WHAT NOT BRING - -All of your favorite books. Try as you might, you won’t have time to read all of them, and your collection will grow quickly at school anyway. Then you’ll have to move them all again the next year. And the next year. And the next year.
-Old T-shirts. You’ll get two new ones the first week—and then some.
-Desk chair, lamp, trashcan, wireless router, and printer. The dorm rooms come with them! The printer is in the library, it is free, and it works, unlike personal printers, which always break the minute it’s time to turn in an essay. Both personal printers and wireless routers interfere with the wifi anyway, and that never ends well.
-Storage shelves, bins, tubs, boxes, and jars. Stay calm on the storage front. Each room has a lot of built-in options. It will be easy enough to buy a couple boxes after you move in if you find it is necessary.
-The same things your roommate is bringing. A mini fridge can be handy if you plan on eating your own food, but communicate with your roommate. No one needs two fridges, rugs, or box fans in their room!
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