Suggested Washington Packing List

Here's a suggested packing list for students written by IW '06 alum Margaret Sweeney. Of course many of the items are optional or do not apply to everybody, but it should give you an idea of the types of things you may find useful.

Clothes

  • Dress Shirts/Button-Down (8)
  • Dress Skirts (7)
  • Black Pants
  • Dress Pants (2)
  • Pairs of dress shoes (10)
  • Flip Flops (2)
  • Slip-on Shoes (1)
  • Tennis Shoes (2)
  • Suit (1)
  • Pantyhose (1)
  • Short Sleeve Shirts (4)
  • Shorts (2)
  • T-Shirts (5)
  • Jeans (1)
  • Jean Skirt (1)
  • Sweatpants (1)
  • Sweatshirt (1)
  • Gym Shorts (4)
  • Baseball Hat
  • Raincoat

Bedroom/Bathroom

  • Bed Sheets
  • Comforter
  • Pillow and Pillow Covers (2)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Plastic Side Table
  • Bath Towel (1)
  • Washcloth (2)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face Wash
  • Contacts and Solution
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flat Iron
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry Bag
  • Make-up

Apartment Miscellaneous

  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner Coffeepot
  • Desk Lamp
  • Small Tupperware Container

Miscellaneous

  • Television
  • DVDs
  • Laptop
  • Power Bars
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • iPod and Charger
  • Jewelry
  • Umbrella
  • Purse
  • Tote Bag
  • Leather Binder
  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • Driver’s License
  • Another Photo ID
  • Picture Frames
  • Day Planner
  • Map of Washington DC