The Ultimate College Home Essentials Checklist

Moving into your first college home is a big step and requires a longer back-to-school shopping list than just a laptop, notebook, and planner. You’ll need bedding, bathroom, kitchen supplies, storage options, and decorations to make the room feel like home.

Pro Tip: While you’re shopping keep in mind that many retailers offer student discounts and student memberships.

We have compiled a list of items to consider for moving into your first college home:

School Supplies

  • Sturdy backpack
  • Computer with necessary supplies and accessories
  • Planner
  • Pens and pencils
  • Notebooks and paper
  • Sticky notes
  • Highlighters
  • Calculator
  • Ruler
  • Extension cords
  • Headphones

Bath and Bedding

  • Comforter and blankets
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Mattress pad
  • Alarm clock
  • Tissues
  • Under bed storage
  • Towels
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Laundry Tote

Electronics and Equipment

  • Computer/Laptop
  • DVD Player
  • Game Systems
  • Tablet
  • HDMI Cord


  • Command hooks
  • Personal pictures and other favorite items
  • Curtains and rod
  • Rugs
  • Additional seating
  • Desk and chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Trashcan
  • Bedside table
  • Over the door storage hanger
  • Bulletin board
  • Calendar
  • Fan
  • Closet organizer


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