It is an exciting day for some and sad for others: the day your homeschool graduate moves from home to college! Before they head out to that new adventure though, they need to pack! When you consider how small the typical dorm room is, developing a reasonable college packing list can be challenging. On the one hand, they need to avoid borrowing everything from their neighbors. But you also don’t want to arrive with a pod full of stuff that won’t fit in a tiny dorm room. Space is usually at a premium, so think efficiency as you plan.
The following college packing list contains items that will likely be needed during the year. Some items may be restricted by your university, so check their policy before buying electrical equipment such as microwaves, refrigerators, and toaster ovens.
If possible, try to have your child contact their future roommate(s) prior to arrival. They can coordinate supplies together so they don’t have two of everything cluttering up the space. If one roommate buys the microwave and the other gets the refrigerator, they both save money. And young women particularly seem to like to coordinate decor.
You won't be able to purchase everything on this college packing list. But using this list, your child should have what they need most - except for you, of course. They will still need you and need to know you love them!
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