Things to Consider Before Heading to College

Leaving to college is easily the most independent thing that you’ve done this far in your life. Moving to college means the start of a brand new independent life that you’re going to make on your own. Getting ready to move out is one of the most difficult things to do. You’re packing your entire life into a few boxes and moving away to a school where you probably don’t know very many people. We’re here to help you consider what you should do before you head to college.

Where are you going to live?

You’ve likely already secured the place where you are going to live once you get to school.  What type of apartment is it? Is it a dorm room, where you share a small space with another roommate? Or, is the room that you’re moving into an apartment style living arrangement where there is a kitchen and your own bedroom and bathrooms inside of the apartment? These are all things that you need to take into consideration when you’re getting ready to pack.

If you were living in a small dorm room, that is a dorm-style apartment you’re going to need a lot less than if you were moving into a full functioning apartment. You’re moving into a dorm room, you probably going to need to be as concise and make the most of a small amount of space as you can. If you’re moving into an apartment, you are going to need to remember to pack kitchen supplies because you’re going to need to feed yourself.

It’s also a good idea to remember that there are going to be lots of other people living really close to you. You can’t bring your whole bedroom because there isn’t going to be space in your small apartment for it. Also, you should communicate with the other people living in your area, because you may be able to share some of the items. You don’t all need to bring a whole set of pans because there is not going to be anywhere.

The Move

You need to consider how far you are moving. How are you going to get your things there? It can be hard to leave behind a lot of the items that you think are necessary. However, if you pack your whole bedroom, you are going to have to hire a moving company to get you to school.  You’ll be surprised by the number of things that you don’t actually need once you’re to the school.

Packing light is a great idea, because it is going to allow you to have more freedom. If you try and take all of the things that you own, your bedroom is going to be tight, and you’re going to be encouraged to stay in there. If you only take the things that you need and are absolutely necessary, you’re going to get out and enjoy your time at school more than if you have all of the things that provide you with comfort. Leaving to college is fun and exciting and you should not be overly stressed about how many things you should take. Pack light and enjoy the moment.