Packing for campus life is exciting. You want to take everything you will need. You are an eager bright-eyed freshman with glorious ideologies and value systems intact and you have big plans for your optimistic self and the next 4 years. But packing is also EXTREMELY confusing, even Malala couldn’t escape it.
A semester or so later this will not be the case. The dorm room will stay undecorated and messy. You will not be the multiple-bullet-notebooks-and-color-coded-binder collegiate you were planning to be.
Don’t take the following things to university so that when you hit rock-bottom, you can pretend that you knew your shit before starting college.
1. Anything made of glass
It’s gonna be broke within 2 months. Like your will to live.
Don’t be extra. It’s 2017. Use your goddamn laptop.
3. Posters from your old room
Chances are, they aren’t edgy any more.
Hostel main hoti hai.
Exploit the uni library. Waisay bhi koi time nahi milay ga novels parhnay ka.
Classic newbie move: Taking duplicates of shampoo conditioner and whathaveyou. College store main bhi mil jaye ga no need to lug all of that across cities.
Generally speaking, if you can get something at a local store, don’t pack it.
8. Your entire wardrobe
You’re going to be switching between the same 5 t-shirts you mostly wear so don’t take shit you’ll barely wear more than once.
9. All your shoes
Only take the ones that are good for running to 8 am classes.
10. Documents and such
Except the absolutely necessary ones, leave the documents at home where they’re safer with your parents.
11. Your motivation
University main aa kar waisey he khoni hai. Behtar hai pehlay he ghar pey chhor do.