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Some things you don’t want to be caught moving in without:

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  • An alarm clock.  Mom’s not around to wake you up for school anymore and you need to get to class on time!  Get one.
  • A computer.  You could probably make it through college without one, but it won’t be fun for you.  Laptops have gone down in prices a lot, just make sure you get one with all your requirements.
  • A good bathrobe.  You’ll be walking to a from the showers a lot, you’re gonna want good coverage, especially in co-ed halls.
  • Shower flip flops.  Trust me, you won’t want to touch that floor.
  • A small basket for shampoos, conditioners, and what not to carry to the showers.  It’s a good idea for it to be waterproof.
  • Hygienic materials.  Soap, shampoo, razor…  You know what you need.
  • Linens.  A lot of dorms require extra long twin sheets.  Check and see what yours needs and get on it!
  • Cleaning supplies.  Nothing crazy, some cleaning wipes, glass cleaner, and maybe a broom.
  • First aid stuff and medication.  Cold remedy, cough drops, band-aids, you’re going to need this stuff living in close quarters with so many people.
  • School supplies.  I love shopping for school supplies.  New pens, pencils, notebooks, scissors, you name it have fun with it.  You probably don’t need crayons anymore, but don’t forget a stapler.
  • Backpack.  You will be lugging a lot of books and a laptop around.  Make sure you get a bag that is comfortable and sturdy.
  • Books!
  • Laundry supplies.  Get a good laundry bag that’s easy to carry, laundry detergent, and fabric softener if you’re feeling pampered.

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Get the essentials and make yourself at home!

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Sydney is working for For Rent Media Solutions as an intern in Social Media Marketing. In this role, she assists in executing and optimizing social media strategic plans across several different channels. Among these channels are blogging, social networking, promoting brand awareness on video sharing sites, and other conversational media. She spends a great deal of time finding ways to generate awareness of For Rent Media Solutions brand. Sydney graduates from Virginia Tech in December, 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. She looks forward to getting out into the real world and working on her career. She also loves the color green, the beach, and country music.

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