GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – If you’re anything like me, packing, organizing and remembering are NOT my strong suits. It’s important when you’re moving into your college dorm to remember everything you’ll need to keep you happy and comfortable in your new space. Here are a few key reminders, step by step.
Categorize your stuff in bins, so it’s easier to unload later!
How else would your mom get ahold of you an hour after you leave?
One word: NETFLIX
Escape the world for just one minute… or a few hours.
Especially deodorant. Don’t stink up your classroom!
Someone will spill something on that rug you’re bringing.
Red solo cups
Let’s get this party started!
Easy in the morning.
Food that will not spoil easily
You’re in college. Thinking about if you should eat something before it goes bad does not ever cross your mind. I highly suggest peanut butter.
Pillow and blanket
Look forward to glorious naps to come!
Those dorms and apartments don’t (ever) normally have the best heating systems.
Fan and head phones
To keep you cool and drown out your wild roommate.
Socks… lots of socks
They will mysteriously disappear in thin air.
Photo of the family
Even if you’re acting tough, you’ll miss them one night, and it’s nice to be able to see their faces.
Grab all your clothes from your siblings
If they’re like my siblings, they steal ALL your clothes! Investigate their closets before you’re out of there.
Don’t try and be a hero…
Have someone else check your room
When I’m looking for something specific, I think I actually become blind.