5 Reasons Staying Home Over Spring Break Is The Best

5 Reasons Staying Home Over Spring Break Is The Best

Why go somewhere exotic when you can sleep in your own bed?


Spring break, at least for me, is a time to unwind from the stresses of school and rejuvenate myself for the remaining weeks of the semester. I would love to go somewhere exotic and frolic in crystal-clear oceans with my friends, but I miss home; I miss my bed, cat, parents, and alone time. There's so much pressure to have a glamorous and expensive vacation worthy of Instagram that most people see staying home as a negative. However, I'm here to say that staying home is the best choice anyone could make and that vacationing somewhere with all of your friends (whom you see every day if I may add), is overrated.

Below are five reasons why you should be grateful you get to spend a week at home rather than somewhere else.

1. You get to have the alone time college doesn't grant you.

If you're anything like me then you're someone who needs alone time in order to keep a peace of mind. Don't get me wrong, I love how social college is but sometimes it's nice to just worry about yourself and not about making plans to go out or spend time with friends. A week at home will allow for privacy and independence college doesn't really grant as well as being a place where you feel most like yourself.

2. You're allowed to just sit at home all day void of judgement. 

I feel like I'm constantly running around campus or constantly completing assignments, making it hard to find time to just relax. Being home will grant all the time I need to unwind and be as lazy as I want. School is tough, you deserve to be able to roll out of your own bed mid-afternoon and stay in your pajamas all day!

3. You get to eat home-cooked meals rather than fast-food or whatever the dining hall dishes out.

I CRAVE my mom's cooking, not only because it's amazing, but because it makes me feel loved, well-taken care of, and satisfied. Why would I give up the opportunity to be fed by her a week?

4. You're allowed to do things on your own time.

College is a schedule that never ends; once I finish one thing, I have to run and complete the other. At home, everything's on my terms; no waking up at a certain time and no having to submit an assignment by a certain due date.

5. The comfortableness of being in your own house/hometown is hard to beat.

Nothing beats being able to shower in my own bathroom, sleeping on my own bed, driving my car, and being surrounded by my family. Vacationing somewhere with my friends would be fun, but it would take away my last opportunity to go home before summer. Being home just brings a sense of comfort over me no other place could.

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12 Items To Buy From Five Below That Will Inexpensively Modernize Your Dorm Room

You would be amazed at what you can get at this store!


When you're redecorating your bedroom, you might not think to stop by Five Below, considering everything is $5 and under. But you would be amazed at what you can find in that store.

I went not to long ago to get those cube storage boxes, that go into the shelf, and I left with almost $200 worth of stuff. Now mind you, I've been to this store a million and one times and never have spent this much, but while I was there I figured I would get Easter basket things for my niece and then the idea to redecorate dorm rooms popped into my head as I was looking around. Because let’s be real we all could use a more modern dorm....even if you school just bought new furniture. So here’s 12 things you need to buy from Five Below to modernize your dorm.

1. Wall shelves

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Use command strips to hang these up because you can’t drill into the walls at school!!

2. 3 clip photo frame

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Okay so one isn't out of its package yet, but this is what Five Below's website showed for it.

3. A white fuzzy rug

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4. Cordless hexagon cage lamp

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5. Cute storage basket

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6. Light up sign box

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7. Letter board

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8. An initial light

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So this I've had for years but I'm 100% positive it came from Five Below.

9. 3 piece frame set

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10. Salt rock lamp

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Mines pretty big, but they have smaller ones.

11. An ottoman


12. A mini cactus

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Your 2019 Spring Break Packing List

It is coming up so you better get packing!


Are you ready for the sun and the sand? I am! However, I constantly procrastinate packing. It seems to be a lot of work and without a list, it feels impossible. So, I have put off my procrastination and made a pretty detailed 2019 spring break packing list!

1. Bathing suits

You know you need them! I suggest going and finding the perfect fit for you. Swimsuits can be tricky. However, everybody is a bathing suit body! So, go get a suit so you can go get a tan!

2. Sun screen!

You need it, so get it! Trust me, you do not want to get burnt. It could ruin your entire spring break. So lather that sunscreen on and hit the beach!

3. Shorts

You can dress them down or dress them up! Plus, you won't be hot. Long pants at the beach? Nope!

4. Sun glasses

Keep those eyes protected! The sun can damage your vision, so do not risk it. Also, with the right sunglasses, you can make quite the fashion statement.

5. Sweatshirt

The beach can get a bit chilly at night or if you aren't going far south. So, you might want to be prepared. Also, you don't wanna be cold all day after being in the water!

6. Pants

Like the sweatshirt sometimes you just want to be warm. I would suggest a loose beach look instead of jeans, but you can make jeans beachy too! just be prepared in case you have a chilly day,

7. Pajamas

You have to sleep, or at least try too. Also, you might want a lazy day! don't forget to pack something to sleep or chill in.

8. Beach towel

You need something to dry off with! Also if you want a good tan a beach towel is perfect to lay on when on the beach. you need it, and they can be pretty cheap.

9. Something to hold water

Like a water bottle or Yeti cup. Hydration is important when it is hot outside. You can easily get dehydrated on the beach so make sure you have something that allows you to have cold water constantly

10.  Hat

The sun is not great for your skin. So, having a hat is pretty important. Keep your skin healthy by keeping in the shade!

Spring break is a great time where you get to relax and not worry about school. If you pack right then you can avoid unnecessary stress. Have fun and be safe. Try to actually relax and take a week to treat your self!

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