7DCC #1 Day 7: My Personal Dorm Packing List

I decided to do the 7 Day College Countdown, but as a week of blog posts instead of as seven YouTube videos. Over the course of the summer, I have been doing quite a bit of dorm shopping. I have broken up those trips, though, because my family is not big on long shopping trips. Now that most of my shopping is done (I will probably be picking things up here and there once the semester starts), I decided to make a list of everything that I will be taking to the dorm. In addition to this list, I have a list of things I still need to buy before I move, and those items will be marked with an *.

Disclaimer: I am a transfer student majoring in music at a small public university. This list is just what I am taking.

TRANSPORTATION
Bike
Bike lock*
BED ITEMS
Comforter
Sheets (2 sets)
Mattress pad
Pillows (2)
LIVING SPACE ITEMS
Decorations/pictures*
Floor lamp
Chair
Rug
Trash can
Batteries*
Light bulbs*
Laundry pods
Tide to go* (stain remover stick)
Plugin air freshener*
Small garbage bags*

CLOSET
Clothes (comfortable clothes for the week, athletic clothes for marching band, clothes for concert band*, and at least one nice outfit for fancy events)
Hanging closet organizer
Shoes (flip flops, tennis shoes, a couple of comfy slip ons, fancy dress sandals, fancy closed-toed shoes*)
Pajamas/clothes to sleep in


DESK SUPPLIES
Desk lamp w/ storage
Laptop w/ charger
Ethernet cable*
iPad w/ charger
iPhone w/ charger
Headphones and/or earbuds
Pencils
Pens
Paper
Planner/calendar
FOOD/FOOD STORAGE
Mini fridge
Microwave
Snacks*
Chip clips
Water pitcher*
Water bottle
Plastic cup(s) for water
Paper plates*
Paper towels*
Tupperware container*
Storage bin for food
HEALTHCARE
Prescription medications
Advil
Emergen-C
Bandaids
Thermometer*
HYGEINE
Shower caddy
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Comb
Shampoo
Conditioner
Face wash
Deodorant
Razor
Nail clippers
Towels (2 full body, 2 wash cloths, 2 hair towels)
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Textbooks*
Folders
Notebook paper
Manuscript paper
Pencils
Highlighters
Post it flags
Binder(s)
Sheet protectors
Flutes (one for concert/inside, one for marching/outside)
Piccolo
Sheet music* (I have some, but there is always more music to be purchased)
As you probably noticed, under school supplies I put all of my music-related items as I am going to be a music major. I hope to figure out what I do and don’t need in an upperclassman single dorm, and I plan on writing about those things either at the end of the semester or the end of the school year.
Thanks for reading!


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