What to Pack for College

October 28, 2021
College Students Packing for College

If you’re going away to college, you know that packing for it can be very stressful. However, it doesn’t have to be. If you create a list of what to pack, you’ll find that the whole process is much simpler than you think. Knowing what to bring in advance will also help you save money as well. Below we have compiled a list on what to pack for college to help make things more convenient and easier for you.

Toiletries/Personal Care

  • Comb/brush
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Q-tips
  • Nail clippers
  • Bath soap
  • Shower gel
  • Dental floss
  • Shaving supplies
  • Hairdryer
  • Lotions
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners

Bedding/Bath

  • Detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Fabric softener
  • Bleach
  • Bedsheets
  • Pillow
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Towels
  • Laundry basket/hamper

Clothes

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatpants
  • Pajamas
  • Sneakers

School Supplies

  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Carrying bag/Bookbag
  • Tape
  • Planner or calendar
  • Index cards
  • Markers
  • Stapler and staples
  • Sticky notes
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Binders and folders
  • Calculator
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paperclips
  • Highlighters

Household and Kitchen Items

  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Lightbulbs
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Food-storage containers
  • Dish soap
  • Hand soap
  • Tissues
  • Bowls, plates, and cups
  • Coffee mugs
  • Silverware
  • Can/bottle opener

Electronics

  • Laptop
  • Computer charger
  • Phone charger
  • Tablet
  • Headphones
  • Extension cord
  • HDMI and other necessary cables