It's been over half a year, for most freshmen, since move-in day, with mini-vans full of items for our dorms. At the time, I thought I needed everything or I would die living in a dorm. While I've used the majority of items I brought, there are a few that I haven't used at all.
I thought I would be going to interviews and important meetings every other week, and therefore, I would need a steamer to steam my clothes. However, I have yet to open the box.
Sure, some medicine is great to have. However, I brought enough medicine to stock a small pharmacy. From headache medicine to vitamin C tablets, there's a good chance I have it. Next year, I'm only bringing a bottle of Advil and maybe some Sudafed.
3. First Aid Kit
Every single freshmen website said to get a first aid kit, but I have yet to use mine. Bandaids may be a necessity for some people, but an 85 piece first aid kit? Not so.
While a fan may be necessary if you don't have an AC unit, if your dorm has one, it isn't worth bringing to campus.
First off, I do not have a lot of free time to read. Secondly, any book that you can imagine is probably at a library on campus. The books on my shelf simply look like sad decorations.
6. String Lights
Sure, they are pretty. However, it is a hassle to turn them on and off, so they simply stay off.
7. Extra Clothes and Shoes
I brought way too many clothes and shoes. Some shoes haven't even left the spot where I put them on move in-day.
While some items on this list may be necessary for some college students, they weren't for me. As experienced freshmen, on next year's move-in day, we will know what to bring (hopefully).
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