Now that you are on your own, it's time to do your laundry. The first thing you will need is a hamper to store your laundry. Hampers come in many shapes, sizes and materials so there's a large selection for you to choose from. When it is time to do your laundry, a laundry bag will come in handy to carry your washables to the laundry room (often located on another floor). Don't forget to sort and wash light colored items from dark ones. Bring detergent and softener and plenty of quarters. You also might want to consider a drying rack for sweaters and other delicate items, and an iron and ironing board. Look for a folding tabletop or over-the-door ironing board as they take up the least amount of space.