I remember when I was headed to college my freshman year. I had printed out like a million different college checklists, and I was determined to make sure I got everything on the list! Long story short, I ended up buying stuff I never used and ended up bring way too much stuff with me!
Lucky you, I've come with the perfect college checklist that will be perfect - especially for ya'll that are going through recruitment!
Click Here to Download the Printable PDF so you can make sure you're bringing all the essentials with you! :)
Here's some advice that will really help make your college packing a whole lot easier!
Tip #1 - Leave your winter clothes at home. Especially if you live close enough to drive home. This will help a ton! Coats, boots, thick sweaters and scarves will take up a lot of room that you're probably not going to have in a dorm room. Leave your winter wardrobe at home until around October or so when you go home! I brought way, way too much stuff my freshman year, and quickly learned it's better to start with the necessities and bring more stuff later on!
Tip #2 - Bring enough stuff so that you don't have to do laundry every week. This is slightly contradicting to tip #1, but I would highly suggest bringing enough essentials (bath towels, underwear, socks, etc) so that you're not stuck doing laundry every week. Doing laundry in community laundry rooms isn't as simple as throwing a load of clothes in whenever it's convenient for you. A lot of times you'll have to wait for machines or do laundry at like 3 am when it's not busy. Not fun!
Tip #3 - Plan ahead if you're joining a sorority! Even if you don't, there will always be theme parties to dress up for, so if you have some costume stuff at home, bring some of it with you so you don't have to go buy stuff all the time! You'll probably need a white dress for initiation (not for all sororities, but most!) and chapter meeting attire.
I hope this list helps ya'll!