Starting out college is a huge step in any young-adult’s life. College is a great time for most people, and some people even consider it to be the best time of their life. Other people, however, do not actually enjoy college all that much and end up regretting the hundreds of thousands of dollars they spent to get a measly degree with barely any available jobs in that field.
Well, whichever one you’ll end up as, at least you can get to say that soon you will be moving into college! I remember being very nervous about when I was first moving into college, especially because I did not know what sort of things I would need to be bringing or what I should expect from living in a dorm. Dorm life is not actually all that bad, depending on the school you go to. Personally, dorm life was great for me because the dorms at my school are rated number one in the state of Indiana and number six in the nation. Sorry to flex on you really quickly like that, but sometimes flexing is just a necessary part of life.
Anyways, the purpose of this article is to enlighten all the incoming college freshmen students about how to pack for college and expect to move into their dorms in the next month or so. Since I simply have so much knowledge about this topic, I figured it would be good for me to come on here and try to impart some of my wisdom onto lower subjects like yourself. So without further ado, here are a few tips and tricks that you can utilize to make your college move-in experience even better.
The first tip that I have for you is to pack as tightly and as organized as you can. Some people have the habit of throwing a bunch of things into the car and planning on organizing things when they arrive at the school; my advice to you is to not do this. Instead, organize your stuff at home and get rid of anything you need before coming to college. That way, while you are dealing with all the stress of trying to move in and meet new friends, you don’t have to worry about trying to keep your life together while you unpack.
My next suggestion is that you use a lot of cardboard boxes when packing your items. Cardboard boxes are great because they are fairly strong depending on the box, which means they can support a lot of weight and hold a lot of your stuff. In addition to this, they are very easily disposed of, so you don’t have to worry about having a lot of moving gear in your car after you have successfully moved into college.
With all that being said, make sure that you at least recycle these boxes! We are talking about the life or death of our planet ladies and gentlemen – this is important. Another tip that I have for you when moving into your new dorm is that you get well acquainted with the people living around you as fast as you can. This will make it easier for you to get introduced into the community and not be such a loner when you suddenly find yourself alone in your dorm room with absolutely no friends and nothing to do.