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Getting To Your Dorm With The Right Supplies

A Stressful College StudentIt is important to have all of the right supplies before arriving at the dorm. Arriving at school can be a busy and stressful time so having everything prepared before arrival makes settling in much easier. Some of the key materials to have for a dorm room is the right dorm bedding. The student moving in will want to sleep comfortably on their first night in the dorms so getting there and setting up the bed should be the first step. It is important to find out what size the bed is from the housing authority before buying the bedding. Dorm beds are sometimes twin size but some have full sized beds. Dorm beds also come in extra long sizes for tall people. Once a person knows what size they bed is they can find coordinating bedding that will fit the bed like a glove. Bed sets are usually the easiest way to get all of the bedding that is needed. A bed in a bag usually contains a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket or quilt and two pillow cases. A bed in a bag is also easy to carry and transport to the dorm as it is all packaged together into a neat case.

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Getting to Know the Dorm Bed

A Typical College Dorm BedThe dorm bed is a very utilitarian piece of furniture topped with a flimsy and slim mattress. Anyone who is used to sleeping on a thick and plush mattress in a sturdy bed frame will feel immediately as if their sleeping experience is being compromised. Though there is not much that can be done about the construction of the dorm bed or it’s existence in a dorm room there are a few adjustments that new dormers may want to make so their bed is a more comfortable place to be. First of all the dorm bed’s mattress is about as thin and not supportive as a mattress can get. Mattress pads are the answer to this dorm bed problem because they can easily and snugly fit over the existing dorm mattress. Mattress pads can be made with goose down fill or down alternative fill for those with allergies. The extra layer of padding and softness makes it much easier to find a comfortable sleeping position on a dorm bed. Feather beds are a little thicker and more padded than the traditional mattress pad. Feather beds can be found in twin and full sizes so it fits comfortably atop a dorm mattress. These feather beds turn a dorm bed into a comfortable and cozy sleeping space as the feather bed cradles the body and adds an extra layer of warmth underneath a sleeping body.

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Organizing Your Dorm

Dorm Room OrganizingOrganizing and decorating a dormitory room can be an exciting activity. Although this can also be an expensive task, there are easier ways to decorate your dorm room. If you do not own any artwork or wall decorations, it can make your room feel a bit empty. One way to fix this is to purchase inexpensive artwork, it’s very cheap and you can obtain frames for the artwork at furniture stores for a low price. The bed is usually the largest piece that will be in your dorm room, so you will have to place it wisely. Usually the best place to put it is against a wall, as it is out of the way and it still looks decorative. Bedding is quite cheap, and can be obtained throughout many common household stores. The bedding sold here usually has unique and interesting styles which will definitely fit your dorm room. Another way to decorate your dorm room is to look in ads for the newspaper, sometimes people wish to just give away their couches and furniture. This is an easy and cheap way to obtain items to decorate your dorm room, if it isn’t free you’ll be able to purchase it for a low price. Decorating your dorm room with plants is an intelligent idea, plants not only look nice but they provide you with a feeling of the outdoors, so you won’t feel like you’ve been locked up in your dorm room all day.

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Choosing the Right Dorm Bedding

Black and White Dorm Room BeddingDorm bedding today does not need to be dull and dreary. The bed takes up a large space in the dorm room and can look decorative as well as in tune with the times. There are specially designed sets for both men and women, which means it is possible to put your own special spin on how you want your room to look.

It is always good to start out with a mattress cover and a mattress pad. This offers great protection should something be spilled on the bed. In hot summer months, you might just want to lie on the bed covered with a sheet, while watching TV or studying. Many times a soda or something else is in hand and it is easy to spill. If there is no covering then it is going to soak straight through to the mattress.

Unless you bring your own mattress, the ones found in dorm rooms can be far from soft. If an egg crate or other type of foam pad is added, it will provide extra comfort to enjoy. There are also allergen guard pillow protectors for anyone who has allergies.
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