This or That? What You Really Need for College

This or That? What You Really Need for College from a College Grad
As August burns on, college freshman are quickly finishing last minute packing for their first semester away from home. While for some this may not be the first time some students have left home for an extended period of time, this is no trip to summer camp. It’s daunting to figure out what you may or may not need for your time away at school. As we grow up we feel more independent but as you’re getting things together for college you realize that there’s so many things that you might need that you always had in your house (thanks mom and dad) and where do you even begin?
Here I’ve listed the ultimate college packing list.

Here's the ultimate freshman packing list for college!

Bed and Sleeping Area
Throw Blanket
Two Sets of Sheets
Alarm Clock
Book Light
Eye Mask

Food Area
Mini Fridge
Brita Filter and Spare Filters
Coffee Maker
Snack Sharing Bowl
Mug (In Room and To-Go)
One Set of Plates, Bowls, Tumblers and Utensils
Ziplock Bags Small and Large

Study and Desk Area
Desk Drawer Organizers
Colored Pencils/Crayons/Markers
Wall Calendar
Post-it Notes
Flash Drive and External Hard Drive
Stapler and Staples
Hole Puncher
Desk Organizer
Small Filing System
Desk Chair Cushion/Desk Chair
Power Strip
Extension Cord
Paper Clips
Binder Clips
Cork Board
Dry Erase Board

Bathroom and Cleaning
Shower Caddy
Shower Flip Flops
Wash Cloths
Hand Towel
Two Large Bath Towels
Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
Shower Poof/ Loofa
First Aid Kit
Medicine (Cold, Flu, Allergy)
Feminine Products
Nail Clippers
Clorox Wipes
Multipurpose Spray
Dish Soap and Sponge
Swiffer and Wet Pads
Dust Buster
Laundry Detergent
Hair Ties
Stain Remover
Safety Pins
Dryer Sheets

Hopefully I didn’t bore you with this lengthy list. There’s still so much more that I needed to pack but as you move in and look around you’ll notice something here or there that you might need. Take a trip with new friends to a local store and make a fun outing out of it while you make new friends.


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