6A Organization

07.31.2011Our apartment has been building a massive online spreadsheet with every single thing we need. It’s awesome that it’s so organized, but it’s almost a little bit overwhelming too. I keep forgetting about some of the things that I’ll need to bring that I didn’t have to bring last year. It’s going to be a lot different living in an apartment than in a dorm. That means I need to bring a lot of different things. For example: We have a kitchen. So we need a lot of plates, cups, and silverware. But we also need things like different sized pots and pans, a mixer, a toaster, a coffee maker, a teapot, oven mitts, paper towels, cookbooks, groceries, etc. That all adds up when you think about it. I underestimated how different it would be cooking our own food than going to the dining halls all the time. And we also have our own bathroom. I’m glad about not having to share it with a whole floor this year. But having a bathroom entails a lot of work too. For one thing, we have to clean it. But we also need things like shower curtains, towels, hand soap, Kleenex, rugs, toilet paper, etc. When I was thinking about packing I had completely forgotten about all these things. So when I said in a previous blog that I don’t have to bring back many new things – I lied. I do.