Saturday, August 23, 2014

What to pack for University / College: Head-to-Toe Packing Method

9 more days left before I head on to University and start the next chapter of my life. There's so many things to do, so many things to prepare, and of course, so many things to pack.

Packing is really important, and it may get chaotic sometimes. While I am fortunate to get a University that is close to home, for some, maybe you have to travel really far away and forgetting anything essential is most probably the last thing you want to happen to you. Instead of randomly listing everything without a sequence, which might cause you to forget some / a lot of things, I came up with the Head-to-Toe packing method to help make sure nothing is forgotten / minimize the chances of anything being forgotten.

The Head-to-Toe packing method requires you to think of things you need starting from your head and all the way down to your toes. This is my list of things to bring using this particular method.


  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Hair gel (for guys), wax (for guys again), mousse, hair spray, curling cream
  • Hair dryer, hair straightener, hair curler
  • Hair pins, rubber bands 

  • Facial cleanser, toner, moisturizer
  • Make up products
  • Shaving cream, razors (for guys)
  • Spectacles, spectacles case, contact lens, contact lens solution
  • Tooth brush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouth wash

  • Casual T-shirts, formal shirts, shirts that are suitable for sports wear, shirts for sleeping
  • Jackets, sweaters

  • Formal wear: skirts / slacks
  • Jeans, leggings, jeggings, track pants
  • Belt
  • Socks
  • Formal shoes, sports shoes, slippers

And these are other necessities that I most likely will bring / you all will need:

  • Laptop
  • Laptop charger, mouse, printer, cooling board
  • Phone (Cannot live without this)
  • Phone charger, powerbank
  • Calculator

For Bedroom:
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows, bolster, blanket
  • Standing / Table fan
  • Iron (If your university allows)
  • Curtains (If needed)
  • Padlocks (to lock up your cupboard)

Other Random Things:
  • Clothes hanger, clothes peg, laundry bag, pails
  • Towel
  • Toilet roll
  • Sanitary pads (for girls, obviously)
  • Nail clippers, cotton buds, tweezers
  • Cup, spoon, fork, air tight containers, water bottle
  • Biscuits, bread
  • Mop, broom, cloth (for cleaning up the room)
  • Pencil case, stationary, files, notebooks
  • Documents needed for registration
  • Plaster, medicine, mosquito repellent, Febreeze 

Okay so far these are the things I managed to think of. Of course not everything I listed is necessary, this is just a reference as to how to list out things using my method. I also think this method is suitable to use for vacations as well. Hope this helps and if I missed out anything important do let me know :)

To all that are going off to university/college, good luck and happy packing! ;)

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