College Dorm Packing Checklist
Follow this list to help ensure you've packed all the essentials without over packing.
August 11, 2014
By now, you’ve probably started to think about packing for college. While it’s easy to get overwhelmed, remember that you’re just going to college – not Mars.
Every year, tons of students pack way too many items in fear they won’t be prepared.
However, they arrive to learn that they have little space to store everything and end up regretting packing so much.
Alternatively, they forget an essential item because there’s just so much to think about.
Remember, if you do forget an essential, you can always ask someone to send it, pick it up next time you visit home or have someone from home bring it along when they visit.
Or, if it’s something as simple as a toothbrush, there are stores around your college town.
In hopes to help with the process, here’s a college dorm packing checklist.
Follow this list to help ensure you’ve packed all the essentials without over packing.
Always Ask First!
Before bringing any of the following items, contact your school’s housing office and ask about the rules and regulations within the residence halls.
Many schools don’t allow things such as:
• Halogen bulbs and/or lamps
• Hotplates, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens
• Air conditioners
• Extension cords
• Nail picture hangers
Note: Even though you can usually get school supplies on campus, it’s often cheaper to buy it during the back-to-school sales at off-campus stores.