As the end of the year winds down you may find yourself packing up your residence room, off-campus housing or for the graduating students, packing 4 years of life to move home or to a new city for a job. Either way packing is difficult and can cause some headache. After my past weekend experience I offer you 5 key words to keep in mind to help make this transition as smooth as possible.
1. Toss, Keep, Sell. When packing to move think to yourself, what is garbage? what can be sold? what should I keep? For some reason you end up accumulating much more then what you came with. If you are able to sort through your items and separate what you can get rid of, compared to what you will keep, it makes it far less work in the long run- plus you're able to earn a few dollars by selling some of your unwanted stuff. Don't forget you can sell back old text books.
2. Be Prepared. Rent a truck. Buy a truck. Borrow a truck. Whatever it is, just make sure you have a large vehicle that will 100% fit all your stuff. Unlike from my experience, the last thing you want to have to do is create many trips to bring your stuff home. The more prepared you are the better the transition.
3. Relax. Moving can be crazy, draining and emotional, but if you remember to relax and have the mindset that it will all come together the day doesn't become as hectic as it seems.
Not only are theses 5 key words great for moving out of student housing, but they are key words to help you move from unemployed to employment. Toss out your old resume and make a new one but be sure to Keep your skills and accomplishments so you can Sell yourself to employees. Go Prepared and dress for success and don't forget to Relax.
I wish you all the best in your transitions!