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6 Things To Have Ready Before You Go Off to College

6 Things To Have Ready Before You Go Off to College
Posted By: Dixie Somers on August 23, 2022

Just getting into college is a huge accomplishment on its own, and it's one that you should be very proud of. However, getting things ready prior to starting higher education is also important. You only have so long to do it, too. From the moment you get an acceptance letter to the day you show up for orientation, you need to have certain things ready before you go off to college.

Microwave



The campus cafeteria might not always be open when you're hungry. Keep some snacks around, and cook them when you want with your own dorm room microwave.

Mini-Fridge



A mini-fridge will keep your foods and beverages cold and safe for when you need some refreshment. Put the microwave on top to save precious floor space in a crowded environment.

Living Quarters



You need somewhere to stay while in college. Many students choose dorms, but that doesn't have to be the case. Some stay off-campus in apartments. Even students who are close enough to live at home choose to find an apartment close to campus so they have a place to study independent of the family around them.



Shower Caddy



In a dorm, a shower caddy means you can carry your toiletries with you to the shower and back. Even in an apartment or dorm room with its own bathroom, the compact nature keeps your things out of the way of others.

Laptop and Earphones



You'll need a laptop for studying and homework, but you might also need it to tune out everything around you and watch streaming content or play video games. Earphones or buds will be crucial in tight quarters or public spaces.

Spending Money



Even if you plan on having a part-time job while in college, it's good to have some spending money before the first semester starts. You'll need it for toiletries and food, and you also need it to have fun. College can be more stressful than people admit, so unwinding and spending time with friends is crucial to your success.

You might have a lot of people tell you that your college years will be the best of your life. In truth, how well college goes for you will depend on how prepared you are. That’s why it’s best to have everything you need for a comfortable living situation when the time comes for you to start college.
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