Packing for College? Ditch the Suitcase and Use These 7 Items Instead
If you’re packing up for college and feel like you’re bringing a ton of stuff, that’s because you are.
You need a lot of things as you settle into your new home away from home. (And if you feel like you could be missing something, Her Campus put together the ultimate College Packing List to help you out.) But how the heck are you supposed to get all of it to your final destination?
Your first instinct might be to roll up to campus with a bunch of rolling suitcases, but keep in mind that, after you’re done traveling, a suitcase can’t do much else for you besides sit in your dorm room all semester, taking up space. Trust me — unless you have some sweet middle-of-the-year travel plans, the suitcase graveyard under your bed will go untouched until it’s time to move out. So, to avoid sad suitcases and unnecessarily cramped living spaces, consider packing some of your stuff into items that can serve another purpose.
A big part of college is getting creative as you learn how to live on your own. To get you started, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite non-suitcase items you can use to pack up your stuff and get it to your new home away from home.
All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.