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What to Bring - Dorm Room Living 
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These are suggestions for things to bring to make your dorm a comfortable place to live: Always check with your institution to be sure these items fall within their guidelines.

What to Bring

For Your Desk:

Bookends
Desk organizer

Thesaurus

Dictionary

Pencil sharpener

File box

Stationery

Stamps

Envelopes

Address book

Note pads

Index cards

Markers

Rubber bands

Paper clips

Tape

Stapler

Highlighter

Pencils, pens

Hole punch

Computer

Computer diskettes or other removable storage media

Glue stick

Ruler

Folders

Calendar

Bookmarks

Calculator

Storage Containers

Laundry and cleaning needs:
Laundry soap
Stain remover
Bleach
Fabric softener
Laundry bag/basket
Iron
Ironing board
Sewing kit
Safety pins
Dish soap
Trash bags
Paper towels
Sponge
Glass cleaner
Food and utensils:
Hot pot
Hot air corn popper
Popcorn
Microwave (also available to rent)
Pop-up toasters
Coffee maker/pots- Espresso Machine
Cups, mugs
Eating utensils
Can opener
Bowls, plates
Microwaveable cookware
Small Refrigerator (less than 4.3 cu. ft.) 

Miscellaneous:

Area rug or carpet 

Study lamp

Plants

TV 

Trash can

Stereo, headphones

Tapes, CDs

Trunk, storage box

Jewelry box

Batteries

Camera, film

Flashlight

Small tool set

Alarm clock

Umbrella

Photo albums

Wall decorations

Posters

Peg board hooks

Plasti-TakŪ

Playing cards

Board games

Athletic equipment (rollerblades, golf clubs, basketball, etc.)

Fishing tackle

Sunglasses

Small fan

3-prong converter

Drawer-liner paper

Full length mirror

Vanity mirror

Backpack

Overnight bag

Sleeping bag
Bring a comforter

But don't bring:

X Space heaters

X Cooking appliances with heating elements

X Hunting equipment

X Fireworks

XPets (Absolutely FISH only)

X Outside antennas or satellite dishes

XToaster ovens

X Incense, candles

 

 


If it fits!

Futons / Futon Mattresses

Desk / Workstation


 

 

      Courtesy of Mid America Nazarene University 

 

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