Packing for Break

One thing that I have been looking forward to is going home for the holidays. After weeks of hard work, we are finally able to go home and be with our families. But before we can do that, we have to pack up our bags and leave our dorms. 

Since I applied for housing for the fall and spring, I was assigned the same room for both semesters. This means that I can leave some of my belongings in the room for the month that I will be gone. This is great for big items such as refrigerators, microwaves, bedspreads and other things you may not need at home but will need or want in your dorm.

Personally, my room has posters on the walls that I’m planning on leaving up. Clothes wise, I suggest bringing the clothes you know you will want to wear at home; you might also want to take back clothing that you know you won't wear, for example the t-shirts in the back of your closet you have not worn since the start of the semester. This will allow you to have more space in your closet to bring back clothes for the change in seasons. When you return back to school for the spring semester, the temperature will be lower than when you left, which means you might need to return with more cold weather clothes, like jackets and long pants. 

Packing up to go home is more than just taking clothes home. Along with clothing, you might also want to take home gaming systems if you have them in your dorm, or other expensive belongings such as laptops. You should also consider taking home your food that might expire over the winter break, so your family (and yourself) can eat it all. Before leaving for the holidays you can also consider cleaning your dorm room; it is a lot of work but it’s worth it. Being residents of Florida, we are no strangers to bugs, taking out the trash and tidying up your room will aid in keeping the bugs out of your personal living space. You have a great feeling inside when you arrive back to campus to a nice clean dorm room. You should also communicate with your Resident Assistant about any problems that you might need to solve before leaving for the winter break.