Move out of your dorm room faster than you can say …
Finally! Your final exams are over and you are ready for the summer to begin. Time to get ready for that new part-time job you landed or just kick back and get a really great tan. But wait a minute – there’s something you’re probably forgetting. What is it? Yeah, you still have to move out of your dorm room.
Oh no. Suddenly studying for that Russian literature final sounds like a much more desirable alternative. In 9 months at college you’ve accumulated a whole lot of crud. Books, clothes, dishes, electronics, food … it’s all piled up in your mess of a dorm. Packing all this stuff is going to take forever.
Use those terrific multitasking skills you’ve gained in your first year of college to move in the most expedient and efficient way possible. Might we suggest..
Calling your parents. They helped you move in, and they’ll help you move out, too. Maybe you’ll get lucky and your younger sibling will have committed some sort of angst-ridden outburst that results in you having free slave labor during your move.
Call your friends. Tell them the drinks are on you after the moving is done and the dorm room is clean. Possibly the fastest way to get move done known to man.
Get hyped up on caffeine. Drink three cups of coffee. Then start throwing stuff away. You probably won’t have much left to move after this process is complete. That’s the idea.
Ask your roommate if they want your microwave, TV, beanbag chair, etc. Go minimalist in your next year at college. Who needs stuff? Stuff is for the materialistic! Change your major to environmental studies and plan a paper or two about how freeing it was to give up all those worldly goods. Not to mention how nice it was not to have to schlep them down the stairs.
Fear the wrath of your RA. Still not motivated? Just think about how irked your RA is going to be when you are still in your room with all your stuff 15 minutes before the move out deadline. Don’t go there. He/she can be a valuable reference when you go looking for your first off-campus apartment.
What are your best “get the heck out” moving tips for college students?