Moving Out: List of Necessary Items for College Students

Moving Out: List of Necessary Items for College Students
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    News about enrolling for a college usually brings about a lot of excitement.

    It is important that students about to join college be aware of the necessary items that they would require for use at the college.



Let us go through some of the most important ones. We could categorize them into Room Needs, Laundry Supplies, Office Supplies, Electronics, Shared Items, Household and Kitchen Items, Toiletries, Clothing, and Miscellaneous.


These items include:

  1. a bedside lamp
  2. a desk lamp
  3. alarm clock
  4. a fan
  5. storage trays
  6. storage bins
  7. a mini trash can
  8. a dry-erase wall calendar

As you can see, all these items are necessary. For laundry, bring a drying rack. Also, don’t forget picture hangers for your pictures, bulletin board and pushpins.


Under laundry, the following items are necessary:

  1. Two sets of bedsheets and pillow cases
  2. Two blankets
  3. Two pillows
  4. At least three towels
  5. A bedspread or comforter
  6. A mattress pad
  7. Enough hangers for the clothes
  8. A laundry basket or bag
  9. Laundry detergent, stain remover and fabric softener
  10. A lint brush
  11. A mini sewing kit


For writing and learning purposes, the following items are also necessary:

  1. USB flash drives and memory cards for storage of data
  2. staples and a stapler
  3. notebooks
  4. pens and pencils
  5. pencil holder and sharpener
  6. various sizes of labels
  7. sticky notes
  8. a folder that has pockets
  9. paper clips/pins
  10. rubber bands
  11. rulers
  12. stamps
  13. envelopes
  14. highlighter pens and Tape

In case you decide to bring a printer with you, it is important that you also bring printing papers.


  1. A laptop should be number one on your list. You don’t want to have problems when it comes to doing and submitting assignments on time.
  2. You could also carry an Ethernet cord just in case your room has wireless Internet.
  3. surge protector
  4. extension cords
  5. camera and cell phone
  6. Feel free to carry an MP3 player and headphones too. You don’t want to get bored.


These items are very essential. Some of them could come in handy especially in cases of sickness or during small accidents. They include items such as:

  1. Antacid
  2. aspirin
  3. vitamins
  4. antibiotic ointment and bandages
  5. cough drops
  6. shampoo and conditioner
  7. shower caddy
  8. flip-flops
  9. hair dryer
  10. nail clippers
  11. razor
  12. cotton swabs and Lotion


Everyone is entitled to their own taste of fashion. Just ensure that you have enough clothes appropriate for each season. Don’t forget to include items like:

  1. swimsuits
  2. pajamas
  3. sweaters


These could be items such as:

  1. plastic storage bags
  2. coffee mugs
  3. water bottle
  4. food storage containers
  5. bowl
  6. plate
  7. cup
  8. dish soap
  9. trash can


If you are a sports person, don’t forget to carry sport equipment. Other items could be things like:

  1. umbrellas
  2. backpack


As seen from the above, college life is a lot different than high school. Here, you live by yourself, in a room, far away from your family. That is why you need to ensure that you bring all the necessary items required so as to make your stay in college smooth.

I hope this was informative, you could let your friends know about this information by sharing this on networks such as Facebook.


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