I lived in a dorm last year as a freshman, and I quickly realized I had bought things I would never use. Because this is a common problem for freshmen, I've created a list of my absolute essentials to help you all out!
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The easiest way to buy dorm bedding is in a set. In most cases, your bed will be size Twin XL. Because that size isn't as common as other sizes, I recommend finding a website like Crane & Canopy to pick out bedding. They put together sets that include duvet covers, shams, sheets, comforters, bed skirts and throw pillows.
In particular, I like the simple set pictured above. White bedding can give your dorm room a modern, clean feeling. It can also give more room to work with decorative pillows and throws.
The only important factor to consider when buying a laundry hamper for your dorm is whether or not it's easy to carry. I lived on the third floor of my residence hall, and when the elevator broke, I had to carry my laundry up and down the stairs. Whatever you do, be sure to buy a lightweight laundry hamper!
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