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The Ultimate (Printable) College Move-In Checklist

Moving off to College soon? That's so Exciting! Make sure you or your child feels ready for the big move-in with this handy packing checklist from Nucleus Tutoring!

It's an exciting day! You or your child is moving onto their next phase of life. Make sure they're ready for the big day with this useful and printable Nucleus checklist!


Of note: Some of these items may already be supplied by the school. Make sure to check with your school's Student Life or Residence departments for more information.


Find the printable checklist below!


Ultimate College Packing List
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The Ultimate College Move-In Checklist


Bedding


  • Pillows & Cases (2)

  • Twin XL Duvet Cover

  • Twin XL Sheets

  • Mattress Pad & Cover

  • Blanket (optional)

  • Bed Risers (optional)

  • Laundry Bag/Basket

  • Detergent/Stain remover


Kitchen

  • Mini-Refrigerator

  • Tupperware food containers

  • Microwave

  • Coffee Pot (optional)

  • Reusable plates/bowls/cups

  • Reusable utensils

  • Coffee mug(s)

  • Ziplock bags

  • Thermos/Water bottle

  • Napkins/Paper towels

  • Garbage Can

  • Hand blender (optional)

  • Water Filter/Brita (optional)

  • *Note many dorms no longer allow toasters

  • Recommend granola bars/snacks for first week


Bathroom

  • Bath towels/Washcloth (2-4)

  • Toiletry caddy

  • Shower flip flops

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Body wash/soap

  • Deodorant

  • Loofah

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Razor

  • Makeup Remover

  • Cotton Ball

  • Q-tips

  • Lotion

  • Facial cleanser

  • Hairbrush/comb

  • Blow dryer

  • Hair accessory tools

  • Styling products

  • Nail clippers/tweezers

  • Sunscreen

  • Toilet paper

  • Garbage bin

  • Menstrual products

  • Robe (optional)

  • Face masks (optional)

  • Shower curtain & liner (optional)


Desk Supplies

  • Laptop/charger

  • Backpack

  • Phone charger

  • Calculator

  • Batteries

  • Flash drive (optional)

  • Earbuds

  • Power strip w/surge protector

  • Extension cord(s)

  • Laptop cooling pad (optional)

  • Notebooks (recommend one for each subject)

  • Binders (optional)

  • Mechanical pencils

  • Black ink pens

  • Highlighters (optional)

  • White out

  • Scissors (if allowed)

  • Stapler

  • Tape

  • Post-it notes

  • Planner

  • White board & Marker (optional)

  • Floor/Desk lamp

  • Picture frames

  • String lights (optional)

  • *Note your college may or may not have onsite printing


Cleaning

  • Cleaning rag(s)

  • Lysol wipes

  • All-purpose cleaning spray

  • Dish soap

  • Sponge

  • Hand soap

  • Hand vacuum

  • Small broom

  • Drain hair de-cloggers

  • Bleach spray (optional)

  • Toilet cleaner & brush

  • Plunger

  • Windex

  • Air freshener (optional)

  • Lint Roller


Storage

  • Clothes hangers

  • Hanging shoe storage

  • Folding stool (optional)

  • Storage drawer/chest (optional)


Health & Safety

  • Tylenol

  • First Aid/Band-aids

  • Cough medicine

  • Allergy medicine

  • Neosporin

  • Nasal decongestant

  • Thermometer

  • Flashlight

  • Pepper spray

  • Lockbox (optional)

  • COVID home tests (optional)


Documents

  • Social Security Card (if moving far)

  • Copy of Birth certificate

  • Health Insurance Card

  • Auto Insurance Card

  • Personal Identification Card/Driver's License


Miscellaneous

  • Fan

  • Umbrella

  • Steamer

  • Detachable wall adhesive strips

  • Needle/thread (optional)

  • Door mirror (optional)

  • Travel bag



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