Going away to college is one of the most exciting yet stressful times of any young person’s life. Given how stressful the entire college process can be, it can sometimes be easy to overlook one of the most important aspects of it: packing. To make your life easier, we came up with this what-to-pack-for-college checklist to help ensure your college experience is the best it can possibly be!

Laundry Supplies

  • Fabric softener
  • Stain remover
  • Lint brush
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent

Bedding Supplies

  • Blankets
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Sheets
  • Comforter/bedspread

Desk Supplies

  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Index cards
  • Lamp
  • Stapler and staples
  • Printer paper
  • Paper clips
  • Binder clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Rulers

Electronics

  • Headphones
  • Cell phone
  • Cell phone charger
  • Laptop
  • Printer
  • HDMI cord
  • Extension cords

Toiletries

  • Towels
  • Comb/brush
  • Nail clippers
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairstyling products
  • Bath and face soaps
  • Travel soap containers
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss

Clothing

  • Boots
  • Sneakers
  • Business-casual clothes
  • Dress shoes
  • Suits and ties
  • Blouses
  • Swimsuits
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Flip-flops
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Gloves
  • Scarfs
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatpants

Household Supplies

  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Food-storage containers
  • Dish soap
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Lightbulbs
  • Bowls
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Coffee mugs
  • Silverware
  • Can openers

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Aspirin
  • Vitamins
  • Band-Aids
  • Umbrellas
  • Backpack
  • Sports equipment
  • Cough drops