Pack like a pro
1. Clothing: if you haven’t worn it in two years, leave it behind. You don’t need your entire footwear collection, Carrie Bradshaw. It’s all about paring down and choosing your best essentials.
2. Separate your clothing by seasons. Only take one season at a time (with a few out of season items just in case.) Switch when you visit home at the end of the semester or mail back in boxes when the season ends.
3. Take three weeks worth of clothing. This will be just enough so you are not constantly doing laundry but hopefully not bringing everything your closet has to offer.
4. Lifestyle check. Are you a jeans and t-shirt person? Be realistic about your time and what you wear most often. Don’t bother filling your case with items that require lots of ironing or are too dressy for everyday. If you’re not Miss Martha then try taking items that are comfortable and low maintenance.
5. Two sets of bedding. You’ll want to have something to alternate with when one is in the laundry.
6. Towels, toiletries, a shower caddy and flip-flops* to take to the showers.
7. And finally, don’t take anything you wouldn’t want your roommate to borrow…or