If you have recently graduated high school and are about to start college, you are probably wondering about all the things that you will need. Starting college is a big step, and with so much to organize it can be a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
The key to having an amazing time at college is ensuring that you have everything that you need to get you through those first few weeks. You will find that having a few simple home comforts in your dorm, will make all the difference to the type of experience you have.
To help you ensure that you have all the essentials, we have put together a simple guide, below:
Get your college wardrobe sorted
A few weeks before you start college, it’s important to start thinking about your college wardrobe. When you are at college, you will want a range of clothes that are comfortable, easy to wash and stylish. You will also want to ensure that your clothes are suitable both for classes and socializing.
Basics like jeans, jerseys, tops, leggings, and day dresses are all ideal, as well as a couple of pairs of day shoes. For day shoes, ballet pumps, ankle boots, and Converse trainers are ideal options.
There are lots of options when it comes to shopping for your college wardrobe, but places like Forever 21 are ideal, as they have lots of items on offer. It’s also a good idea to take a look online to see what you can find. If you want to shop second hand, Ebay is the ideal place to go.
Buy things to make your room more cozy and comfortable
It can be hard moving away from home for the first time, but you can make it easier for yourself by making your dorm as comfortable and cozy as possible.
Your dorm bed might come with a mattress, but trust us, it won’t be as comfortable as you are used to. That’s why it’s a great idea to pack a mattress topper, to make your bed a little more comfortable.
Pack at least two sets of bed linen. Don’t make the mistake of only taking one sheet and duvet set, as this is a recipe for disaster. Pack at least two sets, so that when you are washing one, you have another to pop straight onto your bed.
Get accessories for your new room
The key to making yourself feel at home in your new dorm is adding decorations to the space. The more personal you can make your new room, the better, as this will make you feel more at home.
Hanging posters, bunting and other decorations is all you need to do to make your new room feel more personal. Adding family photographs to your room is also important, as these will make you feel more comfortable and at home.
You can pick up lots of cool posters and other accessories online and in your local home store. Just make sure to start shopping for them a few weeks before you leave, so that you can get everything that you want.
To ensure that you have all the bits and pieces that you need to make your first few weeks at college a success, take note of the tips above.