From where I’m standing, moving into college is an overwhelming task. The pile of supplies I’m going to be needing takes up almost a quarter of the floor space of a room in my house, and there are still things that I’m sure I’ll need that I haven’t even thought of yet. I have sheets, blankets and hand towels, I have a shower caddy and shower shoes, under bed storage and a laundry hamper. And those are only the physical preparations. Moving into college is not without its challenges: Moving into a new town and a new place, changing schools, having to meet new people. But it’s not without its opportunities for all of the same reasons. In four days I am going to be faced with a whole new situation, and I am going to have to do things that I have never done before.The first thing I am going to need to do is be prepared. The massive pile of stuff on the floor of my mom’s office is part of that, as are packing lists that I found at Bed, Bath, and Beyond along with the several trips to Target I’ve made this week. My roommate and I have also been talking about the things that we need—should we bring a rug? What are we going to do about a mini-refrigerator? Should we hang up fairy lights? Here are the main preparation aspects that have helped me stay on top of my move-in plans:
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