How To Avoid Packing Too Little For Freshman Year Of College

Don't end up packing too little for your freshman year

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Packing for freshman year of college is an art form. You don’t want to pack too much for fear of cluttering up your dorm room, but on the other hand, you have to be careful to avoid packing too little as you may leave some important things behind. As a freshman, money is tight. You don’t want to spend what precious little you have on something that you could have brought from home. As you will see below, most of these items you will have lying around the house.

A few ideas that will help you avoid packing too little:

Make a list of everything you will need to get you through the day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed. Your list should include:

  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Any medicine you need
  • Contacts and solution, if needed
  • Extra pair of glasses, if needed
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Bed sheets and a pillow
  • Pack at least two towels, sets of sheets, and pillow covers
  • Two-weeks worth of clothes
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Flip-flops to wear in the shower (trust us)
  • Don’t forget about school essentials
  • And definitely don’t forget chargers for all of your electronic devices

These are things you absolutely pack enough of to get you through for the first semester.

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