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The Ultimate College Packing List

The Ultimate Guide To A College Packing List

By Lindsay McGlamery

Colleges all over the world are currently on their way to starting up the new school year. College students are making preparation to return to campus. Saying goodbye to summer and packing up their room with all of the essentials for the new school year.

Freshmen are getting ready to go off on their own for the first time. One must be wondering what in the world do I need for the first year of my college career? On the blog today I want to give you a list of what one should bring to college whether you are freshmen or returning for your senior year. It is essential to know what you need.

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The Ultimate Guide To A College Packing List

When packing up for college there are several different categories that one must think of to bring. Some of these categories are school stuff, bedding stuff, personal items and more. Below is a list of stuff I recommend a college student bring for the school year.

School Stuff

  • Backpack
  • Laptop
  • Planner
  • Index Cards
  • Notebooks
  • Pens, Pencils, Sharpies
  • Stapler (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)

Personal Stuff

  • Hair Dryer
  • Straightener/curling iron
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Hair Products
  • Body wash, razors, soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Makeup
  • Tweezers
  • Q-tips
  • Pads or tampons
  • Perfume
  • Lotion or face cream 

Bedding Stuff

  • Pillow & Pillow Case
  • Comforter Set (if you live in a dorm or apartment where it is not provided)
  • Twin XL sheet set (2) – (mostly used in dorm rooms)
  • Mattress pad (again mostly used in dorm rooms)
  • throw blanket
  • Underbed storage (helps keep dorm room or apartments not as cluttered)

Dorm Stuff or On/Off Campus Apartment/House Stuff

  • Desk Lamps/bulbs
  • Organizers – makeup organizers and desk organizers
  • Bedside fan (optional)
  • Laundry basket
  • Headphones
  • Full-length mirror
  • USB flash drive
  • Power strip
  • Extension cord
  • Speakers
  • Chargers/portable chargers
  • Furniture (for apartments or houses)

Decor Stuff

  • Command strips
  • Twinkle Lights
  • Photos/posters/canvases
  • Cork Board

Dining Stuff

  • Food Containers
  • Water bottle
  • Water filter (optional)
  • Silverware
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cups

Clothing

  • Hangers
  • Organizers
  • Fall/winter/spring clothes
  • Steamer (optional)

Cleaning Supplies

  • Lysol wipes
  • Trash Bags
  • Trash cans
  • Detergent
  • dryer sheets

Bathroom Stuff

  • Shower Shoes
  • Shower Caddy
  • Washcloths
  • Towels

Other Stuff

  • Movies from home
  • Memorable Items
  • Books to read

Conclusion

There are a lot of items a college student should/try to bring with them when they come to college. I hope the list above helps you when you don’t know what else to pack. Packing for college can be hard but I hope this list will bring some ease to that.

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2018-12-06T17:12:36-05:00

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