Your College Packing List
Hefty How-To: Preparing for College
Heading off to college is a big move in a teen's life, and it's important that your future college graduate focuses on grades, not worrying about packing lists.
Print out our handy college packing list to ensure your child has what they need to head back or start off the school year on the right foot.
Packing Tips: Bring a versatile comforter that you can use in the hot and cold months.
- bath towels
- shower caddy
- flip-flops or shower shoes
Packing Tip: Pack at least two towels so you have a clean one while doing laundry.
- face wash
Packing Tip: Get a tote or basket to carry it all from your dorm room.
- laundry basket/hamper
- dryer sheets
- stain remover
- ironing board
Packing Tip: Buy detergent and dryer sheets in bulk to save on trips to the store.
Packing Tip: Remember that dorm rooms are small so bring only what you will wear.
- dish soap
- slider bags
- plastic wrap
- food storage containers
Packing Tip: Store your leftover pizza in Hefty® Slider Bags.
- mini refrigerator
- coffee maker
Packing Tip: Your dorm room may come with appliances. Check with your university to see what you might need.
Furnishings and Essentials
- bookcase/shelving storage
- area rug
- desk chair
- waste can/trash bags
Packing Tip: Start the year off right and collaborate with your roommate on your dorm room decorating style.
- DVD player
- power cords
- alarm clock
Packing Tip: A good stereo system can help you get through late night study sessions.