Packing and getting ready for college can be stressful and hard to adjust to…but there 15 things that you 100% won’t be able to survive college without. With these 15 things, your first semester will be smooth sailing.
For Your Daily Life
Between going to class, work, and juggling a social life, obligations can become difficult to keep track of. A planner will really come in handy when your schedule gets hectic, especially for the first few weeks of the semester before you get more used to your routine.
2. Water Bottle
College is no time to forget about health. Keep a reusable water with you to keep hydrated on and off campus.
3. Netflix Account
Seriously, if you don’t have one, get one. Binge watching dramas with your roommates can be an excellent activity for a girls’ night.
4. Good Friends
College life can be stressful. Balance that stress by hanging out with a good friend who can help make college a home away from home. I can almost guarantee you won’t survive college without good friends.
For Your Classes
Even if you primarily use a laptop for taking notes and doing homework, having an actual notebook around, just in case, can be helpful. Sometimes you just need old-fashioned paper.
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Bring a heavy-duty backpack to class rather than a cute bag. College textbooks are heavy. Save yourself the back and shoulder pain by toting a quality backpack.
For Your Apartment
8. Coffee Maker
Instead of frequenting Starbucks every morning, save money (and calories) by brewing your own coffee.
9. Mattress Pad
You’ll thank yourself for this one if you move into a student apartment without a comfy bed.
10. Extra Blankets
Chances are, you’ll have several roommates who all like to set the thermostat at different temperatures. It’s never a bad thing to have extra blankets, just in case.
If you have a few of these around, you won’t have to do laundry every other day.
12. Storage Bins
Keep your apartment ultra-organized by using storage bins rather than throwing things under your bed or in your closet. Many college apartments don’t have a lot of space to spare.
For Your Closet
13. A Good Blazer
What better way to look chic and professional at job interviews and meetings with professors than to dress up your outfit with a blazer?
14. Fancy Dress
You’ll need a fancy dress, or two, or three. There will be events that require formal dress, and you’ll want to look your best.
15. Seasonal Apparel
The season change can sneak up on you in the middle of fall semester. Don’t leave your winter coat at home just because you’re soaking in the August sun when you leave for school.
Do you have any more tips for things you won’t survive college without? Share in the comments below!
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Micala Downs attends Southern Utah University and studies English with an emphasis in creative writing. Some of her favorite things include basebeall, hiking, and Mountain Dew. She aspires to live the lovely life.