Dorm Haul Part 1

I am so excited for this post, y'all. Next Friday (the 5th), I will be moving into my dorm room at Alabama. Today and tomorrow I thought I would share with y'all what I am bringing because personally, I absolutely love this kinds of blog posts and YouTube videos. I gave a preview of what I am bringing in my Personalized Dorm Decor post. Like I said, there's today's post, and then there will be one tomorrow because I didn't want this post to get too overwhelming. So keep in mind that I am a freshman and I am going into this with absolutely very little of an idea what I needed to bring. My brother and sister were on two opposite ends of the spectrum. Will brought almost nothing, and Emma brought almost everything. Like in most things, I tried to be a mixture of the two of them. Luckily, I am only living three hours away from home, so if I forget/need something, it's not like I am half way across the country from my parents. 

Today's post is going to be more of the basics, and tomorrow will be more fun decoration kind of things. I didn't take pictures of everything either because most of it is still in boxes, and that wouldn't be fun to show. I do promise that once I am all moved in there will either be a post or video (or both) showing y'all everything, AND tomorrow's post will have a lot more photos so be sure to check back tomorrow.

Twin XL Jersey Sheets | I just picked up some basic navy sheets that are super soft. Unfortunately, mine came with a flat sheet and a pillowcase, which I won't need. Do they make ones that come with only fitted sheets? Am I just missing that? Anyways, I like having navy sheets. I have them at home, and they hid stains really well.

Gingham Twin XL Sheets | I was all for having only one set of sheets until I saw this set at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Y'all, they are too perfect. I think these will be my regular set, and then when I am doing laundry, I will use the plain sheets. Also, I tried so hard to find these online and couldn't, but like I said, I got mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond!

Mirror | One of the greatest decisions I've made was getting a full length mirror that currently hangs on the wall outside my room. I knew that I would need a mirror once I went off to college, and I just got a over-the-door one for easy installation. I'm either going to hang it on the door to my room or on one of my closet doors.

Desk Hutch | I talked about this in my post last week, but I am still super excited about this piece. I think it is going to create so much more storage for my desk. I will defintely being showing y'all how I decorated it/what I keep there. If you want to see what it looks like, check out Dorothy's dorm.

Bulletin Board | I got this put in the space under the hutch to hang photos and odds and ends to decorate. I am going to print a couple of pictures of my friends from home, and then I can add ones as time goes on. 

Laptop Tray | Okay, I won't lie to you. I work on my bed all the time. Hopefully, that will be a habit that I can break in college when I have access to the library, but I will probably still be blogging in my bed on occasion, and this was something I have need for such a long time. I also love sitting on my floor, so this will make working on my floor easier.

Hangers | Everyone recommends these for college because they take up less space, and I figured if I only bought a certain number of hangers then I would be forced to limit how many clothes I bring. (Y'all, packing is hard.)

Mattress Topper | Dorm beds are not comfortable. As soon as I sat on the bed at orienation, I knew that a topper was a must have if I was going to be sleeping in my room for an entire year. I got mine at Target, but I couldn't find it online.

Mattress Protector | These just protect from bed bugs and all that jazz. My dad is really into them because I have one at home. I am not sure what it all does, but people recommend them.

Storage Cubbies & Cubes | Again, this is another way to create more storage in my room, and if the space in my room allows it, I think I might use this as my nightstand.

Tower Fan | Okay, so I don't 100% know if I need this, but Abbey said that you needed one in her dorm tour, and she goes to Alabama so I trusted her. I got it mainly because I love being cold, and I always have my fan on at home. 

Be sure to check back tomorrow for part 2!
xx, jKm


  1. Oh my goodness I got the same gingham sheets & storage bins!:)
    xo, Syd