As you approach the end of the Spring Semester, and with finals week lurking closer and closer, things can be forgotten or not done simply because you don’t have a lot of time. Then, come move out day, everything is everywhere and it can be overwhelming. Taking some time to get reorganized can help diminish stress levels and create a sense of accomplishment. We’ve provided a few tasks to get the gears in motion, plus make it more fun and possibly make you money.
1.) Donate Your Clothes
Do you have clothes that you brought to school that you’ve barely worn or are just not your style anymore? Consider donating them to a local thrift store in your area. Some places might even pay you to take your clothes and who doesn’t like a little extra cash?! Donating clothes not only reduces the amount you have to lug home but it also is earth friendly and keeps waste out of landfills.
2.) Donate Non-perishable Food Items
Sometimes the boxes of pasta and cans of soup start to pile up without us noticing. Research if there is a local food pantry in your area or even on your campus. It’s a good way to help and be involved in your community and cut down on food waste.
3.) Pack Away Your Winter Clothes
By late April and early May, it’s safe to say we won’t really need our sweaters or wool socks. Use a space bag to put away bulky items, that way, come move out day, all you have to do is put them in a travel case and put it into the car. It’s just one less thing you have to worry about.
4.). Stretch Out Your Products
This is a good tactic if you are starting to run a little low on dish soap or laundry detergent. If you use a little less, it will last longer. By doing this, you won’t have to buy new products and then have to take a bunch of heavy containers home.
5.) Mail Your Items Home
This is beneficial if you live quite a ways a way from your campus. Things like decorations, winter clothes, and extra sheets can be mailed home so when you have to move out, the car isn’t packed from floor to ceiling and it will leave you a little leg room on the drive home.