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Dorm Room Essentials
Ten necessary items for any homeschooler
going off to college or their first apartment!
These are practical, everyday items that are
probably more important than you
realize--try going without them.
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(You may think these are a no-brainer, but
you’d be surprised how much you can forget in
Dish towels, hand towels, bath towels, washcloths… Whichever towel you can
think of, it would come in pretty handy. I mean, you *could* replace hand
towels with paper towels, but think of how much money you’d end up spending.
And drying off from the shower with paper towels doesn’t quite sound like fun.
Towels are certainly an essential!
Unless you happen to be against microwaves, these are such a lifesaver! If
you’ve lived with a microwave until now, you’d be surprised at how much you
rely on one when you don’t have one available. Oftentimes you can get a
compact microwave for fairly inexpensive at Walmart, or search around
Craigslist, Buy & Barter Facebook groups, or friends and family.
Without kitchen trash bags, you’ll be making more trips to the dumpster than
you’d like and there’s only so many containers in which you can store your
trash. Save yourself the trouble and get a box of trash bags.
This is as self-explanatory as it gets. Unless your roommate has already
stocked the bathroom with toilet paper, you’ll be needing to purchase
Bathroom Trash Can
Again, there’s only so many containers you can use to store trash and you’ll
soon find yourself annoyed at the inconvenience of walking to another room to
dispose of trash. It’s quite essential to have a trash can in the bathroom. You
can even purchase one at the dollar store! Just pop a grocery bag in the can
for a quick trash bag and you’re all set!
Stepping out of the shower isn’t exactly the best when you don’t have anything
to catch the dripping water--even if you have dried off in the shower. A
bathroom mat saves so much effort and the risk of slipping.
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Say you are the first of your roommates to move into this apartment and you
don’t have one of those nice showers that doesn’t require a curtain. You’ll
want to get a curtain before taking that first shower or there will be lots of water
to sop up! Also, don’t forget curtain hooks. (Not our image--source.)
Though paper towels shouldn’t replace bath towels, hand towels, or dish
towels, they are still one of the most handy products in the house! Anything
that you’d rather not dirty a nice towel for, is a great job for a paper towel--and
believe me, there are many of those situations!
This one is rather self-explanatory as well, unless you are a die hard hand
sanitizer fan. The bottom line is: hand soap cleans better and is healthier for
your skin and frankly, not expensive.
I suppose if you are using all paper plates, bowls, and plastic flatware, then this
one is not an essential. However, if you have any non-disposable dishes, dish
soap will come in handy, and hopefully before the sink is overflowing with dirty
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