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Must Have College Apartment List

Must Have College Apartment List

Moving to beautiful Chattanooga for college is a great idea. After all, the city itself is picturesque and the educational options are above par, especially the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Before your move, you need to have a college apartment list.

College Apartment List: Packing Must-Haves

Even when you are renting a furnished apartment, you still need some key items. Be sure to include all of the following items on your college apartment list.

A Favorite Pillow/Bedding/Blanket

Bringing a bit of home with you to college is wise; so, bring your favorite pillow or pillows along with you. Also, make sure you don’t forget high-quality bedding. The bedding you choose should be comfortable and go well with the furnishings in your apartment. The pillows and bedding you choose can be what you used at home or brand new for your new apartment.

Storage Containers

Another important thing to bring along to college is storage containers. You can use them to move first of all, and then use them to store stuff once you get settled in your apartment. Some items to store in storage containers include gaming consoles and games, off season clothing, extra shoes, school supplies, collections from your home, just to name a few. The great thing about storage containers is they come in all shapes and sizes and can be stowed away virtually anywhere. You can put them under your bed or in the back of your closet, ensuring a well organized apartment with a place for everything and everything in its place.

Computer/Work Station

You will almost certainly need a computer to pass your college courses. Of course, if you live in apartments like those at Douglas Heights, you have access to computer labs. However, it’s still a good idea to have a desktop or laptop of your own. You also need to have a space that can be your workstation, where you study and complete assignments. This doesn’t have to be a desk. It can be any space you choose.

Large Mirror

Put a large mirror on your college apartment list. You should always be able to see your entire outfit from head-to-toe before leaving your apartment. Therefore, it’s a good idea to bring along a large mirror, like the full length variety. In addition to serving a practical purpose, your mirror can also add to the decor within whatever room you choose to hang it.


One of the most important pieces of furniture you will own during college is a set of shelves. On these shelves, you can store reference books and textbooks, extra supplies, and even pictures of family and friends. Having a place to store all your school stuff in one location makes keeping your apartment neat and organized that much easier.

First Aid Kit

On your college apartment list, you should have band aids, disinfecting cream, peroxide, and anything else you would find useful to take care of a cut or scrape. You can often find kits already assembled for your convenience that are for sure a must have item on your college apartment list. It’s also a good idea to put a few aspirin or Tylenol in this kit as well.

Grooming Supplies

Having a good pair of nail clippers, a nail file, q-tips and a pair of tweezers are absolutely necessary for any household, and your college apartment is no different. You must have the grooming supplies on hand when you need them. Therefore, make sure you bring along these items from home or buy them once you get settled.

Sewing Kit

Sewing is likely not something you think you will be doing once you are out on your own. However, having a small sewing kit with a few needles and a couple neutral colors of thread will come in handy more often than you can imagine. If you notice a small hole in your favorite shirt or your jeans pop a button, you can easily remedy the problem by sitting down and sewing the hole up or the button back on.

Miscellaneous Supplies for Your College Apartment List

In many cases, it’s the odd things you don’t think about packing that you end up needing the most. For example, imagine needing a pair of scissors to open a package or to remove tags from clothing only to realize you didn’t bring any scissors along. Another such item that you don’t realize you forgot until you really need it is tape. Therefore, to ensure you have all the miscellaneous supplies you will need, put together a catch all basket with necessities such as these.

At Douglas Heights, we offer students luxurious living arrangements they are sure to love. Contact us to today to learn more about what we have to offer.

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