It's about that time to think about moving out.
Although it's a month away, the next few weeks will be coming fast. It's never too early to think about what to take home with you and what you can keep at school, if a storage company is available for your convenience.
Clothes and toiletries can go home with you, but other than that, you don't need to push the 50 pound weight limit to which airlines restrict passengers. If you can keep the television, game consoles and even some extra clothes on campus, take that opportunity. It will all be there when you arrive in the fall.
One idea I recommend is to go to a Salvation Army or a Goodwill donation location and give away items you don't use anymore — old clothes, books and even forgotten DVDs can be things you can donate. Not only will it make you feel like a good citizen, but it will also give you a tax break next year (be sure to ask for a receipt!).
So enjoy this special "video column" from my dorm room. I will address the stressful move-out process once again in May, when students will be clearing out the building as if it were aflame. Until next column, keep finishing strong in the classroom.