Pack With Me: College (Last Minute Essentials + Tips)

I'm. Leaving. For. College. Tomorrow. I can't even grasp that concept right now.

I thought sharing my last minute essentials and packing tips would make a fun blog post. Let's start off with some last minute essentials:


Storage is extremely important to me. (I'm pretty sure I have some sort of OCD.) I picked up a bin from Target, a basket from A.C. Moore, and a basket from Walmart. Within the baskets, I'm storing snacks,  like popcorn, granola bars, and pretzels.

Trinket Tray

I've also been on the hunt for a cute trinket tray since the beginning of summer. I wanted something bright and fun to hold my Alex and Ani bangles. This one is from the Wicked Southern Shop on Etsy.

Tote Bag

This bag is also from the Wicked Southern Shop. I am a huge, huge fan of this tote bag. I love the embroidery. Overall, it's a nice sturdy bag that I plan on using when I go to the library for study sessions. This will be easy to throw a book and my laptop in. As of now, I'm using it to to transfer some of my shoes. I have 30+ shoes in my closet. It was a struggle choosing only 10.

Rain Jacket

And, of course I need a rain jacket. I found a black one off of the clearance rack from Kohl's. I think it came down to $10. Maybe less! I really like it because it's neutral and sporty.

Now, let's move on to some packing/moving tips:

-Label everything.

-Pack your clothes on hangers and protect them with trash bags


-Don't overpack. But, don't under pack either. Be prepared.

-Wear comfortable clothing. (Under Armor shorts and a huge t-shirt!)

For everyone going back to school, I wish you the best of luck. This year's the year to do great things.

I'm planning on doing a bit of vlogging on my Instagram Story (@guilianna13) and Snapchat (guiliannamarie).

Question of the Day: When is/was your first day of school?


  1. Nice post! I can't believe your moving to college, that's amazing and I hope you have a wonderful time.

    1. Me either! Thanks so much, Ro! I really appreciate it.

  2. COLLLEGE! AHHH! That's super exciting! These snacks and bags are great! Also remember a shower kit!

    1. I have a "What's In My Shower Caddy?" blog post coming up soon. Thanks for reading, V!

  3. Loved this post! Good luck at college :)
    Amy xx
    Amy's Life