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SUPERLIST: What to bring to college

The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The moment I’ve been procrastinating forever. Here you go. The list of what to bring to college. Just a little something before I begin:

One of the most important things to remember is that you don’t need to bring your life to college. You have a limited amount of space that you’re probably sharing with another person. Keep it light, keep it neat. Your life now consists of dorms, classes, dining hall, and parties. You’re going to be seeing the same people every day and doing the same thing every day. Don’t let this list influence you to buy stuff that you’re not going to use, because the main thing here is saving money and downsizing. On the other hand, you’re going to be on your own for the first time and there are probably a lot of things you usually don’t have to think about (laundry supplies, dishes, extension cords, etc). 

Anyways, enjoy the list, reblog the shit out of it, and HAVE AN AWESOME TIME SHOPPING.

  • 2 sets of bed sheets (usually twin XL)
  • 2 or 3 pillows
  • pillowcases (more than the number of pillows you have)
  • light blanket
  • heavy blanket
  • mattress pad (memory foam is the best)
  • under-bed storage

  • laptop or desktop (laptops are best)
  • ethernet cable
  • USB flash drives
  • keyboard
  • mouse
  • mouse pad
  • printer
  • printer ink
  • printer paper
  • surge protector

  • pens/pencils/highlighters/markers (want to save money? bring them from home)
  • sharpies
  • scissors
  • calculator
  • stapler
  • staples
  • glue
  • tape/masking tape
  • cup to put your pens/pencils in
  • erasers
  • looseleaf paper
  • notebooks
  • binders
  • folders
  • 3-hole puncher
  • post-it notes
  • sticky tabs
  • backpack/book bag
  • assignment notebook/planner
  • calendar
  • desk lamp
  • stamps
  • envelopes
  • stationary
  • rubber bands
  • paper clips
  • ruler
  • white out
  • garbage can (metal or plastic, NOT MESH)

  • posters/stuff to slap on your walls
  • christmas lights
  • extra phone/charger
  • TV
  • DVDs
  • speakers
  • extension cords
  • air freshener
  • batteries

  • microwave
  • mini fridge
  • a few plastic bowls/plates/cups
  • knife
  • a few forks/spoons
  • reusable water bottle
  • sponge
  • small bottle of dish soap
  • chip clips
  • plastic food containers (like tupperware) 


(BUT REMEMBER, FRESHMAN 15)

  • ramen
  • easy mac
  • peanut butter
  • nutella
  • tea
  • honey
  • instant coffee
  • sugar packets
  • powder coffee creamer/little coffee creamer cups
  • granola bars
  • cereal
  • oatmeal packets
  • popcorn
  • soup at hand
  • pop
  • energy drinks

  • bath towels (3 is good)
  • bath robe
  • washcloth
  • shower caddy (I like the rubber kind, and make sure it drains)
  • designated shower flip flops
  • turbie twist
  • hair dryer
  • curling iron
  • flat iron
  • hair brush/comb
  • little mirror


(enough of everything to last a semester)

  • makeup
  • sunscreen
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • soap
  • shaving cream/gel
  • razor
  • face wash
  • lotion
  • mouth wash
  • toothbrush
  • tooth paste
  • tissue box
  • tweezers
  • hair products
  • deodorant
  • floss
  • q-tips
  • cotton balls
  • tampons/pads/watever
  • condoms

  • band aids
  • antibacterial ointment
  • vitamins
  • tylenol/advil
  • dayquil/nyquil
  • cough drops
  • contact solution, etc

  • jeans
  • dress pants
  • dress shirts
  • button-down shirts
  • blouses
  • skirts
  • dresses
  • leggings
  • tights/stockings/nylons
  • t-shirts (long and short sleeved)
  • workout clothes
  • pajamas
  • sweatpants
  • sweatshirts
  • sweaters
  • ENOUGH socks
  • ENOUGH underwear
  • bras
  • bathing suit
  • shorts
  • blazers
  • winter jacket
  • light jacket
  • rain jacket
  • cardigans
  • vests
  • tank tops

  • belts
  • umbrella
  • scarves
  • purses
  • clutch/wristlet (great for going out — phone & ID)
  • jewelry
  • watch
  • hat
  • gloves/mittens
  • sunglasses/hater blockers 


(based on what I brought last year)

  • ugg boots/winter boots
  • rain boots
  • leather boots
  • heels (at least a pair of black heels)
  • flats
  • flip flops (other than shower ones)
  • slippers
  • sandals
  • tennis shoes
  • slip-on and run outside for fire drill shoes
  • boat shoes
  • shoes you can ruin

  • laundry bag
  • laundry hamper (plastic is best)
  • laundry detergent/softener sheets
  • quarters
  • tide-to-go stick
  • ironing board (ONLY if you’ll use it)

  • social security card
  • insurance card
  • ID card/driver’s license 
  • student ID card
  • bike/helmet/lock
  • light bulbs
  • flashlight
  • earplugs
  • pepper spray
  • keychain
  • safe
  • sports equipment (if you plan on playing)
  • bug spray
  • closet organizers/drawers 
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