This post is all about what not to bring to college.
I know you’ve seen blog post and youtube videos on what to bring to college. But what about what NOT to bring?
If your anything like me I
When I was getting ready to move I was questioning should I or should I not bring this? I am here to help you avoid my mistakes
This post shows you what not to bring to college.
Do Not Bring: Printer
I know it’s a smart idea to save money and time by buying a printer but it takes up so much SPACE. But it’s honestly not a necessity to have in your dorm room.
Most schools allow you to print a certain amount of paper per semester. I know my school makes you pay a 10$ minimum if you need to buy paper and I didn’t even use all of it.
Do Not Bring:Collectables
As much as I am a big fan of collectables and cute little knick knacks. Just try your best to keep it to the minimum. Have in mind that a cluttered room is not the ideal room.
Do Not Bring: Packing Too Many
If you are a Bath and Body Works shopaholic here’s my advice for you: bring only TWO of your favorite lotions and perfumes. There is no need to bring the whole store with you.
I ended up bringing
Do Not Bring: T-shirts
Now I know you have all the t-shirts you’ve collected throughout high school from prom t-shirts to your first football game tee. However, college loves giving away “free” stuff especially t-shirts. My shirts have been overflowing my drawers and collecting dust.
My best advice for you is to start out with a few shirts because your college will be giving them out left and right.
Do Not Bring: Iron and Ironing Board
One of my mom’s graduation gifts for me was an iron and ironing board. It was a great gift,
If you need to get wrinkles out you can always put it in the shower and let the steam remove them
Do Not Bring: Cooking Utensils
If you have no access to a kitchen there is no reason to bring pots and pans. You may start cooking at first but you probably will end up eating at the dining hall. Also, it takes up so much space which could be used for other items.
Do Not Bring: Too Many Throw Pillows and Blankets
One of my biggest mistakes going into college was buying so many throw pillows. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love my throw pillows. They bring a unique take on your bedroom.
But I wouldn’t have enough space to put them anywhere. My advice is to have maybe at least two throw pillows maybe 3 depending on the size.
Do Not Bring: Too Many School Supplies
You honestly don’t need a notebook, folder,
Do Not Bring: Avoid Bring Too Many Storage Containers
This sounds pretty stupid. But trust and believe you think you would need all these storage containers and desk organizers and it actually ends up crowding your space.
I would recommend bringing one or two storage container to avoid feeling cramped.
Do Not Bring: Shoes
I have this friend and I care dearly for her. But my word if you saw her closet you could see that 30% of it was just shoes. I don’t think I have ever seen her wear half of them. I would bring the following shoes needed so you won’t cluttered your dorm: sneakers,flip flops,
Do Not Bring: Don’t Bring Your Whole Closet
If you have not worn a particular item in the past month I would not recommend bringing to college.
One advice is to pack for the semester weather. For instance, only pack fall and winter clothing for the first semester and send it back at the end and exchange it for spring clothing.
Do Not Bring: Duplicates
Always try to coordinate with your roommate. If you don’t you are going to end up with duplicates. Save time and money by talking with your roommate on who should bring what.
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“Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young