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30+ Must-Haves for a College Survival Kit

Getting ready for college? Moving into a dorm for the first time is an exciting new chapter in life—and sometimes a stressful one. So, with back-to-school season right around the corner, we've put together a list of items you'll want to pack. From snacks to cleaning supplies, don’t forget these dorm room essentials.

Food

Popcorn for movie nights, snacks for study breaks, quick dinners for late nights? Stock your dorm with these items.

  • Snacks
  • Microwaveable meals
  • Canned soup
  • Cereal
  • Coffee, soda and water (trust us, you’ll need the caffeine)
  • Condiments
  • Sugar packets

Pro Tip: Don’t forget the cutlery! Cups, plates, and napkins are a must for dorm room dining.

Cleaning

Make sure you have the basics! Stock up on everything you’ll need to keep your clothes and room looking sharp.

  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • All purpose-cleaners
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Stain removers
  • Sponges

First Aid

Accidents happen, and so do coughs, colds and fevers. Stock your college first aid kit with these essentials so you’re ready for anything.

  • Bandages
  • Peroxide
  • Pain relievers
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • Antacids
  • Stomach relief medicine
  • Thermometer
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Electrolyte/rehydration beverages
  • Vitamins

Personal Care

Finally, don’t forget to pack your shower caddy! Here are a few things to include.

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap/body wash
  • Razors
  • Lotion
  • Shaving cream
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • A loofah or bath sponge

Pro Tip: Once you’ve checked all these items off your list, don’t forget to pack a few things that will make your new space feel like home. Whether it’s a batch of mom’s brownies, pictures for your desk or a playlist of your favorite songs, the little things make a big difference.

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Back-to-school shopping is one of the most exciting times of the year. Getting ready for the classroom means children are eager to see old friends, make new ones, and meet their teachers, too. Parents are counting the moments, too — after all, it's been a long summer, and everyone's ready to get back into the regular school routine. Find what you need to ensure a great transition from summer to school with crayons, pads of paper, glue bottles, and more. Whatever you need for school supplies, we've got you covered.

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