Ultimate College Packing List




I may be the only person on the planet that genuinely loves to pack... I leave in a week and a half and I'm itching to get started organizing, packing, and buying what I need. Anyway, as we approach our final weeks of summer break we approach the time to pack up basically our whole life into boxes and bring it along to school. Here's the list I'll be going off:


BEDDING
  • COMFORTER
  • FOAM TOPPER AND MATTRESS PAD
  • PILLOWS AND PILLOW CASES
  • THROW BLANKET AND THROW PILLOWS
  • SHEET SET (2)
ROOM
  • COMMAND STRIPS/HOOKS
  • ALARM CLOCK
  • DECORATIVE STRING LIGHTS
  • AREA RUG
  • FEBREEZE/BATH AND BODY WALLFLOWERS
  • FULL-LENGTH MIRROR
  • HANGERS 
  • BED STOOL
  • TRASHCAN
  • UNDER BED STORAGE (LARGE 3 DRAWER RUBBERMAID UNITS)
  • WALL ART- POSTERS, PICTURES, CANVAS PAINTINGS, TAPESTRIES ETC.
LAUNDRY
  • DETERGENT (I use pods)
  • HAMPER 
  • LINT BRUSH
  • LINGERIE BAG (Love this so if people move your laundry your undies aren't all over the floor/being touched, ew.)
  • TIDE TO GO STICK
  • SEWING KIT (You'll use it for a lot more than sewing)

FOOD - Just a baseline & what I plan to get, may vary. I suggest only buying relatively healthy snacks, then you only have the option to eat healthy.
  • BOTTLED WATER
  • ALMONDS/CASHEWS/TRAIL MIX
  • CEREAL
  • GRANOLA BARS
  • COFFEE AND CREAMER
  • SUGAR PACKETS (sugar in the raw is my fave)
  • PRETZELS
  • EASY MAC
  • POPCORN
  • OATMEAL 
  • ALMOND MILK
  • YOGURT
  • AVOCADOS
  • PITA CRACKERS AND HUMMUS
  • TEA

KITCHEN SUPPLIES
  • BOTTLE OPENER
  • CHIP CLIPS
  • KEURIG/COFFE POT
  • DISHES AND UTENSILS
  • DISINFECTING WIPES (an actual lifesaver)
  • LYSOL SPRAY (also lifesaver)
  • MICROWAVE/FRIDGE
  • MUGS/TRAVEL MUG
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
  • SEALABLE PLASTIC BAGGIES AND TRASH BAGS

BATHROOM
  • TOWELS/FACE TOWELS
  • BATHROBE
  • HAND SOAP
  • SHOWER CADDY, SHOWER CAP, SHOWER SHOES

TOILETRIES
  • SKINCARE PRODUCTS (MOISTURIZER, ACNE CREAM)
  • HAND SANITIZER (FOR DESK/VANITY AREA)
  • BODY WASH
  • SHAMPOO
  • CONDITIONER
  • HAIR PRODUCTS - HAIRSPRAY, SMOOTHING CREAM, SHINE SPRAY, ETC.
  • DEODORANT
  • FACE WASH
  • AQUAPHOR
  • BODY LOTION
  • PERFUMES
  • MAKEUP
  • MAKEUP REMOVER (I use Pond's remover wipes)
  • BRUSHES AND CLEANER
  • MOUTHWASH
  • TOOTHBRUSH/TOOTHPASTE
  • NAIL POLISH AND REMOVER
  • HAIR TIES, HAIR CLIPS, BOBBY PINS
  • HAIR BRUSH
  • CONTACTS/GLASSES
  • COTTON BALLS/SWABS
  • CURLING IRON, STRAIGHTENER, BLOW DRYER
  • MIRROR FOR DESK
  • RAZORS
  • TAMPONS AND PADS
  • TISSUES

CLOTHING - too long and self explanatory to include. Definitely check out my latest must haves post for what I think are super important. Also check any of my monthly "money well spent" posts!
Depending where you go to school, don't bring boots, heavy jackets, etc. until beginning or middle of October. 


TECH
  • BATTERIES
  • CHARGERS (CAMERA, PHONE, LAPTOP)
  • FLASH DRIVE
  • LAPTOP
  • SPEAKERS
  • TV
  • PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER
  • HEADPHONES
  • SURGE PROTECTORS

DOCUMENTS/MONEY
  • CREDIT/DEBIT CARD
  • CASH
  • DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • STUDENT ID

DESK/SCHOOL SUPPLIES
  • BACKPACK/TOTE
  • BINDER CLIPS, PAPER CLIPS, RUBBER BANDS
  • CALCULATOR
  • AGENDA
  • CARDS TO SEND HOME AND STAMPS
  • DESK LAMP
  • INDEX CARDS
  • FOLDERS
  • NOTEBOOKS
  • TAPE
  • PENCIL CASE
  • PENS, HIGHLIGHTERS, EXPO MARKERS, SHARPIES
  • POST-IT NOTES
  • RULER, SCISSORS, STAPLER 
  • TEXTBOOKS
  • WHITE-OUT

MEDICAL
  • BAND-AIDS
  • DAYQUIL AND NYQUIL
  • IBUPROFEN 
  • COUGH DROPS
  • EARPLUGS
  • EYE DROPS

ETC
  • DUCT TAPE
  • FAN
  • LIGHT BULBS
  • PLAYING CARDS/BOARD GAMES (I suggest Cards Against Humanity)
  • DUFFLE BAG & MAKEUP BAG FOR WEEKENDS HOME

Hope this gave you a nice baseline! Happy packing!