I can remember packing for my first year of college and having a wide range of emotions run through my head. I was stepping foot into an atmosphere with new routines, new friends, and a new place to call home, it was the start of a new journey. I can remember being excited to go ‘back to school’ shopping, except instead of just needing a new backpack, a few notebooks and clothes, I also needed bedding for my dorm, a laptop, and everything from laundry detergent, to food, and personal hygiene products.
Freshman year I didn’t work full time so I was always trying to budget meals, entertainment, and everyday items that I knew I would need. I couldn’t just run into my parent’s basement when I needed more laundry detergent, or more toothpaste like I did in years past. I was now on my own, and needed to buy it myself.
I used to love when I received a care package from my family with snacks, and everyday essentials that would have otherwise cost me money, like deodorant, shaving cream, and disposable shavers. Simple things, but to a college student with limited funds, it made my day & I was thankful.
College Care Package Ideas:
Personal Hygiene Products:
- Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouthwash
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Disposable Schick Razors
Chapstick / Makeup
Pens / Highlighters
Snacks – chips, granola bars
Candy- Sweedish fish, gummies
Can you think of any other items to include in a college care package?
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