The “Ultimate” College Packing List

14 Aug

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One would think that since I’ve been blogging for five years (Ok, that’s crazy as it feels like only four), and one of my first blogs was about What does a girl pack for college , that I would have some idea about how to help my child pack for college.  Not so much. Especially since boys pack differently than girls.  And Meredith left for college five years ago, and a lot changes in five years.  But I digress… 🙂  With Patrick heading off to college in the not too distant future, I thought it best to brush up on my college packing lists.

There are many, many lists out there, but what intrigued me about this list, is this gal was confident enough to declare it The Ultimate College Packing List.  I stand up and take notice when something is declared “The Ultimate”, and liked what she suggested, so here that goes:

The Ultimate College Packing List by The Blogging Brew

 

 

 

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AROUND THE DORM

Laundry bag
Laundry bin
Drawer liners
Mini fan
Bedside caddy
Over the door mirror
Rug
Futon/comfy chair
Mini ottomans with storage
TV
Trash/recycling bin and bags

BEDDING

Comforter
Sheets
Sleeping pillow
Decorative pillows
Pillow protector
Mattress protector
Comfy blanket
Mattress pad Be sure to check with your housing office for bed sizes, because your dorm may require Twin XL sheets!

BATHROOM

Shower caddy
Face towels
Hand towels
Bath towels
Shower shoes
Bath robe
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Mouth wash
Floss
Face cleanser/moisturizer
Shower gel/shampoo/conditioner
Shaving cream/razors
Hair products
Hair brush/comb
Straightening/curling iron
Blow dryer
Lotion

CLOSET

Tubular hangers
Scarf hanger
Shoe organizer
Hanging jewelry organizer

DESK

Mouse/mouse pad
Pencil cups
Calendar
Lamp
Bulletin board
Push pins

ELECTRONICS

Phone and charger
Laptop and charger
Printer, paper, and ink
Camera
Headphones
Power strip
Surge protector
USB
DVD’s
Network cable
Alarm clock
Portable Hard Drive

KITCHEN

Silverware
Cutting board
Plates
Bowl
Cups
Coffee mug
To-go coffee mug
Microwaveable Tupperware
Microwaveable steamer
Microwaveable Ramen cooker
Microwaveable soup bowl
Basically everything microwaveable
Coffee maker
Microwave
Mini Fridge
Kitchen towels
Dish detergent
Food (I’ll leave that one to you)

PERSONAL

First aid box
Allergy medicine
Cold medicine
Pain medicine
Upset stomach medicine
Itch-relief cream
Band-aids
Thermometer
Eyedrops
Deoderant
Make-up
Feminine products
Vitamins
Cotton balls
Tissues

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Binders
Spirals
Folders
Stapler
Pens
Pencils
Highlighters
Tape
3-hole puncher
Extra notebook paper
Planner
Post-It notes
Paper clips
Scissors
Note cards
White-out
Calculator

…EVERYTHING ELSE

Disinfecting wipes
Brita filter
Umbrella
Laundry detergent
Dryer sheets
Stain remover
Lint roller
Lock (if your dorm comes with a lockable drawer, otherwise I suggest purchasing a safe!)
Storage bins
Handheld broom
Reusable water bottle
Backpack
Tool kit
Hanging hooks
Weekend bag
Paper organizer

 

Because I think life is about choices, I am including numerous additional college packing lists.

Yet someone else confident enough to post, The Ultimate College Packing List

 

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College Checklist

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The “Ultimate” Freshman Packing List, yet another Ultimate list!


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 The Mother of All College Packing Lists

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Dorm Essentials Checklist

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A Guys Packing List for College

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“My College Packing List”… and this is Not “My” List, but someone else who goes by “My”.

cb213809aff737ce5599da4e2d445a08 ca3d38d688407ebeadb69c129f01718dI think what’s best to do with these “lists” is to use them as guidelines.  Figure out what your college student needs (or You, if a college student is actually reading this and not my posse of friends) and create your own list.  I have found that perusing through these lists I have found things that I would have forgotten for Patrick.  Quite frankly, as of lately, I’d probably forget just about everything, but again, I digress.  What concerns me most is this time when taking my child to school, we are taking one car.  With Meredith, we took two cars.  That was two cars filled with basically All clothes!

Now with Pants

But, I happen to be a savvy packer and am confident we can get all of POB’s belongings into one car… As well as our overnight bags and electronics and stash of wine.

What’s keeping me calm (aside from a never-ending supply of Chardonnay), is knowing that I can ship anything that Patrick needs via Amazon Prime!  Free two-day shipping, on most items!  Seeing as freshman aren’t allowed to have cars, he won’t have a chance to run to Target, Walmart or other stores where he may need things.  And while I’m all about sending care packages, I’m also very happy to order from Amazon, and let them ship what’s needed for me!  Saving on shipping, which is a very good thing.  So if you forget to send something with your college young adult, you can ship it for free from Amazon!  As long as you have Amazon Prime…and I think Everyone should have Amazon Prime.  Students can try it for free for 6-months, via this link: Amazon Prime Free Trial for Students

Lastly…everything we got for college was from Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, The Container Store and Amazon.  That doesn’t include the preppy clothes and shoes my son likes, but all dorm-items we purchased at these stores…and mostly online.

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Song of the Day:  Good Riddance (Time of your Life) by Green Day.

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test and don’t ask why
It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time
It’s something unpredictable but in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life

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Life is short.  Kiss your kids! ❤

xoxo,

T.

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Thanks NKO!  Love this!

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This is true. 🙂

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This is also true.

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Better yet, I will write my screenplay!


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Ain’t that the truth!

 

 

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One Response to “The “Ultimate” College Packing List”

  1. Shefali August 17, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    I’m overwhelmed by this! I’m sure you are too as Patrick is leaving Wed. If you or Meredith need any help that day, just let me know. Do you want me to bring dinner over for them so Meredith doesn’t have to worry about it when she gets home?

    Shefali

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