I am willing to admit it…I am a serial over-packer. I started shopping for college before I even graduated high school! However, a word of advice from me is to pack what’s necessary without going overboard. What’s the best way to figure out what comes to college and what stays home? Put together a packing list, of course. Lucky for you, we already started doing just that!
COLLEGE PACKING LIST (our suggestions, feel free to add your own):
Bedding (and extra bedding) – cover, sheets, quilt, pillows, etc.
Storage Bins for under your bed (I used these, you can fit 3 side-by-side under a twin bed)
Bed Risers (if allowed)
Shower Caddy & Shower Essentials
SHOWER SHOES! (flip flops will suffice, but you definitely need a pair)
Laundry & Cleaning supplies – Clorox wipes are your friend!
All-In-One tool – I got one with screwdrivers, mini scissors, etc. in it
Alarm Clock – don’t always depend on your phone
Back-up phone – I always brought my old phone in case mine broke
Command Hooks – for towels, coats, etc.
Power Strips – for electronics, again check your school’s rules
Flashlight – losing power in a dorm with no flashlight is awful, trust me
Computer and any necessary cases/accessories
Desk Accessories & school supplies- I went a little crazy at Wal-Mart freshman year but now I don’t buy new stuff every year!
Mini Sewing Kit & Mini First Aid Kit
Desk Lamp – the overhead lights in your room make it feel like a jail cell, bring your own lamp, don’t forget the light bulbs
Mattress covers & pad – you don’t really want to sleep on a bare dorm mattress
Picture frames – your room will need some decor!
Was there anything we left off the list? Post a comment and we’ll add it!
Written by Guest Blogger, Maria Cafferata