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College move in: what do I bring?


College is right around the corner, and for a freshman, packing can be a stressful event. There are things you wish you could bring or things you wouldn’t even think of bringing.

But don’t fret! Here are some helpful tips and list that you need before you move in to your college dorm.


Before even packing your clothes, make sure you’ve done your research on your school’s location - your wardrobe choices will heavily depend on this! Also think about what activities you plan to do for an entire semester. But always consider the fact that college can be a stressful environment, and there’s nothing else you’d rather be in than comfortable clothing.

  • Comfortable clothes (Jeans, T-shirts, Tank tops) and shoes (Sneakers, Tennis shoes)

  • Semi-formal attire

  • Work-out clothes and shoes

  • Bathing suit

  • Light jacket, Heavy coat

  • Slippers

Dorm Room Essentials

Aside from personal needs such as clothing, you will also be needing stuff for your dorm room. But before packing, make sure you know how big your room is and what it comes with. This will give you an idea of what to pack and how to pack your dorm room essentials.

  • Comforter/bedspread

  • Pillows

  • Bed linens (be sure you know what size the bed is!)

  • Clothing hangers

  • Laundry hamper

  • Iron

  • Foldable ironing board

  • Laundry detergent

  •  Fabric softeners

  • Drying rack for clothes that can’t be put in the dryer

  • Soap and/or body wash

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Towels and washcloths

  • Robe

  • Bathroom cleaning supplies

  • Tissues

  • First Aid Kit

  • Toiletries (Moisturizer, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss)

  • Coffee pot

  • Tea kettle for boiling water

  • Instant coffee

  • Creamer

  • Ramen

  • Canned foods

  • Bottled water or water filter

  • Snacks

  • Paper towels

  • Frying pan

  • Utensils

  • Plates and bowls

  • Cups and mugs

School Needs and Supplies

Starting a new semester won’t feel complete without your school supplies. But remember, in college, you won’t be needing a lot of it.

  • Laptop

  • Backpack

  • Binders and folders

  • Pens (black, blue or red - it’s totally up to you!)

  • Sharpie markers

  • Post-it notes

  • Highlighters

  • Calculator

  • Paper clips

This may sound and look overwhelming but knowing what to bring to a dorm move in helps a lot. It’ll save you a lot of time, money, and space, and will help you start your college life stress-free!

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