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Now that it's officially July, summer is finally reaching its halfway mark. 
With classes starting back up towards the end of August, I like to stay ahead of the game by mentally and physically preparing myself with a back-to-school checklist.

I may be officially done with the #dormlife, but I've had plenty of experience living in one. For starters, it's very easy to overbuy dorm items. I am very guilty of buying more than I need. That is why I am excited to be teaming up with Her Campus + Pottery Barn Dorm campaign to help make your Dorm 101 checklist easier! 

Dorm Tips:
1. Pick a color scheme. I used this pretty aqua shade as an example.
2. If you can score a cute wall decoration that contains storage, BUY IT. The more storage space, the better. 
3. I recommend having a cork board and calendar of some sort, to stick all your notes and to-do lists on. Things can get hectic once classes start, and you want to be as organized as possible!
4. Since you'll probably be working at your desk, I recommend buying a comfy chair that suits you. My old dorms provided chairs, but I never used them because they weren't comfortable for me. 
5. A desk lamp is a MUST. There will be nights when you're trying to study, but your roomie wants the lights off so she can go to bed.
6. A fridge. NEED.
7. I would recommend a rug. It gives the room a more clean, polished look.

If you have any more unanswered questions, please shoot me an email or leave a comment below! I'd be happy to answer them!

What are some other Dorm 101 tips that you recommend?
Don't forget to check out some of these items for your dorm!

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Pottery Barn Dorm and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. I lived at home and went to college so never got to experience dorm life. I love your idea though. Storage and organization are key issues. A sleep mask would help too to block out unwanted light.

  2. Such a precious post my friend! And I agree- a mini fridge is a must!!




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