CollegeDepot.com - Reminder List of Necessities


 
 

When going off to college for the first time it can be overwhelming trying to
think of all the things you need to bring with you
. CollegeDepot.com would
like to give you a basic checklist of some of the necessary items you will need.
Be sure to check our site often before and while in college for your one
stop shopping place for basics and fun stuff. Don’t forget to give our
address to mom and dad for those very necessary care packages!

 

Bare Necessities 
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  • Answering Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bedspread or Comforter
  • Blankets
  • Bottle Opener
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk Caddy
  • Drying rack for clothes
  • Egg crate foam mattress
  • Extension Cord
  • Fan
  • Frying Pan
  • Furniture (couch, chairs, bean bags, etc.)
  • Glasses, mugs, plastic cups, plates, bowls, utensils
  • Iron (If you never used one at home don’t bother)
  • Ironing board (miniature)
  • Laundry Basket
  • Padlock or combination lock for gym lockers
  • Pillows (take extras. Good for when friends need a place to hang out)
  • Saucepan
  • Sheets and pillowcases
  • Small first aid kit
  • Small sewing kit
  • Sleeping Bag (optional)
  • Surge Protector
  • Telephone
  • Tool Kit (hammer, nails, screwdrivers, screws, thumbtacks, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • Vitamins

 

Bathroom Basics 
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  • Carry-All Shower Tote
  • Contacts, solution, and case
  • Cotton balls
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Flip-flops
  • Hairbrushes (hairspray, etc if needed)
  • Kleenex
  • Makeup Necessities
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nail File
  • Q-Tips
  • Retainers and Mouthgards
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap (face and body)
  • Shaving cream, razor, etc.
  • Shower basket (to carry your daily items back and forth)
  • Slippers
  • Suntan or Skin Lotion
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Towels
  • Tweezers
  • Umbrella
  • Washcloths

 

Clothing 
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  • Athletic shoes or sneakers
  • Bathing Suit
  • Bathrobe
  • Belts
  • Blue Jeans (perfect for any climate)
  • Dressy outfit or two
  • Gloves, mittens and hats (depending where you are going)
  • Heavy Coat
  • Jackets (Heavy and lightweight)
  • Jeans
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Plenty of T-shirts
  • Raincoat
  • Rubber flip flops for shower
  • Shorts
  • Slippers
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sweat clothes
  • Sweaters
  • Tank Tops

 

Communication Items 
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  • Address book with addresses of friends and relatives (and e-mail addresses)
  • Envelopes
  • Prepaid phone card
  • Stationary and stamps

 

Dishes and Appliances 
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  • Can Opener
  • Coffee mug
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes: plates, some silverware, cups, glasses and a few storage containers
  • Microwave
  • Small dorm size refrigerator

 

Electronics  
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  • Alarm Clock
  • Answering machine (check , your school may have voice mail
  • Batteries
  • Blender
  • Camera
  • CD's/Tapes
  • Coffee Maker (A College Must!)
  • Computer
  • Electric Broom (small vacuum cleaner)
  • Extension cords
  • Fan
  • Film
  • Flashlight
  • Hot pot
  • Lamp (2)
  • Microwave (Often may be rented at school)
  • Phone
  • Popcorn Popper
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Surge protector or power strip
  • Telephone (and parents phone number)
  • Television
  • Toaster Oven
  • VCR

 

Finance

  • ATM card
  • Checkbook
  • Prepaid calling card
  • Quarters for doing laundry

 

Food and Staples
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  • Coffee
  • Candy
  • Canned Fruit
  • Dry cereal
  • Dry soups
  • Gum
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter
  • Popcorn
  • Soda
  • Self sealing plastic bags, paper towels, paper bags, aluminum foil
  • Tea

 

Fundamental School Supplies
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  • Backpack
  • Binders
  • Calculator
  • Calendar (with lots of writing space)
  • College ruled filler paper
  • Computer diskettes
  • Colored markers
  • Dictionary
  • Envelopes
  • File box
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighter pens
  • Notebooks
  • Organizer or daily planner
  • Paper clips
  • Pens
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rubber bands
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • Stationary
  • Tape
  • Thesaurus
  • White-out

 

Medical Supplies

  • Ace Bandage
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Aspirin or pain relievers
  • Band-Aids
  • Cough Drops
  • Decongestant
  • Emergency Kit
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Laxative
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Sun Screen
  • Thermometer

 

Personal Items

  • Bible
  • Cologne or perfume
  • Hair dryer
  • Health insurance card
  • Journal or diary

 

Room Décor and Hanging Essentials 
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  • Area rug for floor
  • Bulletin board
  • Candles/Candle Holders
  • Hammer and nails
  • Hooks ( for hanging miscellaneous items)
  • Pictures
  • Picture hangers
  • Picture Fames/Albums
  • Posters
  • Push pins for bulletin board
  • Screwdriver
  • Stuffed animals
  • Tape (scotch tape and double sided)
  • Window Wear - Blinds/Shades/Curtains
  • Wipe away message board and dry erase markers

 

Storage and Organization  
      
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  • Baskets
  • Bookshelves
  • Coat hangers
  • Cleaning supplies (glass cleaner, sponge, dishwashing liquid, dish cloth, towel)
  • Clothes pins
  • Drying Rack
  • Hooks (large and small)
  • Laundry bag and or basket
  • Loft material
  • Plastic crates ( for closet and under the bed storage)
  • Rack raisers
  • Shoe organizer
  • Trunk
  • Under the Bed Storage Boxes
  • Waste Can
 
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