BTS Series: A guide to move in

The first real day on campus. Hauling your entire life up a ton of stairs [maybe with the help of an elevator if you’re lucky]. You’re sweaty, tired, and moving as quickly as you can to get moving in finished up. While I can’t do anything about tired and sweaty, move-in doesn’t have to be miserable!


Pack like items together

My biggest flaw freshman year was throwing whatever square items together in boxes surrounded by smaller items to fill in the gaps. When I got to school, I unpacked these desk items, but the things to hold my desk items were three boxes deep and I had crap out in my room until I unpacked every single box. I know it may seem easy to throw it all together, but you’ll thank your past self on move-in day when everything is in its place [labeled even] move-in day won’t seem like a big deal at all.

Coordinate move-in times with your roommate

If your roommate is moving in at noon, don’t also move in at noon. Having a room filled with boxes of one person is a shit show, but two? Absolutely not. Ask your roommate what time they plan on heading over to school and plan accordingly by coming two hours before or after they are getting there. That way when the second roommate gets there, the first roommate’s things are set up, put away, and the other roommate can work on filling the room with their boxes.

Get there early!

Be the first roommate !! Be !! The !! first !! roommate !!!! Getting there early will save you so much time and effort! You get good parking, no lines, extra help from move-in crews [if you have them] plus you get all the hard stuff out of the way in the morning, have time to take a good nap and then work on organizing and making your room your own.

Use those move-in bins!

If your dorm is lucky enough to have move-in bins… use them! Whether or not you have an elevator these will help you, especially if your car is parked super far from your dorm. Instead of making tens of trips back to your car, with the help of these bins, you’’ make three trips max. Also, with only one bin, your parents can make the trips to and from the car while you get a head start on moving your stuff in. When your parents come back with trip two, give them empty containers you’re sending back home to clear out space in your room. Just remember to give them back when you’re done, there are hundreds of other new students in your dorm wanting to use them as well!

Do the big things first

Do you have things like shoe racks or futons to build? Build them first! Are your clothes taking up half of your dorm? Put them away first! Little things like shower caddies, bedding, and décor do take up a significant amount of space but they can spend the early part of your time for move-in on or under your bed. Do bigger things that might require your parents help and you can save those smaller and time-consuming tasks for once your parents are gone.


I hope these tips help make your move-in day easy peasy!

❤ Alicia ❤

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Blogmas Day 1: I’m Doing Blogmas!

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Happy December 1st!

So, since I am doing this really cool thing called ‘consistent blogging’ and since I blogged daily last month for #NaBloPoMo, I have decided to take a whack at doing Blogmas. I love Christmas time and the holidays in general (also I find the term Blogmas to be straight up adorable) so why not give it a go?

For those of you who don’t know what Blogmas is, you post daily from December 1st thru December 24th (sort of like an advent calendar but without the chocolate :/). You can also write a post every day for the entire month which is what I am planning on doing, however,  I’m not guaranteeing a post on the 24th or 25th because the 23rd-26th are extremely booked with parties and baking and trying to get some sleep but I will try.

I have made a list of some post ideas for myself (and for all of you too if you would like to join in on the Blogmas fun) so I may take ideas just from here but I may also just cover some other topics as I see fit. Feel free to steal any of these ideas (tag me in them if you do because I would love to read them) or give me some ideas of your own. Happy Blogmas!

  1. Christmas Wish List
  2. Christmas Favorites- Movies, Books, Songs, etc.
  3. Holiday Bucket List
  4. A Christmas cookbook
  5. Do a Christmas Tag
  6. Go on a Winter Walk… Take loads of photos
  7. Favourite Winter drink
  8. Christmas night in essentials
  9. Things I love about Christmas
  10. Christmas gift ideas
  11. Write a letter to Santa!
  12. Secret Santa gift ideas
  13. Healthy Christmas food or snacks
  14. The best Christmas present you ever received
  15. The worst Christmas present you ever received
  16. Ultimate Christmas party playlist
  17. Favorite childhood Christmas memory
  18. Go to your local Christmas Market!
  19. Christmas through the years (ghost pictures of Christmas past)
  20. Your Christmas traditions
  21. Naughty or Nice list?
  22. 3 Day Quote Challenge:
  23. A Festive post, things that you love to do at Christmas!
  24. Winter skincare must have’s
  25. Waking up on Christmas
  26. A look at your Christmas Day
  27. What you got for Christmas
  28. Do a Blogmas photo diary
  29. 100 Things you love about Winter Season
  30. December Favorites
  31. 17 in 2017
  32. Year in Review
  33. Make a list of goals you want to achieve both for you and your blog by 2017!
  34. A reflection on the year
  35. Things I loved this year

Like I said, I may do all of them, or some of them, whatever I feel like. Please join me on this fun Blogmas and leave me ideas for other Blogmas posts. Happy Blogging

Alicia