It’s amazing to me that I’ve been out of undergraduate studies for officially twenty years. Looking back, the energy and excitement of living on campus and pursuing a quality education is definitely contagious. More importantly, you want to live in an environment that reflects, motivates, and inspires you to do well. Who wants to live in a residential community that’s drab and boring? Even though I lived in the city I grew up in, I stayed on campus to get the experience of being away from “home.” I’d like to share some dorm essentials I feel would help enhance the experience and still have fun in the process.
Bedding Sets at Parachute
This is where you’ll spend most of your time in-between classes and those late-night study sessions. You want your bed to be comfortable and have a durable sheet set; particularly when it comes time for your laundry day trips to wash clothes.
Mini refrigerator 0.14 cu. ft. Retro Fridge in Red at Home Depot
Every inviting dorm room should have one of these for your bottled water; sodas; cold food; and to-go plates LOL
Microwave Oven at WalMart
Hamilton Beach 0.7-cu ft Microwave Oven
A wonderful tool when you don’t have time to cook a full meal. Making those trips to the nearest grocery store or a dollar store for good and inexpensive food items will be worth the investment!
Iron and Ironing Board at Home Depot and WalMart
Lightweight Professional Steam Iron
Honey Can Do Tabletop Ironing Board With Iron Rest
You can definitely make a good impression for an evening event; fellowship; internship or a work study job with nicely pressed attire!
Shower shoes & Bath towel sets
WalterDrake LG Mesh Shower Shoes For Women at WalMart
EasyComforts MED Men’s Shower Shoes at WalMart
Room Essentials™ Stripe 3-pc. Bath Towel Set at Target
Never leave home without these essentials. Depending on the dorm, I remember each individual was asked to clean the shower after use. Some would even before use.
Multipurpose cart with storage
Altra Furniture Marshall 2-Shelf Rolling Storage Cart, Multiple Colors
Your microwave and several books could go on this cart. You might have a desk in your dorm room but may not be able to use all the space.
Since technology is becoming more advanced every day, you could also invest in an expensive laptop via QVC with Easy Pay options (www.qvc.com). You may not always be able to get to the library, so you may want to have an alternative to work on your assignments; check email; search the Internet, etc.
Hope this information I’ve shared is of help to a student who will begin the fall semester very soon!