My College Packing List

MY College Packing List

Prior to leaving for college last year, I remember constantly scrolling through Pinterest pinning every single college packing list I could find. Many of these lists had overlapping items and some hand pointless items that were totally unnecessary to bring to college.

After going through these lists for a few weeks, I combined and edited a bunch of lists and accumulated my own. This list was critical to my packing. While I may have brought a few other things that are not included on it, it encompasses most of the major things that I brought. Be sure to talk with your roommate(s) about what you are planning on bringing so you do not overlap items!

I have already started to pack for this coming school year and am utilizing my list again. Iā€™m sharing it with you in the hopes that you will find it useful as you begin to pack this year. It may also save you some time and keep you from searching through every list you can find on Pinterest.

Let me know in the comments if you think there is anything important missing from my list or anything you saw that you had not thought of before that is on it!

Oh, and good luck packing!

My College Packing List

Bed

  • Twin X-Long Sheets (Two Sets)
  • Blankets
  • Duvet Cover
  • Duvet Insert
  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillow Cases
  • Pillows
  • Body Pillow
  • Throw Pillows
  • Mattress Protector

Bathroom

  • Body Towels
  • Hand Towel
  • Washcloths
  • Towel Wrap/Bathrobe
  • Curling Iron
  • Hair Straightener
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Hair Brush
  • Comb
  • Lotion
  • Conditioner
  • Shampoo
  • Other Hair Products
  • Hair Spray
  • Nail Clippers
  • Q-Tips
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tweezers
  • Scale

Desk

  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Staples
  • Calendar/Planner
  • Desk Lamp
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Paper Clips
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Post Its
  • Rubber Bands
  • Scissors
  • Alarm Clock
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Calculator
  • Highlighters
  • Note Cards
  • Sharpie Markers

Electronics

  • Laptop
  • Headphones x2
  • HDMI Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Printer
  • Ink
  • Printer Paper
  • Surge Protectors
  • USB/Flash Drive
  • DVDs/Movies
  • Extension Cords
  • iPod Speakers
  • TV and Remote
  • Phone Charger
  • Computer Cord
  • Camera
  • Power Strip
  • DVD Player
  • JamBox

Dorm Room Necessities

  • Book Light
  • Futon
  • Kleenex
  • Mini Ottoman With Storage
  • Vacuum
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Wipes
  • Steamer
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Broom
  • Lint Roll/Brush
  • Area Rug
  • Floor Lamp
  • Air Freshner Spray

Decorating

  • Posters
  • Pictures
  • Lights
  • Picture Frames
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Adhesive Hooks

Toiletries

  • Clearisel
  • Face Pads
  • Neosporin
  • Band-Aids
  • Face Wash
  • Deodorant
  • First Aid Kit
  • Aleve/Aspirin
  • Cold Medicine
  • Gas Medicine
  • Cough Medicine
  • Thermometer
  • Vitamins
  • Makeup
  • Makeup Remover
  • Perfume
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Ties
  • Headbands
  • Feminine Products
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton Balls
  • Floss
  • Wipes

Food

  • Plates/Bowls/Cups
  • Can Opener
  • Pizza Cutter
  • Silverware
  • Paper Towels
  • Tupperware
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Bread
  • Popcorn
  • Chip Clips
  • Dish Soap
  • Dish Brush/Sponge
  • Dish Towel
  • Microwave
  • Water Pitcher
  • Filters for Pitcher
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Water Bottles
  • Water

School Supplies

  • 4 Folders
  • 4 Binders
  • 4 Notebooks
  • Loose Leaf
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Sharpies
  • Highlighters
  • Backpack
  • 4 Notebooks
  • Pencil Case
  • Eraser
  • Calculator
  • Laptop Sleeve
  • Textbooks

Laundry

  • Hangers
  • Fabric Softner
  • Hamper
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Stain Remover
  • Tide Pods

Organization

  • Under Bed Storage
  • Stacking Drawers
  • Shoe Storage
  • Closet Organizer
  • Duffle Bag
  • Waste Basket
  • Desk Organizer
  • Over the Door Organizer

Random

  • Batteries
  • Duct Tape
  • Fan
  • Safety Pins
  • Sewing Kit
  • Umbrella
  • Soccer Stuff
  • Scooter
  • Board Games
    • Cards
    • Catchphrase
  • Lanyard

Clothes

  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Rain Boot
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Snow Boots
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatpants
  • Swimsuit
  • T-Shirts
  • Winter Wear
  • Shoes
  • Workout Clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Belts
  • Dresses
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Coats
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry
  • Purse/Wallet
  • Sunglasses

MUST HAVES

  • Drivers License
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Financial Aid Info
  • Bank Info
  • Checks
  • Student ID
  • Social Security Card

Here is a document version of my checklist if you want to print it out and use it or edit it!

Checklist

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