The 21 Stages of Packing for School

It's that time of year when you start to put away your maxi dresses and bikinis and think about leather boots and cozy sweaters - collegiettes, it's time to pack for college. Whether you toss your stuff in the car and drive a couple hours or you have to fly across the country, every collegiette faces the struggle of packing her life up again during the summer in preparation for fall semester. 

1. At first, you have so much time. You're way ahead of the game.

 

2. In fact, you have so much time that you make a list of everything you're going to pack.

3. This is easy - you've already packed all of your underwear.

4. Oh, wait - you need that dress for a party next week.

5. Suddenly, your room has become a mountain range of clothes.

6. Everything was organized...

7. ...until you had to find something to wear to the last event of the summer and you unpacked everything again.

8. You thought you had enough suitcases and boxes...

9. ...until you thought about your shoes.

10. And before you know it, it's the night before you leave.

11. And all you can bring yourself to do is watch Netflix.

12. Has anyone ever faced this much adversity?

13. Suddenly, everything you own has expanded to twice its size.

14. You can't shut any of your suitcases...

15. ...and it doesn't even matter how you pack your stuff anymore. Put the bras with the dress shirts - we don't care.

16. Is your stuff breaking while you pack it?

17. Of course, all your friends have been done for weeks.

18. And wait - you were supposed to leave 20 minutes ago.

19. There, you're finally done! Except, oh, wait - did you really forget to pack your pillow and comforter?

20. You throw everything in the car, casting away your lists to the wind...

21. ...and you beg your mom to send you everything you forgot as soon as you get there.

Don't forget to start your packing early this summer, collegiettes! Before you know it, it'll be time to load the car and head off to school.