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Packing made easy

The basics
  • Regular twin-size sheets
  • Comforter or other blanket
  • Pillows
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Toiletries
  • Backpack/tote bag
  • Desk lamp
  • Office supplies (scissors, tape, thumbtacks, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Bath towels
  • Telephone
Creature comforts
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Hair dryer
  • Sewing kit
  • Rug
  • Cushions
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CDs
  • Grounded extension cords
  • Computer
  • Slippers
  • Camera
  • Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Book light
  • Favorite stuffed animals
Clothing (other than what you'll wear day-to-day)
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Bathing suit
  • Athletic shoes
  • At least one professional outfit. You never know when you'll get invited to the President's house for dinner, or maybe you'll get to interview for an exciting internship.
Prohibited items
  • Hot plates
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioners
  • Immersion heaters
  • Portable heaters
  • Appliances with open heating elements
  • Personal irons
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles
  • Incense
Items only allowed in kitchens
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Toaster ovens
  • Electric frying pans
  • Hot pots
  • Microwaves
  • Teapots
  • Coffeepots
  • Other kitchen appliances