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What to bring

Bed Area

bed with shoes under it
  • Pillows

  • Blankets/throws

  • XL comforter

  • Floor pillows/backrest

  • Mattress topper

  • Slippers/house shoes

  • XL twin sheets



Desk Area

desk with lamp and computer on it
  • Backpack

  • Calculator

  • Office supplies

  • Cell phone/computer and charger(s)

  • Desk lamp and light bulbs (no halogen)

  • Flashlight

  • UL-listed grounded power strip with built-in fuse or circuit breaker



Personal Items

  • Government-issued ID and money/card

  • Proof of vaccination/boosters

  • Laundry detergent

  • Laundry basket

  • Laundry drying rack

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Medication

  • Shower caddy/bucket

  • Shower shoes/sandals

  • Towels/washcloths

  • Hair dryer

  • Small fan

  • Reusable food containers and utensils

Additional Clothing Items

  • Face masks

  • Heavy winter coat

  • Boots (rain/snow)

  • Gloves, hat, earmuffs

  • Umbrella

Other Items

  • Fan

  • Closet hangers

  • Coaxial cable for TV connection

  • Plastic storage towers with drawers

  • Snacks and drinks

  • First aid kit



Do Not Bring These Items

  • Appliances, including air conditioners (only refrigerators less than five cubic feet and microwaves less than 1,000 watts are permitted)

  • Cooking appliances: air fryers, ovens, hotplates, toasters, toaster ovens, crockpots, grills (including "George Foreman-type" grills) and other similar devices

  • Nails, command strips, duct tape, or other hangers that will cause damage

  • Flushable wipes

  • Minifridge/microwave (we provide these for you!)

  • Space heaters

  • Candles, incense, etc.

  • Wall-mounted TVs (only free-standing TVs are permitted)

  • Firearms, weapons and fireworks

  • ALL general-purpose extension cords (even UL-approved; only UL-listed grounded power strips with built-in fuse circuit breaker are permitted)

  • Halogen lamps and multi-head floor lamps

  • Large pieces of furniture

  • Pets

  • Expensive or irreplaceable collectibles or jewelry