The Ultimate Tried & True Back-to-School Dorm List

 
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An iVillage mom of college-bound kids sent us her list of must-have and often-forgotten off-to-college supplies. Choose whichever ones work for you!

Bedroom

  • __extra long sheets (2 sets)
  • __duvet/comforter
  • __pillows
  • __standard pillow protectors
  • __floor pillow
  • __foam egg-crate mattress x-long
  • __blankets
  • __wastebasket
  • __mirror
  • __hangers
  • __alarm clock
  • __TV / VCR
  • __floor lamp
  • __fan
  • __phone
  • __stereo
  • __shoe organizer
  • __carpet
  • __memo board for dorm door

Laundry

  • __small ironing board & iron
  • __laundry bag
  • __laundry drying rack
  • __roll of quarters
  • __laundry detergent
  • __stain remover

Desk

  • __extension cord - multi outlets
  • __scissors
  • __highlighters
  • __three-pronged adapter
  • __multi-sized envelopes
  • __computer paper
  • __white out
  • __pencil sharpener
  • __scanner
  • __book bag
  • __surge protector
  • __combination lock
  • __stapler
  • __printer
  • __post-it pads
  • __tape
  • __sticky tack
  • __paperclips
  • __stamps
  • __index cards
  • __printer ink
  • __computer
  • __desk lamp
  • __pencils & pens
  • __file book w/ hangers
  • __hole punch
  • __desktop calendar
  • __computer monitor shelf
  • __cpu unit

Bathroom

  • __towels (2 sets)
  • __tooth paste
  • __chapstick
  • __dental floss
  • __deodorant
  • __tooth brush
  • __shaver
  • __conditioner
  • __soap
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