IS COLLEGE UP AHEAD?
And we are back for Part Two of Our Getting Ready for College and Dorm Life Series. Last time we covered the Small Appliances that would get you through your Dorm Years, for Part Two, we are covering pretty much anything that you can throw in the washing machine that isn’t clothing.
Now, I know that you are probably thinking, duh, this is all Common Sense. Well, yes… and no. This is where quality comes into play. I am pretty sure that you are not going to want to spring for most of these things several times over the next four years, even if you end up moving out of the dorms and into your own apartment. So what that means is that you shouldn’t skimp on the Quality and or the Quantity.
When purchasing linens of any kind of linens, don’t skimp. Your sheets should be the highest thread count that you can manage and your towels should be the plushest. Now, if you are like most college students and you like to try new things. Buy at least one set of towels that you don’t mind if they get ruined by hair dye, or whatever other spills you may encounter through the years. So, if by chance they don’t return to their original color, no harm no foul. When purchasing a comforter set for college, you may want to coordinate with your room mate on colors, if you are so inclined. I say choose the one with as many pieces as you can. And, if it can be reversible even better, that way you don’t get tired of looking at the same pattern over and over. The better the quality the less time you will have to spend ironing and or steaming it. Get Our Take On More Things You Don’t Skimp On Here.
I am sure that you probably don’t want to think about how many people have slept on that mattress before you. I get the “Heebie Jeebies” just thinking about it. So to protect your piece of mind and allow you to sleep at night. Bring lots of protection. (Not that kind of protection, well that kind of protection too.) I recommend a mattress protector that zips up. If you are OCD like me, buy two. Then a Mattress Pad that can transform your current accommodations to 5 star status, or at least one good enough that you can trick yourself into believing it.
I won’t lie to you this probably won’t be cheap. But, like I said if you do it right, you shouldn’t have to do it again. Also, if you can make it through the Fall Semester with a minimal amount of these items. January is always WHITE SALE time and a good time to stock up.
If you are working your way down your list, I hope that you are feeling more and more prepared for the next chapter. Can you think of something that I didn’t include? Share it with us in the comments section below.