Dorm Needs 2020: Cleaning Supplies, Masks, Hand Sanitizer

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In whatever shape or form, students will be moving into dorms and apartments in the fall of 2020. Will it be for a shortened semester? All online? We really don’t know, and at this point, you might not either. But due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, freshman, as well as upperclassmen, will need a different type of supply list this year. That list is going to have to include safety needs like masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, and dorm cleaning supplies.

Sorry, students. We know cleaning isn’t something most of you do on a really regular basis. But it’s going to have to be a part of your day-to-day lives.

But most importantly, we want to keep you safe, and providing ideas and lists now can help. If you’re able, we recommend stocking up on some of the new-to-the-dorm-items list. We have added some search boxes below with our affiliate partner, Amazon, to make shopping easier. One stop shopping!

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Hand Sanitizer

We’re guessing that hand sanitizer is going to become more popular in residence halls. Having a dedicated dispenser in your dorm room (especially if you don’t have a sink in your room), could be helpful and habit-creating.


Masks or face coverings will probably be regulated on campuses. Having either a good supply of disposable masks or an easy way to wash masks will be a necessity.

Cleaning Supplies

Keeping your personal areas as clean as possible is important against illness. Put together a cleaning supply kit that can be easily stored in a closet or under a sink.

Traditional Dorm Needs

Of course, there’s just the usual dorm needs as well: Power strips, rugs, lights, and the ever popular command strips. Don’t forget those too. You’ll be surprised how often you can use one. Our tip? Don’t be afraid to cut them to size if you need to!

Students, we want you to have amazing experiences at college. But we want you to be safe and mindful while you’re there. Stock up on personal and dorm cleaning supplies and make using them a habit now!

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