Essential Things to Take With You to College

After receiving our college acceptance letter, many of us start worrying about the hurdles we will face in higher studies, but often we make a mountain of a molehill. Yes, college is no easy thing but stop sweating it. Take one step at a time. After you have got your acceptance letter, start packing your stuff. Don’t take everything with you because it will be hectic to lug around the baggage, and not all the stuff in your room is going to be of use in college. Dorm room shopping requires planning and inventory, so make a checklist of the stuff you need and tick off the things you had already bought.

Essential Things to Take With You to College

There are certain colleges which have a superstore in their vicinity, but that is not always the case. You cannot leave things to buy at the last moment; it is nice to prepare beforehand. For your ease, we have made lists of all the essential things you will need at college.

  • Study Supplies:

Study supplies are necessary to buy earlier, as you are going for the purpose of getting an education. Don’t procrastinate and think that you will purchase all the stationery from the college bookshop because as the academic year begins, students get so busy with their schedule that they do not have enough time to get proper stationary and study items. As a result, students get behind in studies because of the lack of supplies. Here is a list all the supplies you will need to ace your grades:

  1. Course books (read the course outline and make a list of all the books included in your syllabus)
  2. A spiral/wire bound notebook for every subject
  3. Pen and pencils
  4. Folder with pockets
  5. Index cards and sticky notes
  6. Staples and Staple pins
  7. Ruler
  8. A pair of scissors
  9. Highlighter pens (in different colours)
  10. Washi Tape and bookmarks
  11. Paper clips
  12. A USB that inserts in both, your smartphone and your laptop
  13. A pen holder
  • Laundry supplies and toiletries:

After you have bought all the study essentials, it is time for laundry supplies which you must buy your own, because you cannot just borrow this stuff from others. The basic toiletries and laundry items entail:

  1. Pillows
  2. Sheets and pillowcases (depending on the size of your bed)
  3. Towels (at least six, four for bath and two for face)
  4. Bedspread
  5. Comforter/Blankets
  6. Laundry detergent
  7. A collapsible laundry hamper (as it is lighter than a plastic or jute laundry basket)
  8. First aid kit
  9. Shaving kit
  10. Dustbin
  11. Toilet paper
  12. Clothes hanger
  13. Body Wash/Soap
  14. Shampoo and conditioner
  15. Nail clippers and nail files
  16. Cotton swabs
  17. Tooth brush and tooth paste
  18. Flip flops
  19. Bathrobe
  • Kitchen utensils and household items:

Your college cafeteria is not always going to be open, and you can’t rely on just canteen food. Dorm rooms often have one attached kitchen, but even if your room doesn’t have come with a kitchen, you can turn a small space of your dorm into a kitchen, which will come in handy when you are famished and have zero motivation to go to the cafeteria.

Following kitchen supplies will help to make your college life ten times easier:

  1. A microwave oven
  2. Microwave friendly Tupperware containers
  3. A mini fridge
  4. An Espresso machine (you can get more tips here about the best and affordable espresso machines in market)
  5. Coffee mugs
  6. Silverware
  7. Plates, bowls, and drinking cups
  8. Dish soap
  9. Bottle opener
  10. Straws
  11. Paper towels
  12. A plastic kettle
  • Miscellaneous things:

Other things useful things you might need at the college include:

  1. Clothing items (for summers and winters both)
  2. Electronics (such as portable chargers, headphone, adapters, lamps)
  3. Mini Toolkit (which include a screwdriver, hammer, nails, etc.)
  4. Fan
  5. Alarm clock