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The Complete College Checklist

College Moving Checklist

Wondering what you should bring to college? Use this comprehensive packing list to make sure you don’t leave any essentials behind. We recommend keeping a copy with you while you shop and pack.

Moving to college checklist

For the Bedroom

  • Adhesive hooks
  • Alarm clock
  • Area rugs
  • Bedding
  • Calendar/desktop organizer
  • Corkboard and pushpins
  • Door mirror
  • Dry-erase boards
  • Fan
  • Gaming console
  • Lamp
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing kit
  • Small chair
  • Stereo
  • Storage bins
  • Throw blanket
  • Trash can and bags
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Under-bed storage
  • Wall decor

For the Kitchen

  • Can opener
  • Chip clips
  • Condiments
  • Coffee maker
  • Mug
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic food storage
  • Plastic cups, plates and bowls
  • Silverware
  • Small microwave
  • Small refrigerator
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Water bottle
  • Water pitcher
  • Zip-top bags

For the Bathroom

  • Bathrobe
  • Bath rug
  • Body wash
  • Brush/comb
  • Cologne/perfume
  • Cosmetics
  • Curling iron/flat iron
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Flip flops
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair products
  • Hand soap
  • Hand towels
  • Hygiene products
  • Lotion
  • Mirror
  • Nail clippers and file
  • Razor
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Shower caddy
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and holder
  • Toothpaste
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Tweezers

Tech and Office Gear

  • Batteries
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Envelopes and stamps
  • Ethernet cord
  • Extension cord
  • Headphones
  • Laptop
  • Laptop desk
  • Memory cards
  • MP3 player/dock
  • Printer/paper/ink
  • Speakers
  • Surge protector
  • Tablet
  • Two-prong adapters
  • USB flash drive

Clothing and Shoes

  • Cold weather gear (gloves, hat, scarf)
  • Dress/professional clothing
  • Everyday wear
  • Rain jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Umbrella
  • Workout clothes

Medicine Cabinet

  • Antacids/stomach relief
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandages
  • Contact lenses, case and solution
  • Cotton balls/swabs
  • Cough drops/lozenges
  • Cough medicine
  • Decongestants
  • Eye glasses
  • Eye drops
  • Pain reliever
  • Prescriptions
  • Vapor rub
  • Vitamins

Moving Day Stuff

  • Boxes
  • Campus map
  • Marker
  • Packing tape

School Supplies

  • Backpack
  • Calculator
  • Folders
  • Highlighters
  • Hole punch
  • Index cards
  • Loose paper
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper clips
  • Pens and pencils
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Staple remover
  • Stapler and staples
  • Tape

Cleaning/Laundry

  • Air freshener
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Clothes hamper
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Fabric softener
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lint brush
  • Quarters
  • Small vacuum
  • Stain remover

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