It's that time a year again when all of the college students are doing their last minute shopping for the upcoming school year. It's a stressful time at least it was last year when I was a Freshman and had no idea what I would need to put in my dorm. I wanted to buy all the college things that I saw. I would put a million things in my cart then really think for a bit if I needed them. This upcoming year will be my sophomore year and I can tell you its a lot easier and I am a lot less stressed then at the beginning of last year. So now I am going to explain the differences I went through in my Freshman year packing versus my Sophomore year packing.
While packing for my freshman year I wanted to buy everything and that I did. I bought tons of clothes and I mean tons that I had to bring extra bins cause all of my clothes didn't remotely fit in my closet at school. Also and tons of school supplies. I brought so many school supplies that I started giving them out to suitemates because I had way too much. I also packed not enough photos I realized. My wall were completely blank and dull. Yet I always managed to pack way the perfect amount of leggings and sweatpants. Plus freshman year I packed all my stuff like a month in advance cause I was so excited and could never get to anything. Plus my car was filled to the top my brother had to sit on my lap on the way to school.
Sophomore year packing was so much easier than my Freshman year. I was more relaxed about the whole packing situation. I made a list of what I knew I needed that I used the most last year and what I needed to replace. I also spent the whole summer buying things here and there so that I could save money and not all spend it at once. I learned that I also didn't need as much clothes as I thought and so I didn't pack a lot of clothes. But trust me I packed sweatpants and leggings. I also compacted my packing more so that people that ride with me to school don't have to sit on each others lap like last year.
My packing expierence went from one extreme to another. My Freshman year I wanted to pack everything in sight. My Sophomore year was totally different where I didn't honestly care what I packed as long as I knew I needed it.