BIG news! I'm moving! I absolutely love, love change. And I feel one of the main reasons I have loved college so much is because each and everyday is different. I kicked off freshman year living in Creswell dorm at the University of Georgia. Although I really don't have to relive dorm life again (umm, no thank you to sharing a bathroom with 70+ girls) it was a great first-year experience.
|My roommate and I freshman year in our dorm.|
|My freshman dorm room.|
This past year, I moved into my first apartment. I was most excited about having a kitchen and the ability to bake whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Such freedom!!! And having my own bathroom was a plus as well. A big plus.
And now, I am MOVING to Jelarsymarny!! Or shall I say, HAjelarsymarny. Jelarsymarny is the
name of 6 of my best friends all smashed together. Jenny, Carly, Sydney, Mary Cate, Kelsie, and Joni. And they have added the "Ha" at the beginning of the name since I am moving in! HAjelarsymarny. (Pronounced HEY-Jell-Ars-Eee-Marny. it takes a little practice to say.) There will be 7 of us girls living together. To say I am excited would be an understatement. These girls are so encouraging, fun, and can brighten your day in a heartbeat! It is such a blessing to be able to wake up each day in such a cozy, loving home.
|formerly Jelarsymarny, now HaJelarsymarny Living Room.|
1. Organize, organize, organize! I have already started going through papers I don't need, clothes I don't wear, and getting rid of the clutter. Donating clothes and extra kitchen goodies that I thought I needed at the time but ended up not wearing or using feels so good. Plus your unwanted items can help someone in need. This makes move-in day a breeze.
2. Make delicious snacks the day before for move-in fun and fuel. Have you tried my Salted Chocolate Saltine Toffee Bark? This is one heck of a delicious treat. Plus it has sprinkles. And anyday with sprinkles is a happy day. It's easy, chocolatey, and portable. It makes for the perfect move-in snack.
3. And finally, WRITE THANK YOU NOTES! I am so thankful for the friends and family who have helped me move over the past couple of years. My Aunt Susu and Uncle Rog are always there for me on move-in days, and the girls at Jelarsymarny have already volunteered to help me move into their cozy house this year. I love showing others how much they have helped me with a sweet card. I could not say no to showcasing these ADORABLE thank you notes and matching address labels I got courtesy of Tiny Prints. As you know, I'm a HUGE HUGE fan of snail mail and adorable stationary.
Question of the day: What are some of your favorite moving tips? What were your college moving experiences like?