Freshman

5 Common Things Students Forget To Pack For College

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Packing up to move into your new dorm room can be one of the most exciting yet overwhelming things to do, especially if you’re a freshman. It can come off as quite challenging so to ensure that you don’t forget anything here are some items that students often forget.

 

1. Mattress Pad

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This is probably one of the most important essentials to bring since you’ll be napping more than you would expect. With the small twin sized beds that feel like you’re sleeping on concrete, this will make a huge difference.

 

2. Command Hooks

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Even if you start out being very strategic and organized with your dorm, it is almost guaranteed that your room will magically become a pigsty but using command hooks will create that extra space you need for dirty towels, jackets, robes, etc. It is also vital for those who like to go extreme with their decorating.

 

3. First Aid Kit

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Not having any of the necessities when it comes to getting hurt or feeling sick is just one of the cons with moving away from home. Make sure you pack Advil, bandages, Neosporin, and anything else you would use. (Also Milk Thistle for hangovers)

 

4. Fairy Lights

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Dorm rooms often have a prison-like element to it and also may have very poor lighting, so with fairy lights it can brighten your space and make it more comforting as well.

 

5. Umbrella

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Rain or shine, an umbrella is great to bring with you as it can protect you during unexpected showers. Living in a dorm means that you’ll be either walking or biking around campus so if it does end up raining, you know that you came prepared.

 

 

 

Lisa Lam

Lisa is currently attending Western University, studying media production and interactive media design. She likes TV series and films like Twin Peaks, Stranger Things, and Pulp Fiction.