The Ultimate College Dorm Checklist

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COLLEGE DORM CHECKLIST

THE ULTIMATE

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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR DORM BED FOR MAXIMUM COMFORT?

BEDDING

1. MATTRESS ENCASEMENT

TWIN XL COMFORTER

Your first line of defense between your old dorm mattress and your bedding. Not knowing who slept on your mattress years before you makes an encasement essential.

TWIN XL MATTRESS TOPPER

2. BED TOPPER

WHAT’S A SET?

TWIN XL MATTRESS PAD

1 FLAT SHEET 1 FITTED SHEET 1 PILLOWCASE

TWIN XL SHEETS (2 SETS)

An extra layer of padding that will actually make your bed pleasant to sleep on. Memory Foam and Featherbeds rank the highest for comfort. Checkout DormCo’s Coma Inducer® Brand

TWIN XL BEDDING BLANKET

3. MATTRESS PAD

TWIN XL MATTRESS ENCASEMENT

An extra boost of comfort to keep your mattress topper in place that will also protect your topper investment for future use.

BED PILLOWS (1 OR 2)

4. SHEETS

EXTRA PILLOWCASES TIP : Buys you extra time when laundry day doesn’t fit your schedule.

Twin XL is the standard sheet size needed for dorm beds. TXL Sheets will also fit Twin beds should your university not provide extra long beds.

BEDDING ACCESSORIES

5. BLANKET

HEADSIDE CADDY® TIP : Keep things close to your bed and in reach!

Don’t leave your feet stuck out in the cold! To properly stay tucked in at the foot of your dorm bed means you’ll need a blanket 90” Long = Twin XL

CUSHION STYLE HEADBOARD TIP : Made to give you extra comfort for your head and back on your TXL bed, as well as accent your dorm decor.

6. COMFORTER/QUILT/DUVET

BED SKIRT

College comforters are your main line of defense against the nighttime chill. And maybe more importantly, sets the tone for your dorm decor.

BED CLIP LAMP TIP : Get extra reading/work done in bed while your roommate sleeps!

PRIVACY/SUNLIGHT BLOCKER

WHY TWIN XL?

STANDARD DORM ROOM BEDS ARE SIZED TWIN XL!

The XL = 5 extra inches of length (39” x 80”). When it comes to bedding you don’t want to be short sheeted. Twin XL will be sure to fit both Twin and the more common Twin XL beds.

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FULL XL

QUEEN OVERSIZED

QUEEN XL

KING OVERSIZED

CAL KING

Traditionally, dorm beds have been Twin XL, however in recent years some universities have been adding larger sized beds. Living off campus or commuting to school? Chances are you won’t have a Twin XL bed. Check out Byourbed for the best in bedding of any size. YOU CHOOSE YOUR COLORS & STYLE!

Consult with your roommate(s)

FULLY-LOADED PACK

Luxury, not a necessity

DormCo has it

Check out our Coma Inducer® Oversized Plush Comforters, sleep will never be the same!

Available in package deal

For suite style dorms (Bathroom within room)


COLLEGE DORM CHECKLIST

THE ULTIMATE

ORGANIZE HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU HEARD THAT DORM ROOMS ARE SMALL? Dorm rooms are tiny, which means you will need a lot of dorm essentials for saving space and keeping your dorm stuff neat and organized.

TRUNK/FOOTLOCKER TIP : Fill your trunk up with essentials you gather months prior to college to help with packing. Then, while at school, use your trunk for storage, seating, or a table! RECOMMENDED: VIN® Armored Trunks and Texture® Brand Trunks

HANGING CLOSET SHELVES TIP : Save money by purchasing organizing packages like DormCo’s TUSK® College Storage.

WOODEN STORAGE TIP : Not only is wooden storage durable, it is decorative! DormCo’s line of Yak About It® Wooden Organization products provide you with extra storage for your clothes, shoes, books, and even security when you need it.

SUPRIMA® METAL SHELF SUPREME TIP : Keeps your mini-fridge, microwave, plates, cups, silverware, and more in an organized location.

SHOE STORAGE

SHOWER/BATH DO YOU HAVE A SUITE STYLE DORM OR WILL YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY BATHROOM? Knowing this will determine the things that you do and do not need to buy!

SHOWER CADDY/TOTE SHOWER SANDALS TIP : You’ll be sharing a bathroom with a lot of people. Shower sandals will ensure your feet stay clear of any germs. RECOMMENDED: Narsty® (Antibacterial infused!) Shower Sandals

BATH TOWELS (AT LEAST 2) WASHCLOTHS (AT LEAST 2) TIP : Loofahs and/or bath sponges will work too!

HAND TOWELS BROTOGA® TIP : Take a robe! The Brotoga® is the comfiest robe in the world! Wear in your dorm, to/from the bathroom or anywhere you seek comfort!

BATH MAT SHOWER CURTAIN TISSUES TOILET PAPER

TIP : Better than having a shoe pile in your closet!

UNDERBED STORAGE TIP : In college, the space under your bed is vital to use! It’s no longer where you shove stuff you don’t need.

BED RISERS TIP : Check with your college first to ensure they meet safety codes. DormCo offers the Tallest Bed Risers on the market with our Suprima® Ultimate Height Bed Risers.

STORAGE HOOKS TIP : Great for your towel, jackets, or robe!

OVER-DOOR STORAGE HANGERS TIP : Tiered hangers hold 4-5 times more (saves space)!

JEWELRY/ACCESSORY ORGANIZER SUITCASE OR DUFFLE BAG(S) TIP : Needed for roadtrips, spring break, or going home.

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LAUNDRY CLOTHES IRON

FEAR OF LAUNDRY? Yes, it’s dreadful, but by making it easier with college specific laundry bags and hampers, maybe it won’t be so bad!

LAUNDRY HAMPER/BAG/BACKPACK TIP : Make doing laundry easy and carry your laundry in one trip with DormCo’s Oversized College Laundry Duffel Bag.

SMALL DELICATES WASH BAG TIP : Allows your delicates to be washed with your other clothes, which saves both time and cost!

COLLAPSIBLE DRYING RACK TIP : Keeps your best clothes safe from the college dryer.

WASHEZE

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TIP : Washing detergent, softener, and dryer sheet all in one makes laundry a breeze!

$2.95

FLAT RATE SHIPPING


COLLEGE DORM CHECKLIST

THE ULTIMATE

WHERE WILL MY FRIENDS SIT?

SECURITY

SEATING

BRINGING VALUABLE ITEMS TO COLLEGE?

COLLAPSIBLE SEATING

When it comes to your valuables, especially your laptop or computer, it is better to be safe than sorry.

BUTTERFLY CHAIR MOON CHAIR TIP : Check out our Giant Moon Chair - Impressively Big, yet made to fit in dorms

LAPTOP SAFE WITH TETHERING CABLE

CLUB CHAIR PAPASAN SOFA Seating that can be hidden in a closet, up against a wall, or under your bed when not in use.

TIP : Fit just your laptop with our Iron Brick Safe® or upgrade to fit other valuables with our impressive SWOL® Safe.

GO VAULT

TM

TIP : Good for your phone, money, jewelry, or your passport.

STATIONARY SEATING

ANCHOR LOCKING SYSTEM

MINI-FUTON CUSHION TOP STORAGE BENCHES

TIP : Smart for expensive tech items or bikes.

COMBINATION LOCK/PADLOCK

DECOR

LOCKING SAFE BOOKSHELVES TIP : Security & Storage are two must haves for college dorm rooms - Yak About It® Locking Safe Bookshelves provide both!

FIRST AID KIT

WHAT’S A COLLEGE CHECKLIST WITHOUT DORM DECOR? The key to shopping for decor for dorms is to have fun - enjoy it.

HEADBOARD

MEDICATION SAFE

SAFETY

Although dorm rooms are small, you’re going to need additional seating. After all, you don’t want your friends sitting on the cold hard floor or on your bed.

TIP : Transforms your dorm bed into a look that feels less like a dorm and more like home. RECOMMENDED: Tavira Allure® and Rainha® College Dorm Headboard.

PROTECT YOURSELF? Stay safe in and outside of your dorm whether you’re out late, have night class, or get a bump on your knee.

AREA RUG TIP : 3’ x 5’ or 4’ x 6’ - Great for your side of the room. 5’ x 7’ through 6’ x 9’ - Great as a room sized rug.

PERSONAL ALARM

PHOTO HOLDERS

TIP : Creating a loud noise can help prevent an attack from ever happening!

ROOM SCENTS

DEFENSIVE SPRAY

TIP : An instant way to give your dorm a fresh feel!

TIP : For seriously dangerous situations

FOR YOUR DESK

DORM FIRE EXTINGUISHER

DESKTOP BOOKSHELF

TIP : A necessity for all of those textbooks. Check out DormCo’s College Cube or Classic Dorm Desk Bookshelf!

PLANNER/CALENDAR DESK ORGANIZERS TIP : Labeled bins for the days of the week are a smart way to stay organized.

DESK LAMP

MOM & DAD DESERVE COZY BEDDING TOO...

PRIVACY

TIP : Create a private study environment and/or an undisturbed area for sleep. DormCo’s Don’t Look at Me® is a Top Seller.

COMAINDUCER.COM

Consult with your roommate(s)

Luxury, not a necessity

DIVIDER OR PRIVACY FRAME/SCREEN

DormCo has it

Available in package deal

For suite style dorms (Bathroom within room)


DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF (BUT DON’T FORGET THEM EITHER)

CLEANING/LAUNDRY PAPER TOWELS

DETERGENT

ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER

DRYER SHEETS

TOILET CLEANER

FABRIC SOFTENER

TOILET BLEACH TABLETS

STAIN REMOVER

DISINFECTING WIPES

LINT ROLLER

NAPKINS

SEWING KIT

DISHWASHING SOAP

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SPONGES

UNSURE HOW TO DO LAUNDRY?

HANDHELD VACUUM

Check out DormCo’s YouTube How-To Video: Laundry Virgin?!

MINI-BROOM/DUST PAN

URL: tinyurl.com/hye6wey

PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

Consult with your roommate(s)

No job, no cash, no gas.

You’re not stuck on campus, go explore!

You might end up playing chauffeur.

Carpool and have friends chip in for gas money.

Parking permits can be costly.

TO BRING YOUR FAVORITE STUFFED ANIMALS TO COLLEGE! MAKE YOUR DORM FEEL AS CLOSE TO HOME AS POSSIBLE!

KEEPSAKES STUFFED ANIMALS PHOTOS

TOP 3 ITEMS TO NOT BRING TO YOUR DORM

PERSONAL 1 CELL PHONE

DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS DRIVER’S LICENSE STUDENT ID PASSPORT SHOULD I BRING MY SOCIAL SECURITY CARD?

Nope. This is best to be left at home!

Luxury, not a necessity

CANDLES FIRE HAZARD!

2

HIGH WATTAGE APPLIANCES

3

NAILS/SCREWS DON’T DAMAGE YOUR DORM WALLS!

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HAND SANITIZER & FACE MASKS

EYE MASK/EAR PLUGS

Convenience!

BICYCLE

STUDENT ID HOLDER

COLD/FLU MEDICATION

PLAYING CARDS

CONS

IT’S 100% NORMAL

WALLET

ALLERGY MEDICATION

SMALL PLANT

vs

CAR & PARKING PERMIT

BACKPACK/BAG

PAIN RELIEF MEDICATION

SAFETY PINS

PROS

SKATEBOARD

MULTI-VITAMIN

DUCT TAPE

CONTROVERSY

BICYCLE CHAIN/LOCK

PERSONAL PRESCRIPTIONS

COMPACT TOOL KIT

CAR

GETTING AROUND

HEALTH & WELLNESS

RANDOM

THE

AND DON’T FORGET TO CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL LIST!

DormCo has it

Available in package deal

For suite style dorms (Bathroom within room)


Student

COMFORTERS

DISCOUNTED PRICING

SUPERSOFT MICROFIBER

BARE BOTTOM®

NATURAL LOFT®

COMA INDUCER®

TRUNKS

PIN TUCK

IRON BRICK TRUNK®

TEXTURE® TRUNK

ORGANIZE

VIN® FOOTLOCKER

TUSK® STORAGE

HEADBOARDS

BEDSKIRTS

DORM TABLE

SHELF SUPREME

TOP DORM ESSENTIALS

DECORATIVE DORM SHELF

SEATING

TOPPERS

FRIDGE STANDS


Student

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COMFORTERS

TRUNKS

ORGANIZE

DECOR

TWIN XL BEDDING

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COLLEGE DORM COMFORTERS

ESSENTIALS