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One of the most stressful parts of being an on-campus college student is moving out of your dorm at the end of the school year. A smooth move-out requires planning and strategy, which are two things college students fail to do at the end of the year when they’re already stressing about finals. As spring break approaches, you might be gearing up to go back home, so take this chance to get a leg up on your moving process.

Packing Ahead of College-Move Out

Seasonal Clothes

Winter is finally over and that means that you can finally put away your winter coat, boots, scarves, mittens, and heavy wool socks. Packing up winter clothes is the easiest way to prepare for your move at the end of the year, so make it a high priority.

Holiday Decorations

It’s common to have seasonal items around your living space. If you have decorations that feature snowflakes or pumpkins, it’s time to pack them up!

Donation Piles

Tastes in clothing, accessories, and even furniture change, so when you’re looking around your living space, reevaluate what you have and what you actually need. If you have too many sweatshirts, now is the perfect time to take them to Goodwill. The lighter your load is when it comes to actually moving out of your dorm, the better.

Books

Chances are that you’ve collected quite a few books while at college. We suggest keeping your textbooks and a couple other books to read for the rest of the school year, but take the rest home before spring break. In other words, save your back from the heavy boxes of books later!

Non-Essential Furniture

If you have a side table that only holds a framed picture, you can take that home with you for spring break. Taking home these small and non-essential furniture pieces will make the practice of stuffing your car full of things at the end of the year much easier!

Good luck on your move later this spring!