i put tags on my buttons so i know what they belong to, put them in a baggie together and you wont lose them.
luggage tags- good to have in general, especially when traveling home-not via parents... (vera bradley bag tag)
an ice cube tray with thin sticks (so they fit in water bottles) and straws (i use a straw for everything!) (ikea ice cube tray and straws)
dont forget typical "school supplies" like notebooks, pens, folders, etc.
i compacted my dorm stuff- much smaller pile now.
im just hoping it will fit in my moms van for move-in...