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Check off essentials for dorm

Dorm-life necessities: A handy checklist to get organized in packing up for college.

A – Address book, alarm clock, answering machine and anti-theft safe

B – Backpack or book bag, backrest, bag clips, batteries, beanbag chair, bike with u-lock, board games, bottled water, breakfast and power bars and bulletin board

C – Calendar, camera, can/bottle opener, cards, CD player/stereo/radio, cleaning supplies, coffee mug, comforter and blankets, computer and cordless and/or cellphone

D – Desk/office supplies, desk caddy, desk lamp, detergent, dictionary, disinfectant and deodorizer, driver’s license and drying rack

E – Earplugs, eating utensils, “egg crate” foam mattress, extension cords

F – Fan, first aid kit, flashlight, flip-flops or sandals and floor lamp

G – Garbage bags

H – Hair dryer, hand-vac, hangers, hanging mirror, highlighters, hooks, hot pot and hot and cold packs

I – Ice-cube trays, iron and ironing board

J – Juice boxes

L – Laundry basket and bag and light bulbs

M – Magazine subscriptions, mattress pad, medical insurance card, microwavable popcorn, mirror and multiplug extension cord

N – Night light

P – Paper plates and bowls, paper towels, phone cards, pillows (two or more), pillowcases, plastic and zip-type bags, postage stamps, prescriptions and push pins

Q – Quarters for laundry

R – Rain slicker or poncho, razors and shaving cream and area rug

S – Safety whistle, sewing kit, sheets, shopping/grocery gift cards, shower tote, sleeping bag, Social Security card and surge protectors

T – Telephone/modem splitter, thesaurus, tissues, tool kit, toiletries, towel rack and towels

U – Umbrella and under-bed box

V – Vitamins

W – Wastebasket and water bottle