Getting ready to go off to college? Stressed about how to pack? We’ve been there, too. The difference is, when we were in your shoes, we didn’t have anyone telling us where to start. Let us be your helping hand in this crazy college dorm shopping process.
The First Steps
And so it begins. Part 1 of your prep for college move-in is here. With so much to do and so little time, it’s imperative that you stay organized and know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. That’s why we’re here to help! Follow these steps and we guarantee your college shopping will be smooth sailing.
Check It Off
We strongly advise that you carry a checklist with you wherever you’re shopping. It’s the easiest way to stay organized and ensure that you don’t forget a thing. Get one to print or to save to your phone, and don’t forget your pen!
After looking over your list and deciding the places you’re about to do the damage at, it’s time for the fun part: figuring out the theme of your room. To do this, you can use different outlets such as Pinterest, the Dormify blog or collections section, or even your own creative mind. Whether you base it on a certain comforter or duvet you’re obsessed with or you decide you want everything to be your favorite color, you should consider how you want your room to look before shopping.
Sleep On It
Because your bed is going to take up the most space in your dorm room or apartment, make it the focal point! Once you decide what color and pattern you want your bedding to be, you have to figure out exactly what pieces you’re going to buy to make it as comfy-cozy as you like. One important thing you must not forget is that it all comes down to one thing: what you want! Your bed is going to be your safe haven, your comfort zone, and of course where you go for those afternoon naps. This ultimate dorm bedding guide will give you loads of tips just like that one so you can be sure that you’re making your bed right. From answering the question everyone is asking (what on earth is a Twin XL bed?) to the nitty-gritty details in the fabric, this guide will help you through whatever questions you might have while shopping for your bedding. In addition, The Bedding Buying Guide from Dormify will go into further detail about pillows and shams, as well as give you some Dormify-exclusive tips and tricks along the way. These will be your new best friends in figuring out the inner workings of your bed.
For now, we hope that takes a bit of the pressure off your college shopping to-dos. Start there and look out for the next step coming next week. Get ready for it!
This post was written by Jorie Walton, a Style Advisor at Dormify—your essential resource for chic interior design ideas, DIY tips, and college lifestyle advice. View more posts by Jorie on her personal Dormify blog. All images provided by Dormify.