College Essentials – The Nellie Approved Checklist

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They’ve grown from the length of your arm to a full-fledged adult, and now they’re packing up and heading to college. Are your not-so-little kids ready for the big world of university outside of the nest? We’ve got a checklist to help you help them sort everything out (because everyone still needs help from Mom once in a while).

Room Needs & Storage

Bedside lamp

Alarm clock/clock radio

Mini trash can

Storage bins

Under-the-bed storage trays

Desk lamp


Drying rack for laundry

Bulletin board & push pins

Dry-erase wall calendar (so useful for exam season!)

Picture hangers (and double-sided tape for concrete walls)

Linens & Laundry Supplies

Sheets and pillowcases

Towels (three sets of each – bath, hand, and face)

Pillows (two!)

Mattress pad (comfy beds are key to a good sleep)

Blankets (two)


Clothes hangers

Laundry bag/basket

Nellie’s Laundry Soda Nuggets, WOW! Stick, Oxygen Brightener, and Lamby Wool Dryerballs

Lint Brush

Mini sewing kit


Don’t forget to send them off with hugs, kisses, and reminders to call home regularly. If you’re worried about them keeping things clean on their own, sign them up for a Bundle! You can shop our bundles here!