Dorm Checklist for College Freshmen


Are you prepping to send your daughter to college this month? Do you have everything packed and ready? You probably have towels, sheets, and toiletries, but there are a few other fun things you may want to add to the list. There’s still time to order a few more items to help send your daughter off to college with everything needed to set her up for a successful first year.

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Dorm Checklist for College Freshmen

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Period Relief Supplies

Many teenage and college-age girls suffer from period cramps that cause debilitating pain each month. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of relief options from most doctors. If your daughter experiences pain each month, there are options.

One of the things many people don’t know about is a wearable tens unit. You can possibly relieve pain by wearing a simple external device like the Tap unit. Tap 2.0 is an FDA-approved smart wearable device to help stop painful menstrual cramps and alleviate pain associated with pelvic conditions like endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, adenomyosis, Interstitial Cystitis, and many other pelvic conditions. 

Do a little research about pelvic rehab and search for a provider near you. These pelvic health specialists have options for relief.

Bullet Journal & Fountain Pen

Does your daughter love to take notes in a journal with a special pen? Sure, you can buy a standard journal or fine point pen at the local hobby store, but you may want to take it up a notch and send her off with a Parker fountain pen or Hardcover Notebook from Pen Heaven.

The Parker IM Monochrome Blue Fountain Pen comes with 1 blue ink cartridge and can be fitted with converter for use with bottled ink (sold separately). It is designed to provide an optimal writing experience for both right and left-handed writers

The Leuchtturm1917 Medium Hard Cover Notebook is great for creative planning and designing your own personalized diary. Offered in a sturdy hard cover for protecting your notes, the expandable internal pocket and color-matched elastic closure will keep any stray papers in tow. Two color co-ordinated ribbons help mark those important pages for quick, easy location.

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Bedside Table and Lamp

Each college student needs something besides her bed to keep the important things like a journal, Bible, lotion, phone chargers, and clock. The Sutton Charging 3-Drawer Cart on Wheels from Dormify has three drawers, two shelves and even offers a charging port. Many dorm beds offer the option to raise them up higher so there is more storage under the bed, so you want a bedside table that is taller than the average cart.

When you pick a bedside lamp, there are a few things to think about. The Charging Catchall Lamp has several compartments to fill with school supplies or cosmetics and also allows you to charge your phone. The lamp contains one USB outlet and one two-pronged standard receptacle outlet. 

Personalized Bible

One of the things we did for our daughter when she graduated from high school a few months ago was to give her a brand new Bible to take to college. We circulated it among many members of the family and had them sign it and underline some of their favorite Bible verses. This is a great way to send her off to college with blessings from people who love her.

What are you prepping for college move-in day? Got anything special that I should add to our packing list this month? I’d love to hear!

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