Your first day of class is coming up quick, and in the mad dash to get on campus you’ve been picking up move-in supplies left and right.
There’s the top items every freshman knows they’ll need to pack—a laptop, bed sheets, laundry basket—that have most likely already made their way onto your shopping list. But while you may feel confident you’ve nailed the essentials, there’s a strong possibility you’re missing out on a few “under the radar” supplies that could make your college life a whole lot easier.
So listen up and take note, because here are seven uncommon move-in items every freshman should bring to college.
If your local handyman (i.e. Dad) isn’t around to help with a project, that means you’ll need to add some elbow grease of your own, and having the right tools at your disposal will make that job much more manageable.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a “tools and torque” type of individual, countless tasks will come up that will require some sort of hand tool. Hanging up pictures, assembling furniture, crafty do-it-yourself projects—the list goes on!
If you’re unsure what to pick up, start with a basic toolkit (it should include items like a hammer, screwdrivers, measuring tape, and pliers) and a pack of small nails and screws…no need to stock up on a buzzsaw just yet.