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#11 brandynd

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    Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:41 PM

    Hmm....what about that wacky tack stuff? I know my dorms never allowed push pins or anything, so we used that to stick all of our pictures and stuff up on the wall. Also, big tupperware bins to use under your bed are a great idea, because closet space is soo so limited. Shoe racks are a good idea if she's a clothes horse as well. You might consider picking up some fun indoor safe lights (we ALL had these hanging in our dorm rooms, they're in no way necessary, but fun nonetheless) and a piggy bank of some sort....that sounds so tacky, but quarters are like gold in dorm life, and they end up all over your room if you're not careful. Other than that, if you can find a cheap area rug, it will be much appreciated, because most dormshave those nasty linoleum tile and not carpet! Hope this helps!
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    #12 1elephant

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      Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

      here's what we did for my cousins:

      Toilet seat covers because crabs jump high
      Halls drops for when your throat gets dry.

      Travel toothbrush for nights spent "away"
      Aleve for your head the very next day.

      Rolaids for heartburn and upset belly
      Lysol for when your rooms gets smelly

      Some water and Gatorade with electrolytes
      And Pledge to clean up after drunken nights.

      Breath mints and condoms are a college must
      You know how to use them both, we trust

      A deck of cards for playing games with drinks
      Polish remover to get rid of the hot pink.

      Chocolate and Pringles are yummy to munch
      Baby wipes for your butt after cafeteria lunch.

      You never know when you'll need some Krazy Glue
      Antibacterial lotion after touching dorm room goo

      Some cute little socks to keep your tootsies warm
      Crayons and a coloring book so you stay busy in your dorm.

      Pretty pens to leave your number with a cute boy
      Now you are ready and prepared and we hope you enjoy.


      #13 rodent

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        Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:04 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by NaM
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        - Portable toilet paper (I know this sounds strange but I remember in college we went to many a party where the bathrooms were always being used or completely broken, if you did get in there was no TP so we'd always go outside and it was great to have - I once saw a girl wipe herself with used TP she found on the ground in the woods and wanted to puke, freshmen )
        I have a terrible story involving cinnaburst gum wrappers. They do not make good TP. The cinnamon burns.

        #14 rodent

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          Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:05 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by lauren
          here's what we did for my cousins:

          Toilet seat covers because crabs jump high
          Halls drops for when your throat gets dry.

          Travel toothbrush for nights spent "away"
          Aleve for your head the very next day.

          Rolaids for heartburn and upset belly
          Lysol for when your rooms gets smelly

          Some water and Gatorade with electrolytes
          And Pledge to clean up after drunken nights.

          Breath mints and condoms are a college must
          You know how to use them both, we trust

          A deck of cards for playing games with drinks
          Polish remover to get rid of the hot pink.

          Chocolate and Pringles are yummy to munch
          Baby wipes for your butt after cafeteria lunch.

          You never know when you'll need some Krazy Glue
          Antibacterial lotion after touching dorm room goo

          Some cute little socks to keep your tootsies warm
          Crayons and a coloring book so you stay busy in your dorm.

          Pretty pens to leave your number with a cute boy
          Now you are ready and prepared and we hope you enjoy.
          haha, this is great.

          #15 *Nadine*

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            Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:50 AM

            all this thread did was make me depressed and make me want to go back to college! I HEART COLLEGE.

            All the things I was going to say are things that have already been mentioned. The clothes hamper, shower staples and laundry staples are all necessities!!

            #16 Bing & Win Win

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              Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:35 PM

              I don't think I saw condoms on this list....

              Better safe than sorry??!!

              #17 Kristin_And_Stewart

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                Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:09 PM

                One of the best things i had was a white board calendar, helped keep everything organzied (school, parties, visits home)...it was one month at a time. and then you could wipe it off and use it again next month. So white board markers and a dry brush also useful.




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