My life in a suitcase :Packing for college

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I always knew that when I eventually went to college there would be other girls like me –confused. I understand how hard it can be to pack your entire life into a suitcase that will fit into your tiny room and it can be so confusing if you a first year/freshmen. Obviously some things will be unnecessary as they will take up closet space for no apparent reason.I am not an expert packer but I hope this list will help you not have the “mum-I-forgot-my-pillow” phone conversation in front of your roommate and look like a loser. This is what I have packed in my own suitcase.:


  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Duvet& Duvet covers
  • Sheets (preferably two pairs )
  • Blanket (for movie nights )


  • Lamp (in case of power cuts )
  • Hangers
  • Pictures (what better way to remember your friends and family)
  • Posters (inspiration never hurt anybody)
  • Trashcan
  • Mosquito net


  • Washing powder (MAC is my favorite )
  • Fabric softener
  • Iron
  • Laundry bag
  • Pegs
  • Sewing kit ( needles and pins)
  • Stain remover


  • Cereal
  • Powdered milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Snacks (biscuits, sweets, etc)
  • Coffee
  • Noodles(optional)
  • Sugar

Must have supplies

  • Bottle opener (in case you host your friends)
  • broom
  • dish towels(two work)
  • dishes (plates, cups, spoons)
  • dish washing soap
  • dustpan
  • plastic plates ( when you host your friends for study night)
  • trash bags

Bathroom Supplies

  • bath towel
  • towels
  • shower cap
  • flip flops

Toiletries bag must have

  • soap
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • face wash
  • lip balm/lip gloss
  • lotion
  • makeup &makeup remover
  • nail polish &nail polish remover
  • shaving stick/shaving cream
  • sunscreen(optional)
  • toothpaste

Must have

  • comb
  • blow dryer
  • hair straightener
  • head band
  • scrunches
  • mirror
  • nail clippers
  • tampons or pads
  • ear buds
  • toilet paper
  • handkerchief
  • toothbrush& toothbrush case


  • sneakers (you might sign up for the basketball team)
  • belts
  • bras
  • dresses
  • ballet pumps
  • evening gowns/Sunday best
  • flip flops
  • hat
  • heels
  • jeans
  • jackets
  • t-shirts
  • jewellery
  • leggings
  • pajamas
  • bras and pants
  • raincoat/umbrella
  • sweaters


  • lamp batteries
  • chargers(laptop, phone)
  • external hard drive
  • flash drive
  • headphones
  • iPod
  • laptop& laptop case
  • surge protector

School survival

  • backpack
  • calculator
  • class schedule
  • eraser
  • folders
  • highlighters
  • note books
  • pen/pencils
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • stapler


Ancillar has a ridiculous sense of humor and is on a mission not to melt in sunshine city .

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