College Life – What To Pack For College?

What To Pack For College?

Your plans are made. You are on your way to college. Just make sure you have everything you need when you get there.

We’ve included this list to help you get started, and it’s probably more than you’ll ever need.

For Everything:

  • Money
  • Checkbook/extra checks
  • Debit or credit card
  • Driver’s license/ID card
  • Insurance card
  • Medical alert
  • Permission for medical treatment (if needed)

 

For the Walls/Doors:

  • Message board (white board or magnet board)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Magnets
  • Bulletin board/push pins
  • Posters
  • Pictures/frames
  • Calendar
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Sticky tack

For Class, Homework, and Projects:

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Blank CDs
  • Jump drive
  • Backpack
  • Table
  • Dictionary/thesaurus
  • Pens/pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Markers/highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • White printer paper
  • Paper clips
  • Post-it notes
  • Stapler
  • Hole puncher
  • Tape
  • Rubber bands
  • Ruler
  • Calculator
  • White-out
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Lap desk
  • Study lamp
  • Study pillow
  • Bookends
  • Desk organizers (pencil/pen holders, file folders, file boxes, etc.)

For the Room:

  • Pillow(s)
  • Pillow case(s)
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Mattress pad
  • Vinyl mattress cover
  • Egg crate
  • Throw pillows
  • Dust ruffle
  • Window treatment
  • Wrapped concrete blocks (for raising the bed)
  • Carpet/area rug
  • Extra chair
  • Bedside table
  • Stacking shelves
  • Stacking drawers
  • Stacking baskets
  • Crates
  • Under-bed storage
  • Safe
  • Trash can
  • Lamp
  • Magazine rack/basket
  • Phone
  • Alarm clock
  • Wall clock
  • Wall/door mirror
  • Makeup mirror
  • Jewelry storage
  • Refrigerator/dorm refrigerator
  • Microwave

For Closets/Drawers:

  • Hangers
  • Hooks
  • Over-door hooks
  • Hinge hooks
  • Shoe bag or rack
  • Lint brush
  • Belt/tie rack
  • Drawer dividers
  • Drawer liners

 

For the Bath:

  • Shower tote
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower wrap
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths/sponge
  • Hand towels
  • Beach towel
  • Towel rack
  • Toiletries

For Laundry:

  • Laundry bag
  • Laundry basket
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Spray starch
  • Detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Bleach
  • Stain remover
  • Quarters

For Trips (Short or Long, Home or Away):

  • Luggage
  • Hanging garment bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight
  • Tire inflator
  • Car rod
  • Flares
  • Atlas
  • Hidden key
  • Jumper cables
  • Emergency kit

For Whatever:

  • Tool kit
  • Umbrella/rain jacket
  • Sewing kit
  • Shoeshine kit
  • Manicure kit
  • Medicine box (thermometer, pain medicine, stomach medicine, band-aids, antibiotic ointment, allergy medicine, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, etc.)
  • Dustbuster
  • Outlet extenders/splitters
  • Extension cords
  • Fan
  • Surge protector
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Smoke alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic bags
  • Trash bags
  • Disposable plates, cups, bowls, cutlery
  • Napkins/paper towels
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener

For Fun:

  • Deck of cards
  • Bike/bike rack
  • Golf clubs
  • Tennis racket
  • Cooler
  • Radio/stereo
  • CDs
  • iPod
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • DVDs
  • Bible
  • Books

For Keeping in Touch

  • Cell phone
  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes