Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Little College Advice

I've been done with my sophomore year of college for a few weeks now, and I still can't believe that I'm already half-way through. My senior prom feels like it was just yesterday. Unfortunately I have photos to remind me how long ago it actually was--I look so young! Thinking back to the summer before my first year of college and my first month at school, I remember how overwhelmed I was with packing and the overall transition. It is a life change after all, but hopefully this post will help make the transition a little easier.

My mom is huge into making lists and starting the packing process early, especially for my first year of college. Now I'm the exact same way. I'm already thinking of what I'm going to bring to London! I highly suggest new incoming freshmen do the same. Start your packing list NOW so you're not scrambling at the end of the summer to get your things organized. That's the time when you should be relaxing! These are some of the basic items you may want to start looking for now:

Note: Many of these items can be found on Residence Hall Linens, so be sure to check it out!
  • Bedding - And not just your standard sheets and comforter. You'll want a mattress pad, too, for extra comfort! Check out RHL for some great deals.
  • Bed Risers - For some extra storage space!
  • Towels - Including bath, hand and face towels.
  • Large plastic tupperware/drawers - These are great for underneath your bed. I used them to store my dishes, silverware, hats & scarves, and toiletries.
  • Laundry bag - Buy a bag, not a basket because it's easier to carry to the laundry room.
  • Extension cords/Power strips - Bring these especially if you're living in an old building; there may not be a lot of outlets!
  • Brita filter - These are perfect if you don't feel like having to constantly buy packs of water bottles and lug them up to your room.
  • Photos/Posters - These are the details that really personalize your room and make you feel more at home.
These are just a few items that are must-haves for college. Like I said before, Residence Hall Linens is a great place to start shopping for bedding, bath and storage essentials. Plus, you can get an additional $25 off your purchase with the discount code below. While shopping for college dorm necessities, you'll definitely want that discount!

My dorm room this year!

Remember, college shopping and packing should be fun, so don't let it overwhelm you! For other dorm decorating ideas, check out All Dressed Up, Everywhere To Go's DIY page. If you have any other questions about prepping for college, always feel free to ask!:)

DISCOUNT CODE:  "MAYSAVE25RHL" which takes $25 off Value Packs ONLY. 




  1. Love your bedding! Such a cute color scheme!
    ♥, Em (


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