Necessities to make dorm life easier

Casey Wanatick and Sara Marquez

As summer approaches and seniors prepare to leave, there are some dorm essentials to keep an eye out for for the upcoming semester as a college freshman.

  1. Brita water filter pitcher – Although there are water fountains scattered throughout campus, keeping this water filter in your room could be a lifesaver for late-night study sessions or early morning classes.
  2. Dishes/silverware – Obviously, there will be occasions where your meals will be eaten in your dorm, so why not keep a set of plates, cups, bowls, etc. in your room to be safe. These can be found at any local Target or Walmart for low prices.
  3. Shower Caddy – Preferably one on wheels, these caddies come in handy if your college has community showers. Not only will it be easy to move around but it will keep your toiletries from getting drenched. Walmart and Target have these in-store or online.
  4. Layered storage bins – It is hard keeping all of your belongings neat and easy to find. With storage bins, you will be able to keep all your belongings organized and not have to worry about losing anything. They can be found at any department store like Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond and other online stores.
  5. Command Strips – Want to hang up some posters or pictures to make your dorm look cool? Command strips are the way to go. They are strips that are double-sided so you can use them to stick anything you want onto your walls. They come in a variety of sizes too. You can find them at Target, Walmart or online. 
  6. Bedding – Getting the right bedding is essential for your dorm. You want to sleep as comfortably as possible while also staying in your price range. Stores like Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond have a variety of stuff for your bed like sheets, pillowcases and comforters that will certainly fit in your price range.