157 How to Make a Dorm Room Homey

Ellan Sparks, Erin Thibeault, and Alyssa Franklin

Moving into a dorm room and don’t know what to buy? Or you just don’t know how to make it feel like home? Do not fret, in this section we will provide a list or ideas of things that will make your dorm more comfortable. This list includes essentials and personal items along with a price range (from the Pikeville Walmart) of the necessities. We hope this helps you plan your perfect dorm room and relieve some stress! 

Bed

  • ❏ Sheets
    • ❏ Twin XL
    • ❏ At least 2 sets
    • ❏ Colors that match room
  • ❏ Comforter
    • ❏ Twin XL
    • ❏ Colors that match room
  • ❏ Extra Blanket
    • ❏ At least 2
    • ❏ Colors that match room
    • ❏ One thick, one thin
  • ❏ Pillows
    • ❏ Sleeping Pillow
    • ❏ Backrest Lounger Pillow
    • ❏ Body Pillow
  • ❏ Any stuffed animals that will remind you of home
  • ❏ Mattress Topper: $
  • ❏ Mattress Protector: $4.97-$34.74

Decorations

  • ❏ Wall
    • ❏ Pictures:$4.77-$48.88
      • ❏ Family
      • ❏ Friends
      • ❏ Pets
      • ❏ Scenery
      • ❏ Animals
      • ❏ Memories
    • ❏ Signs: $2.89-$9.98
      • ❏ Encouraging words
      • ❏ Scenery
    • ❏ Tapestry: $6.00-$25.00
    • ❏ Posters $3.99-$50.00
      • ❏ Favorite Artists
      • ❏ Favorite saying
    • ❏ Cork Board : $6.72- $34.92
      • ❏ Notes/Letters.Cards from home
      • ❏ Hang up pictures
      • ❏ Important notes
    • ❏ Dry Erase Calendar: $6.64-$27.92
      • ❏ Keep track of important dates
      • ❏ Countdown the days until you go home or get a family visit
    • ❏ T.V.: $88.00-$278.00
  • ❏ Other:
    • ❏ Fake Plants :$3.31-$10.99
    • ❏ Religious Art
    • ❏ Wall Shelves

“Kitchen”

  • ❏ Coffee Pot:$9.88-$149.99
  • ❏ Microwave:$49.88-$159.00
  • ❏ Mini Fridge$29.00-$456.00
  • ❏ Silverware or disposable utensils:$.50-$56.00
  • ❏ Dish Soap
  • ❏ Favorite snacks/drinks
  • ❏ Comfort foods
  • ❏ Reusable Plates and Tupperware:$0.50-$3.00
    • ❏ Microwavable safe
  • ❏ Refillable Dish Washing Sponge or scrubbies

Laundry

  • ❏ Laundry Detergent used at home
  • ❏ Dryer sheets used at home
  • ❏ Laundry Baskets:$.98-$24.97
  • ❏ Laundry Supplies Bag (used to carry your detergent and dryer sheets to and from the laundry room)

Bathroom

 

  • ❏ Community Bathrooms:
    • ❏ Personal Hygiene Product
    • ❏ Towels:$1.97-$7.97
      • ❏ Washcloths
      • ❏ Hand Towel:
      • ❏ Body Towels
    • ❏ Waterproof Speaker:
    • ❏ Shower Caddy/Totes :$2.00-24.97
    • ❏ Shower Shoes:$1.00-$10.00
    • ❏ Shower Cap
  • ❏ Double Bathrooms:
    • ❏ Toilet Cleaning Supplies
    • ❏ Plunger
    • ❏ Shower Cleaning Supplies
    • ❏ Clorox Wipes
    • ❏ Bath Mat :$ 1.50-$9.97
    • ❏ Garbage Can and Garbage Bags
    • ❏ Towels:$1.97-$7.97
      • ❏ Washcloths
      • ❏ Hand Towels
      • ❏ Body Towels
    • ❏ Floor Cleaning Supplies
    • ❏ Towel Drying Rack for over the door :$5.67-$14.88
    • ❏ Command Hooks for hanging clothes/towels up :$2.34-$7.88
    • ❏ Toilet Paper
    • ❏ Shower Cap

Photos of Dorms

Sources: 

Save Money. Live Better. (n.d.). Retrieved December 4, 2019, from https://www.walmart.com/.

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