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Recommended Packing List for College

As I was creating a list of items I would need to pack for college, I realized a list might be helpful for freshman starting this semester. As a result, I decided to share mine. I hope you find it helpful.

Clothes

  • T-shirts
  • Long-sleeve shirts
  • Jeans
  • Dress pants
  • Shorts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Tennis shoes
  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Snow boots
  • Dress/Suit
  • Dress shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Pajamas
  • Bathrobe
  • Jewelry
  • Masks
  • Belts

Bedding

  • Sheets (twin XL size)
  • Pillow cases
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Mattress pad

School Supplies

  • Notebooks (At least 1 per class)
  • Folders (At least 1 per class)
  • Stapler (with extra staples)
  • Hole punch
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Post-it notes
  • Pens (of many colors, ideally)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Masking tape
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Glue
  • Super Glue
  • Wite-Out
  • Thumb tacks
  • Lap desk
  • Backpack
  • Lanyard (for room and mailbox keys)
  • Thumbdrive
  • Calculator
  • Desk Organizer
  • Flash cards
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Thank you Cards
  • Birthday Cards
  • Command Strips
  • Printer paper
  • Clipboard

Technology

  • Phone
  • Phone charger
  • Laptop
  • Laptop charger
  • Printer
  • Printer Ink
  • Headphones
  • Power strip
  • Earphones
  • Batteries

Household

  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Thermos
  • Silverware (metal and washable)
  • Silverware (disposable)
  • Plates & Bowls (washable)
  • Plates (disposable)
  • Mugs
  • Paper Cups
  • Detergent
  • Tide Pen
  • Hangers
  • Ziploc bags
  • Dish soap
  • Trash can
  • Trash bags
  • Laundry basket
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower Caddy
  • Tupperware
  • Lint roller
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Light bulbs
  • Clorox wipes

Food & Drinks

  • K-Cups
  • Snacks
  • Water jugs or bottles

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Hair bands (if you have long hair)
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nail file
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Feminine Pads (if applicable)
  • Tampons (if applicable)
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Command Strips
  • Hand mirror
  • Tweezers
  • Tissues

First Aid

  • Bandages
  • Triple-Antibiotic Cream
  • Advil or Tylenol or Motrin
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Q-tips
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Cough Drops
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Prescription Medicines (if applicable)
  • Sunscreen
  • Ice pack
  • Thermometer
  • Hand Sanitizer

Furniture & Appliances

  • Lamp
  • Collapsible Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Keurig
  • Curling Iron (if applicable)
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer

Documents

  • Debit and/or Credit Card
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance Cards
  • Checkbook
  • Password book

Other Supplies

  • Umbrella
  • Carpet
  • Games
  • DVDs
  • String Lights

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