Some things to pack for my dorm...?
Question: that isn't something obvious but that we will need... my career advisor person told me the number one thing people forget but that they need is an airfreshner. anything else??
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This is everything I can think of: Essentials for Daily Living: Pillows, Pillow Cases, Bed Sheets (Twin or Twin Extra Long if your dorm has extra long beds), Mattress Pad, Clothes Hamper, Clothes Basket, Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, Clothes Hangers, Your Clothes, Table/Desk Top Ironing Board, Iron, Over the Door Full Length Mirror, Over the Door Shoe Rack, Shower Tote/Caddy, Shower Shoes (an absolute must have), Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap, Razor, Shaving Gel, Body Lotion, Wash Cloths, Hand Towel, Body Towels, Bath Robe (an absolute must have), Toothbrush, Toothbrush Holder, Mouth Wash, Blow Dryer, Hair Spray (if you use it), Hair Accessories (if you use them), Perfume (if you use it), Make-up (if you use it), Back Support Pillow (for sitting up and reading or viewing television in bed), Garbage Can, Garbage Bags, Alarm Clock, and Desk Lamp, First Aid Kit that Includes: Band-Aids, Ace Bandage, Small Packets of Tylenol, Benadryl, and Icy Hot, Small Bottle of Nyquil, Cough Drops, Ice Pack. Ideals for Daily Living: Mini-Fridge and Microwave (Can be purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond), Floor Lamp, Television, Stereo/Radio with CD Player, DVD Player, DVDs, CDs, Ipod or MP3 Player, Small Vacuum or Dust Buster, Coffee Pot, Bottled Water and other Beverages, Easy to Microwave Foods, Plastic Washable/Reusable Plates, Bowls, Cups, Forks, Knives and Spoons. Essentials for Academics: Pencils, Pens, Highlighters, White-Out Pen, Mini Stapler and Staples, Pencil Cap Erasers, Paper Clips, Index Cards (work well for flashcards and test study questions and answers), Post-It Notes, Folders with Pockets and Prongs, 3 Ring Binder (at least one), Loose Leaf Paper (for the binder), Notebooks, Graphing Calculator, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Textbooks (You'd be surprised at how many students fail to buy the books and then wonder why they fail the course!), Daily Planner/Assignment Book, Large Desk Calendar, Dry Erase Board and Dry Erase Pens. Ideals for Academics: Laptop Computer, Cat-5 Cable Cord (for connecting to the internet on campus), USB Cord (for connecting printer to computer) Printer/Scanner/Copier In One Unit, Printer Paper, Extra Printer Ink. Stuff to Make the Room Pretty: Tape (for hanging posters), Posters, Cork Board and Thumb Tacks (for hanging up pictures), Pictures of Family and Friends, Framed Pictures for the Desk Keep in Possession at All Times: Driver's License or State Issued ID Card, Student ID Card, Debit Card, and Minimal (no more than 20 dollars) Cash. Have on Move In Day: Two forms for Proof of Identification- License or State Card, and Social Security Card. Look at Purchasing: Renter's Insurance (Most students and parents don't think the student qualifies, but you do, because you signed a contract, which is similar to a lease and you'll be paying/renting the room for about 9 months. Get this to protect you and your belongings from fire, storms, and/or theft.) If Your College Allows It: Loft Your Bed! (This gives you a lot of extra space to store things, like clothing that didn't fit in the dresser drawers or closet.) Contact your roommate to see who is bringing what when it comes to ideals for the dorm. You don't want 2 fridges and 2 microwaves and stuff like that because it will take up too much room. (I'm from the U.S. if you live in a different country, certain things on the list may not apply to you, but I just listed everything I knew I needed when I stayed in the dorms.)
YOU DEFINITELY NEED: -lamp (non-halogen, they're usually banned) -alarm clock -writing utentsils -paper -personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shampoo, nail clipper, deodorant, and whatever else you find necessary, like makeup) -bedsheets (probably double or twin size) -pillow -phone and phone cord (even if you have a cell phone) -towel/washcloth -clothes-hangers -appropriate clothing for class and climate -official ID, like your Driver's License and/or Passport, these always come in handy -power-surge protector -small trashcan -scissors (I use one about everyday) -screwdriver (laugh now, but they're really useful) -stapler and paper/binder clips -folders and/or binders -paper notebooks -laundry detergent and/or quarters depending on your school's laundry facilities THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BRINGING: -notebook computer (bring a desktop though if that's what you have or if you think you'd prefer to stay in your room) -RJ-45 ethernet cable (so you can get on the school's network if you don't have or can't get wireless; these cable have a slightly bigger end than phone cables) -MP3/Ipod -headphones -printer -snacks (or small packaged meals like Ramen noodles) -drinks -hot water boiler/teapot -posters and personal decorative items -rug THINGS THAT ARE NICE BUT CAN BE A DISTRACTION: -refrigerator (check with school for max size dimensions) -a plate or two and a glass/mug along with a few mismatched utensils your parents or other people don't want -television set -DVD player (might be your computer) -sound system or stereo -game console(s) if you like video games -umbrella -can opener -pot and/or pan -stamps/envelopes -paper towels -nice chair (they're usu. provided but really suck) -small vacuum cleaner -3M stick'em hooks (peel off the wall without damaging it) As always, for some of the larger items, check with your roommate and make sure you're not duplicating efforts.
A small fan in case the dorm is hot (but they're usually freezing). ANYTHING that has storage. A minifridge if you want to be able to eat the food you buy. If your roommates are strangers, something for your valuables. Lamp. Hamper. Wastebasket. One of those thingys that you hang your towel on. Good luck!
Without moisture the cricket should be gone in a week. It can eat the fungi in the unused vent.
Plastic milk crates and a steamer trunk or two. They will make good dorm furniture,: shelves TV stand etc..
Kristin,I have heard a lot of stories of colleges having hauntings.There has been a lot of suicides in them and murders as well.I have had a lot of experiences over my life time that have turned me from a skeptic in to a believer in this phenomena because they couldn't be recreated or debunked.I think that it's highly possible that you saw this spirit of the girl that lost her life there.Sometimes spirits will do things like touch us or tug on us to make us aware of their presence.I am thinking that this is what occurred with you.I think that this girl was just trying to make you aware of her presence.You have nothing to fear from her at all,she means no intent in harming or trying to scare you.It could be that she took her own life there.I have lived in two homes where the people had committed suicide and their presences were still in the home.I think that if I were in your shoes,that I would grab a digital tape recorder and run it and ask some questions such as,is there a spirit of a girl present with me,what is your name and why are you here.Play back the tape and see if you find any intelligent responses to your questions that you have asked.You may just be able to pick up a name.Sometimes spirits aren't even aware that they have passed on and sometimes they are just looking for help in crossing over.You could try and give this a shot and communicate with her and tell her to cross over in to the light,she may just be looking for some help.I hope this will be of some help and if you do come up with any findings,please come back and share them with me. Tomb Raider
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