This discussion on things to take to college is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own.
Summer is quickly coming to an end, are you ready for the 2013-2014 school year? We don’t start for another week, but last week I had the pleasure of helping my little cousin shop for her dorm room. Before we went shopping I asked her to make a list, and was amazed when she had over 100 items listed. I quickly schooled her on dorm life living, and things to take to college. After discussing what to bring and what to leave at home (her massive shoe collection) I quickly redid her list adding things that were necessities.
When we got to campus she had no idea what size her room would be. There was a last minute change in housing so she was going in blind. Luckily for her I’m an organization junkie, so she was prepared, unlike her roommate who had to send three bags back home with her parents. She ended up being able to keep everything we had on her things to take to college checklist, including 20 pairs of shoes and lots of outfits.
Move-in day is busy and exhausting so check out these tips to help your college student get organized and settled into their dorm room.
Things to Take to College
Contact your roommate before moving in to eliminate overlap. There might not be enough room for both students to have a microwave, mini fridge, ironing board or TV, so try to divide up what to bring so there will be enough space for these items.
Don’t forget basic room essentials. The room should already be furnished with a bed, but don’t forget bedding, pillows, a mattress cover, underbed storage, waste basket, hangers, toiletries, a shower tote, a desk lamp and an iron.
Remember to bring cooking and eating supplies. Non-breakable and microwaveable plates and bowls, eating utensils, BPA Free storage containers, cups, a can opener, storage bags and a water pitcher are all great to have.
Laundry and cleaning supplies are a must. You won’t be there to do laundry or clean for your child, but you can make sure he or she has all the items to get the job done. A laundry bag, detergent, stain remover, cleaning products, cleaning rags and a handheld vacuum are all must haves.
Don’t over pack clothing. Pack for one season at a time and switch out clothes the next time you go home. Don’t forget a formal outfit, shower shoes, slippers and pajamas.
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This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own.