Pack light. College life is mobile. Chances are you’ll move 3-4 times during your college career, typically into small (and often shared) living spaces. Think about that before you haul your hi-fi or your queen-sized bed frame off to school.
Keep your furniture to a minimum. You’ll often find that college student oriented housing comes furnished. If not, bear in mind that you’ll be hauling all that stuff by hand. Companies like IKEA produce light-weight furniture that is ideal for school.
Leave family heirlooms and other irreplaceables at home. College housing tends to be very public. You may find yourself sharing an apartment with people you do not know. Your roommates or their friends may not have the same standards of cleanliness or security that you’re used to. To read the full article, click here.