I don’t know about you, but when my space is too cluttered, my life feels too cluttered. I wouldn’t go as far as to call myself a hoarder; however, I do tend to over prepare for things. Moving into my college dorm was no exception. Throughout my freshman year, I learned a lot of things. One of those things being that I have way too many unnecessary things. Today, I’ll be sharing 7 things that will definitely not be on my Move-In Day Packing List this year.


1. A Printer// 

Yes, I brought my own printer. One that had been advertised as the “World’s Smallest Wireless Printer”. It seemed like a genius idea at the time. After all, what if I needed to print something when the library (the closest building to my dorm with printers) was closed? What if it was snowing and I didn’t want to walk across campus to the 24/hour computer lab? What if I was just having a lazy day and didn’t want to leave my room to print something? While having a printer in your dorm room may seem like a convenient luxury, in my case, my printer only caused an extra headache. I was never able to connect it to my school’s Wifi properly, which meant that each time I wanted to print a paper, I had to plug it into my laptop and wait up to 10 minutes per page. It ended up being a waste of time, space, and money, and one of several items that I ended up hauling back home at the beginning of Fall Break. Go Jordan.

2. A Million Dishes//

For some reason, I love coffee mugs almost as much as I love coffee itself. Okay, maybe not that much. 🙂 However, I do love them a lot, along with cute bowls, plates, regular cups, silverware, tumblers, travel mugs, water bottles, etc. They seem to be an obsession of mine for a reason I have not yet determined. Last summer when the time came to pack up my belongings in preparation for move-in day, I struggled to part with any of my acquired mugs, bowls, plates, tumblers, and travel mugs. And so I did not part with them. I’m typically very diligent about washing my dishes almost immediately after I use them, therefore, I quickly realized that, though I wanted to keep all of my dishes in my room, I really didn’t need all of them. This year, I will only be taking a select few. I’m sure my family will make use of the rest of them more frequently than I would.

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