When we see the school advertisements on TV or school supplies taking over stores like Target + Walmart, we realize it is August + a brand new school year is slowly approaching. As college students, buying dorm room//apartment essentials may take up a huge portion of our “school supplies” list. In order to keep yourself organized + prepared, creating a checklist with your roommates is the first step to do in order to take action.  


BED — *comfortable* bed sheets, pillows + pillow sheets, blankets, ++ comforter.
— ROOM ESSENTIALS — Rugs, floor lamp, curtains, nightstand, + trash can.
— CLOSET — Storage drawers, hangers, + shelf hanging closet organizer.
— OPTIONAL — Fairy lights, picture frames, photographs, small bedroom chair, + door mirror.


SHOWER — Shower curtains, hooks, + caddy, body wash, loofahs, shampoo, ++ conditioner.
— ROOM ESSENTIALS — Towels + hand towels, bathroom rugs, hand soaps, lotions, trash can, toilet paper.
— MUST-HAVES — Hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, skincare essentials, + feminine products.
— OPTIONAL — Tissues, hand sanitizer, blow dryer, hair products, straightener, hair curling wand, hair ties, cleaning supplies.


— ROOM ESSENTIALS — Table + chairs, hand towels, dish soap, sponge, + dish rack
— KITCHENWARE — Plates, bowls, cups, mugs, silverware, cooking utensils, baking utensils, pots, pans, oven mitts, + food containers.
— OPTIONAL — Fruit basket, blender, mixing bowls, toaster, coffee maker, place mats, + measuring cups.


— ESSENTIALS — Curtains, furniture [table + couch], TV, desk [another area to have some study space], floor lamp, + rugs.

Move-in day may be stressful if you don’t stay organized + create a checklist beforehand. Hopefully, this checklist will fill in the blanks on what you need to remember to bring [this is just a basic idea of what we typically might need in each room!]. Sometimes we might get carried away with what we want versus what we need because we don’t know where to start. It is important to notice what you use on a daily basis at home to figure out what you really need! 

Do you have any apartment essentials you can’t live without + we didn’t mention it? Comment below or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #inCHAARG!

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