YOUR ULTIMATE COLLEGE SHOPPING LIST


Lifestyle, School, Tips / Monday, August 7th, 2017

Are you starting college this semester? Moving to a dorm or your school apartment? Then this is the post for you. When I was moving away to college I was clueless at what I would need and forgot so many essentials. I have moved so many times from then, that I think I got it down to science. This college shopping checklist is very general and includes only the essentials that you will need. So, let’s jump in.

I have linked all the items on the list to make it easy for you. Of course, depending on your interests and the budget these items will vary. However, Amazon has got almost everything you will need at an affordable price point.

If you haven’t tried yet, sign up for Amazon Prime Student. It will help you save a ton of money and the two day shipping is extremely helpful. I have done an extensive research on each item to make sure you are getting the best deal out there. Most of these items I own myself or have owned during college. 

The Ultimate College Shopping List 

For a printable version of this list, scroll to the bottom. 

FOR THE BED                                                                                                                                                

  •  Mattress pad  – here
  •  Blanket – here
  •  Bed sheets – here
  •  Sleeping pillow – here
  •  Decorative pillows – here, and here 
  •  Mattress protector – here
  •  Comforter – here

FOR THE CLOSET
  • Scarf hanger 
  • Shirt hangers – here
  • Pant hangers – here
  • Shoe organizer – here
  • Jewelry organizer – here
  • Fabric steamer – here
FOR THE DESK
FOR THE ROOM
  •   Full size mirror – Target, or Homegoods 
  •   Cute rug – here
  •   Drawer liners – here
  •   Laundry hamper – here
  •   Favorite Chair
  •   TV
  •   Trash Can
  •   Mini fan
  •   Mini ottomans
  •   Extra storage drawers – here
  •   Organizing bins – here
  •   Wall calendar – here
FOR THE BATHROOM
  • Hand towels
  • Face towels
  • Bath towels
  • Shower caddy – here
  • Bath robe
  • Mouth wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Face cleanser – here
  • Face exfoliator – here
  • Lip balm – here (so good, I use everyday)
  • Face wipes – here
  • Face masks
  • Moisturizer – here
  • Body wash – here
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shaving cream/oil
  • Razor
  • Leave in conditioner
  • Hair Detangler – here
  • Hair mask – here
  • Hair comb & brush – here
  • Straightener
  • Curling iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair ties
  • Bath mat
  • Shower curtain – here (I have the same one) 
  • Shower curtain hooks – here
FOR THE KITCHEN
  • Coffee mugs
  • Bowls
  • Drinking glasses
  • Silverware
  • Plates
  • Coffee
  • Cereal
  • Mac & cheese
  • Snacks
  • Ice cream
  • Cooking oil
  • Microwaveable tupperware
  • Microwaveable soup bowls
  • Coffee maker – here
  • Microwave (if needed)
  • Dish detergent
  • Hand soap
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Cupcake pan
  • Oven mitts
  • Kitchen towels
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Saran wrap
  • Tin foil
  • Paper towels
  • Knifes
  • Water 
FOR SCHOOL
  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Folders
  • Binders
  • Favorite planner
  • Graph paper
  • Calculator
  • Highlighters
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Three hole puncher
  • White-out
  • Post-It notes
  • Flash cards
  • Laptop
  • Microsoft package
  • Favorite books
  • Printing paper
  • Flash drive
  • Organizing bins
FOR YOU
  • Pain medicine
  • Cold medicine
  • Contacts
  • Allergy medicine
  • Stomach medicine
  • First aid box
  • Band-aids
  • Eye drops
  • Deodorant
  • Foundation
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Eye shadow
  • Feminine products
  • Tissues
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover – here
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
OTHER
  • Power strip
  • Headphones
  • TV cable
  • Netflix
  • Camera
  • Extension cord
  • Stain remover
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lint roller
  • Umbrella
  • Lock
  • Dryer sheets
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Storage bins
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Plastic hooks
  • Weekender bag
  • ID wallet – here
  • Key chain
  • Backpack

I know this list is long, so I made a printable version of the entire list. To get yours, sign up here. I really hope this helps, and if you have any questions please comment below or shoot me an email.

Thanks for stopping by,