TIP #1 From TheGoodLifeOnCampus:
"Try not to pack too much! Rookie mistakes involve packing way too much, because 4 months sounds like a long time to be away before winter break, so you pack everything you can possibly think you’ll need or use. But trust me, only pack what is absolutely necessary. This means: only pack the clothes you like the most, won’t have to hand wash, and can layer because of the weather changes throughout the semester. Don’t pack anything you “might wear” because chances are, you won’t, and those things take up room. Ladies, don’t bring shoes you never wear; bring one or two pairs of kickass heels for going out, shower sandals, a pair or two of flats, one pair of sneakers, and one pair of boots for the colder weather. You really don’t need much more than that. I make that mistake a lot. Oh, guys too, there is no need for 9 pairs of sneakers. Shoes are the hardest thing to keep organized, so limit the amount you have, it will help."