Worldwide, these have been uncertain times and whilst most College students are looking ahead optimistically, it doesn’t change the fact that there’s a lot to organize right now for the unknown that’s to come.

Which is why, since being asked to leave College, I went searching for the best steps to take, to have my belongings well looked after. It could be a very short or a long time before I’m back, so I’d like to eliminate as many stress factors as possible, that could arise from unnecessarily worrying about my possessions…

Below is my 3 Step system that I’ve created using the expert advice that I’ve sourced and which has given me the actions to help navigate my way though to this modern day need for hibernation. By the end of this, I’m sure that you’ll sense the same calmness that I feel from knowing how to organize the important things in our lives, until we return back to our studies.

IMPORTANT- If you’re not at your College at the moment, then jump straight to Step 3. and dormbox.co will sort you out, no matter what your current circumstances are.

Step 1. Simplifying Life
So, providing you’re still on campus like me, let’s take around an hour to go a little ‘Marie Kondo’ and start organizing our life before we put it into boxes.
Set a timer for this one if you suspect that (like me) this will be difficult task for you to keep moving through in a timely manner. As the most important thing right now is to actually get this done!
Now, divide your room into three sections.

  1. Using your bed to put the items that you’ll be packing into a suitcase to take with you
  2. Make a space next to your bed for the items that you’ll be putting into storage (more about this in step three)
  3. In a corner of your room, place two large boxes or bags – One will be for rubbish the other will be for donating

Right after setting up these different sections, it’s time to get busy…

Now, put on your favorite jams, nice n loud and move through your things, one by one. Evaluating which section each item should move to within your room. Some items (like the incense on the windowsill or the print that you used to bring color to the wall when you first moved in) may not have a place in any of designated sections and that’s ok. These items would be a shame to loose but if you came back and they were gone, you probably wouldn’t cry over them. Just keep moving through the task until it’s done.

Step 2. The suitcase that “Sparks Joy”
With all your items in the correct area of the room.
Take just one suitcase (being as little or as big as you need) and pack it with the things that are on your bed. If you find yourself looking at a mountain of things as I did, allow me to help you yet again, with the professional help of Marie K. to simplify things:

time ahead. If it doesn’t then take a moment to think about what area it should move to within the other set sections of your room.
Step 3. Now store it!
After searching high and low, I’ve discovered that there simply isn’t a better option than dormbox.co!
For my things that were just too precious to leave behind and were in the storage section of my room, I chose to use Dormbox.
It’s a student-specific storage company that made the process of storing my items SUPER EASY!
Honestly guys, I went online, got the boxes and for the small fee of $85, everything was taken care of from pick up to drop off. They also offered to pack up my things if I wasn’t there. Obviously with me being in my room at the time, I didn’t need to take advantage of this but I’m just letting you guys know that Dormbox have totally ‘been there and done that’ when it comes to student storage needs and they really know their stuff!
So holla at them if you need help with this particular step because you won’t regret it!
Conclusion
So there you have it. If you’re anything like me, creating a three step process like this really helped me to feel like I was taking charge of this weird situation. Now, I’ll move onto thinking about what I’ll be up to during my time in lock down.
What do you think you’ll be doing?

Now, this may sound silly but it made a ton of difference to my massive pile! Take a hold of each item and sense if it “sparks joy” within you, enough to be put into your suitcase for the unknown time ahead. If it doesn’t then take a moment to think about what area it should move to within the other set sections of your room.

Step 3. Now store it!
After searching high and low, I’ve discovered that there simply isn’t a better option than dormbox.co!
For my things that were just too precious to leave behind and were in the storage section of my room, I chose to use Dormbox.
It’s a student-specific storage company that made the process of storing my items SUPER EASY!
Honestly guys, I went online, got the boxes and for the small fee of $85, everything was taken care of from pick up to drop off. They also offered to pack up my things if I wasn’t there. Obviously with me being in my room at the time, I didn’t need to take advantage of this but I’m just letting you guys know that Dormbox have totally ‘been there and done that’ when it comes to student storage needs and they really know their stuff!
So holla at them if you need help with this particular step because you won’t regret it!

So there you have it. If you’re anything like me, creating a three step process like this really helped me to feel like I was taking charge of this weird situation. Now, I’ll move onto thinking about what I’ll be up to during my time in lock down.