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Friendship Goals – The Ultimate Guide on Building Strong Friendships

Friendships are important relationships and can be challenging to maintain. Check out these 60 friendship goals as an ultimate guide to building strong friendships.

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Friendships are some of the most important relationships that we have in our lives. While growing up, friendships come and go: who you were friends with when you were five may not be the same friends that you have now.

However, maybe you do have a friend who has stuck around all those years. If that is the case, they are a special person.

If that is not the case, however, you find a person who is that special at some point– A  friend who you can see being in your life forever. You may have met them at school, work, or through someone else. 

However you met, you two just clicked from the start. When you find that person, you want to keep them in your life.

You guys become ultimate friendship goals. Friendships can be difficult, but they are also meaningful and important relationships.

You do not want to do too much or too little. You want to be there for them but do not want to be too overbearing. New friendships and old friendships can both have difficult moments.

Every friendship is different, so what works for one friendship may not work for another. 

So, how do you know if you have that special friend in your life? What can you do to be a best friend? These are all important questions. In this article, I am going to provide you with signs to know that you have a best friend ever.

These will hopefully let you know that your friend cares about you, and you should be glad they are in your life.

I am also going to provide you with tips on how to become a good friend. Hopefully, they will guide you in becoming the best friend possible.

And, if you are already doing these things, then you will know you are already a fantastic friend and have built a strong friendship. 

In this post:

40 Signs You Have the Best Friend Ever

1.  They Support You

Having a strong support system is important. You want to have someone who will stand by you no matter what you do. You want someone who will have your back and be your number one supporter.

If you have a real friend, they will support you no matter who you are doing.

They will support you if you want to change jobs, try out something new, or make a life change. No matter what it is, they will support you. They will help you get it done and be there if you need them.

That is what a best friend does. They are your number one supporter. 

2. They Will Always Tell You the Truth

Honesty is always the best policy, which is why an ultimate friendship goal is having a friend who will tell you the truth, no matter what.

They will tell you if something happens, if someone is talking about you, if they are doubting something, whatever it may be.

It might not always be the easiest thing to hear, but it shows a strong friendship. However, having a friend who will tell you the truth is better than having someone who lies to you.

If your friend is willing to tell you something that may be hard to say or hear, then they are a true friend. They are someone who is in it for the long haul. 

3. They Know All Your Habits

This next friendship goal is something that my best friend definitely fits. She knows what I do when I am stressed, nervous, or tired. She knows all of my weird quirks.

If your best friend also knows your habits like what you do when you are sleepy, what you do after work or class, what you do when you make food, etc., then they are a true best friend.

They have not only been around you often enough to pick up on these habits, but they have also been paying attention. See, my best friend and I started off as random college roommates, and now have lived together for the past four years.

She could have just ignored all of the weird things I do or my habits, but she paid attention and took note of these things. That is what a true best friend does: they take note of the things that make you, you. 

4. They Know When You are Upset

This next sign of a true best friend kind of ties into the previous one. Your best friend can always tell when you are upset. They can tell when your mood changes and when something may be off.

They can notice that something has changed. Maybe you have been quieter, or maybe you are watching or listening to something specific. Whatever it is, your best friend can pick up on these things and know that something is up.

She knows that you are upset and knows what she needs to do. She knows that you need your space, some junk food, or someone to talk to. Whatever it is that will make you feel better.

It takes time and effort to notice those things, so if they do, you have the best friend ever. 

5. You Can Get Them Funny Gifts

This next one is definitely true for my best friend and me. We are not afraid of a weird or unique gift. Most of the time, part of our Christmas or birthday gift to one another is related to an inside joke or story.

Like for my birthday last year, my best friend got me some black cooking aprons. This is because a month or so prior I had decided to make homemade cupcakes for the first time. Let’s just say they did not turn out the greatest.

They tasted more like cornbread than cupcakes. So, the aprons were for my next baking adventure. Well it has been almost a year, and I have not baked anything since.

Weird and unique gifts are something that only close friends feel comfortable getting. Something that will make them laugh or question what it is. Those are the gifts that they will remember and show signs of true friendship. 

Related: 120 Friendship Quotes to Show Affection to Your Dear Friends

6. They are Always Part of Your Plans

This next friendship goal may seem a bit obvious, but it is a great one. If your friend is always part of your plans, or if you are always part of their plans, then you have a best friend there.

This means that you always want them by your side, no matter what you are doing. Or vice versa, they want you by their side. You want them included in going to see a movie, going to run errands, going to a party, whatever it might be.

It could be simply going grocery shopping and you would want them there.

That means you enjoy their company and they enjoy yours. It may start out gradual, like inviting them to something, but eventually, they are always there. That is a sign of a best friend right there. 

7. They Keep Your Secrets

This next sign that you have the best friend ever is very important. You want a friend who can keep your secrets. You want someone who you can trust with any information.

So, if you can trust your friend to keep any secrets you have, no matter what they are, then they are a true best friend.

They have your back and will not spread your secrets to anyone, no matter what. They can become a person that you trust with any information. You feel safe enough to talk to them about anything.

That is a true best friend and someone who will stand by you for a long time. 

8. You Can Go Long Periods of Time Without Talking or Seeing One Another But Things Pick up Right Where You Left Off

This next friendship goal is one that me and my best friend back home definitely fall into. I go to school two hours away from her, so we do not get to see one another very often, and we may go for periods of time without talking.

However, when we do get to see each other, it is like no time has passed. We pick right back up and go back to our usual activities and conversations.

If you and your best friend can do that, then that is a sign of true friendship. You can go back to how things were. You can catch up and go right back into the swing of things.

It is not awkward or hard to go back to what you were like before. That is the ultimate friendship goal and indicator that you have built a strong friendship. 

9. You Have Inside Jokes

Who does not love a good inside joke? They are the staple of every strong friendship, and they often emerge from weird and funny experiences that the two of you have experienced together.

If you and your friend have some inside jokes that you often refer to one another and confuse everyone else, then you have a true best friend.

They remember those fun and unique experiences that the two of you shared. That is a sign that they care about you and your friendship.

They can be simple ones or really weird ones. Either way, inside jokes are a clear sign of a true best friend. 

10. Your Family Treats them Like Family

This is absolutely true for my best friend. She is literally referred to as my Mom’s fourth daughter. So, if your parents, siblings, or any other family members treat your friend like family, then you know you have a best friend there.

If they invite them to family functions, vacations, wish them a happy birthday, if they treat your house like it is their house, etc, then you know that is a best friend.

Your family will not just welcome everyone with open arms, so that is a sign you have a true friend right there. 

11. Silences are Never Awkward

We all hate awkward silences. They can be painful and just weird. However, if you can sit in silence with your friend and it is not awkward, then that is a great sign.

The fact that you two can sit and just do your own thing, and not feel that the silence is weird or awkward, shows that you guys are real friends.

You can just sit and let the silence be. You may make a comment once in a while, but it is not necessary. To be able to beat the awkward silence proves you two are friends for life. 

12. You Can Be Completely Yourself 

Let’s be honest here, we can all be a little weird. We may be afraid to show that side of us sometimes. We may have a side of us that we only let out in private or when we are around people that we absolutely trust.

If you can let that show when you are around your friend, then that is a friendship goal. If you can talk about your favorite things, listen to music you may be embarrassed about, or just be you, then you have found your best friend for life. That is a rare person to find. 

13. They Make Time To See You

We can all get busy. Work, school, other obligations, and just life in general can fill up your schedule fast. So, if your friend carves out time, even if it is only a short period of time, to see you, then they are a keeper.

They do not have to do that, so if they take the time to make sure they see you, then they care about you and are investing time into your friendship.

That is something that you should appreciate and take note of. It can literally just be talking for a few minutes in between classes–that little bit goes a long way. And they know it too.  

14. They Push You To Do better

This next one is one that you may have not thought about. A true friend is one who pushes you to do better. They are someone who will push you to be the best version of yourself.

They will push you in school, work, hobbies, or maybe to find a better boyfriend!

Whatever the scenario, your friend is looking out for your best interests, and that is why they are pushing you. They know what you are capable of, and that is what they are pushing you to do.

They are not doing it to mean, they are just doing it to help you out. They are doing it because they care about you. 

15. You Are Genuinely Happy For One Another

This next friendship goal is one that should be obvious. If they are happy for you when you get a good grade, get a new job, promotion, win something, etc., and vice versa, then you two are true friends and have a strong friendship.

You can tell the difference between fake happiness and real happiness, and if they are genuinely happy then that is a great sign. If they cheer, clap, or give you a hug, then they are a real friend.

They are not just acting because they feel like they have to. Real friends are genuinely happy for you, and you are genuinely happy for them. 

16. You Tell Them Everything

It is nice to have someone that you can trust and talk about everything with. This also goes along with if you trust them with your secrets. If you feel comfortable enough to tell someone everything, then you two are in it for the long run.

You two are stuck with one another–that is what my friend and I always tell each other.

We know way too much about one another for us to ever not be friends. We know everything about each other, and that is dangerous.

But that also shows how much we trust each other. So, if you have a person like that, they are special. 

17. You Complete Each Other’s Sentences

This next one is a friendship goal for sure. Have you ever been so in sync with someone that you know what they are going to say before they say it? If you can do that with your friend, then you two are best friends for sure.

If you can complete their sentences and they can complete yours, then you two know each other so well that you are each other’s other half. You have spent so much time together that you can almost read each other’s minds. That is the ultimate friendship goal. 

18. They Know Your Schedule

This next one is especially true for my best friend/roommate and I. We keep up where one another is and what the other one has going on.

That way we can plan if we can get food together, watch our show, do work and just know where the other person is. It was like an unspoken thing that just happened.

We would just know the other’s class schedule and work around that and it just stuck. So, if you and your best friend keep track of the other’s schedule then you two obviously care about the other, which is a step towards being best friends and having a great and long lasting friendship.

You can also keep the other person accountable for being where they need to be, which is a plus. 

19. They Get You Thoughtful Gifts

With every weird and unique gift, there is usually a thoughtful gift to go along with it. It could be a clothing item they wanted or something related to their favorite show or music artist.

It could be something that symbolizes the friendship between the two of you.

Whatever it is, it will have some sort of significance to you or your friend. If they get you something extremely thoughtful and sentimental, then they are for sure the best friend ever.

They took the time to find something that they knew you would love. They remembered specific things about you and put thought and time into it. They would not do that for just anyone. 

20. They Try and Make You Happy When You Are Sad

A true friend will notice when you are sad and will try to make you happy. They will do whatever it takes to put a smile on your face. They will get your favorite snacks or put on your favorite show or movie.

They will tell your jokes, etc. They will do anything that they can think of to make you happy.

They hate to see you sad, and they will do anything to make sure that you are not sad for a long time. That is what a true friend does. They care about you and want to make sure you are happy. 

Related: 80 Best Sentimental Gifts for Best Friends – The Ultimate Guide

 

21. They Cheer You On 

This is one that can go with several points on this list. You want a friend who will cheer you on.

They cheer you on in life in general, if you play a sport, are in a competition if you have something big coming up, or whatever it may be. They will be your number one fan.

They will cheer loudly from the sidelines because they care about you and want you to succeed. That is what a best friend does. So, if your best friend is your number one cheerleader, that is a friendship goal for sure. 

22. Nothing is Off Limits

Okay, this next one is especially true for people who are friends for life. And this one is definitely true for my friends and me. We share everything.

We talk about whatever is on our minds, no matter what it is. It may be weird, gross, or confusing, but we talk about it. It may not be what the other person wants to hear, but nothing is off limits, so it is said.

If you have a friendship like that, you are for sure stuck with one another forever. You share everything, and some may say it is too much, but you do not care.

That is what friendships are for. You overshare and talk about weird things. This is a friendship goal! Who else would you do that with? 

23. Call You Out When Needed

In my opinion, this one is especially important. It also may not be a characteristic of friendship you would typically think about. But it is important to have someone to call you out when needed.

It does not have to be done harshly or in a mean way. It is simply calling you out when maybe you are being a bit harsh or judgemental. Maybe you were overstepping boundaries or not holding up your end of an agreement.

Whatever it is, having a friend who will call you out when you may not notice you are doing something is important and can be very beneficial.

You two can even talk about it and understand why they are calling you out. Communication is another important element of a strong friendship. 

24. You Share and Borrow Everything 

Okay, I think this next one is an obvious one. If you two share and borrow everything, then you two are definitely best friends. If you two practically share closets, there is no doubting your friendship.

You two share clothes, food, bags, and whatever else you could possibly share. At this point, you may be unsure what is yours and what is theirs.

But neither of you mind. You are happy to share and maybe get your items back. You two are together all the time, so it doesn’t even matter.

It started off small, but then you were eventually just walking into each other’s rooms taking stuff. But like true best friends, you love it. 

25. There is Mutual Trust

This one kind of embodies almost every item on this list. The basis of friendship is trust. You have to trust them, and they have to trust you. If there is no trust there, the friendship will not work. I know I trust my friends, and they hopefully trust me.

We can trust each other to listen, communicate, and be there when they are needed. . Trust is needed to make the friendship work. So, if you have that mutual trust, then you have a solid base to build a strong friendship out of. 

26. They Will Stand Up For You

In a best friend, you want someone who has your back. They will stand up for you when they need to. They will not let anyone take advantage of you or treat you wrongly.

They will stand up to whoever they need to because they are your friend. You should not be treated any less than the best. So, if your friend would do that for you, then they are the best friend ever, and that is a friendship goal. 

27. They Have to Approve of Whoever You Date

If your best friend is keeping an eye out for your best interest, then this will definitely apply to them. They want what is best for you, and that may mean approving of whoever you date.

It may not mean before the first date, but they will want to meet them at some point and give their opinion. They just want to make sure you are dating a good person.

They may grill them a bit, but they are just looking out for you. You may not like it at first, but you will appreciate it. 

28. You Can Converse Through Eye Contact

Okay, this next one is an ultimate friendship goal. If you and someone can master this, you are best friends for sure. If you can look at each other and be able to communicate without words, that takes skill.

You can know what the other person is saying based on the looks they give you. You can know what each look means and how to respond. That takes skill, practice, and time. If you have mastered that, then you are best friends for life. 

29. They Notice the Little Things

This may not be something you notice right away, but once you do, it will be completely obvious. They will notice if you change something small. Like if you wear your hair slightly differently or you seem a little off.

They will notice if you are not wearing a piece of jewelry or if you are wearing something different. They take notice of these things because they care and pay attention to you.

They like to spend time around you, so they notice when things are different. They also notice if you always do something the same or if you always have something with you. That is a friendship goal for sure. 

30. They Keep Their Promises

Keeping promises is an important trait that I look for in a friend. You should be able to count on them. If they promise to be somewhere or to do something, they better follow through.

If you can trust that your friend will keep their promises, then they are a best friend.

They will not let you down and will follow through with what they say they will do. That is a great, trustworthy best friend right there. Sometimes it can be hard to find people like that, so when you do, you need to keep them close. 

31. Being Around Them Makes You Happy, Not Drained

I know we all get exhausted when we are around people too much. We hit our people meter and just feel drained. It happens to everyone from time to time.

However, if you can be around your friend for hours on end and not feel that way, then that is a great sign. That means you can be around each other for hours and never get tired of one another.

That is something rare, but it can happen with your best friend. You love spending time with one another and can think of endless things to do and not feel drained or bored. You want to be around each other. That is a friendship goal. 

32. They are Your Go-To Person

Is your friend someone who you first choose to go to in every situation? If you need help, do you ask them? If you have news to share, do you tell them first? If so, then you have found your best friend.

That means you care about their reaction, and you know that you can count on them.

They will help you, listen, give advice, run errands with you–whatever you may need. They care about you and want to help you. They want to be the person that you can count on.

That is a true best friend and a sign that you two have built a strong friendship. 

33. You Can Speak Your Mind

We all have some crazy ideas, thoughts, and opinions from time to time. We may just need to get these thoughts out and just say them to whoever will listen.

Your best friend should be the person you can speak your mind to. I know I tend to go on rants and rambles to my friends.

They will listen and not usually say much but just let me say whatever I need to say. I feel better after.

That is the kind of friend you should look for. When you can do that, you have found your best friend. 

34. They Are In Your Future

I am sure that you have imagined what your future would look like. What job you would have, where you would live, if you would have kids, etc. Now, have you imagined a specific friend being there?

Have you thought about if the person you consider your best friend right now would be in your future? Because if they are your best friend, you have.

They are someone you picture being in your life forever. You may live close to each other or not. But you at least keep in touch, talk often, visit one another, etc.

If the friendship is strong, you will stay in touch no matter what happens. That is the ultimate friendship goal. It will not be easy, but you two are strong enough to get through it. 

35. They are The First Person You Call

This is a friendship goal for sure. They are the person you call to share good news with. They are the person you call when you need help.

They are the person you call to rant, when you want to share a story, or when you just want to talk to someone.

They are that person. That is a true best friend. You know they will answer the phone. You know they will listen, give you advice, help you out– whatever they need to do.

That is a great and important person to have. That is a special person you want by your side for years. 

36. They Will Go Along With Your Crazy Ideas

Now, we may have all come up with a crazy plan or idea at some point. We may have come up with a crazy night out, game, or something like that.

A real friend will go along with that. They will humor it, work out how to do it, and maybe even give it a go.

They may be doubtful or question that it will work, but they will help you out. They are your partner in crime and number one cheerleader, so they will stand by you.

They will also help come up with a new idea when the original one may not work. 

37. You Love and Hate the Same People

Okay, this next one may not be a must, but it is nice. If you two love and hate the same people, then you two can bond over that. You two can bond over loving the same music artists, actors, etc.

You two can bond over disliking the same person, whether it be someone in your lives, or a singer or actor.

Whatever it may be, that is something that you two can have in common. Also, it should be something that you two both genuinely have opinions on.

It should not be one of you who decides to like or hate someone just because the other does. That would be ingenuine and not a natural friendship. 

38. They Know All of Your Favorite Things

This next one should be an obvious friendship goal. Someone who is your best friend should be able to name off at least a few of your favorite things. They can name your favorite food, drink, music artist, show, or movie.

These are things about you that they can tell to other people.

They can use these to find birthday gifts for you. They can get you your favorite food when you are sad or need to pick me up.

It just shows that they are paying attention to you when you two are together. It shows that they care about you and your friendship. 

39. They Accept Your Differences

No one is the same person. Everyone has their own beliefs, ideas, opinions, likes, and dislikes. Everyone is able to be themselves.

If someone is your best friend, they will accept your differences. They will not try to change your opinions and thoughts.

You can talk about your differences and accept that you two are different, and that is okay. I know me and my best friends do not have the same opinions and thoughts on everything.

That is okay. That does not change our friendship. That is the friendship goal. 

40. You Can be Vulnerable Around Them

Being vulnerable can be hard. You do not want that side of you to ever show. But sometimes, things happen, and it can be hard to not let that side out.

If someone is your best friend, then you can feel comfortable being vulnerable. You feel like you can let that side out.

You can put the embarrassment aside and let all the emotions out. A true friend will not judge for it. They will be there for you and let you do what you need to do. That is a true friend and another sign of a strong friendship. 

Related: 30 Long Distance Friendship Gifts To Express Your Gratitude

20 Tips to Become a Good Friend

41. Be A Good Listener

If you remember any tips from this list, this should be the one that you remember. In order to be a good friend, you have to listen. You have to listen to them when they share their concerns, when they tell stories, when they talk about their favorite things, etc.

When you listen, you show that you care. You show that you care about them and their friendship. You can ask them about what they talked about, and you can use the conversations later on. You will get to know your friend better. That is what a friend does. They open their ears and listen. 

42. Keep Their Secrets

This next tip is important in building trust in a friendship. A friend needs to be able to trust you, and that means that they can trust you to keep their secrets. That is very important. If they tell you something, you have to keep it to yourself.

No matter what happens. They are trusting you with that information, and that is a big deal. If you do not keep that to yourself, you are breaking their trust, and that will ruin the bond that you two have already built. So keep your lips sealed. 

43. Be Honest 

Honesty is always the best policy. That is also true in friendships. You need to be honest with your friend. You need to be able to tell them if you are upset about something, if something happened, if something they did upset you, etc.

It can be hard sometimes because sometimes the truth is hard to say. However, if you two want friendship goals, then you have to be honest with one another.

You need to speak up and tell the truth. It does not have to be in a mean way. You can say it nicely and still get the point across. 

44. Be Willing to Work Through conflict

Everyone fights from time to time. Yes, even friends fight. What is important is that you solve the conflict in a healthy way. You two must calmly talk to one another. You two share your sides and talk through the disagreement.

You may need a third person there to mediate, and that is okay. What is important is that you do not ignore each other or the conflict. That would not be healthy.

You need to solve problems and be open to hearing the other person’s side. A friendship will not work if you are selfish and ignore conflict. That is not healthy. 

45. Encourage Your Friend

Just like they are your number one supporter, you need to be their number one supporter. You encourage them to be the best version of themselves. You help them succeed and help them in whatever way you can.

You encourage them to go out for that new job or promotion. You encourage them to do well in school. You just stand by their side and cheer them on.

That is what friends do. They are a cheerleader, supporter, helper, and encouragement. That is your role as a best friend. 

46. Pay Attention to The Little Things

Sometimes it is the little things to matter. Noticing if they are wearing something new, if they changed up something if they have something they wear or bring with them every day. Maybe you notice if they seem off or happy.

That shows you pay attention enough and care to notice those small things. It can simply just take note of something and mention it casually. It does not have to be made into a big deal. 

47. Make Time for Each Other

This one should be an obvious one. Friends need to make time for one another. And I do not mean you have to spend every day together and spend hours upon hours together.

I mean, just simply making sure you have some time to see each other from time to time.

It can just be grabbing coffee or lunch and talking for an hour. It can be a call to catch up. It can be just stopping for a few minutes to say hello and see how they are doing.

It does not have to be a big extravagant day out together. It is just showing you care about the other person and want to make sure they are doing okay. 

48. Ask Them What They Need

Now, this next tip can mean a few things. This can literally mean, ask them if they need anything. Do they need you to grab something? Do they need help with something for school or work?

Do they need to talk to you? Whatever it may be. It can also mean checking and seeing what they need from this friendship. Do they need you to call them every day? Do they want to have weekly hangouts?

Do they just want some space? Whatever it is, it needs to be communicated. The worst thing would be a friendship failing because what one person wanted was not achieved.

Make sure to check with them and make sure you are doing what they need from a friend. And if you are struggling with that, make sure to communicate that as well. 

49. Understand and Respect Boundaries

Understanding boundaries is important. It is important in any relationship but especially in a friendship. Everyone has their own boundaries and what they are comfortable with. Make sure you know what your friend’s boundaries are.

There may be things they may not feel comfortable sharing or things they may not want to do. Like if they are afraid of heights, they may not want to go somewhere that means going up high.

They may not want to talk to you about something that happened in the past just yet. That is okay. You can set your boundaries as well and make them clear to your friend. Then you two can work around those and have fun together. Of course, that is the ultimate goal. 

50. Check-in On Them

This next one is especially important. We all get busy, that is understandable. However, what is not is forgetting about your friends. This is why this next tip is to make sure you check in on your friend.

No matter how busy you get, a simple text or call to make sure they are okay is needed. If you haven’t heard from them in a while, that is your cue to check-in.

Just a simple, “how are you doing?” text works. It does not have to be extravagant. Just something to show that you care about them still. 

51. Be Supportive

This one goes along with encouraging your friend. Everyone wants someone who will support them throughout whatever they do. So you should be that person for your friend.

Support them in their career adventures, travel plans, sports, school–whatever it may be. Stand by their side and cheer them on. Help them out however you can. They will appreciate it for sure. Plus, a supportive friend is definitely a friendship goal. 

52. Show Empathy

Everyone goes through something hard sometimes. That means at some point your friend will probably go through a rough time. It could be small, or it could affect them a lot. What is important is that you stick by them and be there for them.

Do not try to know it all and fix it all, just be their shoulder to cry on. Show some empathy. If they need you to do something, they will tell you. That is what friends are for. It is great that you want to fix things, but sometimes, it is better to just be there. 

53. Communicate

This is another tip that I feel should be a bit obvious. Almost every tip on this list goes back to communication, so it is important for building strong friendships. Without communication, no relationship–especially a friendship–would be successful.

Communication allows you to make clear what you need, what they need, if they are happy, sad, mad, if they are okay, etc.

Without communication, everything would fall apart. So, make sure there is clear communication from both ends. If you do not communicate, the friendship will not work. 

54. Always Keep In Touch

This one will come into play as you two get older and get busier and/or move away from one another. If you want to stay friends and stay connected, you have to keep in touch. It is that simple. It does not have to be every day or anything complicated.

A simple check-in text, a video chat, sending a birthday gift in the mail, or a call every once in a while is all it takes. It shows that you still care about the other person and have not forgotten about them.

They understand that life can get busy, but they still want to know you are thinking about them. 

55. Apologize When You Need to

This one goes along with being able to resolve conflict. Sometimes, you are in the wrong. Maybe you said or did something wrong, and it upset your friend. It is important to acknowledge what you said or did and apologize. And it has to be a genuine apology.

They can tell if it is fake. So do not try and do a half-hearted apology. Keep it simple. Acknowledge what happened, and say, “I’m sorry.” Trust me, it will help things move forward a lot easier and faster if you do so. 

56. Be a Shoulder to Cry On

This is another one that connects to a previous tip. This one connects to being able to show empathy. When your friend is upset, you need to be able to shoulder to cry on. Someone they can lean on, vent to, and cry to.

You should be that person. You can let them be upset. Do not try to fix what happened. Provide the ice cream, junk food, trashy TV and movies. You do not have to be the super friend to fix everything. Just be there, and let them heal. 

57. Defend Your Friend When They are Not Around

You may not encounter this one very often, but if you do, this is something you should be aware of. If someone is gossiping about your friend or trying to put them down, you should be able to defend them. It does not have to be done meanly or harshly.

You can just simply ask them to stop and tell them it is not true. You do not have to fight or start arguments. Just simply defend them when they cannot stand up for themselves. 

58. Create New and Fun Activities to Do Together

This next one is a fun and exciting tip and friendship goal. Sometimes it can be boring doing the same activities again and again. You may get bored eating at the same places, going to the same places, watching movies, etc.

So, if you are creative, you can come up with something new and fun to do.

You can research things, create your own, mix things together, etc. You can even work together to come up with something new to do together. It may not be successful, but you can experience it together.

Maybe it is trying out a new restaurant, going to a new arcade, or trying a new craft or hobby. Whatever it might be, this is a fun and new unique experience. 

59. Remember Important Dates

This one should be an obvious one as well. If you are going to be a good friend, you need to remember important dates.

You need to remember their birthday, if they invite you to something, or if you agree to do something on a certain date like a concert or carnival. So, however, you want to remember them, you need to make sure you use it.

You can write them down in a planner, put them in your phone, or put them in a physical calendar. Trust me, you do not want to be caught not remembering something like their birthday.

It will not end well. It will definitely cause issues in your friendship. So, make sure that does not happen.  

60. Give Meaningful Gifts

The final tip on this list is to give meaningful gifts. This one is one that I definitely try to do with my friends. I always try to give at least one gift with their birthday and Christmas present that has some meaning to it.

I try to incorporate something we have talked about, one of their favorite things, etc.

This is something that any friend will absolutely appreciate. It is something that will show you care and help grow your friendship. So, you should take the time to search for a gift that has a meaningful element to it.

It does not have to be expensive, but it should have some thought behind it. It is a necessary friendship goal. 

Related: 55 Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas for Best Friends – The Complete Guide

Final Thoughts of Friendship Goals

When you find a friend, that person stands out. When you find a friend that you trust, can talk to about anything, is always there for you, and that you can 100% be yourself around, you want to keep them around. 

They are someone you want by your side no matter what. That is why I hope at least some of the information in this article is helpful. It will help you know who that special friend is.

If you have not found that person yet, that is okay. Now you know what to look for in that person. You also now know what you can do to be the best friend that you can be.

You two will become ultimate friendship goals and build a strong friendship. You will be the set of friends that everyone wants to be. 

Like I mentioned before, every friendship is different. You have to look at each friendship individually and know what will work and what won’t. However, as long as you both put in equal work, it will all work out in the end.

You will have the person who will be by your side no matter what: your best friend. 

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Most Awesome Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Looking for the best name to call your best friend? We got you. We have compiled a list of the best 250+ nicknames perfect for all personalities.

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Nicknames are more than just a fun name to call your friend or loved one. They tell a mini story about that person, the connection you have with them and how much they mean to you. They, in a way, signify your bond to that person. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t give out nicknames easily. They have to be perfectly cultivated to encapsulate every beautiful, or not so beautiful, thing about the person who is given the name.

It can’t be super boring, basic, or plain (unless of course, that person is boring, but you love them for it anyway). A nickname has to be perfect; no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it, the name has to be absolutely perfect.

Now, after hearing my spiel about how important nicknames are, I am sure you are thinking about the fact that your girl best friend doesn’t have one.

I bet the panic is staring to set in now, “Why doesn’t my girl best friend have a nickname???” and “Why is my nickname for my girl best friend so bad?? How can I make it better?” Take a deep breath and worry no more.

Below are the best nicknames for your girl best friend and they aren’t super plain or basic. If you’re looking for names like those, then this isn’t the article for you because plain nicknames are pretty easy to come up with.

But hey, if that’s the perfect fit for your girl best friend by all means, use that nickname. 

Continuing on, below I have taken the nickname game to the next level by organizing all the nicknames into categories.

Simply look through the category that suites your relationship and choose from 50 names, or better yet, use my examples to come up with the perfect custom nickname for your girl best friend.

No matter what name you end up choosing or creating, she will love it!

Before you begin, remember, the nickname process can be a long one and it deserves the time. The perfect nickname can be tricky to find, however, you will know when you’ve found the perfect name because it will fit effortlessly.

Also, if it is the perfect nickname, it may stick with your girl best friend for the rest of her life. So, again, make sure it’s the right name for her! Enjoy the nickname process!

 

 

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Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Below are some cute smart nicknames to call your girl best friend who always seems to have the answers to everything.

Now, this could be in life, school, or simply random facts; this girl knows it all and more importantly, this girl deserves the perfect nickname.

Consider the options below!

  1. Smarty
  2. Big Brains
  3. Brainy
  4. Brainiac
  5. Worm
  6. Reader
  7. Genius
  8. Owl
  9. Nerd
  10. Nerdy
  11. Young Sheldon
  12. Einstein
  13. Booker
  14. Course Hero
  15. Grade Saver
  16. Apple
  17. Hacker
  18. Lib
  19. Wordy
  20. Brains
  21. Daze
  22. Solver
  23. Professor
  24. Wordle
  25. The President
  26. The Secretary
  27. The Brains
  28. Skater
  29. McSmart
  30. Google
  31. The Saver
  32. Nobel
  33. The Main
  34. Tutor
  35. The Teacher
  36. Nodder
  37. The Knower
  38. OZ
  39. Overlord
  40. Brilliant
  41. Light
  42. Beamer
  43. Shooting Star
  44. Champ
  45. Egghead
  46. Goggles
  47. Ivy
  48. Lemon
  49. Magic Lady
  50. Ray

 

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Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Funny, original nicknames are hard to come by these days. It seems as though every good nickname is attributed to someone you already know; therefore, you can’t use it.

If you find this happening to you, consider the list below. This list contains some funny nicknames you may or may not have heard of before.

If you have, consider them as a steppingstone to help you find or create the perfect funny nickname.

  1. Goose
  2. Goon
  3. Gooser
  4. Bug
  5. Nugget
  6. Dogo
  7. Kiwi
  8. Rat
  9. Moose
  10. Ducky
  11. Spoon
  12. Buba
  13. Bub
  14. Bab
  15. Thing
  16. Bear
  17. Sneak
  18. Slink
  19. Slinky
  20. Shifty
  21. Pal
  22. Bro
  23. Dude
  24. Buddy
  25. Sipper
  26. Teddy
  27. Funky
  28. Ding Dong
  29. Whopper
  30. Pots
  31. Frugal
  32. Wally
  33. Snail
  34. Light Weight
  35. Goof
  36. Bono
  37. Fudge
  38. Bosco
  39. Special __ (letter of their name, ex. Special K)
  40. The first letter of their name (ex. B)
  41. Goober
  42. Snacker
  43. Stinker
  44. Stinky
  45. Cheeto
  46. Stepper
  47. Anything based off of their last name
  48. Barn Dog
  49. Beak
  50. Pinky

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Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

We all have that one sassy best friend that deserves an equally sassy nickname. If you are struggling to find the perfectly balanced, or not so balanced, sassy nickname look at the list below.

This list has sassy, sassy sweet, feisty, and so many other sassy styles of nicknames for you to choose from.

Browse below and find the best sassy nickname for your girl best friend.

  1. Dumber
  2. Stupid
  3. Dummy
  4. Sass
  5. Spaz
  6. Weirdo
  7. Dung
  8. Doof
  9. Snap
  10. Pop
  11. Crackle
  12. The Weed
  13. Squirty
  14. Mother
  15. Bummer
  16. Bird
  17. Salty
  18. Grumpy
  19. Brit
  20. Snoozer
  21. Sleaze
  22. Squirt
  23. Tree
  24. Duck
  25. Pea Brain
  26. Loner
  27. Creeper
  28. Mom
  29. Parent
  30. Tooter
  31. Gingersnap
  32. Shortcake
  33. Bean Stalk
  34. Pipsqueak
  35. Hangry
  36. Cayenne
  37. Cheeseball
  38. Fuzz Ball
  39. Your Highness
  40. Nuts
  41. Kiddo
  42. Nosy
  43. Bossy
  44. Crow
  45. Diva
  46. Rebel
  47. Lazy
  48. Hun
  49. Rat
  50. Puff Bal

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Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Before you choose a nickname from the list below, make sure that your girl best friend is ok with the nickname.

If she gives you the greenlight, then browse below to find the perfect dirty nickname for her. But again, make sure to confirm that she is ok with one of the names below!

  1. Snack
  2. Hottie
  3. Sticky
  4. Looker
  5. Cutie
  6. Lover
  7. Hot Stuff
  8. Cold Stuff
  9. Shifter
  10. Sleeper
  11. Her last name (ex. Brown) (Keep it as is or change it up, ex. Brownie)
  12. Singer
  13. Snicker
  14. Sweet
  15. Twister
  16. Dynamite
  17. Banger
  18. Shadow
  19. Edible
  20. Goddess
  21. Doll
  22. Candy
  23. Sugar
  24. Smooches
  25. Sunshine
  26. Bubbles
  27. Bunny
  28. Bun Bun
  29. Tiger
  30. Sassy
  31. Missy
  32. Baby Girl
  33. Firecracker
  34. Goldy
  35. Amor
  36. Brandy
  37. My Girl
  38. Ace
  39. Fireball
  40. Kisses
  41. Sparky
  42. Caramel
  43. Spice
  44. Martini
  45. Snappie
  46. Buttercup
  47. Sexy Pants
  48. Sweet Cheeks
  49. Sugar Lips
  50. Angel

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Sweet Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

 

Dirty Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

 

Finding a nickname for your sweet girl best friend is usually pretty easy. There are many cute names out there that you could call her.

However, listed below, are some of my all-time favorites. Use this list to pick the perfect nickname.

  1. Boo
  2. Love bug
  3. Lovie
  4. Lovely
  5. Lady
  6. Girl
  7. Girly
  8. Minnie
  9. Honey
  10. Love
  11. Poo Bear
  12. Sweety
  13. Sweetheart
  14. Beautiful
  15. Snuggle Bug
  16. Pea
  17. Beau
  18. Cuddle Bug
  19. Snuggly
  20. Hugsy
  21. Pookie Bear
  22. Quality
  23. Gorgeous
  24. Softy
  25. Smiles
  26. Baby Bear
  27. Mouse
  28. Puppy
  29. Bean
  30. Sugar Snap
  31. Beauty
  32. Goldfish
  33. Sky
  34. Bunches
  35. Pie
  36. Soul Mate
  37. Tootsie
  38. Boo Boo
  39. Lulu
  40. Gal
  41. Soul Sister
  42. Chickee
  43. Dreamer
  44. Muffin
  45. Lady Bug
  46. Buzzy
  47. Rosie
  48. Iris
  49. Fun Size
  50. Pal

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Final Thoughts on Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Friendships are some of the most important relationships we will ever have, therefore, making sure that your bestie has the perfect nickname is very important.

Some friendships are sweet, while others sassy and feisty, but no matter what type of relationship, a nickname should be fitting for both you and your friend (especially because you will be the one calling them said nickname, so you better like it too). 

Also, I want to say, using a nickname that is coined “basic” or “overused” doesn’t mean it’s bad. It is a way for you to connect with your friend and it will be meaningful to you and her.

Therefore, even if the nickname is “basic”, it will be more than meets the eye because it bonds the two of you. 

If you are struggling or, rather, were struggling to find the perfect nickname, I hope the list above was helpful in finding the perfect nickname or discovering an original one of your own!

No matter what you chose, your girl best friend will love it!

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How Can Literature Classes in College Help You in Life

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Much of the world’s historical cultures and traditions have been preserved in literary pieces that can be studied to learn about the older ways of life.

Most literary pieces contain encounters filled with various human experiences that help broaden one’s understanding of the world they live in. In a nutshell, studying literature courses can help you learn about various cultures and histories through commentaries, stories, and theories.

But, there’s more. Modern literature programs and classes are usually structured in ways that enable students to absorb a lot more.

This means that today’s literature programs can help students develop several transferable skills like essay writing, critical thinking, and more.

Thus, those students who study literature in college can learn several skills that can later be beneficial to employers. In this article, we will take a closer look at how literature classes in college can help you in life ahead.

But before we jump in, students reading this should also know that certain aspects of taking literature classes can be tough. For example, it is never easy to write great essays without a thorough knowledge of the process.

Thus, to perform better, students need all the help they can get.

Today, several digital platforms help students with their academic work. For example, students can use a top platform like Studyfy for their help write my essay or ‘edit my essay’ services.

Using such services enables students to boost their academic performance while also giving them insights into their essay work.

In no particular order, here are 8 ways literature classes in college can help you in life.

1) You Can Improve Your Communication Skills

One of the best ways of learning to communicate better is through reading more. While studying literature, students need to continually read through various types of text like prose or poetry.

They are also provided with various study notes and are also encouraged to create their own.

Literature classes can also be very interactive and engaging. Most literature programs include discussions, debates, seminars, and more.

Overall, students would be able to learn better communication through more reading, listening, evaluating, and writing.

 

2) You Will Be Motivated to Weave Your Life’s Story

The main essence of any work of literature is that one can always find a story in them. This is because most literary pieces are created to record various events experienced in one’s body, mind, and surroundings.

And these experienced events are usually recorded as stories. Thus, reading more literary works can help mold the idea of ‘story creation’ early on in students.

And attending literature classes in college helps students understand the know-how of how it can be done.

 

3) It Can Help Improve Your Evaluation Skills

Studying literature properly is not just about plain and simple reading. But it also has a lot to do with being able to discern what one reads. And learning the art of discernment can improve one’s overall evaluation skills.

Being able to discern and evaluate then goes to help students communicate and write a whole lot better.

And this skill – of reading, evaluating, and understanding – is of paramount importance in the professional world.

 

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4) You Can Become More Articulate

Most literary works are written in different styles because they are written by different people. And the more one reads, the more they would understand the complexities behind different writing styles.

But studying literature in college has more benefits than this.

 

Throughout one’s literature program, they will be put through various tests to gauge and improve their literary abilities. And one of the main abilities one can work upon is being more articulate.

This means that a good literature student would always include all the details when making any type of argument or point.

 

5) You Can Become a Better Writer

Yes, the ability to write well depends a lot on one’s imagination and frame of mind. But, to become a great or even good writer, one also needs to do a bit of reading.

This is because, without reading previous works, one will not be able to know the required standards for great pieces of text. And without it, one will not be able to write such that it grips their readers.

In the professional world, writers are some of the most well-paid workers. This is because they can convert heaps of information into understandable and engaging texts.

And this can help a business connect with its audience a whole lot more.

 

6) You Can Improve Your Interactive & Social Skills

Literature courses and programs are some of the most interactive ones around. Why? Because it involves a lot of discussions, debates, storytelling sessions, and more.

In any literature class, one can always find various types of commentaries and speeches from professors and students alike.

Literature students have the unique opportunity of digging deeper into various subject areas. And the best part is that they can do so with all of their peers together.

Learning such interactive and engagement skills from one’s classroom can help them greatly in their future careers.

7) It Can Improve Your English Skills – Better Grammar, Punctuation, & More

English is not only the most spoken but is also considered a standard language across several international communities. Thus, to grow to greater heights, sooner or later, one needs to brush up on their English skills.

Most literature programs and classes around the world are conducted in English. When one takes up a program in English, they have the opportunity of learning the language usage from the masters.

Thus, learning literature early on in life can profoundly improve one’s overall English skills, which can be crucial for career progression.

 

8) It Can Teach You Critical Thinking & Broaden Your Horizons

To efficiently power through a literature class or program, one needs to be able to contribute adequately. But one’s contribution is often seen as beneficial when they are also able to communicate their knowledge neatly.

A study of literature can achieve this by making students find various patterns and meanings in texts. Literature from various periods of the world also contains much information about historical cultures and traditions.

It can give a lot of insight to students about how people during different times in history were, what they did, how they thought, and more. This broadens one’s horizons and makes one look at the world in an autobiographical way.

 

The Bottom Line

There is no doubt that studying literature in college has several benefits for one’s life. But that being said, literature programs can be difficult in terms of learning and scoring higher grades easily. 

Students should learn beforehand about all the intricacies and semantics of their desired programs. Doing so would help them know which particular literature program would be the most suitable for them. 

 

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What To Bring To College – The Ultimate 2022 College Packing List

Are you having trouble knowing what to bring to college? We’ve got you covered! Check out this essential list of what to bring to college.

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Going away for college is the beginning of a brand new journey. You are leaving home behind for three or four months to live in a place that you have never been to before.

You now have to go to classes, move into your dorm room and receive a whole new set of responsibilities since you are off on your own. This is a big transition for any college student because you are going from having to abide by your parents’ rules to forming ones of your own.

Your parents will still check in with you and make sure you are okay, but now, in college, you are allowed to become independent and make your own decisions.

Now, it is your turn to have faith in yourself and make the right choices, starting with preparing what to pack away for college. You are going to be away from home for a whole semester, so you have to make sure that you have all of the things you need.

You need accessories to jazz up your dorm room. You need enough personal care products to last the entire semester. You have to make sure that all your school supplies are packed in your backpack and that you are up to date with the latest electronics.

If you are fortunate to have your own kitchen in your dorm, you must have all of the right tools with you so that you can learn to cook your meals on campus. Through this guide to packing what you have to bring to college, you will know exactly what you need and get you on the right track!

 

 

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College Packing List for your Dorm Room 

 

1. Desktop Powerstrip 

Desktop Power Strip with 3 Outlet 4 USB Ports 4.5A, Flat Plug and 5 ft Long Braided Extension Cords for Cruise Ship Travel Home Office, ETL Listed

You can charge your phone and earbuds while simultaneously powering your lamp and laptop with this useful powerstrip.

It has 3 outlets, 4 USB cords, and a long, braided extension cord that is sturdy and durable.

With this handy tool, there will be no more overcrowded outlets between you and your roommates!

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2. Laundry Basket

DOKEHOM 82L Large Laundry Basket (6 Colors), Collapsible Laundry Bag, Foldable Laundry Hamper, Folding Washing Bin (Black, L)

Keep your dorm room neat and organized with this laundry basket made by DOKEHOM.

When unfolded from its collapsed state, this hamper is 28” tall and 15” wide with aluminum handles for easy transport to the washroom.

Additionally, if you are having friends in your dorm, this laundry basket can be promptly folded up and put into your closet for easy storage.

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3. Essential Oil Diffuser 

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto Off for Home Office Room, Basic White

Do you want a dorm room that always has a relaxing fragrance to it when you return after a long day of classes?

This diffuser has 8 soothing colors, 2 misting modes, and will run as long as it has water in it.

The essential oils are sold separately, but this diffuser will mark your first step into the amazing world of aromatherapy. 

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4. All-Purpose First Aid Kit 

Band-Aid Johnson & Johnson All-Purpose Portable Compact First Aid Kit for Minor Cuts, Scrapes, Sprains & Burns, Ideal for Home, Car, Travel and Outdoor Emergencies, 140 Count

In your many college adventures, you always need to be prepared for any possible scenario and with this first aid kit by Johnson & Johnson, you can be one step ahead.

This kit comes with 140 pieces of emergency equipment including Band-Aids, Neosporin, hand wipes, gauzes, Benadryl itch cream, Tylenol tablets, and much, much more. 

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5. Photo Clip String Lights 

Photo Clip String Lights 17Ft - 50 LED Fairy String Lights with 50 Clear Clips for Hanging Pictures, Photo String Lights with Clips - Perfect Dorm Bedroom Wall Decor Wedding Decorations

Spruce up the drab walls of your dorm with these wonderful string light decorations.

With 50 clips and 50 LED lights that stretch over 17 feet long, you can hang up all the pictures you desire.

Begin with old photos from high school, then add new ones that you took while away at college!

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6. Personal Fan 

Vornado Flippi V6 Personal Air Circulator Fan, Midnight

Most of the time, when you have a roommate or two crammed into the same small dorm, there isn’t a lot of air circulation in your room.

This fan can change this by keeping the air flowing with its 2-speed manual control.

Due to its small size, this fan should be put on a nightstand or desk. 

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7. Daily Planner 

Bliss Collections Daily Planner with 50 Undated 8.5 x 11 Tear-Off Sheets - You've Got This Calendar, Organizer, Scheduler, Productivity Tracker for Organizing Goals, Tasks, Ideas...

In college, you are going to need a good planner to help keep all of your classes, assignments, papers, and projects organized.

If you are as forgetful as I am, then this planner will do wonders for you!

It comes with 50 sheets of material and sections pertaining to certain tasks, ideas, notes, to-do lists, goals, and so on. 

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8. Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack 

BIC Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack, Assorted Sizes, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm, 60-Count, Refillable Design for Long-Lasting Use

With this enormous pack of 60 mechanical pencils, you will probably never run out until you graduate.

This set comes with three different sized pencils ranging from thin (0.5 point) to average (0.7 point) to thick (0.9 point).

They are refillable, multicolored, and definitely an upgrade over the classic wooden pencil. 

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9. Travel Backpack 

Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, Business Anti Theft Slim Durable Laptops Backpack with USB Charging Port, Water Resistant College School Computer Bag Gifts for Men & Women Fits 15.6 Inch Notebook, ...

This travel laptop backpack with USB charging port is what every 15- year- old boy needs!

Comes with one separate laptop compartment which accommodates 15.6-inch laptops as well as 15-inch, 14-inch, and 13-inch laptops; one large packing compartment with plenty of space for daily needs and tech electronic accessories; and the front section comes with multiple compartments, pen pockets, and a key fob hook to keep his items organized and easily accessible.

And finally with a built in USB charger outside and built-in charging cable inside, this USB backpack offers him a more convenient way to charge his phone while walking.

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10. Pen/Pencil Case 

EASTHILL Big Capacity Pencil Pen Case Office College School Large Storage High Capacity Bag Pouch Holder Box Organizer Light Blue

After you buy all your pens and pencils, you are going to need a cute case to store them in!

This case, made by EASTHILL, can hold up to 90 pencils or 50 pencils and has mini compartments to store all of your other trinkets.

The design is also very aesthetically pleasing and the product comes in 9 beautiful colors. 

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11. Office Clips Set 

Binder Clips Paper Clips, LEOBRO 340PCS Colored Office Clips Set, with Paper Clamps Paperclips, Rubber Bands, Key Tags, Push Pins, for Office and School Supplies, Assorted Sizes

This is for the person who needs to have everything in their book bag so that they can be prepared for any scenario.

This set comes with 340 pieces of office supplies, including tacks, rubber bands, paper clips, binder clips, and key tags.

With this product, you may become the most organized person in your class!

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12. 3-Hole Punch 

Bostitch Office 3 Hole Punch, 12 Sheet Capacity, All-Metal, Silver

If you like to store all of your class papers in your binder, then this hole punch is an absolute must-have.

In case your professor gives you a very long assignment, this tool can pierce up to 12 pages at once and it is made of alloy steel, so it won’t be breaking any time soon!

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13. 4-Pack Spiral Notebooks

Yansanido 4 Pack (A5) Spiral Notebooks Journal Hardcover 8.26 x 5.9 Inch 160 Pages Notebook White Paper for Students Office School Supplies (Style 10-Wine Red,Brown,Green,Ivory, A5)

These might be the most gorgeous notebooks that I have ever seen.

This pack of 4 books comes with 160 pages each of A5 paper and durable double-ring binding.

However, what makes this set stand out is how aesthetically pleasing the style is!

They come in 4 lovely colors: wine red, brown, green, and ivory. 

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14. Highlighters 

ZEYAR Highlighter, Pastel Colors Chisel Tip Marker Pen, Assorted Colors, Water Based, Quick Dry (6 Macaron Colors)

If you are the kind of person who loves to highlight their notes, these highlighters are the best tool for you.

They come in 6 pastel colors and have a clean chisel point so that you can highlight words with ease.

They are also very small, so they will fit perfectly into your pencil case. 

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15. Sticky Notes Organizer 

Sticky Notes Page Markers Colored Index Tabs Flags Bundle Set,2 Mini Rectangular Notes And 6 Index Arrow Flags Organizer(640pcs), With a 15 cm (6 inch) Ruler. Leather Look Design Holder(1Set)....

Forget about buying regular sticky notes, this organizer might have the most impressive collection of notes that I have ever seen.

It comes with 2 sets of rectangular note pads as well as 6 sticky note index arrows.

Everything is held in a sleek leather box that comes with an added ruler!

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16. 4-Pocket Binder

DocIt 4 Pocket Binder, Multi Pocket Folder and 1-inch 3 Ring Binder, Perfect for School, Office and Project Organization, Holds 300 Letter Size Papers, Grey (00939-GY)

This is the binder that everyone should have.

It can hold up to 300 pages and has 4 expanding pockets, so you should be able to hold all of your notes, assignments, and exams.

This product is durable, so it will last you a long time, and a good size, so it will fit in your backpack nicely. 

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Related: 70 Best Dorm Gifts For College Students – The Complete Guide

 

College Packing List of Kitchen Supplies 

 

17. Chef Cooking Utensils Set 

Umite Chef Kitchen Cooking Utensils Set, 33 pcs Non-Stick Silicone Cooking Kitchen Utensils Spatula Set with Holder, Wooden Handle Silicone Kitchen Gadgets Utensil Set (Khaki)

How can you bring your amazing food creations to life without the proper tools?

This set has got you covered with 33 different utensils, perfect for any type of meal you are looking to prepare.

This includes a spatula, tongs, a measuring cup, tongs, a soup ladle, and much more.

Have a lovely cooking night with your friends and roommates!

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18. 2-Slice Toaster 

Toaster 2 Slice,Retro Toaster,Stainless Steel Toaster,Extra Wide Slot,Bagel Defrost Cancel Function, 6 Shade Setting,Removable Crumb Tray, Light Blue

If there isn’t a toaster in your dorm room, it may be time to get one of your own.

This toaster looks like it is straight from the 1950s.

It is a great product for a college student who loves bread and bagels as much as they love a good retro aesthetic.

It would be the perfect addition to your dorm kitchen!

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19. Kitchen Brush Set

Holikme 5 Pack Kitchen Cleaning Brush Set, Dish Brush for Cleaning, Kitchen Scrub Brush&Bendable Clean Brush&Groove Gap Brush&Scouring Pad for Pot and Pan, Kitchen Sink, Green

Once you are done cooking, baking, and preparing your meal, you are going to have to complete the next step: straightening up your kitchen.

This set of 5 brushes by Holikme is ideal for every part of your cooking space, from scrubbing your pots and dishes to polishing your pans and countertops.

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20. Cutting Board Set

Gorilla Grip Reversible, Oversized, Thick Cutting Board Set of 3, Easy Grip Handle, Deep Juice Grooves, Slip Resistant, Large Kitchen Chopping Boards for Meat, Veggies, Fruits, Dishwasher Safe, Gray

Cutting up fresh fruit and vegetables in your dorm room is impossible with a good cutting board.

This set of three cutting boards in three varying sizes is exactly what you would be looking for.

These boards are made from rubber material which makes it difficult to slice through them and they are reversible as well, so you don’t have to cut meat and produce on the same side. 

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21. Digital Food Kitchen Scale 

GreaterGoods Digital Food Kitchen Scale, Multifunction Scale Measures in Grams and Ounces (Ash Grey)

Certain recipes require an exact amount of an ingredient in order for the dish to come out just the way you want it to.

If you are cooking from scratch on a weekend, this kitchen scale is the way to go!

It gives accurate measurements in ounces and pounds, so your meals will always be flawless. 

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22. Kitchen Conversion Chart Magnet 

Kitchen Conversion Chart Magnet - Imperial & Metric to Standard Conversion Chart Decor Cooking Measurements for Food - Measuring Weight, Liquid, Temperature - Recipe Baking Tools Cookbook Accessor...

This mini conversion chart is an absolute lifesaver.

With this magnet, you can convert liquid volumes and dry measurements with ease.

Unless you are the type of person who knows how many tablespoons go into a cup off the top of your head, this is the most useful accessory to stick on your mini-fridge or cabinet whenever you are cooking something new. 

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Essentials for Cleaning and Bathroom

 

23. Mesh Shower Caddy

Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy for College Dorm Room Essentials, Hanging Portable Tote Bag Toiletry for Bathroom Accessories

This durable mesh caddy made by Attmu can organize your shower in seconds.

With 8 outer compartments, you can hold your combs, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, razors, and other bathroom accouterments.

Your bathroom space will be neat and free from clutter with this necessary accessory!

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24. EasyWring Spin Mop 

O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop, Bucket Floor Cleaning System

This mop is small but incredibly mighty and also very easy to use!

It functions with a push pedal to wring out the mop and the mop head can simply be disinfected in the washing machine.

It is perfect for cleaning up any little messes in your dorm room before your friends come over. 

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25. Tall Trash Bags, Set of 90

Glad Tall Kitchen Trash Bags ForceFlex Plus with Clorox, 13 Gallon, Lemon Fresh Bleach Scent 90 Count (Package May Vary), White-gray, Lemon Fresh

Between you, your roommates, and any visitors that you may have, your dorm room is going to have a lot of trash.

These Glad trash bags are cheaper when you buy them in bulk, with this set of 90 bags costing less than 20 dollars - a bargain in my opinion.

They are also lemon-scented, great for eliminating any foul odors wafting from your trash can. 

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26. Linen Towel Set 

American Soft Linen Towel Set, 2 Bath Towels 2 Hand Towels 2 Washcloths Super Soft and Absorbent 100% Turkish Cotton Towels for Bathroom and Kitchen Shower Towel Navy Blue

This towel set is exactly what you need for the bathroom in your college dorm. These towels come in a set of 6, with 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths included. They are made with 100% cotton and are sold in a variety of colors, so be sure to choose your favorite! 

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27. Broom and Dustpan Set

Broom and Dustpan Set for Home, Dustpan and Broom Set, Broom and Dustpan Combo for Office Home Kitchen Lobby Floor Use Dustpan Broom Set

If you track dirt into your dorm room, it can be quite frustrating to clean up your mess without the proper tools to do so. This broom and dustpan set is easy to use and can be easily stored in a closet or corner. There is also a comb on the inside of the dustpan so the bristles of the broom will always be clean the next time you use it!

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Packing List of Personal Care Products 

 

28. Face Masks

Sheet mask by Glam Up Facial Sheet Mask BTS 12 Combo (Pack of 12) - Face Masks Skincare, Hydrating Face Masks, Moisturizing, Brightening and Soothing, Beauty Mask For All Skin Type

Honestly, you can’t beat 12 dollars for 12 masks. These are perfect for a mini spa day with your friends. They come in a variety of materials including peppermint, avocado, green tea, tomato, and so on, each with a different way to make your skin healthier. 

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29. Coconut & Honey Hand & Body Lotion – 

Naked Bee 2.25oz Coconut & Honey Hand & Body Lotion (2pk)- and Coconut & Honey Lip Balm, Natural Personal Care Products

This product is wonderful for those winter months on campus when your skin is really dry and cracked. The set includes hand lotion, body lotion, and a stick of lip balm, all made from natural ingredients like beeswax, honey, aloe vera, and sunflower seed. Everything is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free with no added dyes or pigments!

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30. Facial Tools 

Original Jade Roller & Gua Sha Facial Tools, Real Jade Roller for Face - Face Roller, Natural Rose Quartz Roller - Face Massager, Facial Roller for Skin Care, Body, Eyes, Neck - Tones, Firms, Depu...

This is the perfect tool to use on a relaxing spa day after a week of assignments and exams. Made of pure Brazilian quartz, this jade roller and gua sha set alleviates inflammation, reduces puffiness, and relaxes your skin. You can even put these tools in the fridge for an extra bit of cool soothing power!

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31. Beard Kit 

Beard Kit,Beard Growth Kit,Beard Grooming Kit w/2 Packs Beard Wash/Shampoo,Beard Growth Oil,Beard Balm,Beard Wash,Brush,Comb,Scissor,Storage Bag,E-Book,Beard Care & Trimming Kit Gifts for Men Him

For anyone looking to grow or maintain a luscious beard in college, then this kit may be just what you are looking for. This set comes with beard shampoo and beard balm, to help keep your beard full and healthy, as well as a beard comb and trimming scissors, for easy maintenance. 

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32. Under Eye Masks

Under Eye Mask 24 Pairs - Reduce Dark Circles, Puffy Eyes, Undereye Bags, Wrinkles - 24K Gold Gel Under Eye Patches, Vegan Cruelty-Free Self Care by grace and stella

After a long night of studying, these under eye masks will do wonders. They are good for reducing puffiness and inflammation and it tightens the skin under the eyes for a rejuvenated look. These masks also come in the color of 24k gold, so you can look simply stylish while you are waiting for the magic to happen. 

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33. Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser 

Albolene Face Moisturizer and Makeup Remover, Facial Cleanser and Cleansing Balm, Fragrance Free Cream, 12 oz

Everyone needs a good moisturizer to hydrate their skin when they wake up in the morning. This cleanser by Albolene is not only a great moisturizer but it is good for removing makeup as well. It is made from only 5 simple ingredients with no soap or water required!

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Related: 30 Best Dorm Room Ideas You Will Absolutely Need in College

Packing List of Personal Care Products

 

34. Scalp Massager 

Hair Shampoo Brush, HEETA Scalp Care Hair Brush with Soft Silicone Scalp Massager (Purple)

If you are looking for the perfect shower accessory that will relax your head after a stressful day in class, this scalp massager would be great for you! This product massages the scalp to reduce itchiness and promote blood circulation while preventing dandruff. It also comes in 9 cute colors!

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35. Pimple Healing Patches

Rael Acne Pimple Healing Patch - Absorbing Cover, Invisible, Blemish Spot, Hydrocolloid, Skin Treatment, Facial Stickers, Two Sizes 10mm & 12mm (96 Count)

With these healing patches, you don’t have to stress out about your skin anymore! This product comes with 96 total patches in two different sizes, 10 mm and 12mm. They are also vegan and cruelty-free. They can be worn all day and night, even throughout all your daily classes, to help get rid of any pesky skin blemishes. 

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36. Microdermabrasion Machine

Beurer Home Microdermabrasion Machine with Pore Vacuum Massage for Radiant Skin | Personal Microdermabrasion Tool for Gentle Exfoliation, with 20 Replacement Filters, FC76

If you don’t clean your pores often, you can get annoying pimples and blemishes. This device is the perfect pore cleanser that you need! The vacuum can be used in 2 intensity levels, so it works for those with sensitive skin and those with tough skin. It would be a very good addition to your skincare routine!

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37. Foot File 

Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File, Professional Foot Care Pedicure Stainless Steel File to Removes Hard Skin, Can Be Used On Both Dry and Wet Feet

When you spend all day walking around on campus, you can develop blisters and hardened skin on your feet that may be difficult to alleviate. This foot file will help remove any calluses or unnecessary skin on your foot so that they can become smooth and soft once again. 

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Packing List of Electronics 

38. Portable Power Bank 

2-Pack Miady 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger, Fast Charging Power Bank with USB C Input, Backup Charger for iPhone X, Galaxy S9, Pixel 3 and etc …

When you forget to charge your phone and it is on 1 percent battery with no charger in sight, it is one of the worst feelings in the world. This pack of 2 portable power banks eliminates the problem immediately. These banks are compatible with Google, Samsung, Apple, and Motorola models and include 2 USB ports, so you can charge two devices at once!

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39. Sleep Headphones 

Sleep Headphones Wireless, Perytong Bluetooth Sports Headband Headphones with Ultra-Thin HD Stereo Speakers Perfect for Sleeping,Workout,Jogging,Yoga,Insomnia, Air Travel, Meditation

These headphones are perfect for when you have trouble falling asleep and need soothing music to help wind your body down. This device could also be used while you are at the gym since they last for 10 hours of playtime in one charge and have a breathable headband. 

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40. Echo Dot (4th Generation) 

Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal

If you are looking for a good device to play music in your dorm while you are studying, cleaning, or dancing, invest in the latest smart speaker from Amazon. You can listen to your favorite playlists from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and SiriusXM, while also being connected to Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. 

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41. 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

Wireless Charging Station, 3 in 1 Foldable Wireless Charger Stand, Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone 13/12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/11/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8P, Airpods 2/pro, Apple Watch, and Qi-Certified Phones

This wireless charging station is most useful for a college student who has all of the latest Apple products. With this device, you can charge your iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch all at the same time. It is compatible with recent Samsung models as well and is foldable and wireless for easy transport. 

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42. Beats Studio Buds 

Beats Studio Buds – True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds – Compatible with Apple & Android, Built-in Microphone, IPX4 Rating, Sweat Resistant Earphones, Class 1 Bluetooth Headphones - Bla...

These are a durable pair of earbuds that will best suit any college student who loves to listen to their tunes all around campus. They can last for up to 8 hours with one charge and come with an active noise-canceling feature for the times when you are listening to music while studying and trying to avoid distractions.

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Related: 50 Best College Apartment Decor Ideas – The Ultimate Guide

Food and Snacks

 

43. Compact Air Fryer 

Dash Compact Air Fryer Oven Cooker with Temperature Control, Non-stick Fry Basket, Recipe Guide + Auto Shut off Feature, 2 Quart - Aqua

Most dorm rooms don’t have a stove or even a microwave, let alone a cooking appliance as messy as a deep fryer. However, this perfectly sized air fryer will do just the trick. It can cook up to 2 quarts of food without frying it in unhealthy oils and this reduces the fat content by 70 to 80 percent.

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44. Food Storage Containers, 16-Pack 

Food Storage Containers Set - Airtight Plastic Containers with Easy Snap Lids (16 Pack) - Leak Proof Kitchen & Pantry Organization - BPA-Free - 16 Chalkboard Labels & Marker - Chef’s Path

Don’t let any leftovers from last night go to waste! This set of 16 containers in 5 different sizes is just what you need to store any kind of food, from fruits and vegetables to the pizza you had for lunch that you want to save until tomorrow. It also comes with chalkboard labels and markers so you can always mark down when the contents will be expiring. 

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45. Acrylic Dinnerware 

US Acrylic Newport Plastic Plate, Bowl and Tumbler Dinnerware | 12-piece set Grey

Every dorm needs a basic tableware set. This collection comes with 12 pieces of dinnerware, including 4 10-inch plates, 4 bowls, and 4 20-ounce cups. They are made of plastic so you don’t have to worry about losing an item or throwing something out by accident. 

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46. Mini Waffle Maker

Dash Mini Maker: The Mini Waffle Maker Machine for Individual Waffles, Paninis, Hash Browns, other on the go Breakfast, Lunch, or Snacks, with Easy Clean, Dual Non-stick Sides - Black

Become the king or queen of brunch with this adorable waffle maker! You will find yourself making 4-inch waffles every day if you have this cute machine. If you are feeling experimentative, you could also put hashbrowns or cookie dough in the maker and see what happens!

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Packing List of Fun Stuff

 

47. Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-In, Sleep and Swim Tracking, Black/Carbon, One Size (S and L Bands Included)

This step tracker is perfect for a student who is looking to get more active while they are away at college. The Versa 2 has so many features: it can play music, track your sleep schedule and your heart rate, can connect to Alexa, and last for at least 6 days without a charge. An essential product for those trying to be more fit!

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48. Mini Projector 

Mini Projector, AuKing 2021 Upgraded 1080P Supported Outdoor Projector, Projector for Outdoor Use Compatible with HDMI, USB, Laptop, iOS and Android Phone

This mini projector is a must-have when you are having movie nights with your friends in your dorm room. It is compatible with laptops, smartphones, and TV boxes, so you can project any show or movie through these devices. This product is definitely more useful than just crowding around your computer! 

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49. Hand Warmers

10000mAh Hand Warmers Rechargeable, Digital Display Electric Hand Warmer, 14hrs Long Lasting Heat, 2s Quick Heating, Portable USB Hand Warmer Heater Great for Outdoor, Winter Gifts for Women Men

These warmers are essential for those chilly winter months ahead, especially if you are a student going to college upstate. It can also be used as a power bank to charge your phone, 3 temperature levels ranging from “it’s a little cold outside, I need to keep my hands toasty” to “I just stuck my hands in the snow and I need to regain feeling in them once again.”

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50. Electronic Word Clock

Sharper Image Light Up Electronic Word Clock, Copper Finish with LED Light Display, USB Cord and Power Adapter, 7.75in Square Face, Unique Contemporary Home and Office Decor

This clock looks like the strangest game of Scrabble ever played, but its unique design is a big draw for me! Not only does it look cool, but is still very useful, tracking the time through five-minute intervals. I think it would look perfect on someone’s nightstand in their dorm room. 

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Final Thoughts on College Packing List

Getting ready to leave for college is an incredibly difficult task because you are essentially leaving behind the life you had always known, at least for a few months, to a brand new environment.

You will become mostly surrounded by people you have never met before and you have to rely on your own decision-making to solve problems that may arise in the upcoming semester.

It may seem very overwhelming and it is easy to become stressed out during this period, especially with the preparations before you leave for college.

You want to make you have everything you need before you are off on your own, which includes your personal care products, electronics, kitchen supplies, and dorm accessories.

Hopefully, this list has helped guide you in choosing the right items to bring! 

 

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