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The Ultimate College Packing List

What to Bring to College – Dorm Essentials Check List

Moving into college is always exciting. Whether it is your first year in the dorm or your last, the feeling of getting a new space all to yourself is exhilarating. I just completed my freshman year of college and I think I have figured out everything you need to live comfortably and clutter-free in a dorm. After going through my first year, I learned that less is best. My roommate was from out of state and brought what seemed like her entire house. All her stuff clogged up the room and most of it was not even used! I have compiled The Ultimate College Packing List of things you need to bring to college. If it is not on the list and you are not sure about it, I would leave it at home. The last thing you want is unnecessary junk clogging up space in your new tiny room.

The Ultimate College Packing List

If you have any questions or are unsure about what to bring to college, leave me a comment or email me at haulinonabudgetblog@gmail.com. I would love to answer any burning questions you may have and help make your college experience run smoothly.



The Ultimate List of Free Stickers

How to Get Free Stickers From Your Favorite Companies

  Walking around my college campus, I would always see people’s laptops, instrument cases, and notebooks beautifully decorated with a variety of colorful stickers. I always wondered where they got those stickers and how I could get them for myself. It wasn’t until I joined the “preppy” Instagram community that I found out how to get a bunch of stickers for free. Many companies will give out free stickers as a means of cheap advertising. You get a sticker, they get exposure, it is a win win situation!

 There are three methods to getting free stickers. One is to fill out a free sticker form on the company’s website. All of which are linked below with the company’s name. The second method is to simply email the company or use their contact page. Each brand’s contact page is linked to the brand name. The most labor intensive of the three methods is to send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to the company and they will send it back with stickers inside.

Method #1-Sticker Request Forms. Fill out the linked form for free stickers to be sent to you.

Jadelynn Brooke

Teton Sports

Bayview Prep



Southern Marsh

Lauren James

Southern Sands

Love & Pineapples

TNT Fireworks


Fish Hippie



Southern Girl Prep


Half Moon Outfitters



Southern Cross

Method #2- Email/Contact Company. ​Simply say how much you love their company, what you plan to do with their stickers, and politely ask if they would send you some free stickers.



Smathers and Branson

Arizona Tea

Simply Southern

In-N-Out Burger

Tommy Bahama


Baked by Melissa

Method # 3- Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope inside another envelope and address to the company.

Southern Lure
Attn: Stickers
PO Box 207
Belmont, NC 28012

Coast Apparel
Attn: Free Stickers
3217 Augusta St.
Greenville, SC 29605

Vineyard Vines
Vineyard Vines sticker request
181 harbor drive
Stamford, CT 06901

Over Under
4849 Dawin Road, Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Ron Jon Surf Shop
Attn: Free Stickers
3850 S Banana River Blvd.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Penny Skateboards
Attn: Free Stickers
4040 Calle Platino Ste 102
Oceanside, Ca 92056

Fraternity Collection
Sticker Requests
1678 Hwy 13 North
Columbia, MS. 39429

Hattan Home
21 North Front Street, Unit 102 #F,
Wilmington, NC 28401

Attn: Stickers
N850 County Highway CB
Appleton, WI 54914

3209 Lionshead Ave
Carlsbad, ca. 92010

Electric California
Attn: Stickers
1001 Calle Amanecer
San Clemente CA 92673

Attn: Sticker Requests
25530 Commercentre Dr.
Lake Forest, CA. 92630

You Are Beautiful
PO Box 220175
Chicago, IL. 60622

​Southern Tide
Attn: Sticker Request
68 Pointe Circle
Suite 3202
Greenville, SC 29615

If you want your laptop, water bottles, phone case, etc. to have some added decor, use these methods to get some stickers absolutely free! People will ask you where you got all the cool stickers and you can share this post with them so they can get some too. Getting a free sticker in the mail is always fun because you never know when they will arrive. I would love to see pictures of how you use your new free stickers on Instagram. Now go out and get you some stickers Easy on the Wallet, & Easy on the Eyes.