By Ana | September 5, 2011
Now that we’re pretty much in the home stretch, with just about 12-ish days to move-in, I knew I had to really buckle down and get some things done. With that said, here’s a list of my most recent achievements. I hope you find yourself inspired as well.
1. Textbooks: check.
Some of the books I need I’ll be buying from friends, and the rest have all been ordered off of Amazon, with plenty of time to get here before I move back in. If you’re planning on buying textbooks online, do it now. Now now now now now. You want plenty of time for them to get to you before you leave for Columbus, so you’re not stuck in class with your textbook at home.
2. Life-saving appliances: check.
I am extremely excited about this latest back-to-school purchase. It may be my best one yet. It’s a Keurig one-cup-at-a-time coffee maker. It takes about one minute to brew, and now I will not have to waste money buying coffee at coffee shops, I’ll be out the door quickly, and most importantly, I will be AWAKE!!
It’s still in the box, and I’m not going to use it until I’m all moved in in Columbus. You can either get these things called “K-cups” which come in all kinds of varieties and flavors and have the correct amount of coffee already in them, all you do is insert them into the machine, or you can add your own ground coffee. I can already tell this will be my most productive school year yet. And perhaps the most jittery.
As for other life-saving devices, such as umbrellas, flashlights, and band-aids, make sure you pack those, too. Notice that “umbrellas” is plural. I suggest bringing at least two or three. One will break due to hurricane-like winds, and you’ll probably lose the other. And good luck going to Target during a rainy week, because they will be 100% out of umbrellas and even those flimsy ponchos. Best to be prepared beforehand.
3. School supplies: check.
Binders, filler paper, pencils, pens, note cards, printer paper and ink, notebooks–got it all, and at clearance prices, too, since stores are trying to get rid of all their back-to-school items. And, of course, it was all much less expensive than buying supplies at the campus-area bookstores during Welcome Week. So, get crackin’ on that, too. These last two weeks will go by fast!
Still left to do: clothes shopping, packing up my room, and running around like a chicken with its head cut off the day before I leave, trying to finish errands I forgot I had….c’est la vie.
Just, whatever you do….DON’T leave everything to the last minute!!
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