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Recently I went out and visited my college in Idaho to practice with my softball team and get a feel for the campus and such. This was my fifth trip so I felt like things were becoming routine and I began to feel more comfortable. I live in my own very miniscule bubble. Not very many people come pass this bubble so fortunately for me the college I am attending is smaller than our high school. Fast forward a five or six hour car drive, I sat at home thinking about how much time I had left to be a kid. For those seniors reading this that also are wondering the same thing, let me do the quick add up for you. Graduation is June 1st. I am writing this article on February 8th. From today, that is one hundred and thirteen days. I don’t know about you, but I plan on spending that one hundred and thirteen days preparing to become an independent adult – sad isn’t it.
In preparation for my adulthood, I have talked with many friends who have recently entered college and who have already gone through many years of it. Each of them gave me a list of college essentials they thought would be helpful to me. I took those lists and pulled out the similarities then added some of my own twists in there.
All of us have different plans for after high school. I know that. I’m not saying that college is the right way to go, sometimes even I question my decision to go, but for those who plan on joining me on this road to a small college dorm room find this list helpful.
College Essentials by Tay Eaks:
- First aid/medicine
- Social security card and Birth Certificate (If you are sure you won’t lose it)
- Medical Insurance Card
- Formal/Semi Formal dresswear for dances (Yes, they still have dances in college)
- Printer (If printing is not free at your college)
- Extension cord/Power strip
- Small trashcan
- Board games/Deck of cards/Puzzles (Weekends might get boring if your friends live close to home and you don’t)
- Journal (Yes guys, this means you too)
- Family/Friend pictures (hanging these on the wall can be decorative but also very comforting)
- Plastic storage bins
- Command strips
- Mini refrigerator with freezer
- Memory foam mattress (To go over crappy dorm mattress)
- Small laundry basket
- Reminder board
- Flips flops (You are very brave to go anywhere especially the bathrooms barefoot..)
- Sturdy shower caddy
- Tv/Tv games
- Over the door shoe rack
- Air freshener
- Swiffer wetjet
- Broom/Small vacuum