for the way distant future: College packing checklist. This interactive list allows you to check off items as you pack them, remove items that don't apply to you, view tips about each item and print your customized packing list.
A set of plastic drawers is a must for the dorm! I had a set of three to double as a night stand. This is a really cute idea to make give them a facelift! Chalk paint makeover for plastic drawers dorm ideas DIY dorm ideas