5 Tips to Get You Ready for Dorm Life

After a summer of graduation parties, orientation visits and registering for classes, finally packing up for college could not be more exciting. Before heading off to campus, it’s helpful to know a few tips on what to bring along and how to make your space feel like home. Here are five of our favorite tips to get you ready for dorm life.


be ready for laundry day

Aside from “don’t throw a red sock in the washing machine with a load of white shirts,” the best laundry advice we have is to bring the right laundry bag. Add ease to your routine with one that’s both lightweight and easy to identify. The right laundry bag should easily fold down and fit into tight dorm room spaces, too, and be a cinch to carry down the hall. Don’t forget to bring a small container of quarters to have on hand!



make it cute … and cozy

Be sure to pack the ultimate fall must-have: super-soft loungewear. Amazing for study sessions and dorm room movie marathons with friends, changing into something cute and comfy at the end of the day couldn’t be better.



have all the bathroom essentials

One of the biggest changes about your collegiate routine is adjusting to communal bathrooms.  Don’t forget to collect everything you need for these shared bathrooms: your favorite robe, flip flops and shower caddy to keep things organized.



add a pop of color

Your dorm is your own space to personalize, and customizing a new room is easily one of the best parts of college! Your bed is the focal point, so brighten it up with a one-of-a-kind design. Colorful, cozy comforters will ensure that your space is perfect. Don’t forget a few throw pillows and a comfy blanket to create the ultimate oasis.



show up ready for the first day

Ace the semester from the start — being prepared is the best way to begin the school year! Staying organized can make even your busiest days feel like a breeze. Productive and pretty, the right notebooks and a good planner guarantee you never miss a class (and always have good notes). Lastly, store all of your supplies in the right backpack to carry on campus. Take our backpack personality quiz to find the right pack for you.


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