College Packing Checklist: American Educational Higher Learning Consultants College Packing Checklist: This informational is for parents and students to familiarize themselves with what you should bring to college. Knowledge is power! www.aehlc.org This is your guide for parents and students to familiarize themselves with what you should bring and pack for college as an upcoming freshmen. We understand that this process can be quite stressful and so here is a complete list to help guide you through the process successfully. LET’S GET STARTED! Copyright © 2017 - 2018 American Educational Higher Learning Consultants - AEHLC - All rights reserved. College Packing Checklist: To start let’s first list the items that your dorm room will hopefully provide: Bed Dresser Desk Chair Closet/Closet Rack *If your doom does not provide these, think about getting any of the missing essential items above. Some dorms will provide these items but they are rare: Sink Mirror Medicine cabinet Bookshelf Next we will list out each area into categories as well as marking some items as “essential” with an asterisk(*) to help you prioritize what you need to pack for college. BEDDING ITEMS: Bed set (sheets, pillow cases, and comforter/bedspread) check with college for size* Pillows* Mattress cover* Throw blanket* Mattress topper (memory phone or micro plush) Reading lamp DESK AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pencils and Sharpener* Notebook* Power strip* Stapler* Printer, Paper, and Ink* Sticky notes Index cards White board Calendar or Planner Push pins* Highlighters* Scotch tape* Inbox or File Box Desk organizer Graphing calculator (depending on major) Desk lamp* Extension cord* Batteries* Backpack* Laptop* Headphones* USB Drive* Copyright © 2017 - 2018 American Educational Higher Learning Consultants - AEHLC - All rights reserved. College Packing Checklist: GENERAL ITEMS: Umbrella* Tool set (screw driver, hammer, and wrench)* Television Earplugs* Sofa Safe Bookcase Skateboard and/or Bicycle w/ Bike Pump and Lock* Textbooks* Duct tape Rug Computer chair Bed risers Under bed storage Multi tool* Broom & dust pan* Vacuum Fan COOKING AND KITCHEN SUPPLIES (Check with your roommates to share the costs): Mini fridge Microwave* Trash can and Bags* Sink stopper Pot holders* Collapsible strainer Tongs* Funnel Oven mitt* Paper towels* Dish detergent* Sponges or scrub pads* Dish towels* Silverware* Baking trays* Kitchen knife* Pots and Pans* Spatulas* Pizza cutter Chip clips* Can opener* Coffee machine and Grinder (if needed)* Reusable water bottle or container* Mop and bucket Microwave safe containers and mugs* Copyright © 2017 - 2018 American Educational Higher Learning Consultants - AEHLC - All rights reserved. College Packing Checklist: LAUNDRY ITEMS: Pop-out clothes hamper or hamper bag* Detergent* Hangers* Iron or steamer Ironing board Wall hooks from 3M* Closet organizer Delicates bag Lint roller Sewing kit Stain remover Dryer sheets Fabric softener Quarters (if needed) PERSONAL ITEMS AND TOILETRIES: Towels and washcloths* Shower flip flops Shower caddy First aid kit* Cleaning supplies* Bathroom mat* Shower mat Shower curtain and rings Toilet paper* Curling iron Hair dyer Hair straightener Bathrobe Cough drops Nail clippers* Electric razor Sunscreen Tweezers* Shampoo and Conditioner* Soap* Cotton balls Deodorant* Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss* Face wash Lotion Tissues Medicine* Razors Glasses/Contacts with solutions and case* DECORATIONS: Posters* Command strips Mirror Curtains Plants String lights Salt lamp Pictures Bulletin board Tacks* White board Area rug Stickers OTHER ITEMS: Cards Against Humanity (card game) Fluxx (card game) Bananagrams (game) Catan (board game) Playing cards* Miniature cornhole game Football Frisbee Basketball Soccer ball Nerf blaster Playstation 4 or Xbox One Vehicle Cash and savings* Cell phone and charger* Jacket* Professional clothing attire* Portable bluetooth speaker Copyright © 2017 - 2018 American Educational Higher Learning Consultants - AEHLC - All rights reserved.