Some useful Information for Dorm Packing

Some useful Information for Dorm Packing

Hello everyone! The school year is almost over, and they next time most students will be back at Loyola will be for the Fall 2015 semester. For all those who are coming in as freshman, or for anyone who will be living in a dorm, I thought I would tell you about some things you can share with your roommate so as to make your packing less stressful.

These are the things that can be shared for freshman dorming!

  1. Microwave
  2. Vacuum (totally optional, but most people find having one a good idea)
  3. Cleaning supplies (including glass cleaner, wood cleaner, and all purpose wipes)
  4. TV
  5. Floor length mirror
  6. Iron
  7. Ironing board
  8. Mini fridge
  9. Shower curtain (optional because they give you a white one)
  10. Shower rug (optional as well, mostly for dorms that do not have communal bathrooms)

These are things that can be shared for on campus housing after freshman year (in addition to the ones above)!

  1. Furniture (such as futon, and some chairs. Check and make sure furniture is not already included. A friend lived in Santa Clara and he had furniture, but when I lived in Fordham we had to bring our own.)
  2. Area rug for the living space
  3. Plates and utensils
  4. Pots and pans
  5. Toilet paper/paper towels/ napkins (you can alternate!)
  6. Toaster
  7. Drying rack for dishes
  8. Soap (for the bathroom and to wash the dishes)

Make sure to communicate with your roommate ahead of time so that you both will not bring the same thing! Also, double check to see what your dorm already provides especially pertaining to furniture and kitchen appliances!


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