- College Life
|overanxious mother ||07-24-2005 10:15 PM |
BLESS YOU!!!! YOur list is well beyond helpful (and I'm a parent!)...yes, things forgotten can be purchased...but much of the stuff on the list is already here and it's a matter of remembering to pack it so that money doesn't have to be spent on reacquiring it! And we do take for granted that things will be around (e.g., safety pins and needle & thread & aspirin)...then when we need them, we usually need them immediately and so having to go to a store to get them is a real pain. And yes, things can be borrowed. But I think this list is WONDERFUL and I am very grateful to have it. THANK YOU!
|vtoodler ||07-24-2005 11:13 PM |
Thanx Kate. Where do you have the time to come up with all of this?
|burnsk8er ||07-24-2005 11:16 PM |
Some of the things you said are unneccessary (a blender??) but thanks for the list!
|nspeds ||07-24-2005 11:42 PM |
Good list, but you are missing one item:
Learn to love them. I hear they love you in return.
|vtoodler ||07-24-2005 11:45 PM |
What are stickies?
|nspeds ||07-24-2005 11:57 PM |
Sorry... I used a different term. They are, indeed, on the list, but as 'Post-its'.
|emsibdn ||07-25-2005 08:42 AM |
wow wow wow wow
|ariesathena ||07-25-2005 11:05 AM |
Re: towels. I needed at least three - one for body, one for (very long) hair, and one for swimming - got all sorts of chlorine on the last one that I didn't want on myself after showering.
Get about twice as much printer ink (or toner, if you have a laser) than you think you will need. Invariably, everyone runs out of ink around finals time. By the way, I did need colour ink for one of my classes - engineering computer design (AutoCAD), so consider bringing extra colour ink as well.
|gin_harvest ||07-25-2005 12:38 PM |
AMAZING list- you rock.
I could only think of one thing to add...
|Gorbachev_Sez ||07-25-2005 12:45 PM |
Wow! Can all of that stuff fit into a dorm room?
|crazyparadisev ||07-25-2005 12:48 PM |
Thanks for the list! I need to go dorm room-shopping soon and this is a great list!
|ariesathena ||07-25-2005 12:59 PM |
humidifier (although a drying rack & wet laundry (think a nice, thick towel) will keep a dry room humid during the winter). I get sick when it gets too dry.
Staples has a folding bookcase, which is good for those who don't have a lot of space in their cars. Problem is that it takes up a lot of floor space.
If you don't know what your dorm room looks like beforehand, don't bring too much - buy stuff there. I'll confess to packing by where I wanted stuff to go in my room - so all of the top-shelf-of-closet stuff went in one box, the desk stuff in another.... Trash barrels are good for cleaning supplies.
|redski59 ||07-25-2005 02:28 PM |
[quote]By the way, I did need colour ink for one of my classes - engineering computer design (AutoCAD), so consider bringing extra colour ink as well.[/quote]Thanks for that info, ariesathena. Until I read this, I had been planning to buy a B&W Laser, but that plan might now change.
|prima_donna ||07-25-2005 06:38 PM |
a suggestion I have for any one who might have the time or inclination, is to organize this list by categories, things like entertainment, cleaning, bathroom, toiletries, bedding, eating, etc.
|sarah_in_a_cup ||07-25-2005 06:41 PM |
I, too, am the listmaker/planner type, and I cannot describe the joy I felt as I read over your list! It was just like Christmas! (Okay, maybe that's saying a bit much, but I do really appreciate your taking the time to compile "What To Bring To College").
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