College Packing List

It's an exciting time of year! Seniors are getting accepted to colleges and are trying to figure out their plans for next year. Preparing for college is an exciting, stressful, and emotional time. This summer will be a transition period where you have to start to accept that you're no longer going to be living at home and you have to switch into adult mode. This summer, you also have to start packing up your life and prepare for dorm life.

Living in a dorm room, although a major adjustment, is a very manageable. The key to make sure that you get everything you need for your dorm room is to start early. Places like Target, Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond are going to start putting out their dorm room merchandise as soon as Easter is over so it's almost time to get a jump on things! I know, I haven't even picked a roommate yet. I still wanted to post this early so as soon as you're sure of a roommate and college, you can get the ball rolling.

In this post I share the general things that you need to take to college. I didn't include specific toiletries, food, school supplies, or clothing. I will be posting a blog discussing the smaller "knick knacks" that you will need when they head off to college. That post will be coming soon, so be on the look out!