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The Ultimate Supply List and The Care Package List(2009-2010)

italianboarderitalianboarder Registered User Posts: 762 Member
edited March 2009 in Prep School Admissions
Basic Concept:
-Make a list of things that you are going to bring
-Make a list of what you want your parents to send you

The Care Package List(First List)
The Utimate Supply List for Boarding School.(Second list)
Care Package|

-Recent Pictures
-Artisan Sodas or Artisan Anything that you have at home!

Supply List|


-Shower tote
-shower shoes
-Toiletries, caddy
-Beach towel
-Nail clippers
-Extra toothpaste
-bug spray
-Flat Iron
-Feminine hygiene products
-Hair bands
-Nail Clippers
-Shaving Cream
-Face wash
-Nail Polish
-Nail Polish Remover
-Q-tips/Cotton Balls
-contact stuff/glasses
-Itch Stick (bug bites)
-acne stuff
-lip balm
-hair dryer
-Mouth wash


-Swifters and small hand held vacs
-Febreeze/air freshener
-Trash can
-Quarters for laundry
-Disinfectant spray/bleach
-Lint brush
-Stain remover (Tide pen)
-laundry bag
-laundry detergent
-paper towels
-laundry marker
-Lysol/Clorox wipes
-Sewing kit


-Refrigerator/Electric cooler
-Headphones/stereo/MP3 player
-Cell phone
-Chargers for iPod, cell phone, camera etc...
-Printer and refill cartridges
-Earplugs or noise canceling headphones
-Extension cords, surge protectors etc..
-Ethernet/phone cords
-Extra computer battery
-Web cam
-Jump/thumb drives
-blank CD’s
-flash drive
-alarm clock
-bus bar
-light bulbs
-mouse pad
-calculator (graphing, scientific)


-Lots of sticky notes
-Pens, pencils, stationary supplies
-Paper clips
-Thumb tacks
-Shoeboxes (for projects)
-Printer Paper
-Notebook Paper
-Art Supplies
-day planner
-foreign language dictionary
-manila envelopes
-reading books
-book marks
-dictionary, thesaurus
-rubber bands


-Microwave popcorn
-Pop tarts
-powdered drink---Tea bags/hot cocoa mix
-Non-refrigerated food- granola, fruit, nuts, chex mix, pretzels, etc...


-Under-bed storage
-Over the door/adhesive hook for towels
-Plastic storage drawers
-Lots of hangers
-Bed risers
-Full-length mirror
-Dry-erase board and markers
-Shoe rack or tree
-bulletin board
-drying rack
-folding chair
-Pictures of your friends, family, posters


-Things to soften your bed (i.e. tempurpedic cover)
-Fleece Blanket
-Pillow Cases

CLOTHING(In addition to the regular)

-lounge wear/robe
-Running shoes
-Umbrella, raincoat
-duffel bag/Backpack/Messenger Bag
-Beach/Pool Towel
-swim goggles
-unique clothing items (spandex, costume pieces, bright patterns)
-tote bags


-Bike, helmet, and lock
-Water bottles
-Locks for lockers (where applicable)
-Playing cards
-sports balls and equipment
-board games
-duck tape
-musical instrument/music books
Post edited by italianboarder on

Replies to: The Ultimate Supply List and The Care Package List(2009-2010)

  • Izzy Busy BeeIzzy Busy Bee Registered User Posts: 3,762 Senior Member
    you might want to go through the list and delete items that you've repeated.

    it's DUCT tape, not DUCK tape.

    Those space-saving hangers would be really handy.
    instead of a folding chair, I would bring a soft, comfy moveable one. the same concept as a beanbag, but not because it's against the fire codes.
    also lamps. a floor lamp and a bedside (maybe lava. those are cool)
  • thingslostthingslost Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    I'm just going to buy most of everything there. :D
  • Izzy Busy BeeIzzy Busy Bee Registered User Posts: 3,762 Senior Member
    same here. especially decor, since you and your roomate should compromise on that.
  • benevolent4thembenevolent4them Registered User Posts: 1,154 Senior Member
    Duct not Duck... I never knew that...
  • italianboarderitalianboarder Registered User Posts: 762 Member
    Oh sorry about that! I didn't make the list(Used one from last year).

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A LIST! You will probably forget something... I love seeing what people think of that I don't. Like somebody last year at a camp got a pack of like some harry potter joke candies... It was really intense.(They "exploded" in your mouth... It was delicious)
  • hotchkissjinhotchkissjin Registered User Posts: 745 Member
    wow, now that I think about it.....i'm gonna need most of that stuff.
  • cmoacmoa Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    im stealling ur list cuz i dont wanna make my own :(
  • tiger_max22tiger_max22 Registered User Posts: 490 Member
    All of the above + maybe sleeping bag :)
    When I go hiking or camping up in the mountains, I'll definately need it! :D

    Oh minus- the rain boots - I don't have any anyway.
    I'm going to stock up on the stamps and envelopes.
  • italianboarderitalianboarder Registered User Posts: 762 Member
    I'm calling the school stores to see what they offer... I mean they offer some stuff near cost. Stamps and envelopes are super cheap. I'm worrying that I'll have too many things to ship... I'm looking for ways to get stuff when I'm there.
  • toadstooltoadstool Registered User Posts: 1,145 Senior Member
    Halt! - many thing on the above list are prohibited by school-specific policy or local fire/health code, both of which can be amazingly brutal. Check with your specific school

    Referring to previous posts of vetted lists are better then referring to this unvetted one.
  • xoxohersheykissxoxohersheykiss Registered User Posts: 428 Member
    so school's don't send you a supply list or anything along those lines?
    eek... this is going to take up a lot of my time but it'll be worth it :D
    i'm super excited!!
  • tiger_max22tiger_max22 Registered User Posts: 490 Member
    I got a basic supply list. Not very descriptive, just very basic with the necessities.

    Do all schools require you to pay for using the washing/drying machine? 1$ per batch?
    Do you guys share batches with friends or something?
  • italianboarderitalianboarder Registered User Posts: 762 Member
    Some do a flat charge of around $600. You just have to check the packet... I know that some people will get their clothes dry cleaned(not all schools offer that).
  • OverGripOverGrip Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Wow you look at that list and you say, "Nobody seriously needs all that stuff." Then you look closer at the list and realize you need every single thing.
  • TlGERTlGER Registered User Posts: 241 Junior Member
    do you really need a personal printer? Doesn't the school offer that?
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