ultimate college dorm list



Hey y'all!

Are you headed off to college soon? Are you unsure of what to pack for college?? If I could guess, I bet you've typed on google numerous times: college packing lists. I remember right about this time last year I started making list after list of items that I needed to pack for college. I am someone who loves to make lists, but when it comes to packing, sometimes I just throw everything together and then look around the room after to make sure I'm not forgetting anything. While that is definitely a method some people use for college (as in my brother), consider writing down items that you definitely need to bring or things you think you'll forget. 

This is where my list comes in- it includes items you might not have thought about, as well as general items that just about everyone will need for their room. That way, you can print off the list and check things off as you pack them! You can save this list to your phone when you are shopping, or print it off to help you check off everything as you pack! 


I've organized the lists by category. I thought of it as each section of the room, and then more specific categories. Some things can definitely cross different categories, so just double check that you aren't buying multiples unnecessarily or forgetting anything! Also, this list isn't perfect for every dorm or every person. I lived in community style bathrooms, so someone who is in suite-style or apartment living might need to adjust this list. This can just be a frame of reference for any type of room, and you might need to disregard a couple items depending on what you want to get and what type of room you are in. Please make sure to double check with yout




Disclaimer: I did not list every single thing (such as each toiletry, clothing item, decor piece, etc.) on the lists featured in this post. The list that is downloadable at the bottom of this post will go more in-depth, so please check that one out as well. However, I know there are probably things I'm forgetting.  The list would go on forever if I did that! If you have a question about something you are wondering if you should bring, comment down below or email me! We can chat about any questions you have! And just a reminder- it's ok if you forget something to college! You can always head to a store nearby, order on Amazon, check at your school's bookstore, or ask someone from home to send it to you. It's not the end of the world, so try not to stress about packing! 

Need more help in preparing for freshman year?? Check out these posts next. 


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Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps those of you who are moving to college soon!

xoxo, 

Madison 

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