I’m going to be living at college and I honestly have no idea what to bring. I was wondering what y’all would recommend as well as are there any things that are important to bring that you wouldn’t normally think about? Also, I’m going to be close to my parents (like two hours away) so I’ll be able to go back home and whatnot if I need anything.
Here are some helpful recent threads on this topic. Best of luck!
If you’re moving into a dorm for the first time or are a returning student, have/do you find that you should bring your own personal shower caddy?
@123Mom123 brought up the current Temper-pedic mattress topper sale in the Parent of 2022 grad thread, and it made me think a thread on tips and purchases for dorm rooms might be a good idea at this time of year.
I would love to hear about other people’s tips, purchases and tricks!
We swear by the IKEA FRAKTA bags for move in. They are capacious, CHEAP and travel extremely well - makes loading the car up so easy. They fold up into almost nothing so they take up very little room in the dorm. D20 also uses one for a laundry bag during the school year.
We splurged on a mini-fridge cart this year for D20’s dorm room, to give her more storage. Sturdy and attractive, very easy to build. The only issue with this is it goes in and out of stock often, so if you think your child would like this, pick it up when you see it in stock.
Also - anything that was a waste to buy, or…
There are lots of good lists online to start with…google “what to bring to college dorm” or something like that.
Also Amazon is useful if you forget anything.
University of Houston has a
Move-In Guide with a list of what to bring.
Additionally, Bed Bath and Beyond has a
list, Target has a college section on their website as do Amazon, Walmart and many other retailers.
Is OP going to Hamilton or Houston?
On this thread, the OP simply said they will “be living at college.”
There are a million threads on this, including this pinned one.
A to Z: What To Bring To College - #2 by kateapollo
It’s helpful to know what climate you will be in.
Wow, there’s a lot of useful threads on this question.