Overwhelmed with the task of packing for college? Relax. We are here to help with a list of the obvious, and not-so-obvious items you may need. Before running out and buying everything, be sure to consult with your roommate to coordinate so you don't end up with two microwaves, but no dishes. Also, check with the residence hall or building management to find out if any items are restricted. Last, don't forget to think about how you are going to transport all of your possessions. Can you ship them? Can you order supplies online and pick up at a local store near your campus? With our list and a little advanced planning, you can reduce the stress of move-in day.

BEDDING

☐ Bedbug-protecting mattress cover

☐ Duvet insert and duvet cover or comforter set

☐ Foam topper

☐ Mattress pad

☐ Pillows

☐ Pillowcases

☐ Sleeping bag or air mattress (and sheet for air mattress)

☐ Study pillow

☐ Throw blanket

☐ Throw pillows

☐ 2-Twin XL sheet sets

ROOM

☐ Additional seating (beanbag chair, folding chair, comfy chair, etc.)

☐ Adhesive hooks and strips (that come off cleanly)

☐ Area rug

☐ Bed risers

☐ Bulletin board and/or dry erase board

☐ Floor lamp

☐ Full-length mirror

☐ Futon

☐ Hangers (the skinny ones work best)

☐ Jewelry organizer

☐ Over-the-door storage units

☐ Photos

☐ Picture frames

☐ Plastic shoe boxes

☐ Push pins/magnets/whiteboard markers

☐ Safe

☐ Safe cable lock

☐ Shoe rack

☐ Skirt hangers

☐ Stepladder

 ☐ Trashcan

☐ Underbed storage

☐ Wall art (posters, wall decals, etc.)

KITCHEN SUPPLIES

☐ Blender

☐ Bottle opener

☐ Can opener

☐ Chip clips

☐ Coffee maker

☐ Coffee pods (if applicable)

☐ Dish towels

☐ Dishes (bowls, plates, cups, mugs)

☐ Dishwashing soap

☐ Disinfecting wipes

☐ Dustbuster or mini vacuum

☐ Glass cleaner

☐ Microwave (if your dorm allows it)

☐ Mini fridge (if your dorm allows it)

☐ Oven mitt

☐ Paper plates

☐ Paper towel holder

☐ Paper towels

☐ Refrigerator cart

☐ Reusable water bottle

☐ Sponges

☐ Toaster (if your dorm allows it)

☐ Trash bags

☐ Travel mug

☐ Tupperware

☐ Sponges

☐ Utensils

☐ Water filter pitcher (and filters)

BATHROOM

☐ Air freshener

☐ Bath towels

☐ Bathrobe

☐ Bath cleaning supplies (i.e., drain cleaner, glass cleaner, rubber gloves, shower cleaner, sponges, toilet cleaner)

☐ Bathroom rug

☐ Hand towels

☐ Plunger

☐ Shower curtain and rings (if needed)

☐ Shower caddy/organizer

☐ Shower shoes

☐ Tissues

☐ Toilet paper

☐ Washcloths

LAUNDRY

☐ Bleach

☐ Dryer sheets

☐ Drying rack

☐ Febreze

☐ Garment bag

☐ Iron

☐ Ironing board

☐ Laundry detergent (pods are best)

☐ Laundry hamper or bag

☐ Lingerie bag

☐ Lint brush

☐ Portable stain remover pen

☐ Quarters (if your dorm requires it)

☐ Sewing kit

☐ Stain remover

☐ Steamer

TECH

☐ Alarm clock

☐ Batteries

☐ Camera

☐ Cell phone

☐ Chargers (phone, laptop, camera, tablets, etc.)

☐ E-reader

☐ Ethernet cable

☐ Extension cords

☐ External hard drive

☐ Flash drives

☐ HDMI cable

☐ Headphones and spare headphones

☐ iPod/MP3 player

☐ Lab desk

☐ Laptop and laptop charger

☐ Laptop cable lock

☐ Laptop case

☐ Microsoft Office

☐ Portable phone charger

☐ Printer

☐ Printer ink

☐ Printer paper

☐ Router

☐ SD card for camera

☐ External hard drive

☐ Spare cables

☐ Speakers

☐ Surge protectors

☐ Tablet

☐ TV

☐ TV stand

☐ Video game consoles

☐ Video games

DESK/SCHOOL SUPPLIES

☐ Address book

☐ Backpack or tote bag

☐ Binder clips

☐ Binders

☐ Calculator

☐ Calendar

☐ Desk chair (if dorm does not provide one)

☐ Desk lamp

☐ Desk organizer

☐ Envelopes

☐ Erasers

☐ File folders for important documents

☐ Folders

☐ Glue

☐ Highlighters

☐ Hole punch

☐ Index cards

☐ Notebook paper

☐ Notebooks

☐ Notepads

☐ Paperclips

☐ Pencil/pen case

☐ Pencil sharpener

☐ Pencils

☐ Pens/colored pens

☐ Planner

☐ Portfolio for interviews

☐ Post-it notes

☐ Rubber bands

☐ Ruler

☐ Scissors

☐ Stamps

☐ Staple remover

☐ Stapler

☐ Staples

☐ Tape

☐ Textbooks

☐ Three-hole punch

DOCUMENTS

☐ Bank documents

☐ Car registration and insurance information (if applicable)

☐ Checks

☐ Copy of birth certificate

☐ Copy of Social Security Card

☐ Credit card

☐ Debit card

☐ Driver’s license

☐ Emergency contact list

☐ Financial aid documents

☐ Health/dental insurance cards

☐ Healthcare Power of Attorney

☐ Lease (if you have an apartment)

☐ Passport

☐ Renter’s insurance (if you have an apartment)

☐ Student ID

MEDICALS

☐ Allergy medicine

☐ Aloe lotion

☐ Antiseptic wipes

☐ Bandages

☐ Cold and flu medicine

☐ Contact lenses, solution and case

☐ Cortisone cream

☐ Decongestant

☐ Eye drops

☐ Eye glasses (and extra pair of eye glasses) and case

☐ Eye glasses cleaner

☐ First aid kit

☐ Hot and cold packs

☐ Insect repellent

☐ Multivitamins

☐ Neosporin

☐ Over-the-counter pain medication

☐ Prescription medicine

☐ Prescription refill information

☐ Rubbing alcohol

☐ Supplements

☐ Thermometer (and thermometer covers)

☐ Throat drops/lozenges

☐ Upset stomach medication

☐ Vaseline

☐ Eye drops

☐ Eye glasses (and extra pair of eye glasses)

☐ First aid kit

☐ Hot and cold packs

☐ Insect repellent

☐ Multivitamins

☐ Over-the-counter pain medication

TOILETRIES

Products

☐ Acne medicine/cream

☐ Body wash

☐ Conditioner

☐ Dental floss

☐ Deodorant

☐ Eye cream

☐ Face wash

☐ Hair gel/mousse/spray

☐ Lip balm

☐ Lotion

☐ Makeup

☐ Erasers

☐ Makeup remover

☐ Moisturizer

☐ Mouthwash

☐ Nail polish

☐ Nail polish remover

☐ Shampoo

☐ Shaving cream

☐ Sunscreen

☐ Toothpaste

Supplies

☐ Blow dryer

☐ Bobby pins

☐ Comb

☐ Cotton balls

☐ Cotton swabs

☐ Hair clips

☐ Hair straightener

☐ Hair ties

☐ Hairbrush

☐ Hand mirror

☐ Headbands

☐ Nail clippers

☐ Nail files

☐ Razor and razor blades

☐ Sunglasses

☐ Tampons and pads

☐ Toothbrush

☐ Toothbrush holder

☐ Tweezers

CLOTHING

☐ Athletic sneakers

☐ Bathing suit

☐ Belts

☐ Bras

☐ Casual dresses

☐ Casual shoes

☐ Everyday pursue(s)

☐ Flats

☐ Flip-flops

☐ Formal dress

☐ Formal purse

☐ Gloves

☐ Going-out clothes

☐ Going-out purse

☐ Gym bag

☐ Hats (baseball, winter, etc.)

☐ Heels

☐ Jeans

☐ Jackets

☐ Jewelry

☐ Leggings

☐ Little black dress

☐ Long-sleeve shirts

☐ Pajamas

☐ Pants

☐ Pea coat

☐ Professional clothing (dress, dress pants, button-down shirts, skirts, blazers, shoes, purse)

☐ Rain boots

☐ Raincoat

☐ Regular boots

☐ Scarves

☐ Semi-formal dresses

☐ Short-sleeve shirts

☐ Shorts

☐ Skirts

☐ Slippers

☐ Snow boots

☐ Socks

☐ Spanx

☐ Sports bras

☐ Sweaters

☐ Sweatpants

☐ Sweatshirts

☐ T-shirts

☐ Tank tops

☐ Tights

☐ Watch

☐ Winter coat

☐ Workout clothes

☐ Wristlet

☐ Yoga pants

MISCELLANEOUS

☐ Beach towel

☐ Bike

☐ Bike helmet

☐ Bike lock

☐ Duct tape

☐ Earplugs

☐ Fan

☐ Flashlight

☐ Musical instruments

☐ Overnight bag

☐ Playing cards

☐ Poker chips

☐ Safety pins

☐ Sports equipment

☐ Suitcase

☐ Tool kit

☐ Travel bags/travel organizer for toiletries

☐ Umbrella

☐ Yoga mat