College Checklist

Put this checklist in your back to school binder. Living on your own means showing your style and your local IKEA store has every essential for dapper dorm rooms and smart apartments. Sharpen your pencil and get started!

Living & Sleeping

Sleep: the most important "S" word in every student's vocabulary.

  • Curtains
  • Alarm clock
  • Loft bed
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Comforter
  • Duvet cover
  • Blankets
  • Mattress
  • Mattress pad
  • Table lamps
  • Floor lamps
  • Sofa-bed
  • Chairs
  • Area rugs
  • Side table
  • Picture frames
  • Pictures
  • Wastepaper basket
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Plants

Studying

If you create an oasis for studying, your diploma won't just be a mirage.

  • Desk
  • Computer desk
  • Laptop table
  • Desk chair
  • Work lamp
  • Desk organizers
  • Desk trays
  • File cabinet
  • Storage units
  • Notice boards
  • Laptop bag
  • Batteries
  • Surge protector
  • Cord/cable organizer

Eating

Ramen noodles taste delicious when served in colorful bowls.

  • Cookware
  • Food storage containers
  • Coffee mugs
  • Bowls
  • Plates
  • Flatware
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener

Storing & Organizing

Focus on your homework; not finding lost textbooks.

  • Storage units
  • Bookcases
  • Media storage
  • Drawer organizers
  • Message board
  • Hangers
  • Shoe organizers
  • Door hangers
  • Closet organizers
  • Clothes rack
  • Shelves
  • Hooks

Showering

No one talks to the smelly kid.

  • Shower caddy
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Mirror
  • Scale

Cleaning

Dirty laundry doesn't belong in a garbage bag. Just ask Mom!

  • Drying rack
  • Laundry bag
  • Ironing board