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Redbird Move-In Checklist

Move in will come faster than you think, #FutureRedbird! Take the checklist quiz below to see if you have everything you need to move in!

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  1. Check all the items below that you have:

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    Pillow & pillow cases
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    Sheets (extra-long twin for dorms, bed size may differ in Cardinal Court)
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    Blanket/Comforter
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    Mattress pad
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    Shower shoes (flips flops are a lifesaver!)
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    An umbrella, rain jacket, & rain boots. Getting soaked on your walk to class is no fun, make sure you're prepared!
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    Day-to-Day clothes & shoes
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    Exercise clothing
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    Business casual & business professional clothing
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    Coats/Jackets
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    A daily planner. This comes in handy for keeping track of all your extracurriculars, assignments, etc.
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    Calculator
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    Stationary, envelopes, stamps
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    School supplies (notebooks, folders, expo markers, highlighters, thumb drive, etc.)
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    Laptop, printer, printer ink
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    Extension cord
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    Snacks
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    Water bottle
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    Set of dishware & cups
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    Dish towel & soap
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    TV (all residence halls have free cable!)
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    Trash & recycling bins
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    Mini fridge
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    Area rug
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    Desk lamp
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    Decorations!! Personalize your space & make it a home-away-from-home.
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    Shampoo, conditioner, soap, & lotion
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    Loofah
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    Basic toiletries
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    Shower tote
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    Towels, hand towels
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    Hair dryer, straightener, curling iron, etc.
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    Iron/Steamer
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    First aid kit
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    Basic medicine
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    Sewing kit (trust us, your mom will be impressed!)
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    Combination lock
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    Checkbook (this will come in handy more than you think!)
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    Backpack
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    Hangers
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    Cleaning supplies
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    Detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, stain remover
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    Laundry basket
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    Quarters for laundry
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    BONUS!!! Just for Move-In: cart, dolly, basic tools, & a rubber mallet (for lofting a bed)

For a full list of what to bring (and what not to bring!), be sure to check with Housing at Illinois State!

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