It begins. The back-to-school shopping madness begins. I hope it’s begun for you too. The summer really went by fast, didn’t it? Now I’m a big fan of the general packing-for-college rule, which is to pack everything you think you need, then only take half. Unfortunately, you often leave behind things that you actually need (or you forget about them all together). So here are 10 things that you probably forgot to bring with you to college. Because your room is always messy and full, but you still don’t have everything you need.
1. Dish Soap
…because you’ll need to do your dishes eventually
2. Air Freshener
…because sometimes we’re gross and we need a quick fix.
3. Can Opener
…because you won’t cook fresh after Week 1.
4. Oven Mitts
…because the microwave gets really hot and it hurts to burn your hands.
5. Winter Jacket
…because November really sneaks up on you, and because Canada.
6. Iron / Clothing Steamer
…because you will have to look professional at some point.
7. Phone Charger
…because a phone is useless without a charged battery.
…because getting your laptop wet would really, really suck.
9. Garbage Bags
…because the floor is not a suitable place to store garbage.
10. Your keys
What have you forgotten to bring?
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