Going to start your journey in sunny Orlando, FL? These are some things you need to bring with you, that you may or may not have thought about yet! Now, obviously this list is going to be limited with how much stuff you can carry with you. A lot of these things can be bought in Orlando as well.
Also, no matter what size apartment you go into, you will be sharing your bedroom and bathroom with another person. Keep that in mind when shopping. So, in no particular order here goes:
Twin Size Bedding– You’ll be sleeping on twin beds. Invest in a memory foam cushion. You’ll thank me when you get there.
Bed Risers– This one goes without saying.
Storage Bins– Use these to store things under your raised bed.
Alarm Clock– Get a good one, with BIG numbers on it. It’ll save you, trust me.
Cork Bulletin Board/Dry Erase Board– These come in handy for pictures, leaving notes, or writing everyone’s work schedule down.
Hangers– If you’re planning to buy these down there, buy them early. They sell out fast come check in day.
Laundry Bin– Get one with wheels! The short walk to the laundry facility becomes a workout when you’re carrying week’s worth of dirty clothes and costumes!
Iron– Use an Iron, unless you don’t mind having wrinkles all over your clothes when you go on that hot date/ professional internship interview.
Ironing Board– You could always use the floor but… no don’t use the floor.
Full Length Mirror– This one is very under-rated in my opinion. Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy having one of these in the house?
Toaster– Two words, blueberry waffles.
Coffee Maker– I need my coffee in the morning, so this one is a must.
George Forman Grill– This was a God-send for me on my College program.
Shower Curtain– Housing already provides plain shower curtains, but that’s boring. Give your bathroom some flavor!
Bathroom Mats– You’ll be surprised with how many people fall down in the bathroom. It’s silly really.
Extra Towels– One of my roommates used the same towel for 6 months. To say it was the most disgusting thing I have ever smelled in my life is an understatement.
Hook for the Back of the Door– Very useful in the bathroom.
T.V– Communicate with your roommates about this one if possible. Unless you want to have four T.V’s in your apartment, which isn’t a bad thing in my opinion.
Laptop– This is a must have.
Printer– This does come in handy, but you could always go to the computer lab if you had to print something.
Wireless Internet Router– There are a few wall sockets for Ethernet cables for the internet, but I recommend one of these, less hassle.
DVD player– I loved going to and hosting movie nights.
DVDs– Same as above, though the Redbox isn’t far from the complexes.
Car– If you have one bring it! I shipped mine from California for my program. While you can get around using the bus system, having a car in Florida is going to make your experience ten times better.
Documents– Don’t forget your driver’s license, passport, social security card, insurance information, and car registration. All of these are needed and very important.
Spending Cash– You’re going to need at least $400 to start out with. You don’t paid for 2 weeks when you first get down there, but you have access to the parks! Need I say more?
I hope this helps! Have on your College Program and have fun shopping!