What Not to Bring to College | 08.22.11
This time of year, students are bombarded by back-to-school advertising offering dorm room essentials and must haves. While much of this can be beneficial, and in some cases necessary for college living, there are also a lot of superfluous items that students wish they had not brought to school.
Take, for example, my roller blades, which instead of getting me to and from class, remained in the trunk of my car for 3 semesters. These are just space-wasters, and as any returning college student can tell you, space is essential! So we’re asking all of you experienced students out there:
What should students avoid bringing to college?
Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling…
- Sports equipment (for sports you don’t currently play)- Students go into college with the goal of joining all sorts of new clubs and teams. This is great, just be realistic. Don’t bring your tennis racket that you haven’t touched in 5 years “just in case” you’ll want it.
- Tons of extra supplies- You’re not going to college in the arctic, you will be able to buy extra supplies at school should you need them.
- Too many shoes- This is mostly directed at you, girls. There is such a thing as too many shoes (or so I am told). Only bring the essentials: a couple of pairs of sneakers, flats, heels, and rain/snow boots. College is no place for those shoes you wear once a year.
Leave us a comment and let us know what to leave behind on move-in day!
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