Sunday, June 9, 2013

Your College Dorm Speaks For You

              One of the first right of passages that you go through when transitioning to college is; the process of landing in a dorm and decorating it to your hearts desires. Your dorm speaks for you. Let's say you spent the whole summer after your senior year either; savoring the last moments with your childhood friends, cramming in summer classes, devoting hours to an internship, or catching up on some zzz's you know you aren't going to get during your freshman year of college... in between all of this, there is a 45% chance that you actually took the time to meticulously plan at the floor plan of your dorm. If you did, you thought about how do you want to be perceived to either your roommate or potential circle of friends. Or to make the process insanely simple, your confident little body opted for the "Be Yourself" route. Now that you have an idea of how you want to go about filling and designing the small space allotted to college freshman, we can through out some ideas. The dorm is your little slice of home and whatever familiarities you can find, of your own, naturally attracts you. (I am using Residence Hall Linens products to simplify the search for these products)


You should, by this time, know your bathing arrangements for your dorm and have communicated with  whomever to figure out what you do and do not need to pack. Whether you have a coed, single-sex, or even a bathroom right in your dorm... Here are some "Must haves" everyone should bring:

All of the products should be waterproof to prevent messes and soggy materials. The plastic tote with a nylon strap is perfect for carrying your bath essentials. To add a personal touch, decorate the outside with your initials so that everyone knows it is yours! Wouldn't want anyone accidently grabbing your handy bath tote ;)

I know for camping trips the most important bathing essential, that I usually forget, are flip flops! These plastic/foam shoes protect your feet from the groddy and slippery floor, usually found in college dorms.


You may have the urge to fill your desk with photo frames, trophies, home memoirs, etc. but RESIST that urge. You will find that your text books, paperwork, and school supplies, will be taking over whatever little territory your desk holds. Here is the bare minimum you should have for your desk and if you are one of those people who are really great at organizing tons of stuff in small space, feel free to expand your list of desk essentials.  

You need to make the most of your space and Residence Hall Linen's Bedside Buddy is perfect for giving you more room on your desk. Also, monogram it or design it, as a personal touch! Monogram stickers will be super useful for labeling your products and also cute decorations!

In addition, make sure to have your school writing utensils and these will be the majority of the items on your desk: stapler, tape, glue, pens, pencils, sharpies, scissors, and paper.

Many sites and sources are available to help you get ready to be a bonafide college freshman. Residence Hall Linens is a one-stop online store for dorm essentials.

Grammarly yours, MsRandomKitty ;*

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