Is it me or does summer seem to go by way to fast? It’s already the middle of August which means another year is about to begin. The thing about college though is every year is completely different! Not only do classes change, but even the people living around you may be different!
However, a week before school starts, you can always expect chaos. This year my brother is starting college so we’re heading down early to help him move in. We’ll be joining many other students in carrying heavy boxes and creating traffic jams. Here’s some advice I’ll try to share to make moving-in a smooth process.
1. Don’t expect to bring the whole house!
I learned quickly freshman year that I packed way to much stuff. It took me even more time to try to bring everything I didn’t want back! Dorm rooms aren’t that big so don’t try to bring large furniture or tv’s over 35″.
2. Try to buy items by your college
Most colleges have stores close-by so if something doesn’t fit in the car on the plane, then you can probably purchase that item by your school instead. Try to buy only the essentials because you’ll probably acquire more stuff throughout the year. It saves space and time!
3. Don’t bring your textbooks
If you already know your classes, don’t try to order your books ahead of time and bring them to school. This will only take up more space. Last year I purchased all my textbooks ahead of time, and ended up packing a whole suitcase of textbooks. When I arrived at school, I found that everyone was using the elevators so I had a difficult time trying to carry all my textbooks to my room. Instead, I can recommend either buying your books online and shipping them to your room. Remember, to check and see when you will be able to start receiving mail though.