The only things you have to pack for college
Packing for college is one of the hardest things to do in this world, especially as a fresher.
I know there are countless packing lists available on the internet today but trust me, most of them are outdated or inaccurate. You will end up buying things you don’t need or things that might not even fit in your tiny dorm room.
In this post, I will list all the important things you will need to pack for college. I’m not saying my list is the best but so far, it’s the best! I have also included a printable college packing list at the end of this post that you can save, print and use.
Before I start, I will like to mention that this is a general list, meaning it contains only the basic things that you will surely need sooner or later. You are free to add whatever you want to add.
I will also list some items at the end that will be nice to have but are not essential. You might want to check first with your roommate (if they already have them) and your school (if they are allowed or not)
Without any other delay, let’s get into it:
Best places to get college stuff
College packing list
Dorm room Essentials
Alarm clock or wall clock
Plastic storage bin
I have a whole post about the 20 dorm room essentials you will regret not having. Read that next if you want the full list and my reasons why I think they’re a must.
Personal care and bathroom essential
Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
Shower flip flops
Face and body wash
Shaving cream and sticks
Broom and dustpan
Disinfectants like Dettol
Stapler and staples
Microwave if allowed
Mini fridge if allowed
I honestly can’t mention anything here since we all have different fashion senses. You should make sure you check the weather in the country where your college is and pack your clothes based on that. If the weather there is cold, consider taking more hoodies, jackets, and sweaters with you and if it’s a hot place, you will want to pack clothes that are light like gowns, skirts, etc. this part is all yours to customize it however you want. Don’t forget to pack your undies though.
Not essential but will be nice to have
Here are a few things that you might not need all the time but will come in handy some days:
A small sewing kit
A portable speaker
Final thoughts on the only things you have to pack for college
I hope this answers your question about what to bring to college. I tried to make this list as general as possible and I mentioned only the essential things you will ever need as a college freshman.
Don’t forget that you’re always free to bring any additional items that you think you need. After all, the first year of college is all about exploring and making mistakes. After your first year, you can take the things you didn’t use at all home or donate them!
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if you have a few more minutes to spare, I highly recommend you binge-read these posts.
That’s all I have for you, I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did while writing it.
What was your first year of college like?
Have you ever used a college packing list before?
What are some things you can’t live without in college? Let me know about it in the comments section below.