Moving away from home and moving into the residence halls is super exciting, but can seem daunting if you don’t know what to pack. If you’re unsure about what you need to bring with you to college, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here is a short list of some residence hall essentials you can buy from Amazon to help you prepare for living on campus once the fall semester begins:
(Here’s a helpful tip: College students can take advantage of Amazon Prime Student, which is a discounted Amazon Prime membership program. Click here to learn more about it!)
1. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
Mrs. Meyers multi surface everyday cleaner is a great investment because it limits the amount of cleaning supplies you have to buy and store since its multipurpose, and it’s inexpensive. This multi surface cleaning spray is also available in different fresh scents. Click here to purchase a 3-pack from Amazon.
2. First Aid Kit
Something a lot of students wouldn’t think to bring with them to college is a first aid kit, but they’re actually really convenient to have. Amazon has a great first aid kit available that includes 100 pieces but is still compact, and it’s only $8.00! Click here to see details and buy it.
3. Laundry Hamper
Laundry hampers like this one are an essential because you can use them to carry your clothes to and from the laundry room easily. This laundry hamper from Amazon comes with carrying straps and a side pocket for detergent and dryer sheets, as well as comes in different colors. Click here to check it out.
4. Foldable Storage Bag Organizers
These storage bins make packing, unpacking, storing, and organizing clothes super easy. You can store these foldable storage bags under your bed or keep them around your room as drawers for clothes. The see-through side makes it easy to find certain items too. Click here to purchase this 3-pack of storage organizers.
5. Hand Sanitizer
Small hand sanitizer bottles are great to have with you so you can prevent spreading germs and keep your hands clean. These mini hand sanitizer bottles from Amazon are great to keep by your bed or in the bathroom, and are also great to carry around with you when you go out. Click here to purchase the 4-pack.
6. Hanger Organizer
Hangers have always been an essential, but now hanger organizers are becoming popular as they are a great way to save space and simplify the move-in and move-out process. This 4-pack of hanger organizers from Amazon allows you to save room in your closet by giving you the option to hang clothes vertically. It also helps keep your clothes from wrinkling. Click here to check it out.
7. Scented Small Trash Bags
It goes without saying that trash cans and bags are necessary to have in your room. Having scented trash bags may not be necessary, but they certainly help keep your space from smelling like garbage! These mini trash bags are the perfect size and they smell like lavender and sweet vanilla. Click here to purchase a pack of 26 bags.
8. Power Strip Outlet
This power strip from Amazon comes with 6 outlets and a 4-foot cord, so you can use it to plug in plenty of items from fans and gaming consoles to phone and laptop chargers. It comes in either white or black. Get yours by clicking here.
Make sure to check out this list from Millersville’s webpage about what items to bring and what items not to bring with you when you move in to your residence hall.
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