With summer winding down and another school year gearing up, Texas college students are flocking back to campus. For new college students, packing for college can be difficult, especially when moving into a dorm room. It’s easy to overlook some crucial items, but we’ve got your back. Check out our list of the top 5 (important) items that new college students often forget:
5 – First aid kit: Trust us, the last thing you want to do when you have a splitting headache is drag yourself to a pharmacy. Plan ahead by bringing your own first aid kit, complete with essentials such as bandages, ibuprofen, and cold medicine. You’ll thank yourself later.
4 – Business professional clothes: College students might be known for wearing pajamas or workout gear to class, but it’s also a good idea to bring some business professional clothes with you. Career fairs are common throughout the semester and may require professional attire to attend. Plus, you’ll be prepared for any interviews, meetings or class presentations during the school year.
3 – Extension cord: After a long day of class, sometimes all you want is to curl up in bed and watch Netflix on your computer. Make sure you’re able to do that by bringing an extension cord with you. You can also pair your extension cord with an outlet strip to ensure all your devices stay fully charged from anywhere in your room.
2 – Extra-long twin sheets: Buyer beware – most dorm beds have extra-long twin mattresses. Many new college students are unaware of this and show up on moving day with regular-length sheets, only to realize their new sheets do not fit their dorm bed. Save yourself some stress and invest in a set of extra-long twin sheets.
And the No. 1 thing new college students forget is … a water filter. Look, we’re not saying tap water isn’t usually safe to drink, but why risk it? Invest in a water filter and you’ll stay hydrated all year long with clean water. Drinking enough water is key for clear and healthy skin, so pair your water filter with a water bottle to stay hydrated on the go.
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