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10 Anxiety-Riddled Thoughts Every Single Incoming Freshman Has While Packing For College, Guaranteed

Because the idea of packing up your entire life would be nightmare fuel for anyone.


As we get closer and closer to move in day, the anticipation just gets higher and higher for freshman. The excitement of going to college, moving away from home, living on your own, it's all so exciting. But packing for the actual move is stressful.

1. "What if I forget something?"

The same stuff that's at the Target in your hometown will be at the one in your college town, so don't freak out.

2. "How many pairs of shoes are acceptable to bring for one semester?"

The limit does not exist.

3. "How will I ever fit all of this in my car?"

Spoiler: You won't. Rent a U-HAUL or leave your pillows at home.

4. "I can't believe I spent $25 on a pillow just for it to sit on my bed all year. Oh well!"

If you're like me, you feel like you could be an interior designer after designing your dorm and $25 means nothing as long as it fits your aesthetic.

5. "Should I pack all five of these sweaters if it doesn't get cold until December?"

No, but you're going to anyway.

6. "Should I pack this t-shirt I haven't worn since sixth grade? I might want to sleep in it."

If you went that long without wearing it, you're not going to wear it in college.

7. "How many decorations are too many?"

Personally, I have at least 12 that I'm bringing for my dorm, so again, the limit doesn't exist.

8. "How is all of this going to fit into one tiny room?"

With lots of strategic planning and use of lots and lots of storage bins.

9. "How will I ever move all of this out in May?"

That same U-HAUL you used to get it there? You might want to rent it again.

10. "Here goes nothing."

Cheers to freshman year, and hopefully that $100 mattress pad you bought will make all your emotional breakdowns at least a little more comfortable.

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