College freshmen, worried about forgetting something, always tend to overpack on the countless essentials that all seem to be needed, However, there are certain things that are better left at home:
- Unapproved Appliances - Every college has a different set of unapproved electrical appliances that are forbidden, including toaster ovens, lava lamps, and slow cookers.
- Extra Clothing - Although students may want to bring just about all their clothes, it is unnecessary to pack every outfit and impossible to fit it all in the small, allotted dorm space. Instead, students should pack some essentials and maybe one special outfit.
- Potentially Dangerous Equipment - Most colleges will prohibit items that pose risks to student safety, including weapons or even candles. Students should check their individual college’s policies before bringing such items.
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