Hello lovelies!

Student with cardboard box  moving in to thecollege campusSo there’s a lot of thought that goes into packing for college. Now that we’re in the full swing of the semester, we may be realizing how many random little things we need. Typically, my mom does the shopping at home. Which means if I need something really random and silly, it’s typically just in the cabinet! But being away at school makes you realize the importance of the little things… such as…

A steamer. Mine is a mini “to-go” one from Bed Bath and Beyond, and was the best $20 I’ve ever spent. My college is very strict with our dress code, and if we show up looking like we rolled out of bed, they ask you to leave, and you get a zero for the day. But in general, wrinkles, unless purposely added to clothing, are not cute.

Postage (stamps, envelopes, ect). I don’t know about you, but I’m 20 years old and I’ve never had to buy postage. Our generation is so use to emailing and texting, that we forget the postal service exists. I’d prefer a letter to a text any day.

Makeup wipes. Seems simple, right? We always have makeup wipes until suddenly the packs you’ve purchased all seem to disappear. Cleaning your makeup off your face is one of the easiest ways to avoid breakouts.

Some type of food, or snack. Eating at the dining hall every single day and night gets old kind of quick. Granted, my schools main focus is culinary, but whatever. My go-to dinner alternate has been the Annie’s White cheddar organic mac & cheese cups. They’re quick to make and cheap to buy, and yummy too.

Patience. This first month has been the adjustment period for me. I’ve never lived with anyone else, aside from family. I love my room mates, but this is a very different life than living at home. Sounds cliche, but keep calm. Take each day for what it’s worth, and embrace every second of college. Whether you’re in bed, eating popcorn and watching lifetime movies til 3am with the girls, or frolicking around the new town, enjoy it. Make it worth your while.

What have been your essentials this semester?
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