08.09.2017

My 5 College Must-Haves Items

How cute is this photo!? This was my freshman-year college move in! Oh, how the time flies…

It’s officially back to school season! Even though I’m a recent college graduate, I still want to try to include some back-to-school content. My brother actually goes back to school today for move-in so I think this would be a good time! Through my four years of school, I definitely had my fair share of learning what should come with me to school, and what shouldn’t. Which is why I’m sharing the five items that were a must-have for me, and hopefully will help you guys figure out what to pack!

It’s officially back to school season! Even though I’m a recent college graduate, I still want to try to include some back-to-school content. My brother actually goes back to school today for move-in so I think this would be a good time! Through my four years of school, I definitely had my fair share of learning what should come with me to school, and what shouldn’t. Which is why I’m sharing the five items that were a must-have for me, and hopefully will help you guys figure out what to pack!

Yes, this was the boxes of things that I brought with me my freshman year!

+ Business Casual & Professional Clothes

Even though I didn’t have a lot of business clothes with me for school, I definitely found it important to have during my junior and senior years. You never know when a representative from a company may be on your campus conducting interviews, or if a final presentation requires professional dress. Rather than running to the store in a panic, bring two or three outfits with you!

+ Mini Steamer

This is something I discovered the year before my senior year. When I was interning in New York City I didn’t have room in my luggage, let alone room, to bring an entire iron. My trick used to be to just turn on the shower and wait for the steam from that to do the trick, but once I discovered a mini steamer I was a changed person! I still use my steamer all the time (I did this morning!) and it is a super easy way to de-wrinkle any clothing items.

+ Adjustable Hanging Closet Rod

Now, this sounds random, but I promise it’s a great idea! I found this one from Walmart for you guys to get a general idea of what I’m talking about. When it comes to your dorm room closets, they can be pretty small. With an item like this, you don’t have to worry about all of your items fitting in your closet because you have a whole other hanging rod! Mine was originally from the container store, but I, unfortunately, couldn’t find it.

+ Google Chromecast (or similar product)

I think that this is a great invention, and it’s only around $40! I, personally, had a Samsung Blueray player which had the same apps on it but DVDs aren’t traditionally something college students have lying around. With the Chromecast, you can watch Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, you name it on your TV! I think this is great for when you’re lying around the house and may want to watch Netflix while doing homework and don’t want to have several windows on your computer. You could, of course, also get an AppleTV but the Chromecast was one of the cheaper alternatives.

+ Bluetooth Speaker

I loved having a Bluetooth speaker during school. Whether you’re having friends over, getting ready to go out, etc. it’s a great way to get the dorm, apartment or house in the mood! If you’re extra fancy, you could even get a waterproof one to put in the shower.

What items are on your official must-have list for college?