Whether it's your first year at college or you're sending your freshman off, this list of dorm room essentials and supplies is the place to start.
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When it comes to creating a college packing list, it's extremely easy to get overwhelmed trying to determine what you need to bring. Streamline by skipping the cute dorm decor at the start and check off these room essentials instead to be sure you have all the basics covered.

And keep in mind: Nearly just as important as things on this list are the things that aren't. For example, before hauling that printer to campus, think about how practical it really is. Colleges nowadays not only have printing labs, but most have wireless printing systems across campus.

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