Having a check list of items you are going to need at college is important to keep you on track. Without this list you could easily find yourself forgetting items that you are definitely going to need while you are away at school.
What exactly do you take to college with you? The following are a few of the oh so important things that you could forget to pack.
So grab a piece of paper and title the page "What to bring to College" then place these items at the top of your list so you don't accidentally leave them behind when you make your big move.
Personal Care Items Rank High on the List of Forgotten Items
We all have our favorite personal care items and these are very high on the list of things that you do not want to leave at home. They are generally small items but very important ones because they are generally used on a daily basis.
Your hairbrush, comb, toothbrush, dental floss, nail clippers, eyebrow tweezers, sewing kit, shaver, medical kit, shampoo, conditioner, make-up and other personal care products can be very expensive to replace if they are forgotten.
As these items are kept out and used right up to the day that you leave they are also some of the most easily forgotten items. Set aside a small bag to package your personal care items in and insure that they find their way into it.
Dorm Rooms are Small and That Tiny Space can Fill up Fast
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Pack Clothing to Suit Every Occasion and Each Changing Season
You will need a suitable selection of clothing for use during your time at College. This does not mean just bringing your favorite articles of clothing. It means taking a selection of clothing which can accommodate your needs in virtually every situation. You will be away at school for awhile.
Casual clothing, dress clothing, warm weather clothing, rainy weather clothing, and brrr icy cold weather clothing. You will probably encounter all of these settings while you are away at college and having to repurchase these items can be very expensive.
Make sure you take a suitable range of clothing and shoes with you. Also remember to take a swim suit as well. You may wind up in a location with a pool or close to an area where students go to swim. Swimwear is one of the most likely to be forgotten articles of clothing and you may find yourself wanting to take a nice relaxing dip with friends while you are away.
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Office items: Computer, Laptop, Tablet, and Accessories
Your computer and computer accessories are very important for research and typing out reports. Don't forget to pack your computer, printer, USB flash drives, and computer paper with you to college.
Keep in mind that laptops and notebook computers are much lighter, and easier to pack than a desk top, and they take up much less space in the dorm room.
Other important DESK ITEMS that you will be needing are pens, pencils, erasers, tape, scratch pads, note pads, and a calculator. You may also need a desk lamp for after your room mate goes to bed but you remain at your desk on those late night study sessions.
A bulletin board and calendar are very important to take with you for a number of reasons. You can use the board to post reminders to yourself and also to help you and your roommate keep in touch with each other. A calendar with large spaces is invaluable for keeping track of exam and project due dates.
Which items are you most likely to forget?
Personal Care Items
Books or other school items
Electronics or their accessories
You Will Need a Few Basic Housewares Electronics and Appliances
You really are officially on your own when you move away from home. Your meals and personal care are now your responsibility which means that there are a few absolute essential items that you will be needing in the house wares department.
You will require at least two bath towels, two facecloths, soap, a set of sheets and a pillowcase, blankets, 2 tea towels, 2 dishcloths, broom, dustpan, extension cord, as well as a dish and flatware set for yourself. Always keep in mind that space is going to be tight. Prioritize.
Many college dorms share kitchen space but students often keep some essential appliances in their rooms as well. If you know who your dorm roommate will be then discuss with him or her first which electronic items each of you will bring with you to the dorm.
A toaster, coffee pot, hot plate, microwave, and television are all nice to have in the dorm room but you certainly do not need two of any of these showing up to take up space. You will also need an alarm clock but this is an item that you both should bring. This will insure that your alarm is always set for the time that you require it to be.
It can be a Lot of Items and You Have Limited Space
If it sounds like you are packing to move into your own home well you sort of are. You will require for college just about everything that you would otherwise need to survive in your own home.
So what else might you forget when you are heading off to college?
You may want to put your phone on your list (you would be amazed how many forget it). Also a few basic tools such as a stapler, tape, hammer and nails.
If you have a couple favorite posters and a few pictures of those that you most care about then you can bring those along as well. These personal items will allow you to keep your home, friends, and family close.
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