It can be tough to pinpoint the most-important things to bring along when moving into a limited space. Want to bring some creature comforts? Ensure you’ve always got cold drinks on hand? Make sure your phone and laptop are always charged? Spend a little extra time planning and add these eight items to your packing list; you won’t regret it.
Re-usable water bottle
Colorado is well known for its high altitude and dry air, which both can cause dehydration. You’ll be on the go often at CSU, so bring along a durable water bottle to keep hydrated.
A fan is a must-have for some, especially during the first and last few weeks of the school year when temperatures soar. It also comes in handy to make white noise while you sleep!
Extra-long bed sheets
Don’t come up short. Your sheets need to be extra-long twin size in order to fit the mattress provided in the residence halls.
If you like your bed soft, bringing a mattress pad with you is recommended. Make sure to buy extra-long twin size here, as well.
Need a snack on the spot? A microwave is handy when you don’t want to go to the dining centers (or maybe just want a bag of popcorn for your movie night).
Keep your cold water, drinks, and snacks in your room by adding this to your list.
Laptop, smartphone, earbuds, smart watch, e-reader … you’ve probably got more than a few things to keep charged. Make sure you’ve got enough places to plug them all in.
Bumps, cuts, and scrapes happen. Be prepared.