We are finally approaching one of the most anticipated times of the year! No… I am not one of those people who is already setting up Christmas decorations and listening to Michael Buble, but I am, like many others, starting school back up in a few short weeks! It has been almost a year and a half since I stepped foot on UCLA’s campus and let me tell you, it has been a long year and a half. I have been so fortunate to have come home to beautiful Santa Barbara and I really couldn’t ask for a better family to have spent all of this time with. I am just so excited to be back in LA, going to football games and truly feeling like a college student. As I, once again, pack up my bedroom and get ready to move, I wanted to share some things that have helped me make the transition easier! Continue below for three strategies, if you would be so inclined to call these strategies, on how I have made this process less stressful!
1) Keep clear communication with your roommates!
I know that this one may seem obvious, but I am covering it because it is one of the most important! When moving into a new place, everyone is already going to have something to contribute. One too many knife sets is a real thing! To avoid this, my roommates and I created a google sheet where we inserted generic apartment necessities and then filled in who already had specific items. It made it super simple and easy to then divide what we had left amongst us!
2) Plan ahead!
There are certain things you’re going to want to order ahead of time: your bedding, mattress, bed frame, possible kitchen appliances, really anything that is on the larger side that will take time to ship. Make sure to get all of these things out of the way first so you won’t be scrambling in the weeks before you move in. To ensure you get everything you need, make lists or preorder at stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond or make a Costco run of paper products and non-perishable foods before you go!
3) Utilize your people!
In this tip, I am solely utilizing my mom. By talking to her about what I have, we have had great conversations and brainstormed items that I hadn’t even considered before! For instance, who would have thought that there are so many different types of shower curtains such as ones you clip on or ones that you have to buy a rod for in order to place it in your shower. By having conversations like these, you’ll be better prepared in the long run!
If you have any suggestions that I haven’t mentioned, feel free to comment below! I wish you all the best of luck and a very happy fall!