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The College Dorm Checklist Top 20

Updated on August 1, 2013

The College Dorm Checklist Top 20

We all know that starting college can be intimidating AND exciting all at the same time. New people, new cities, new places, the challenge of classes, moving in to the college dorms, ALL fun, yet a little bit scary!

For returning college students, it isn't quite as daunting a task, but all students have college dorm essentials. You don't known what to take to college? We've created a college checklist that is full of dorm room ideas for your college dorm. We've created, for you, the ESSENTIAL College Dorm Checklist Top 20. If you see something you like, just click on the picture and scoop it up from Amazon!

Enjoy, and best of luck in school!

Stinky Dorm Kit
Stinky Dorm Kit

#20 Stinky Dorm Kit

Stinky Dorm Kit

Coming in at #20 on the College Dorm Checklist, we've got the Stinky Dorm Kit. Yes, believe it or not, you may find yourself living with a not-so-sanitary roommate. If this happens, you'll be glad you took my advice on this one. It's better to have it and not need than to need it and not have it. Just get it, trust me.

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    TV
    TV

    #19 TV

    TV

    Who can go without vegging out from time to time, watching their favorite television shows? Certainly not ME! Sure, most of time I will be studying or watching shows on my laptop, but sometimes you've gotta kick back and watch the big screen. For that reason, the TV comes in at #19 on the College Dorm Checklist.

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      Dorm Room Decor
      Dorm Room Decor

      #18 Room Decor

      Room Decor

      Now, I'm not one for making the place TOO fancy, but, a little bit of deco certainly does help make the dorm a home. Coming in at #17 on the College Dorm Checklist is Room Decor!

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        File Organizer
        File Organizer

        #17 File Organizer

        File Organizer

        You're going to be seeing a lot of paper. You're going to want somewhere to file it away in a somewhat sensible fashion. You're going to want to have #17 on the College Dorm Checklist.

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          Fan
          Fan

          #16 Fan

          Fan

          #16 on the College Dorm Checklist is a no-brainer. You're going to need a fan. Whether you're at Harvard or USC, your dorm room is going to get hot at some point. Be ready.

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              Top10Tommy 4 years ago

              @lesliesinclair: Yes mam!

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              lesliesinclair 4 years ago

              Now this one I can agree to.

            Magnetic Dry Erase Board
            Magnetic Dry Erase Board

            #15 Dry Erase Board

            Dry Erase Board

            Believe it or not, there are schedules to juggle, chores to assign and reminders for roommates that will require a "home". Make #15 their home.

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              Laptop Speakers
              Laptop Speakers

              #14 Laptop Speakers

              Laptop Speakers

              #14 on the College Dorm Checklist could be considered a bit controversial, but, let's be honest, college isn't ONLY about STUDYING all of the time. When it is time to cut loose, you're going to need more than those little Mac speakers to get the party rockin'. Grab a set of these and you can thank me later with an invitation to the party.

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                First Aid Kit
                First Aid Kit

                #13 First Aid Kit

                First Aid Kit

                The occasional bumps and bruises are bound to happen in a college dorm. When things go bump in the night, reach for the First Aid Kit, coming in at #13 on the College Dorm Checklist.

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                  Water Filter
                  Water Filter

                  #12 Water Filter

                  Water Filter

                  You can save money, you can save time, but can you save Planet Earth? Maybe! With #12 on the College Dorm Checklist, at least you can save yourself from drinking nasty sediment and such!

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                      Top10Tommy 4 years ago

                      Better than bottled!

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                      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

                      It's a very good idea.

                    Trash Can
                    Trash Can

                    #11 Trash Can

                    Trash Can

                    Unless you want to have a really messy dorm, you'll need somewhere to keep all of the trash. Putting it in a trash can is probably better than putting it on the floor. For this reason, you should definitely go grab #11 on the College Dorm Checklist.

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                      Dorm Shower Caddy
                      Dorm Shower Caddy

                      #10 Dorm Shower Caddy

                      Dorm Shower Caddy

                      You don't want to slip and fall on your roommate's open shampoo bottle, or cut your foot on their razor do you? Well, they don't want to end their college career because of YOUR bathroom items either. Get #10 and keep everyone alive and learning.

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                        Outlet Adapter
                        Outlet Adapter

                        #9 Outlet Adapter

                        Outlet Adapter

                        #9 on the College Dorm Checklist is pretty important. I mean, how else do you plan on running all of those devices at the same time? Grab one of these and avoid having to schedule times to plug in.

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                            Top10Tommy 4 years ago

                            @lesliesinclair: For which one?

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                            lesliesinclair 4 years ago

                            Be sure not to get the type that subverts the grounding prong. I found some of that type that my mother had.

                          Memory Foam Dorm Mattress
                          Memory Foam Dorm Mattress

                          #8 Memory Foam Dorm Mattress

                          Memory Foam Dorm Mattress

                          Those little beds that they supply are NOT going to provide with night after night of sweet dreams, I assure you. Let the College Dorm Checklist be your buddy here... Just go grab #8.

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                            Alarm Clock
                            Alarm Clock

                            #7 Alarm Clock

                            Alarm Clock

                            You wake up and the sun is shining brightly outside. It's an absolutely beautiful day. Then you realize that you were supposed to be up before dawn to catch your first class. Don't let this happen to you. Pick up #7 and stay in school. I recommend the one that shakes your bed, especially if you were out late the night before with your pals.

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                              Desk Lamp
                              Desk Lamp

                              #6 Desk Lamp

                              Desk Lamp

                              You're going to have things on a table, and you're going to need to see them. Spring for #6 and see what you're reaching for. It also comes in handy when reading books in the evenings, but don't take OUR word for it. Try it, light ROCKS!

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                                Dorm Chair
                                Dorm Chair

                                #5 Dorm Chair

                                Dorm Chair

                                No College Dorm Checklist would be complete without a Dorm Chair. You're in college, do I really have to explain why #5 would come in handy?

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                                  Dorm Bedding
                                  Dorm Bedding

                                  #4 Dorm Bedding

                                  Dorm Bedding

                                  Coming in at #4 on the College Dorm Checklist is Dorm Bedding. It's what you put on that thing you call a bed. We don't care what you do on it, we just want to make sure we help you do it in style!

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                                      Top10Tommy 4 years ago

                                      @kurt-penberg: Thanks, Kurt!

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                                      kurt-penberg 4 years ago

                                      Good lens..by Kurt Penebrg

                                    Mini Fridge
                                    Mini Fridge

                                    #3 Mini Fridge

                                    Mini Fridge

                                    Not all dorms come equipped with a huge fridge. Even if they do, not all roommates can be trusted with YOUR icy beverages and delicious refrigerated snacks. For this, we give you #3.

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                                      Microwave
                                      Microwave

                                      #2 Microwave

                                      Microwave

                                      When you are in college, you have to eat. Ramen cooks really quickly in the microwave. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you #2 on the College Dorm Checklist.

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                                        Dorm Organization Kit
                                        Dorm Organization Kit

                                        #1 Dorm Organization Kit

                                        Dorm Organization Kit

                                        Drum Rolllllllll PLEASE! Coming in at #1 on the College Dorm Checklist is the Dorm Organization Kit. An organized mind is a mind with room to cram more knowledge. Place an order for #1 and place your mind at ease because with this kit, you'll have PLENTY of room left in that noggin for useless facts, figures and historical knowledge!

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                                          Over all, what are your thoughts on this Top 10?

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                                              Top10Tommy 4 years ago

                                              @MatijaB LM: Thank you MatijaB! I'm super excited to make more!

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                                              MatijaB LM 4 years ago

                                              Well done with this lens.

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                                              Top10Tommy 4 years ago

                                              @BillyPilgrim LM: Thank you very much, Billy! I'm loving this!

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                                              BillyPilgrim LM 4 years ago

                                              Good lens, well done x

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                                              Top10Tommy 4 years ago

                                              Thanks, Joey! :) Please share it if you "dig" it!

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                                              ArtzykindofGuy 4 years ago

                                              Yes your Lens is Getting there :-)