Making sure that you are properly packed for your first year of college is one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of the entire college process. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Simply compiling a list of what you need to bring can help save you time, and ensure that your first year of college is a success. Luckily, we have already created this list for you. Read below to find out exactly what you should be bringing with you to your first year of school!

Clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Business-casual attire
  • T-shirts
  • Pants
  • Pajamas

Bedroom Items

  • Curtains
  • Trash cans
  • Comforters
  • Blankets
  • Hamper
  • Bedside lamp
  • Storage bins
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases

Health and Beauty Items

  • Cosmetics
  • First-aid kit
  • Cotton swabs
  • Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Q-tips
  • Nail clippers

School Supplies

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Backpack
  • Binders
  • Calculator
  • Index cards
  • Notebooks

Bathroom Items

  • Shaving kit
  • Body wash
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Towels

Kitchen Items

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Utensils/silverware
  • Dish soap
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Garbage bags
  • Can and bottle openers
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins