21 Items You Didn’t Buy for Your Dorm Room That You Need Now
Packing to go away to college is crazy stressful. Not only do you have to pack everything in the most compact way possible, but you also have to know what to leave behind and what to bring with you during a time when you’re feeling nervous, excited, scared, and unsure of what’s to come. It’s normal to get totally flustered and forget things you actually need while stockpiling on things you don’t really need. Mix packing stress with back to school shopping stress, and you’re almost guaranteed to be left with a list of items you didn’t bring to your dorm room that you probably should have bought with you.
The good news is that you’re not out of hope! Most major colleges are conveniently located near a giant Wal-Mart or Target (or something similar), making it easy to pick up the items you’ll inevitably leave behind. Some things are obvious — like waking up the first morning and realizing, “OMG, I forgot my toothbrush!” — and other things aren’t noticeable until you’re in a situation where you actually need them. Stay ahead of the curve and purchase the below items to make your school year the best it can be. You could probably use these things even if you’re a high school student or a working girl, to be honest. Can’t afford ’em all right now? Don’t worry, girl — the holidays will be here before you know it (sorry, that was awful). Check out these items you didn’t buy for your dorm room that you need to get now: