What should you pack for college?


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Some of the most useful items to pack for college include a computer, a mini-fridge, silverware and a first-aid kit. When packing for college, it's important to not over pack while still bringing essential and sometimes forgotten items.

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While most colleges have computer labs on campus, a computer is still a useful item to bring, if possible. Campus computer facilities are often open late but not all night long, so a personal computer is a necessity for late night paper writing sessions. A compact printer is also a worthwhile investment. A laptop is a good choice because it can easily be transported to class and around campus. Although schools typically offer a meal plan for freshmen, a mini-fridge for the dorm room is still a common choice. A mini-fridge can hold leftovers, snacks or other meals. If possible, a microwave or toaster oven is useful for heating up prepared food. Silverware is a highly practical choice that many students often neglect. Mini-fridges and microwaves are practically useless if the food they hold can't be easily eaten. Dorm room space is often limited, so a few utensils along with a couple of bowls and plates is usually sufficient. A first-aid kit is another necessity. Stock the kit with gauze, Band-Aids, Neosporin, a thermometer, pain relievers/fever reducers and any other desired medical supplies.

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