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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What to Take to the Dorm Part Three

We are getting close, but a couple more posts to go:
Air fresheners
Brush: get a good scrubbing one for cleaning grout/tough stains
Bucket: get a sturdy one for use in cleaning/mopping
Dish detergent/dish bin if you have to carry to wash
Febreze: excellent to temporarily rid clothes (and blankets, pillows, etc) from odors
Ironing board/iron
Lysol, especially the sprays and the all-purpose cleaners (though the scent is sometimes too strong)
Mop/broom (if needed)
Oxi-Clean gets rid of stains
Paper towels
Sponge: get one for cleaning dishes, another for cleaning your dorm/bathroom
Spray bottles, clear: for various uses--
Swiffer Duster:
Trash Can/trash bags
Vacuum: any slim, lightweight one will do. It doesn’t need to be an expensive, bulky vacuum to get the job done.
Washcloths or washrags: use old ones for rinsing or drying dishes, and cleaning floors
Wipes; Clorox, Lysol,Windex

Around the room:
Alarm clock: very important! J
Bins or boxes for storing papers/folders
Bulletin board with pins
Calendar: dry-erase calendars are awesome for using each month
Containers: small plastic or mesh containers for small accessories (paperclips/tape/white-out/jewelry/makeup)
Curtains: if your dorm doesn’t provide curtains, a nice set can help bring color and life to your room
Electric lights: like Christmas lights -- small strings of white-light bulbs can be lovely strung around the room
Organizers for drawers/closets
Photos and picture frames
Plants: IF you can take care of them. They’re lovely and it’s nice to have some green in your small dorm room
Rug!: to add attractiveness to the bare floor of your room-- and keep your feet warm on winter mornings
Safe or lockbox for valuables: jewelry, watches, etc--
under bed storage
Whiteboard with dry-erase markers (lots of people hang these outside their rooms so friends can leave messages)

Kitchen stuff:
Baggies(sandwich and larger for food storage)
Bottle opener
Can opener
Cooking pans and pots
Desk organizers: 
Eating Utensils: disposable OR two to four inexpensive sets of knives, spoons, forks, cups, mugs, plates, bowls
Water bottles

Laundry basket/hamper
Laundry detergent/fabric sofener/tide=to-go/shout wipes and spray for stains
Rolls of coins or your laundry card

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