A popular question among many college students is “Where can I get bedding for my dorm or what size do I need?” Since all dorms vary in sizes when it comes to particular beds, I will try my best to give you some tips on how you can pick out the best bedding for your dorm room.
Listen at orientation – During your freshman orientation, this is when you’re going to get information on your bed sizes. You’ll want to keep note of it. Dorm beds are similar to a twin sized bed but many will tell you to get XL Twin sheets, not twin sheets.
Do some shopping- The best place to buy bedsheets in my opinion are online. Places like Amazon have great places to buy bed sheets for your bed. The cool thing I like about dorm bedding is that you’ll most likely find sheets that have your college logo on them. Most students think something like this is expensive but it actually isn’t that bad. In fact, you can pick up a nice set for under $50.
Try to get dark sheets – In college, you’re going to find out that many people are going to come in and out of your dorm. Since your dorm is going to be fairly small, you’re going to want to get sheets that are dark. Since most sheets do come in a whiter color, you may want to look into buying dark sheets rather white sheets. This is going to make it easier for you to keep clean. Don’t forget to wash the bed sheets as bed bugs can be a large problem at public places such as a university. It doesn’t hurt to wash them at least once a week.
Bring extras – You’re going to want to wash your sheets every few weeks and it’s always a pain to wait for your sheets to dry and become clean. Instead of waiting, bring an extra pair and throw them on while the others are washing. You can just rotate them to save you the trouble and time.
Mattress pad – Last but not least, you’re going to want to get a mattress pad. Since your beds are going to be hard as a rock, you’re going to want to make it easier for yourself to sleep at night. Trust me, once you get there, you’re going to want a mattress pad if you don’t already have one!
Hopefully by now you’ll have a better understanding on what you need when it comes to your dorm and bedding. Shop online for some of the better deals because if you find yourself in a local home goods store, you may find the prices to be a bit pricey.