College Move-In Day is just a few weeks away!!! It can be an exciting yet stressful time. I still remember my freshman Move In Day and it could be described as chaos. I had no idea what to expect or what I was getting myself into. If I would have known these tips, I could have made the process less stressful for me, my roommate, and our families.
College Student Tips
1. Don’t rush to start unpacking all your belongings first.
There’s going to be a lot of people in your room, family, friends, roommates, etc. Let each roommate have their space. If your roommate gets to the room first, let them unpack all their belongings before you start hauling in your stuff. A lot of people in the room and tons of suitcases/containers/bins just stresses everyone out and doesn’t end well. Be the bigger person and wait it out. It shouldn’t take more than an hour or two.
2. Label bins/containers/bags.
For important things, like personal hygiene stuff that you use everyday, pack it all together and make sure to write down, in your planner (Planner – Day Designer “Gold Stripe”) where you put it. Once you finally move in, you won’t be going crazy trying to find all your daily essentials. I remember rummaging through all my stuff and I couldn’t find anything I was looking for. Labeling saves lots of time!!!
3. bring water and snacks.
Your whole day will consist of unpacking, decorating, and mingling with roommates and neighbors. You probably won’t have time to slip out to a restaurant for a nice meal until the end of the day when you’re all settled in. To be prepared, pack some water and snacks in the car for when you and your family get hungry but can’t leave campus just yet.
4. buy toiletries & big items near your university.
Lets be real, us girls have a ton of clothes, shoes, makeup, and accessories to lug to college. You’ll probably fill up a great deal of your car with just those girly necessities. To save space, I recommend buying big items like any furniture pieces (sofas, tv, chairs, etc.) once you arrive at your university and unpack your suitcases. This way you’ll have much more room in your car for more college stuff! You can do the same with toiletries (cleaning supplies, paper towels, tupperware, etc.) so that you save room in your car.
I hope this post will be helpful to you, for your College Move-In Day! What are you most excited for as a new or continuing college student?