A to Z: What To Bring To College

<p>1) This is a composite, alphabetical list of what to bring to college.</p>

<p>2) If you have worthy suggestions about **what else a student might like to bring, please list it. If you have specifications-- like what types of bandages students should bring, or what snacks are popular in dorms etc-- please list it as well. </p>

<p>Other than that, just ignore items on the list you don't think are necessary and don't complain about it, because it doesn't help anyone.**</p>

<p>This composite list is very much for Gianievve and LiquidPaper, two people who were kind and appreciative towards my effort and wanted to see a composite list. Here it is. Thank you. :)</p>

<p>I apologize to those who I annoyed by posting various categorized lists about what to bring to college. I am NOT spamming or trying to sell anything.</p>

<p>Acne/cleansing wash and acne cream
Address book
Alarm clock: very important! J
Alcoholic drinks if you’re over 21
Allergy medicine: Claritin or Benadryl or other anti-histamine
Anti-Itch cream: for bug bites (also good if you’re going to do road-trips off campus to mountains/lakes on weekends etc)
Atlas-- any cartographers out there? A world or nation atlas is informative</p>

<p>Backpack/messenger bag
Balls: Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, baseballs, tennis balls
Bandages and band-aids: for sprains and cuts
Batteries, especially AA
Bicycle, helmet, LOCK
Bins or boxes for storing papers/folders
Blanket: fleece or thermal
Board games (Monopoly, a chess or checkers set etc)
Body lotion
Bookcase: find a slim, tall bookcase if you’re pressed for space. It’s good for organizing text and literary books; of course you can store anything on it-- from food to board games to boxes of cleaning supplies. Great storage. If it’s a shorter bookcase, you can put decorations atop it-- pictures, a vase etc.
Bottle opener
Broom or short-handled brush with dustpan (if you don’t care for vacuums or Swiffers)
Brush: get a good scrubbing one for cleaning grout/tough stains
Bucket: get a sturdy one for use in cleaning/mopping
Bug spray (to keep your skin from those awful mosquitoes etc)
Bulletin board with pins</p>

<p>Cable/wiring organizer: for your computer wires
Calendar: to keep track of the date and days; dry-erase calendars are awesome for scrawling in important events and then erasing for the next month
Calculator or graphing calculator
Camera-- at least a disposable one
Can opener
CD cases, or soft-cover CD folders which are more space efficient and easier to carry
Cereals, cereals, cereals
Chair: a comfortable one, not a desk chair, but more of a reading/relaxing seat. Try the:
a) butterfly chair <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106741&RN=665&BTSMode=true%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106741&RN=665&BTSMode=true&lt;/a>
b) Egg chair <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106742&RN=665&BTSMode=true%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106742&RN=665&BTSMode=true&lt;/a> or
c) the classic beanbag
Chair cushion: if you don’t want to bring or buy a desk chair, buy an attractive seat cushion for the chair that the college provides
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are amazing, easy to use and leave a good scent <a href="http://www.clorox.com/solutions_disinfecting_wipe.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clorox.com/solutions_disinfecting_wipe.html&lt;/a>
Coffee machine
Cold and cough medicine: Robitussin/Dimetap
College-rule line paper
Colored markers and colored pencils
Comb or hairbrush
Computer-- Laptop or Desktop or Notebook.
Conditioner (hair)
Condoms/birth control pills/contraceptives etc.
Contact lens case
Contact lens solution
Containers: small plastic or mesh containers for small accessories (paperclips/tape/white-out/jewelry/makeup)
Cooking pans and pots
Cordless Phone and/or Cell Phone: very important!
Correspondence: Various cards or letter paper, for birthdays or congratulations etc
Cough drops/lozegnes
Cotton balls: many uses, including for applying/wiping off make-up, applying antiseptics to cuts and wounds
Cotton facial pads: for applying or removing foundation and other make-up, also for applying facial lotions, toners and astringents
Curling iron (hair)
Curtains: if your dorm room doesn’t provide curtains, an attractive set of curtains can help bring color and life to your room</p>

<p>Day planner, dayrunrer, agenda etc
Decorator’s Lamps: these are pretty, inexpensive ways to light up your room and add color <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106706&RN=262&BTSMode=true%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106706&RN=262&BTSMode=true&lt;/a> and <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106682&RN=262&BTSMode=true%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106682&RN=262&BTSMode=true&lt;/a> and the ubiquitous <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=105258&RN=262&BTSMode=true%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=105258&RN=262&BTSMode=true&lt;/a>
Deodorant (can’t forget that!)
Desk chair-- colleges provide a desk chair, but it often isn’t as nice as the one you probably have at home. A good desk chair that swivels and is on wheels is great
Desk lamp: many stores sell extremely inexpensive and colorful desk lamps (<a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106573)%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=106573)&lt;/a>, but the more expensive ones are worth it too (<a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=11809880%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=11809880&lt;/a&gt;)
Desk organizers: <a href="http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml;jsessionid=IIO5AFKIZPMPFQFIAILCM44AVABBOJVC?PRODID=61551&CATID=71793&searchId=796531&itemIndex=19%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml;jsessionid=IIO5AFKIZPMPFQFIAILCM44AVABBOJVC?PRODID=61551&CATID=71793&searchId=796531&itemIndex=19&lt;/a>
Dish bin to carry any plates/flatware etc to dorm sink
Dish detergent
Dry-erase markers
Drying rack (for wet laundry-- dryers are often all occupied by the time your clothes are clean from the washing machine, so a drying rack might be helpful)
DVD player or VHS
DVDs or Videos</p>

<p>Eating Utensils: inexpensive utensils OR disposable plastic utensils will do: packs of disposable OR two to four inexpensive sets of knives, spoons, forks, cups, mugs, plates, bowls
Eggshell pad or mattress pad or mattress foam
Electric lights: like Christmas lights you put on your tree or around your house-- small strings of white-light bulbs can be lovely strung around the edges of your ceiling
Envelopes (white, letter type)
Erasers (Staedtler erasers are amazing <a href="http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do;jsessionid=0000Fazictr5fPBah7f05v6-jP4:10irjpv6n?level=SK&id=120451&uniqueSearchFlag=true&Ntt=staedtler+erasers&An=text%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do;jsessionid=0000Fazictr5fPBah7f05v6-jP4:10irjpv6n?level=SK&id=120451&uniqueSearchFlag=true&Ntt=staedtler+erasers&An=text&lt;/a&gt;)
Eye drops</p>

<p>Fabric softener for the dryer
Facial lotion (especially if you’re in a colder climate and your skin will tend to dry out more easily)
Favorites books
Febreze: excellent to temporarily rid clothes (and blankets, pillows, etc) from odors <a href="http://www.homemadesimple.com/febreze/products/original.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.homemadesimple.com/febreze/products/original.shtml&lt;/a>
Files and expandable filing folders
Folders-- with pockets and three-prongs
Folding chairs/tail-gaiting chairs/folding lawn chairs-- any easy, folding chair that you can quickly prop open for guests or haul down to the game for tail-gaiting is a plus
Footstool (if you’re vertically challenged)
Foreign Language Dictionary: for whatever language you’ll be taking in college
Foreman Grill
Fragrance: perfume or cologne, or body sprays
Fruit: apples, bananas
Fruit juices-- orange, apple, grape, tomato
Futon: a bed at night, great for seating two or three visitors or for watching TV</p>

<p>Gatorade and other sports/electrolyte drinks
Granola bars, Nutri-Grain bars
Graphing paper</p>

<p>Hair dryer
Hairbands/hair pins for ladies
Hairspray/sculpting cream
Hand-held electronic games (Gameboy etc)
Hand and feet cream (Neutrogena makes the effective and inexpensive Norwegian formula <a href="http://www.neutrogena.com/ProductsDetails_12.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.neutrogena.com/ProductsDetails_12.asp&lt;/a&gt;)
Headphones-- very important-- both to block out annoying sounds from your roommate or keep music your roommate doesn’t like to yourself
Hot Pot: I love this thing. Quick and easy and hot, no need for an electric kettle or coffee machine or microwave with it <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=11904270%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=11904270&lt;/a>
Hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol</p>

<p>I-Pod or other music player (MP3, CD player)
Internet access software/wiring
Ironing board</p>

<p>Kleenex or other facial tissue</p>

<p>Laptops and desktops: for work/studying, but plays your music and DVDs as well
Laptop case
Laundry basket: a lot of people prefer the sturdy plastic baskets to laundry bags. Can hold folded clothes better as well
Laundry detergent
Laundry Hamper or Bin: hampers are always useful; some of us use canvas bins with handles to toss wet towels and dirty clothes in; others have large mesh or canvas laundry bags (folding hampers are great if you need space)
Lip balm
Loofah/sponge or wash towel
Lysol, especially the sprays and the all-purpose cleaners (though the scent is sometimes too strong)
<a href="http://www.lysol.com/solutionsfinder.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.lysol.com/solutionsfinder.shtml&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Make-up (a lot of more low-maintenance girls I know often just go with the basics-- foundation or tinted moisturizer for covering up flaws, mascara and lip gloss or a lipstick)
Manila envelopes (for papers or reports that you don’t want folded)
Map-- of your country, your state, the world, your college campus
Masking tape
Minifridge or Microfridge
Mints or minty gum
Mirror-- a good mirror, from full length <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&sku=13657653&RN=241&BTSMode=true%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&sku=13657653&RN=241&BTSMode=true&lt;/a> to vanity mirrors to overhang mirrors
Mouse pad
Multi-vitamins (especially vitamin C, when you’re trying to keep your immune system up around cold season)
Muscle Relief: Salonpas <a href="http://www.salonpas-usa.com/salonpas.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.salonpas-usa.com/salonpas.html&lt;/a> or Icy Hot Patches or Thermal Patches for aches
Musical instrument/music books</p>

<p>Nail clippers
Nail file
Nail polish remover
Nightstand: if you’ve got room, nightstands are nice-- put a small lamp and your reading books atop it. Looks pretty and if it has drawers, it offers more storage space for whatever you’d like.

<p>Oxi-Clean gets rid of stains <a href="http://www.oxiclean.com/laundrysub.asp?MainNav=Products&SubNav=Laundry%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.oxiclean.com/laundrysub.asp?MainNav=Products&SubNav=Laundry&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Pack of playing cards
Pain and fever relief-- Tylenol, Advil, ibuprofen
Paper towels
Pencil case/container
Pencil Sharpener
Pens: regular blue, black and red; have at least one, nicer ball-point pen as well
Photos and picture frames
Pine-Sol: the original scent is great, it’s good for floors
<a href="http://www.pinesol.com/original.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.pinesol.com/original.shtml&lt;/a>
Plants: IF you can take care of them. They’re lovely and it’s nice to have some green in your small dorm room
Plasti-tak <a href="http://www.teachersparadise.com/c/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/25260%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.teachersparadise.com/c/product_info.php/cPath/22/products_id/25260&lt;/a> or other mounting material that won’t leave stains or holes on the walls
Posters, of course (<a href="http://www.allposters.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.allposters.com&lt;/a&gt;)
Powder drink mixes: They are cheaper to buy than sodas, and all you need is a large pitcher of water and a spoon. Powdered lemonade and Kool-Aid are cheap and easy to make.
Power strips (because you’ll only have so many electrical outlets)
Printer Paper (white) </p>

<p>Q-Tips: tons of uses-- for cleaning the insides of your ears, for applying or removing make-up, etc</p>

Ramen/Cup Noodles (of course)
Razor, shaving cream and aftershave for males
Religious texts: if you’re religious, bring your Bible or Koran or Torah etc.
Reusable water bottles, like Nalgene bottles
Roller-skates or ice-skates
Rolls of coins or your laundry card
Rubber bands
Rug!: to add attractiveness to the bare tile or wood floor of your room-- and keep your feet warm when you slip out of bed winter mornings</p>

<p>Safe or lockbox for valuables: jewelry, watches, etc-- actually, any box with a lid will do to store your valuables in, just as long as you don’t leave your bracelets, watches, rings etc lying around
Shampoo (if preferred, you can pour your shampoo or conditioner in small plastic bottles with flip tops-- see Container Store-- to save space in your shower tote)
Sharpies or any other permanent marker (thick and thin)
Shaving lotion, gel or body wash for shaving
Shaving razor
Sheets: at least two and preferably three different sets of sheets for your bed, often college beds are extra-long twin size
Shot glasses
Shower caddy/tote: should have a hole or holes in the bottom, for drainage
<a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/searchSKU.asp?order_num=-1&SSTR=shower+tote&go=1&%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/searchSKU.asp?order_num=-1&SSTR=shower+tote&go=1&&lt;/a>
Shower shoes (flip-flops)
Small pair of nose hair scissors (gross, I know, but for any overgrown hairs from your nose)
Snapple/other tea brands
Soap or body wash
Soap container: it’d be best to have a container for it, so the other items in your tote won’t get soppy and sticky. Bed Bath and Beyond has some handy plastic soap cases with latches
Sofa or armchair: if you can fit at least a small one into your room, go for it!
Soup: Campbells’ makes microwavable soups <a href="http://www.campbellsoup.com/soup_at_hand.asp?cpovisq=%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.campbellsoup.com/soup_at_hand.asp?cpovisq=&lt;/a>
Spiral notebooks
Sponge: get one for cleaning dishes, another for cleaning your dorm/bathroom
Spray bottles, clear: for various uses-- holding cleaning fluid for example <a href="http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml;jsessionid=043A0ZJIH0PAPQFIAIMCM5GAVABBMJVC?PRODID=66186&CATID=77006&searchId=795976&itemIndex=1%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml;jsessionid=043A0ZJIH0PAPQFIAIMCM5GAVABBMJVC?PRODID=66186&CATID=77006&searchId=795976&itemIndex=1&lt;/a>
Stapler and staples
Steamer or Footlocker: these are more expensive, but they’re usually attractive and add character to the room. You can store extra blankets or out of season clothes in them. If you have room, they look good at the base of a bed. You could also sit on it or store books or knickknacks atop it.
<a href="http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml;jsessionid=XOKN0ATDP5DOXQFIAILCM5GAVABBOJVC?PRODID=59717&CATID=250&searchId=796335&itemIndex=2%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml;jsessionid=XOKN0ATDP5DOXQFIAILCM5GAVABBOJVC?PRODID=59717&CATID=250&searchId=796335&itemIndex=2&lt;/a>
Stomach Relief: Ah, Pepto Bismol.
Straightening iron (hair)
Suntan lotion
Swiffer Dry: extremely easy to use, quick and easy to clean (just dispose of the cloth after use; hard to pick up more than lint and hair, however
Swiffer Duster: excellent and easy to hold and maintain <a href="http://www.homemadesimple.com/swiffer/usenglish/products/dusters_hand.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.homemadesimple.com/swiffer/usenglish/products/dusters_hand.shtml&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.homemadesimple.com/swiffer/usenglish/products/dry.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.homemadesimple.com/swiffer/usenglish/products/dry.shtml&lt;/a>
Swiffer Wet: use like a mop, very easy to use and leaves a great fresh scent
<a href="http://www.homemadesimple.com/swiffer/usenglish/products/wet.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.homemadesimple.com/swiffer/usenglish/products/wet.shtml&lt;/a>
Swim goggles</p>

<p>Tape measurer
Tape dispenser and clear tape refills
Tapestries: hang them up on the wall, above your bed, etc <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/searchSKU.asp?order_num=-1&SSTR=tapestries&go=1&%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/searchSKU.asp?order_num=-1&SSTR=tapestries&go=1&&lt;/a>
Three-hole punch adapter
Toaster oven
Toothbrush case: Bed Bath and Beyond has a great little plastic toothbrush container with a latch, so the bristles of your toothbrush don’t get all gross jumbled next to everything else in your shower tote or caddy
Towels (at least two sets each of bath towel, hand towel, face towel etc)
Trash Can
Tree Floor Lamp: these are good because you can use one lighting source to illuminate different parts of your room-- in a tiny room, one light can be aimed at your desk, the other at your bed while you read, the other at the ceiling. They range from inexpensive and colorful <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13630607&RN=262&BTSMode=true%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13630607&RN=262&BTSMode=true&lt;/a> to more polished
<a href="http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do;jsessionid=0000hmRVSYgdX9JLKpJCSADDFtT:10ggnmsj6?level=SK&id=263648&uniqueSearchFlag=true&Ntt=tree+lamp&An=text%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do;jsessionid=0000hmRVSYgdX9JLKpJCSADDFtT:10ggnmsj6?level=SK&id=263648&uniqueSearchFlag=true&Ntt=tree+lamp&An=text&lt;/a>

<p>Umbrella- a good, sturdy one</p>

<p>Vacuum: any slim, lightweight one will do. It doesn’t need to be an expensive, bulky vacuum to get the job done.
Vacuum: hand-sized, to clean up dust in corners, on desks etc
Example: <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13645957%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13645957&lt;/a>
Vaseline: or petroleum jelly. It’s oily and sticky, but if you don’t have lotion or lip balm handy, a spot of Vaseline will do it.
Video game console
Video games
Vick’s Vapo Rub: I always put this on my chest and throat when I’m sick
Vitamin C: to keep up your immune system during cold season
Vitamin E: this comes in two forms-- one is in a gel-like pill, the other is in a small glass jar. The ingestion of vitamin E is supposed to soften your skin, strengthen your hair. The vitamin E in a jar-- vitamin E oil-- is often put on scars or stretch marks to advance healing and lighten the scar
Vitamin D/Oscal: to keep your bones strong</p>

<p>Washcloths or washrags: use old ones for rinsing or drying dishes, and cleaning floors
Water bottles
Water filter pitcher <a href="http://www.brita.com/index.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.brita.com/index.shtml&lt;/a> and replaceable filters
Water pitcher: a regular one, if you don’t want filtered
Waterless hand sanitizer <a href="http://www.purell.com/original.aspx%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.purell.com/original.aspx&lt;/a>
Whiteboard with dry-erase markers (lots of people hang these outside their rooms so friends can leave messages)
White-out or correctional fluid (I prefer the rolling, tape-dispenser-like white-out)
Windex or other window cleaner; the wipes are especially handy
<a href="http://www.windex.com/mirror-cleaner/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.windex.com/mirror-cleaner/&lt;/a>
Writing Basics: a writing style book, a dictionary, a thesaurus</p>

<p>*Thanks you guys! Hope it helps. *</p>

<p>...all I'm bringing is:</p>

<p>-Slate Tablet PC
-desktop pc + monitor
-2 suitcases of clothes</p>

<p>very nice list tho :D</p>

<p>Wow Kate! This is very helpful! We should be the ones to thank you! :)</p>

<p>That's a long list. I haven't really thought about half of that stuff.</p>

<p>But of course, thank you. :) </p>

<p>Redski: Are you going to be at USC too? I am going to be in Parkside dorms this fall. :)</p>

<p>This is awesome! Thank you so much for putting in the time and effort to make this composite! It's a long list and I'm sure that a lot of energy was spent collecting this info. Honestly, screw anyone else who thinks these lists are pointless. That may be the case for a tiny minority, but there are many prefrosh who would like as much help as they can get (i.e. ME). I like the pointer of contributing things that people think could benefit us. Once again, thanks for your help and please, just ignore people who think otherwise. There will always be negative people on boards, so just let it be.</p>

<p>Thank you kate!</p>

<p>wow that's a really comprehensive list!</p>

<p>I don't understand why you're so bothered by the thought of people posting other opinions on the things you suggest. I agree that it's great that you made up this list, but I think that the addition of other opinions can only make it more useful. For example, "yes, I also found item x useful, but for a different reason," and "item y could come in handy, but you might want to think about [concern] before bringing it," are both helpful. </p>

<p>For instance, you list a Foreman Grill. That could come in handy, but anyone who wants to bring one of those would need to refer to school-specific documents on what is (and isn't) allowed in dorm rooms.</p>

<p>"I don't understand why you're so bothered by the thought of people posting other opinions on the things you suggest"</p>

<p>This is because, on previous lists, I was personally insulted and derided merely for listing certain things that other posters did not agree with or find necessary. They seemed to feel as if they were justified in bickering and complaining about my lists when in actuality they could simply ignore what they did not find necessary and leave it at that.</p>

<p>"I think that the addition of other opinions can only make it more useful. For example, "yes, I also found item x useful, but for a different reason," and "item y could come in handy, but you might want to think about [concern] before bringing it," are both helpful."</p>

<p>I agree. Anyone is free to be helpful, it's the personal insults and complaining that I feel is unwarranted and won't help anyone in the long run, other than exposing gracelessness and empty argumentative tendencies.</p>

<p>Hey Kate, I'd suggest that you ask the moderators to make this thread a sticky. Then it will stay on the main page without people having to bump the thread. </p>

Redski: Are you going to be at USC too? I am going to be in Parkside dorms this fall.


Hey Peals, I'm in Parkside too! 6-person suite!</p>

<p>I'm just bring a toothbrush/toothpaste and a change of underwear. lol. Great list!</p>

<p>thanks a lot kate. i'm going to save this list for NEXT YEAR ;)</p>

<p>Excellent list - will be very useful as a I pack for college. Thanks!</p>

<p>Do you really need more than two sets of towels?</p>

<p>PS - Good list...thanks!</p>

<p>Thanks for the list! It's very helpful. Inspired me to write up my own list (taking things from this list that pertained to me) and I ended up with 85 items! More than I would have thought of</p>