Over the weekend we helped move my son into his residence at college. It’s not that I was trying to block this day out of my mind (well maybe I was), but summer went by way too quickly, and I definitely wasn’t as prepared as I could’ve been. Boys tend to be procrastinators when it comes to this sort of thing. Somehow duvet covers, hand towels, laundry baskets and lamps aren’t really on their minds when they’re on break. I, on the other hand, remember having a decorating and organizing scheme pulled together for my first apartment at least a week before leaving for college. It was something I loved doing, and I guess that’s why my son tends to defer to me when it comes to these sorts of things.
For his first year, he opted to live on campus in a two story condo style residence shared with three others. They each have a bedroom, along with two half baths, a separate shower room, kitchen, dining area, living room, and an unfinished basement. Although it’s small, he definitely has more space than many first year students.
To personalize his bedroom, we brought a few essentials from home, but also found a few new stylish and clever dorm room storage and decor pieces to kick off this exciting chapter in his life.
It’s only the first week of school and I’m sure we’ll have to make a few other purchases or tweaks along the way. If you have a new college student, I found this dorm room essentials checklist that came in handy.
Have any ideas or tips for decorating or organizing a college residence?
Enjoy your day,