You are about to start you first year of college, so CONGRADULATIONS! If you are anything like me I spent the summer scouring the web for the things I needed for my dorm and for school. I found many list containing lots of items but after living in a dorm for a year I know what you really need for it and I have decided to share it with you and my sister who will be starting her first year of college this fall.
Warning: You may not need everything on my list or you may need more depending on you.
I really love this packing list from HerCampus. It is a great start and will give you some ideas of things that will not be on my list.
If you are looking for a set or package my sister discovered thisset by Roomify. You can customize what comes in the box and its handy to take to college in the box it comes in. it includes things that will be on the list further down.
I know that this doesn’t seem like a long list but the dorm rooms are small and this isn’t a lot of room to put things.
Doing laundry in a dorm sucks. I’m telling you people will move your clothes before they are done. Not all of the machines are always working. Here’s a tip; do not do laundry on the weekend like everyone else, do it during the week for a less busy room.
Kitchen Supplies + Food
*buy food when you get to college
Just remember if you have a meal plan then you may only need small snacks in your room. Also, again the room is small so don’t go overboard in buy food and kitchen supplies.
You may need more or less school supplies depending on what kind of student you are and how organized you are.
Bathroom + Toiletries
*I had a communal bathroom at college so this list for bathroom necessities will not apply for people who have their own bathroom
You may need more or less stuff than I needed like if you wear glasses or contacts or if you are more though with getting dressed or your skincare routine.
You might bring more clothes if you like to get dressed up every day, or you work out in special clothes. Just remember most college dorm closest are small. And if you are in a position to drive home before winter you can change your wardrobe to suit the climate.
Germs spread very vast when you are living in a close space with so many other people, you will want to be prepared to combat any sickness going around. My mom is a nurse, so she made me a kit with medicine and first aid necessities and it was a lifesaver!
You may want to bring more or less of the things on the list depending on your favorite activates. Like you could bring a yoga mat if you like yoga or you could bring art supplies if you like to be creative!
Well I hope this list help you! Just remember that you can stray away from the items on this list if you feel that you do not need them. I lived in a dorm the size of a shoe box and your dorm might be bigger are you could have more room to have more things. I hope that you have a great year at college!