It’s that time of the year again when students are getting ready to back to their dorm rooms and close to campus apartments. Whether you’re moving into an apartment or a dorm room there are some things that you can do to make your move easier like:
Have A Moving Checklist
Staying organized and having a checklist of all the items that you want and need will save you a lot of stress later on, especially if you’re living in a dorm. There are some things that you just have to have for dorm living and you don’t want to leave any of them behind. About two weeks before you head back sit down and make a checklist of everything that you want and need to move when you go back to campus. A great way to be sure that you have all the necessities is to use the checklist provided by your school as a starting point for your own list.
Pack Your Stuff
It may be tempting to just throw all your stuff into bags or boxes the night before you go back but when you try to unpack in a tiny dorm room you will regret that approach to moving your stuff. Even if you’re not bringing much pack it carefully and label your boxes. That will allow you to keep your boxes to a minimum and you won’t need to open every box looking for a particular item that you need. A protip for moving back to the dorm is to pack your clothes inside of storage boxes or a dresser so that you don’t have to put them away when you get there.
Coordinate With Your Roommates
One of the biggest mistakes that college students make is not coordinating with their roommates or suitemates and ending up with two microwaves, two mini-fridges, and two of other appliances and extras. Or more than two if you have multiple roommates. Get a group text chat going and make sure that you talk about who will bring what. That way you will have everything that you need for the term without having extra appliances taking up valuable space.
Make Good Choices
You won’t be able to bring most of your wardrobe and a lot of your personal items with you when you go back to the dorm so be picky about what you bring. It’s still summer so if you don’t need those winter clothes, coats, and boats leave them home until you do need them. Choose furniture that has storage built in because you can always use more storage. Make good choices about what items will work best for your dorm when you’re deciding what to take with you.