Moving Away for College: A Packing Checklist

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Moving away for college is an amazing, yet stressful experience. Imagine how you'll feel if it suddenly dawns on you that you left your favorite pillow - you know, the one molded perfectly to your head - on your old bed back at home! Whether you live in a dorm or a house with other students, there are certain things you just can't do without.
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So... you're finally moving away for college. That means parties, late nights and all other sorts of freedom, right? The truth is, underneath the liberation, moving away is a stressful experience. It's amazing how something as simple as a missing coffee pot or favorite pair of jeans can break your stride. While it cannot predict which mementos are most important to you, the following list will tell you some of the basic items most college students like to bring away with them. Remember to check with your future roommates before packing to avoid any duplicate appliances!

For Your Kitchen:

  • Broom and Other Cleaning Products
  • Coffee Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes
  • Microwave, Hot Plate, Rice Cooker and any other item you can't cook without!
  • Pans
  • Silverware
  • Trash Can

For Your Bathroom:

  • First-Aid Kit
  • Pain/Headache Relief Medication
  • Plunger
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels

For Your Bedroom:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bed Sheets
  • Book Shelves/Crates
  • Computer/Printer
  • Desk Lamp
  • Fan/Space Heater
  • Favorite Pillows
  • Hangers
  • Lamp
  • Laundry Basket
  • School/Study Supplies
  • Waste-Paper Basket

For Your Living Room:

  • Television
  • VCR/DVD Player

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    1. Kaplan University

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      • BSBA - Supply Chain Management and Logistics
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    2. Keiser University

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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration with a concentration in Transportation and Logistics
      • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration with a concentration in Transportation and Logistics
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    3. Colorado Technical University

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    Master's
      • MBA: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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      • Bachelor: Business Admin - Logistics/Supply Chain Management
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    4. Penn Foster High School

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    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
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    Certificate
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    The University of Montana

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    7. Baker College Online

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    Bachelor's
      • Supply Chain Management - Bachelor

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Kaplan University

  • BSBA - Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Which subject are you interested in?

Keiser University

  • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration with a concentration in Transportation and Logistics

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado Technical University

  • MBA: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor: Business Admin - Logistics/Supply Chain Management

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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CDI College

  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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Baker College Online

  • Supply Chain Management - Bachelor

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