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College Countdown: Complete College Packing List

For easy access to this post I am placing the list in a header at the top of the page!


  • Plastic Bowls
  • Plastic Cups
  • Tumblers or Reusable Water Bottles 
  • Brita Pitcher 
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Plastic Ice Cubes 
  • Forks and Spoons 
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Paper Plates 
  • Travel Mug 
  • Mug(s) 
  • Tupperware 
  • Chip Clips
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Detergent
  • Dish Towels

  • Trash Bags
  • Trashcan
  • Swifter Duster/Dusting Cloths 
  • Broom and Dust Pan
  • Vacuum Cleaner 
  • Lysol 
  • Fabreze 
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Windex 

  • Sheets
  • Mattress Cover
  • Mattress Pad 
  • Comforter Set
  • Throw Pillows 
  • Pillow
  • Stuffed Animal 
  • Throw Blanket 
  • Bedside Caddy 

  • Laundry Bag/Hamper
  • Laundry Detergent 
  • Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
  • Stain Stick 
  • Scarf Hangers 
  • Hangers
  • Sewing Kit
  • Safety Pins
  • Wrinkle Removing Spray 
  • Tide-to-Go Pen


  • Bandaids
  • Ear Plugs 
  • Medicine
    • Ibuprofen
    • Cold Meds
    • Prescription Meds
  • Neosporin
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Cough Drops
  • Vitamins
  • First Aid Kit
  • Heating Pad 
  • Pads and Tampons
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe
  • Backpack
  • School Supplies - I'll mark the things I believe are completely necessary with a *
    • Pens*
    • Pencils*
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Highlighters*
    • Sharpies
    • Stapler/Staples*
    • Tape
    • Scissors
    • Notecards*
    • Paper Clips
    • Notebooks*
    • Loose Leaf Paper
    • Composition Books
    • File Folders
    • Binders
    • Flash Drive
    • Blank Cards/Thank You Cards
    • Envelopes
    • Stamps

  • Organizer Baskets 
  • Letter Organizer
  • Pencil Cups
  • Desk Lamp
  • Desk Fan
  • Planner/Planner Stickers
  • Washi Tape 
  • Post it Notes
  • Books

  • Journal
  • Bible 
  • Devotional
  • Pleasure Reading
  • Textbooks

    • Electronics
      • Phone Charging cord
      • External Power Bank/Power Bank Charging cord
      • Laptop/Laptop Charging cord
      • Earbuds
      • Power Strip(s) 
      • Batteries
      • Flashlight
      • Camera
      • SD Card Converter
      • FitBit/Charging cord
      • TV/DVD Player
      • DVDs

      Room Essentials/Decor
      • Rug
      • Mini Fridge
      • Microwave
      • Under Bed Storage Bins
      • Plastic Three Drawer Sets 
      • Command Hooks and Strips/Mounting Putty 
      • Bed Risers 
      • Ottoman
      • Step Stool 
      • Over-the-door Hooks
      • Big Fan
      • Full Length Mirror
      • Pictures 
      • Posters/Canvases 
      • Cork Board/Push Pins
      • Whiteboard/Markers
      • String Lights
      • Plants

      I will mark cold weather clothing with a *.  These items you can leave out if you are going to a warm place, or wait until Fall Break to bring up if you are going somewhere with a harsher winter.
      • Dresses
        • Little Black Dress
        • Versatile Skirt
        • "Party" Dress
        • Sunday Dress
      • Shirts
        • Button Downs 
          • Denim/Chambray 
          • Flannel*
          • White
        • T-shirts 
        • Basic V-Necks
      • Camisoles 
      • Cardigans*
      • Jackets
        • Rain Jacket
        • Light Fashionable Jacket
        • Warm Jacket* 
      • Pants
        • Leggings*
        • Shorts
        • Jeans* 
        • Athletic Shorts
      • Pajamas
      • Bras/Panties
      • Socks
      • Bags/Wallets
        • Wristlet/Clutch
        • Wallet
        • Card Holder
        • Backpack
        • Crossbody Bag or Purse of choice
      • Shoes
        • Walking Sandals such as Tevas or Chacos
        • Flats
        • Heels 
        • Tennis Shoes
        • Boots* 
        • Rain Boots
      • Scarves
        • Printed
        • Solid color
        • Warm Winter Scarf*

      • Face
        • Primer
        • Full Coverage Foundation
        • Lighter Coverage BB Cream/Tinted Moisturizer
        • Under Eye Concealer
        • Spot Concealer
        • Pressed Powder
      • Cheeks
        • Blush
        • Highlight
        • Bronzer
      • Eyeshadow
        • Eye Primer
        • Palletes 
        • Cream Eyeshadow
      • Eyeliner
        • Brown Pencil
        • Black Pencil
        • Liquid/Gel Eyeliner
        • Colorful 
        • White 
      • Mascara 
      • Lips 
        • Lip balm
        • Lipgloss
        • Lipstick
      • Tools
        • Bronzer Brushes
        • Foundation Brush
        • Blush Brush
        • Kabuki Brush
        • Eyeshadow Brushes
        • Tweezers
        • Sharpener 
      • Nails
        • Nail Fie
        • Nail Polish Remover
        • Nail Clips
        • Colored Nail Polish 
        • Clear Nail Polish
        • Hand Cream
        • Foot Cream

      • Teeth
        • Steripods
        • Toothbrush
        • Toothpaste
        • Mouthwash
      • Deodorant
      • Skincare products
        • Oil Blotting Sheets
        • Makeup Remover Wipes
        • Toner
        • Face Lotion/Eye Cream
        • Spot Treatment
      • Eyes 
        • Contacts Case 
        • Salineolution
        • Extra Contacts
        • Glasses
      • Q-Tips
      • Hair 
        • Mousse
        • Hair Spray
        • Leave-in Conditioner
        • Dry Shampoo
        • Argon Oil
        • Baby Powder 
        • Widetooth Comb
        • Brush
        • Straightener 
        • Curling Iron
        • Hair Dryer
      • Lotion
        • Bath and Body Works 
        • Jergens Self Tanner 
        • Body Butter 
      • Perfume
        • Body Spray 
        • Nice Perfume
      • Shower Caddy
        • Body
          • Shower Gel
          • Body Scrub
        • Hair
          • Shampoo
          • Conditioner
          • Hair Mask
        • Skincare Products
          • Scrub
          • Cleanser
        • Bath Pouf
        • Razor
        • Shave Gel

      Thank you so much for coming with me on my college journey this week!  I hope you have enjoyed the content I've posted as much as I've enjoyed creating it!  I will link below the rests of the posts in this series, and thank you again!


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