IN THE MORNING: How To Minimize

When you go to college especially when you first start off you feel like you need everything

You want to be the most prepared and you also do not want to spend your own money for things that your parents could of bought you

However, as you go into your sophomore and junior year of college you will realize that all the things you brought you did not need

For example, you bring 20 shirts but wear the same three shirts everyday because why not? so why do you need the other 17…..and don’t feel attack because this is exactly what I do but then I learned that minimizing would help we organize my things better and be able to pack less stuff

My suggestion to you is out of those 20 shirts for example pick ten that you really like and these should include long sleeve, short sleeve, summer and winter shirts and going out shirts. Pick pants that you would wear in the next month.

If you are like me and you do not go home often packing your winter clothes is essential! My mindset whenever I pack for college is would I wear this in the next month and if the answer is yes I take it and if its no I throw it out or I donate it.

I also believe that if you buy an item of clothing then one in your closet has to go and this helps you minimize and eliminate any clothing that you will not wear. One in One out

You can have this same mindset with shoes and other articles of clothing that you might not wear or needs to be changed.

Minimizing can help get rid of the junk but can also help you see what you need for school. Overall it’ll help you know your comfy clothes from your going out clothes. So if you contemplating on minimizing DO IT!

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IN THE MORNING: Things You Thought You Didn’t Need for College

So I’ve been thinking about how I have progressed in my packing and buying skills for college

Since I live on campus there are some things that you might not think about when you get to school but might be essential to you

Things that You MIGHT need for school:

  • Laundry Bag– I feel like this is a given unless your campus is close to home and you can do your laundry at home
  • Dryer Sheets and Softener– So my dryers and washers in school sucks and although I live an hour away from home I do have to take the train and taking the train with a laundry bag is no fun. For whatever reason my school dryers make your clothes smell like burnt clothes so to avoid that I use dryer sheets. I also use softener because my schools washers are trash.
  • Good Sheets and a Good TOWEL– Now I am not saying to spend 100 dollars on sheets and towels but getting a good towel and sheets can save you money in the long run since they won’t tear and will stay intact.
  • TO GO Clothes– There are going to be those days when you don’t know what to wear(this is me everyday) or you just pick whatever you find so have lots of basics shirts, pants, sweats that you can just grab and go.
  • Air Freshener– We all do number 2 and if your eating well it can smell sometimes so just have some fragrances or freshener to help I like Febreeze but Pop-purri is by far my favorite.
  • Extra Storage– If you have a lot of products or you just like bring extra stuff because you rather be over prepared then under (guilty) then you’ll need extra storage and getting some can actually give you some space in your dorm.

That is all! I hope you enjoy and hope you have a great day!

IN THE MORNING:Food Haul

Food Haul College Edition YAYYYY

So recently I’ve been going on a vegan/vegetarian transition so the haul that you will see is pretty healthy

All the stuff is vegan (yass) and all I went to was trader joes and whole foods. These are just option for you if your struggling to get some food and do not know whats more accessible and whats convenient

I am currently a senior now YAYYY so I have 3 years of experiences buy food for college and I am all about buying convenient but also very tasty food

So on the door of my fridge I got some Lemons, soy cheese, kiwis, cold press the watermelon one cashew butter some Theraflu and so daiya ranch. Everything besides the theraflu and the ranch sauce are from trader joes. The ranch is actually from whole foods and the theraflu I got it in Rite aid.

Inside my fridge on the bottom I have two bags of mixed greens one its like mango and greens.The second shelf I have mushrooms, ketchup, tofu and sweet chili sauce. All of this is from Trader Joes. The BBQ sauce is from whole foods. The top shelf I have all the way in the back butter that I got in whole foods. Then I got some apples and 100% multigrain bread from Trader Joes.

Now moving along to the fridge I jus have some microwaveable pad thai, breakfast patties and sweet potatoes frites yay all from Trader Joes and all so good.

On the tops of my fridge I haveeee Nutritional yeast, potatoes, garlic, pineapples, tangerines, jasmine rice, almond breeze milk and chocolate almond breeze milk all of these I got from trader joess. Oh and some aloe veraa that I got from my local market.

And LAST I got some avocado oil and everything bagels from Costco, I recommend this because avocado oil is expensive. Some old fashion oats, small potatoes, DECAF green tea, smoked paprika, onion salt and chile lime spices all from Trader Joes. I got the tabasco sauce and Himalayan salt from Walmart.

SOoo all this can last you for about two weeks, this one was a bit longer with more things because I just got back to school so I needed condiments and spice etc…

Like I said most of these foods are healthy and can last you. None of the cooking would take you more then 30 minutes and you’ll be satisfy. If you would like me to show you what I eat in a day or how I make this last for two week let me know!

I’ll do a whole other blog on snack because that is near and dear to my heart. Adioss πŸ™‚