The Ultimate College Apartment Checklist: 175 Essential Items For Fall Move-In

Whenever I start moving my stuff from place to place, I almost always forget to pack something I need. In order to prevent these types of thinking lapses, it’s important to make a checklist in order to accurately account for all your belongings. After a few years in college, I’ve learned that to prevent leaving items off the checklist, you should start writing it way before you begin your move. That way, as you remember things you need to bring, you add them to the list. It should be an ongoing process until move-in day, but the extra time allows you to brainstorm all the potential things you will need or that you might forget. In order to make it easier for you, here is your ultimate college apartment checklist of everything you may need in college when you move in this fall.

Bedding/Living

  1. Laundry basket/bag
  2. Detergent
  3. Dryer sheet
  4. Towels
  5. Sheets
  6. Pillows
  7. Comforters
  8. Mattress pads
  9. Pillow cases
  10. Fan
  11. Trash can
  12. Plastic drawers
  13. Iron
  14. Ironing board
  15. Rug

Room Setup

  1. Hooks
  2. Painters Tape
  3. Decoration (posters, etc)
  4. Screwdriver
  5. Hammer
  6. Nails
  7. Double stick tape
  8. Picture frames/pictures
  9. Mirror

Electronics

  1. TV
  2. Printer
  3. iPod
  4. DVD’s
  5. DVD player
  6. Computer
  7. Cell Phone
  8. Chargers
  9. Alarm Clock
  10. Speakers
  11. Refrigerator
  12. Microwave
  13. Outlet adapters (3-2 prongs)
  14. Surge protectors
  15. Ethernet cable
  16. Extension cords
  17. Batteries
  18. Camera
  19. Headphones
  20. Coffee Maker

Clothing

  1. Clothes
  2. Hangers
  3. Shoes
  4. Hats
  5. Dress clothes
  6. Dress shoes
  7. Belts
  8. Flip-flops (for shower)
  9. Jacket/coat
  10. Scarves
  11. Gloves
  12. Boots
  13. Slippers
  14. Bathing s
  15. Wristwatch
  16. Jewelry
  17. Pajamas
  18. Robe
  19. Theme party items

School Supplies

  1. Pens
  2. Pencils
  3. Calculator
  4. Note cards
  5. Folders
  6. Binders
  7. Printer
  8. Paper
  9. Highlighters
  10. Post-it notes
  11. Flash drive
  12. Scissors
  13. Stapler
  14. Desk lamp (light bulb)
  15. Bulletin board
  16. Push pins
  17. Assignment notebook
  18. Printer Ink
  19. Ruler
  20. Stamps
  21. Erasers
  22. Glue
  23. Dictionary
  24. Thesaurus
  25. Paper clips
  26. Stamps
  27. Envelopes
  28. Labels
  29. Notebooks
  30. Rubber bands
  31. Backpack

Toiletries

  1. Shampoo
  2. Conditioner
  3. Soap
  4. Toothbrush
  5. Toothpaste
  6. Mouthwash
  7. Floss
  8. Deodorant
  9. Brush/comb
  10. Hair dryer
  11. Hair gel
  12. Hair straightener
  13. Curling iron
  14. Nail clippers
  15. Nail file
  16. Nail polish Remover
  17. Nail polish
  18. Makeup
  19. Lotion
  20. Tweezers
  21. Razors
  22. Shaving cream
  23. Aftershave
  24. Bathroom dup
  25. Cologne
  26. Perfume
  27. Q-tips
  28. Sunscreen
  29. Cotton balls
  30. Shower caddy/basket

Medicine

  1. Cough medicine
  2. Advil/Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  3. Tissues
  4. Pepto-Bismol
  5. Tums
  6. Cough drops
  7. Vitamins
  8. Aspirin
  9. Band-aids
  10. Eye drops
  11. Glasses
  12. Contacts
  13. Neosporin
  14. Tampons/pads
  15. Birth control
  16. Condoms

Eatery

  1. Cups
  2. Bowls
  3. Plates
  4. Silverware
  5. Coffee mug
  6. Water bottle
  7. Dish washing soap

Cleaning

  1. Deodorizer (i.e. Febreeze)
  2. Disinfectant wipes
  3. Lint brush
  4. Stain remover
  5. Garbage bags
  6. Paper towels
  7. All Purpose cleaner
  8. Portable vacuum

Other

  1. Lock box
  2. Computer lock
  3. Dry-erase board (for door)
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Shot glasses
  6. Bottle opener
  7. Check book
  8. Roll of quarters (for laundry)
  9. Umbrella
  10. Deck of playing cards
  11. Solo cups

Forms/documents

  1. Financial aid forms
  2. Medical insurance card
  3. Student ID
  4. Credit card
  5. Driver’s license
  6. Registration Information
  7. AAA Card (if applicable)

If you have roommates, make sure you formulate your college apartment checklist with them so you can cut costs and make sure you collaboratively get everything you need. In addition to packing the right stuff, there are a few other steps that will help you prepare for fall move-in. First off, if you are bringing your car to school, make sure to buy/reserve a parking pass before you get on campus. This will help you avoid some of those early tickets during the year. The second thing to consider is buying or renting books ahead of time. By doing so, you won’t have to wait in the endless lines at the bookstore. Lastly, if you’re an incoming freshman, its important to get everything you need before you get to campus or with your parents before they leave, because the prices at the bookstore are usually more expensive then you’ll find at other off campus stores.

Are we crazy?! Is it possible we left out some essential items for your college apartment checklist? Help us get the net in the comment box below!

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