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Summer Break: What To Take Home and What To Store

What to take home for summer break vs what to store

When you first packed for college, like most you thought you needed to pack everything in your bedroom and everything you saw on endless Ultimate College Packing List pins you read on Pinterest.  After year one in the dorm rooms, you quickly realized less is more since you completely downsized your living space and have stuff you never used.

If you’re going home for summer break or taking an internship, you will need to donate or sell unwanted or unused items, sort what you want to take home for summer break, and what to store. We’ve compiled a list of things you will want to take home vs store over summer break.

  • Summer Clothing
  • Business Casual and Festival Outfits
  • Suit for Interviews
  • Laptop, iPad/Tablet
  • Headphones, Airpods
  • Chargers
  • Food (if traveling by car)
  • Snacks (that meet TSA standards if traveling by plane)
  • Dirty Laundry (if traveling by car – if not, wash and dry all clothing prior to storage)
Student belongings being stored with Collegeboxes

Most Frequently Stored Items

  • Furniture
  • Mini Fridges
  • Storage Items such as Metal Carts
  • Electronics
  • Winter Clothing/Shoes
  • Artwork/Decorations
  • School Supplies
  • Musical Instruments
  • Bath Towels, Shower Curtain
  • Mattress Topper
  • Pillows
  • Bike/Scooter
  • Sports Equipment

We hope this list has prepared you for a successful move-out!

If storing sparks your interest, and you don’t want to make multiple trips to a storage unit or ask your aunt to use her garage, let the experts in college moving, help you move the smart way. Collegeboxes will do all the heavy lifting while you focus on finals and summer break.