you think you’ll need, because you will need them.
  • Bathroom storage with boxes
    • This will be great because four of us share a bathroom- everyone gets a basket to keep their toiletries in!
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
    • I can’t live without coffee, so this was on the “essentials” list.
  • Caldrea “Sweet Pea” Room Spray and Hand Soap
  • Steamer
    • This will be much better than having to pull out an iron and ironing board every time something gets wrinkled.

Obviously this list could go on forever, but these are the most important items that I bought.

What I need to get:

  • Rolling cart for food
  • Curtains
    • These from Pottery Barn are on my wish list, but I can’t afford them!  So, I found this alternative.
  • TV
    • Although, my roommate and I are still unsure if we’ll use it, so we may never get one.

I’m sure that after the first week or so, I’ll realize that I need so much more!  What I have so far should be a good start though!  What did you use in your dorm that you didn’t think of at the beginning?


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5 thoughts on “What I’m Buying for College

  1. Grady says:

    Love how organized this list is! I, too, found that I ended up taking more items than I needed – or taking items I didn’t end up needing and leaving items I did! It’s super annoying but I think if I could do it over I would’ve waited to do some of my shopping until I actually arrived and could assess my actual needs.

    HOWEVER, it looks like most of what you got is an essential anyway, so that’s perfect! So stoked to hear about your college adventures 🙂



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