College and Finance has created a quite extensive list of 18 Overlooked Things that Everyone Should Bring to College. As a current college student I can tell you that you of the 18 objects listed, there are only 4 that you will actually use. The list mentiones a huge number of things that are either irrelevant, or just so obscure that you may only use them once or twice. The 18 objects are:
- Ear Plugs
- Flip Flops (THONGS)
- Cleaning Supplies
- Duct Tape
- Door Hanger
- Storage Containers
- Bottle Opener
- USB Drive
- Extra Sheets
- Air Freshener
Of these items, I can honestly say the only things I have needed are:
- #2 Flip Flops (In Australia we call them thongs and wear them everywhere). I must admit that I have worn my thongs everyday that I have been at university. I wear them to the shower, to lectures, to shopping centres, to parties… everywhere. They are essential, and must be brought.
- #4 Powerboards – Just in case your room does not have enough powerpoints. Remember, in this day and age there are a lot of things that need electricity – computers, phone chargers…
- #9 Stapler – A stapler is kind of important for stapling assignments and notes together, just so everything is neat and tidy. People seem to prefer that assignments get stapled rather than binded or just loose.
- #12 Bottle Opener – For obvious reasons
The rest of the items in the list may be useful, but they are definetly not essential. The thing to point out is that your room may be very small, so the less stuff you bring with you, the bigger it will feel. Filling it up with hammers, and screwdrivers, and microwaves is really not needed.