College Student Printable Packing Checklist: Moving Day Must-Haves
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Are you ready for college moving day?
Wondering about the best back to school items to make your college moving day easier? Fear not: we’ve got a printable checklist of things to take along! Although every campus offers different amenities and has different rules, this checklist is sure to make it SO much easier to remember the essentials while shopping, packing, and moving!
In addition, you can even customize this list! 🙌🏻
To customize it how you’d like, select only the items that you want below, click on the Print icon at the bottom of this post, and print a list with just those items! Now if only finals were this easy! 🤣
And if you’re wondering what stores are the best to shop for the items on your list, be sure to check your local Dollar Tree first – as everything is just $1 each (or less)! Also, you can find awesome deals at stores like Big Lots, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and even Amazon.
NOTE: This checklist is not a comprehensive list and you may or may not need all of the items listed. Many schools will tell you what is and is not allowed, what is provided, and what is not and what to expect when you get there. Be sure to check with your specific college or university.
Also, many schools provide the dimensions for dorm rooms, beds, and windows to give you a good idea of sizes you’ll need, so check with them to be safe before making purchases.
Bed & Bath Items:
Bed risers or blocks (for more space)
Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
Printer (if not using center on campus)
Printer paper (if bringing a printer)
Camera (if not using cell phone)
School supplies (pens, pencils, paper, etc)
Dorm Room Items:
Cleaning supplies (dish soap, etc)
Quarters (if no laundry card)
Travel coffee mug (for taking to class)
Microwave (if allowed)
Small fridge (if allowed)
List of emergency contacts
Social Security card
Bank info/checks (see this deal on checks!)
Written by Mary for Hip2Save. Mary is a proud mom to 3 kids in Austin, TX, who thrives off running long distance, bargain shopping, warm weather, a yummy latte…and a little Candy Crush from time to time. She loves quality time with family & friends and sharing great deals with others.