Leaving for the holidays is one of the most exciting times of the year. It’s a time to come together with family and friends, share stories and laughter, and create memories that will last a lifetime. We know you are probably itching to leave campus for a short break and have some time to relax with your family.
But before you can head out on that exciting journey, there are some things you need to take care of on campus. Here are five things you don’t want to forget before leaving for the holidays.
1. Clean Up Your Apartment:
Leaving your apartment in a mess is not only unsightly, but it can also be dangerous too. Cluttered apartments make for more stress, roommate tension, and create risks in the case of an emergency.
Before you head out for the holidays, take some time to clean up and declutter your apartment. This will give you peace of mind knowing that everything is in order once you return home after the holidays.
2. Stock Up on Groceries:
No one likes to come home after a long holiday to an empty fridge. Be sure to stock up on all the essentials so you have something quick and easy to cook when you return.
Preparation will help you relax, knowing you have taken care of all the most important things. If you forget to prepare, you’ll spend all of your holiday break with concerns on your mind–and no one wants that!
3. Pay Your Bills:
You don’t want to come back from the holidays and realize you owe money for an unpaid utility bill or rent payment. Late fees are not a great Christmas present for anyone. Make sure all your bills are taken care of before leaving so you can enjoy the time away without worrying about what’s waiting for you back home.
4. Take Care of Yourself:
Holidays can sometimes be a stressful time of year. Make sure to take care of yourself by getting enough rest, eating healthy meals, and taking time to do some self-care activities that make you happy.
Sometimes going back to spend time with family can be a stressful experience. Make sure you take care of yourself and put yourself in the right space before leaving!
5. Enjoy the College Experience:
Before leaving for the holidays, make sure you get out and explore all that campus has to offer. Take a walk around your college town, attend a campus event, or enjoy a walk in the snow. These activities will make the college experience more enjoyable and help create lasting memories for when you return home. You’ll never regret the time you spend soaking in the college experience.
No matter what your holiday plans are this year, be sure to take care of these five things before heading out so you can relax and enjoy the time away.
Happy Holidays! Wishing you all the best!