We're taking Dan to college in two weeks. Dan's a pretty with-it kid, but even so I did need to needle him into thinking about taking more than two pairs of jeans and his laptop. OK I'm exaggerating, but not by a whole lot. Thanks to Sheri, we've begun working on The List. Most of this we're taking along, but some things we'll get once we're at Pitt, and others he'll be on his own to find.
Any additions or comments from those who have been through this gratefully accepted!
College and Dorm Stuff
Clothes—Summer/Winter—underwear, socks, t-shirts, shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, fleece jackets, winter jacket, gloves, hat, exercise clothes, sweats, flannel dorm pants, slippers, shoes
Comforter & Blanket
2 Bath Towels, 2 hand towels, 2 washcloths
2 sets sheets
3 or 4 over the door hooks
Desk Lamp & Calendar
Hanging Shoe rack (good place to keep toiletries, odds and ends)
Shower Caddy—soap, shampoo, Electric razor, deodorant, toothbrush, clippers, toothpaste, etc.
mini fridge and microwave—rented with roommate
2 or 3 storage containers for under bed
Laptop, spare drives
Surge protector/plug strip/extension cord
Cellphone and charger
mesh pop-up hampers
fix-it kit--screwdrivers, duct tape, painters tape for hanging posters, scissors
First aid kit—icepacks, Advil,Tylenol Cold Medicine,Neosporin, Bandaids, thermometer
School supplies--Notebooks, spirals, pens, pencils, calculator, highlighters, markers, graph paper book, stapler
(Oh, and isn't that photo cool? It's the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning, built at Pitt in the 20's. Gothic architecture with wi-fi and Starbucks)