You may have made the necessary 28 trips to Bed Bath and Beyond, but there is a good chance you are still missing some of the most important college items. Sorry, buddy, but just because your mom knows bedding doesn't mean she really understands college life (and trust me, you don't want her to). Instead of trusting na've and uneducated (in the ways of drinking, partying and surviving dorm life) adults to get you ready for the big move, CO-ED asked the people who know best'the students'what you must have as you pack up the car and settle into that sweet new lofted bed.
' Any food you can cook in a microwave'you’d be surprised what your options are if you get a little creative.
' Definitely bring a George Foreman, regardless of the fact that it's typically listed on the “contraband” items part of your pre-move in the brochure.
' Lots of random things (especially the ones your mom tells you to throw away when packing up your room at home) that can be used as ammo for a creative frat party costume: think weird hats, spandex, coconut bras … you know, the essentials.
' This is stupid but true. … an open mind.
' Lots of pictures, picture frames, pillows'anything to make your room more homey.
' An alarm clock
' A laptop (so you can bring it to the library when you can't work in your room, or to play poker during a lecture).
' An iPod
' A calendar
' A cell phone
' A planner'for assignments and party scheduling
' A scale (good to watch out for that Freshman 15)
' Shower caddy and flip-flops
' Crazy costumes
' A fake ID
' A tool kit
' A futon (you never know when you want to have a 'guest' over.)
' Soft sheets
' Extra towels
' A sewing kit
' A zip-up hoodie
' More condoms
' Ear plugs
' Air freshener
' A pop-up laundry bag
' Yaffa blocks
' An easy-going attitude
' A good sense of humor
' A good appetite … good enough to eat the nasty dorm food
' A friend with a car
' Friends with cute friends for you to date
' A mini-fridge to keep all your drinks cold
' A feather bed to make those awful twin, extra-long beds somewhat comfortable
' A microwave for drunken Macs and Cheese and s’mores
' Tupperware for clothes'not everything will fit in the closet
' Toilet-wipes, if you have a roommate who doesn’t wear pads and leaves blood all over the bathroom floor and WALLS.
' I filled up a Sobe bottle with 5 o’clock. I don't recommend using 5 o'clock.
' Elastic waist-pants for when you start getting fat
' A taste for beer
' Lots of movies