7.10.2018

The Ultimate College Packing List

I know from experience how daunting it can be to pack for college, especially if you, like me, have to ship it all to another state. Last year, I tackled this challenge in the most MK way I knew how: with a color-coded, categorized packing list. I compiled this list on a Google Doc and shared it with my soon-to-be roommate so she could add to it and cross off items when she purchased them. Any potential confusion regarding our shared items was prevented by coloring them based on who was bringing what.

For those of you who are headed to college this fall, I've recreated my checklist as a PDF and a Google Doc if you want to print it or share it with your roommate.

I hope this helps you liked it helped me! Is there anything you'd add to my list?

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