Packing List

I always overpack for everything….some of these items may not apply to you but chances are I’ve thought of everything you can possibly bring!  Remember to bring as little as possible (you’ll thank me later)!

** means that I think that item is super important

BLUE means to coordinate this item with your roomies


  • Comforter
  • Twin Sheets
  • Blanket for Lounging**
  • Pillow(s)
  • Twin Mattress Pad**
  • Small Trash Can
  • Wall Calendar
  • Command Strips**
  • Mini Fan – you probably won’t need this because you can crank the A/C at no additional cost to you (you don’t pay for air)
  • Room decor, pictures (don’t go crazy)
  • Bed risers & under the bed storage containers (I didn’t use these but my roomie did…I’d say don’t bring enough stuff that you need these)
  • Over the door rack for hanging towels/robes**
  • Desk/Office Supplies
    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Markers
    • Scissors
    • Stapler
    • Tape
    • Post its


  • Hangers
  • Laundry Basket (Collapsible)
  • Underwear
  • Sports Bras or comfortable working bras**
  • Athletic style Socks (you’ll probably need solid black or white depending on your role)**
  • Robe
  • Swimsuit
  • Active wear clothes
  • Lounge Wear** (you will live in this)
  • Going “out” outfits
  • Park outfits (comfortable shorts & jeans & tees)
  • Tennis Shoes**
  • Flip Flops
  • Comfortable walking sandals for the parks**
  • Heels/Wedges (don’t go crazy, bring 1-2 pairs)


  • Shower Curtain
  • Floor Mat
  • Towels (bring 2)
  • Storage Containers
  • Trash Can


  • TV**
  • DVD Player/Apple TV?
  • Laptop/iPad/Tablet**
  • Power Strip
  • Extension Cords


  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Lunchbox**
  • Ziplocks
  • Tupperware
  • Kitchen towels
  • Dish rags
  • Water Filter System (Brita?) or buy bottled – Florida tap water is yucky**
  • Water bottle**
  • Travel Mugs
  • Blender
  • Wine Opener**
  • Bottle Opener**
  • Disposable plates/silverware


  • You will most likely eat out A LOT!  I’d recommend snacky foods and things that you can throw in the freezer for quick meals that wont spoil – pretend you’re living in the dorms


  • Vitamins
  • Medications
  • Ibuprofen/Pain reliever**
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair Masks/Face Masks
  • Straightener/Curling Iron
  • Hair Spray
  • Bobby Pins
  • Ponytails
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Face Wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Lotion
  • Sun Screen**
  • Aloe Vera**
  • Contacts/Glasses
  • Body Wash
  • Makeup (don’t bring a lot of extra stuff you think you’ll wear…I did and didn’t use it)


  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Stain Remover
  • Garbage Bags
  • Plastic Bags
  • Drier Sheets
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Clorox Wipes**
  • Kleenex
  • Wipes
  • Sewing Kit (needle & thread, safety pins)


  • Drivers License**
  • Social Security Card/Passport
  • Registration forms**
  • Checks
  • Plastic storage bins (I packed the crate kind that I could pack my stuff in and store it)
  • Chargers (phone, watch, laptop, etc.)
  • Beach towel if you plan on driving to the beach
  • Stuff for classes if you are taking college courses (P.S. I don’t recommend taking classes during your DCP)
  • Mickey Mouse Ears & Park Essentials**
  • Disney “Memory Box” (I used this to save all the things I collected during my program like buttons, ticket stubs, wristbands, etc.)**
  • Bucket list**
  • MONEY – save as much as you can so you have more to spend!**