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Stress Free College Packing For Freshman


Deciding what to take with you when you go off to college may seem like a challenge. By planning ahead, you can make the job simpler and ensure that you have the items you need.

Don't stress too much about having absolutely everything you need the first day. You will be buying a few things when you arrive on campus. Class supplies, personal hygiene products, and the like, can all be purchased as you need them.

Make a list of the items that you are sure to need during your first year. Your list will probably include: a laundry bag or basket, laundry detergent and fabric softener, shower products such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, as well as a caddy to put these items in, towels and wash cloths, sleep wear and a robe, clothing for all types of occasions, a first aid kit, a sewing kit, hangers, essential dishes including a plate, bowl, cup, fork, spoon and knife, a can opener, a bottle opener, cleaning items like paper towels, cleansers, sponges, a key-chain, twin XL bedding, a jump drive, a lock for your laptop, a power surge strip, two extension cords, a small oscillating fan, an umbrella, a small fridge, a and a microwave.

Collect all of the items on your list and place them into your packing containers. As you pack each of the items, cross them off of the list. Be sure to wrap any fragile items in bubble wrap or paper to protect them during the move to your dorm room. Label your containers so that you know the contents of each of them. If you have a long trip between your home and your college, you may want to leave some items off of the list until you get to your new location. You can usually purchase shower products and bedding at most department stores.

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