1. Use space bags for all your clothes and linens. Also pillows.
2. Smaller boxes are better because they are easier to fit into a small car.
3. Pack your boxes based on necessity. That way if you only have time to open a couple boxes you can have all of your essentials right away instead of rummaging through a lot of boxes looking for something.
4. Get a key chain pocket knife or something similar because I bet you're going to pack your scissors and you'll need a way to open boxes.
5. Bring a little hand cart so you can bring up as many boxes as possible in each trip and to save your back some aches and pains.
6. If you have any furniture that needs assembling make sure you have all the right tools. If it's from Ikea I really suggest getting their tool kit. It's cheap and works really well with all their stuff and come in handy for other tool needs.
7. If you're in a dorm where you share the room with a roommate try to plan your room set up in advance because it's way harder to move furniture around after all your stuff is in the room. Try to arrange the furniture first so you can just concentrate on organizing once you unpack.
8. Only bring the stuff that you can't buy once you're at school. If it's something that can easily be picked up at Walmart or Target once you're at school then save your self the packing and lugging.
9. Wear clothes and shoes that are easy to move in. I know you're going to want to make a nice first impression (especially on those of the opposite sex) but comfort is key here. Also sneakers or other close toe shoes are ideal because you don't want something to accidentally fall on your foot and hurt you.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions and let me know if these helped!
Natalie. 25. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, nail polish, crafting, feminism, makeup, and Netflix.