Alright so as I have mentioned several times I am from Southern California. As much as I love this and loving going to school on the east coast there is one thing that sucks…packing!
Each year I struggle with what to pack. This goes for coming back and school and leaving school at the end of the year.
At the end of each year I have way to many clothes to fit in one checked bag as well as way to many pictures I want to take home. I am always reminded by my parents though that I will be back and just leave all your winter clothes in storage, it doesn’t get blow 80 during the summer. So I pack up and leave in storage everything except workout clothes, summer clothes, and a few pair of sweats (cause you can always wear sweats).
This year it is a bit different.. I am not just packing to return in 3 short months. Instead I have to pack everything up and decide what stays at my aunts (thankfully she lives close and allows me to store things there), what I want to keep at home, and what I want to throw away. This is especially hard because I have zero clue where I will be applying for grad school this coming fall.
With this all being said I have a few packing tips for everyone.
- Pack what you need.
- start packing early
- if you no longer wear something, get ride of it. Do not keep it, it will just take up space.
- Last, ask your parents for help… mine live 3000 miles away and are still helping in any way they can.
Hope this helps everyone!!
Even though packing sucks I would never trade it for going to school closer to home. McDaniel has become home.