Photo Credit: Liberty Streeter

Aren’t You Forgetting Something?

By: Madison Bouton (Staff Reporter/Photographer)

With senior year coming to a close and final college decisions being made, it’s time to consider what to bring. This busy end to the school year might cause confusion when packing and students might forget items. Liberty Streeter, a Nease High School graduate from the class of 2019, gave us helpful tips for seniors. When asked what was helpful and what was unnecessary, Liberty stated “the storage units under my bed were the most helpful, I use it to organize all sorts of things from clothes to dishes; however, the clothes drying rack I purchased was never used so I returned it.” She was also asked what she thought was most important, to this she responded “bring things that make you feel at home, storage units, and a good mattress cover and foam to make your bed comfy are most important in my opinion.” Following these tips and using the following list will allow smooth sailing for Nease seniors into their freshman year of college. 

Clothing: 

  • Pack for the season – only bring clothes that are needed for that time of year (Ex. Don’t bring sweaters and coats when it’s summer or spring) 

Summer/Spring Items:

  • Flip Flops
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers
  • Bathing Suits
  •  Breathable shirts
  •  Shorts
  •  Skirts
  •  Hats
  •  Sunglasses

 

Fall/Winter Items:

  • Hats
  • Jackets
  •  Sweatshirts
  •  Sweaters
  •  Pants (sweatpants, jeans, etc.)
  • Snow Boots (if you are in an area where snow is common)
  •  Gloves
  • Shoes (that are practical)

 

Dorm/Apartment Items: 

  • 2 Sets of Bed Sheets (ask for dimensions to see if extra long or regular sheets need to be purchased) 
  • Blankets 
  • Pillows and Pillow Cases 
  • Mattress Pad 
  • Mattress Cover 
  • Comforter 
  • Under Bed Storage 
  • Laptop (with Microsoft Office) 
  • 2 Extension Cords 
  • Headphones 
  • Printer 
  • Printer Ink 
  • Printer Paper 
  • Flash Drive 
  • Calendar 
  • Desk Chair 
  • Desk Lamp 
  • Trash Can 
  • Extra Pens, Pencils, and Markers 
  • Extra Paper 
  • Glue 
  • Tape 
  • Scissors 
  • Stapler and Staples 
  • 3-hole punch 
  • White-out 
  • Bulletin Board 
  • Push Pins 
  • White Board 
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Posters 
  • Pictures

Bathroom Items:

  • Bath Towels 
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes (for communal bathrooms) 
  • Toiletries 
  • Skin Care
  • Makeup
  • Hair Care Products
  • Hair Styling Products
  • Eye Drops
  • Contacts and/or glasses
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Razor and Shaving Cream
  • Body Wash
  • Tweezers
  • Hand Soap
  • Hand Towels
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunscreen

Medical Items: 

  • Band Aids 
  • Contact Lens Solution 
  • Contraceptives 
  • Couch Drops 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Hot/Cold Packs 
  • Vitamins 
  • Prescription Medication 
  • Tylenol 
  • Pepto Bismol 
  • Mucinex 
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Advil 
  • Cold/Flu Medicine 

School Supplies: 

  • Backpack  
  • Calculator 
  • Index Cards 
  • Notebooks 
  • Folders 
  • Binders 
  • Notebook Paper 
  • Textbooks (can be rented, printed, or purchased) 
  • Pencils Case 
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Sticky Notes

Important Documents: 

  • Student ID 
  • Drivers License 
  • Car Registration 
  • Bank Information 
  • Financial Aid Forms 
  • Social Security Card 
  • Debit/Credit Card 

Other Items: 

  • Batteries 
  • Bike, Bike Helmet, Bike Lock 
  • Reusable Water Bottle 
  • Safety Pins 
  • Safety Whistle 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Umbrella 
  • Duct Tape 
  • Fan 
  • Flashlight 
  • Light bulbs 
  • Sewing kit 
  • Steamer or an Iron and Ironing Board 
  • Hangers 
  • Kitchen Utensils 
  • Kitchen Plates and Bowls 
  • Cups and Mugs 
  • Ziploc Bags 
  • Dish Towels 
  • Water Filter 
  • Broom 
  • Windex 
  • Disinfecting Wipes
Photo Credit: Liberty Streeter