A College Packing List to End All Packing Lists

Oh dear. Bye-bye sun tan lotion, Slurpees, sleeping in and barbeques. The new semester is nearly upon us and as much as we hate to see the glorious summer go, there is a degree of excitement that always comes with a new college semester. And nothing seems to crystallize this feeling into reality more than getting together your college packing list.

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Yes, we all know you’re supposed to pack sheets, toothpaste and your laptop. Our list will have these things noted just for safe measure (we got you). But also, we’ll remind you of all the things you’ll forget, all the things you’ll need and all the things that will make this school year…FREAKIN AMAZING! So without further ado…Roommate Harmony’s ultimate college packing list:

Bathroom:

[ ] Shower Caddie [ ] Flip-flops [ ] Shampoo [ ] Conditioner [ ] Gel [ ] Hair Ties
[ ] Mousse [ ] Razors [ ] Tooth -brush [ ] Toothpaste [ ] Q-tips [ ] Beard Trimmer
[ ] Body Wash [ ] Nail Clippers [ ] Tweezers [ ] Deodorant [ ] File [ ] Towels
[ ] Floss [ ] Shaving Cream [ ] Makeup [ ] Hair Supplies [ ] Meds [ ] Tissues

Kitchen:

[ ] Eating Utensils [ ] Paper Towels [ ] Plate(s) [ ] Bowl(s) [ ] Snacks [ ] Food Label Stickers
[ ] Packaged Foods [ ] Coffee Maker [ ] Toaster [ ] Microwave [ ] Mini- Fridge [ ] Hand Towel
[ ] Sponges [ ] Sprays and Cleaners [ ] Broom [ ] Dustpan [ ] Dish Soap [ ] Garbage Bags
[ ] Water Filter [ ] Pot Holders [ ] Plastic Bags [ ] Measuring Cups/Spoons [ ] Spices [ ] Cooking Utensils

Dorm Room:

[ ] Curtains [ ] Bedding [ ] Pillows [ ] Wall Art [ ] Laptop [ ] Cell Charger
[ ] Clothes [ ] Mattress Pad [ ] Family Pictures [ ] Storage Crates [ ] Hangers [ ] Jewelry
[ ] First Aid Kit [ ] Slippers [ ] Sneakers [ ] Sticky Bulletin Board [ ] Lamps [ ] Area Rug
[ ] Jacket [ ] Blanket [ ] Power Strip [ ] Extension Cords [ ] PJ’s [ ] Mirror

Other Fun Stuff:

[ ] Flashlight [ ] Batteries [ ] Hamper Hoops [ ] Febreze [ ] Tile Key Finder [ ] Earth Friendly Detergent
[ ] Sewing Kit [ ] Water Bottle [ ] Chore Chart [ ] Calendar [ ] Flash Drive [ ] Weekly Planner
[ ] Sticky Tack [ ] Dry Erase Board [ ] Sleep Mask [ ] Room Safe [ ] Duct Tape [ ] Vitamins
[ ] Umbrella [ ] Washi Tape [ ] Printer [ ] Push Pins [ ] Stapler [ ] Staple Remover
[ ] Ruler [ ] Measuring Tape [ ] Hammer [ ] Screwdriver [ ] Pillow Pet [ ] Backpack

 

There you go. You are now set to make your first day a wonderful, forgetful free one. Enjoy the buzz of the move back to campus, the chatter in the hallways and joy of being reunited with friends. College is tough but still an enjoyable journey – make the most of it while you have it!

Written by Chad Jarrah

Chad Jarrah runs Roommate Harmony and aims to improve the shared living experience through the use of its products and blog. When not saving the world from fights about who ate the last slice of pizza (I’m looking at you, Alan), he loves to travel to faraway places, bake (and eat) delicious treats, and spend time with his beautiful family.

CURRENT GOAL: Make Roommate Harmony a household name (or: perfect "Where is my mind" on the piano) (or: figure out how to arrange a hug with a chimpanzee) (or: concoct an original ice cream flavor that actually warrants a second spoonful)