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Sorry I’ve been absent for a week with no posts for you guys. Life started getting hectic between launching a new brand (Holly & Martin™), meeting Hilari Younger of Design Star, and moving my sister into her dorm so my posting has lagged. However, I do have a normal Friday post for you about moving out of your house and into the dorms. First though, I have to confess. My sister moved into her dorm on Wednesday, and is going to school very near my old college campus, they’re actually in the same city. So, when I went there to check out her dorm digs I was swept with a massive wave of nostalgia. It was my old stomping grounds for crying out loud, I mean I was only there two years ago. I have incredibly fond memories of college and I seriously considered locking myself in her dorm bathroom until someone agreed to let me be a college student again. I’m serious y’all, it took everything in me to drive back home. It’s not that I have a problem getting older, it’s just that my college experience was that great.
These are just some helpful tips for your actual move-in day:
1. If possible, before you do anything else, or bring anything into the dorm, give it a thorough scrub down. I mean a good one. You never know who lived there before you and did who knows what. Get in your dorm and give the floor and baseboards a good scrubbing, most of the time the dorms have tile or laminate floors so you’ll feel every crumb beneath your feet if you don’t. Then tackle the bathroom, clean the sink, toilet, and bathtub with a sterilizing cleaner, as that is often the worst part. Clean every little nook and cranny you can get to before you move your things in, trust me, cleaning an empty room is so much easier than cleaning a room with boxes and unsorted personal belongings strewn about.
2. Say hi to everyone, smile when possible. You will be surprised at how many other people feel just as out of place as you. Not to mention it’s a quick way to meet people and fall into conversation. A smile could lead to your next great friendship.
3. Find a place for everything within the first week. Dorms are small and even a little bit of unsorted clutter can make the room feel messy and sloppy. Having a dedicated place for everything that you own, and especially utilizing that, will help your room stay tidy and organized.
4. Enjoy it! Try to take in each experience in and savor it, even if they seem unimportant at the time. Because the next thing you know, it’ll be seven years later and you’ll find yourself trying to move into your little sisters dorm on her move-in day. Time sure does fly.
HAPPY MOVE-IN WEEK!
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