May has come and gone meaning a new class of undergraduates have graduated from the universities they know and love and will finally step foot into the real world. They’ve successfully conquered four years of classes, homework, and early mornings, earning that highly coveted diploma. But the hardest part is yet to come… moving out.
In all seriousness, your apartment or dorm has accumulated four years worth of clutter that you must find a new home for when faced with the task of moving out. Unless you’ve been Marie Kondo style-cleaning your room recently, you’re likely to come across some very strange items that you have no idea how they ended up in your possession. Here are some of the weirdest things that may be hiding in your dorm…
A Few Dining Hall Utensils
Whether intentional or not, you’re lying to yourself if you haven’t stolen a fork or spoon from the dining hall. Maybe you were just grabbing a quick lunch on-the-go, or maybe you were short on utensils at home for your favorite midnight snacks. No judgment here, you paid enough for your meal plan that you definitely deserve that utensil.
A Random Six-Pack
How did those Natty Lights end up under your bed? More importantly, how did you not know about them until now? Don’t question fate – if you’re lucky enough to find a booze collection in a dark corner of your room, you’re probably destined to drink it. You’re parting with the best four years of your life, you deserve a drink!
The Textbook You Forgot to Return
There’s no going back now if you paid the $200 buyout fee on the Amazon rental for the textbook you never opened freshman year (you’ve since learned your lesson not to order textbooks until you really need them). Luckily, your days of emptying your wallet for bulky books are officially over. Try to get rid of that book by selling to an undergrad – you can give them a deal from the college bookstore while earning some extra cash!
Various Fraternity House Furniture
Thank goodness you’re free from pretending to love dancing in a crowded, sticky frat basement with a red solo cup in hand. As much as those nights sucked, they made for some pretty crazy memories. What compelled you to snag that random photo or ceiling tile from Sigma Alpha Epsilon will probably always be a mystery, but it makes for a great story when it resurfaces.
A LOT of School Spirit Swag
Whether you frequented athletic events or not, it’s not hard to accumulate tons of university-branded junk to express your loyalty. From megaphones to pom poms to thundersticks, you’ll probably come across a lot of swag your freshman self was uber excited to collect four years ago.
Saying goodbye to these random items can be harder than it seems. So we won’t judge you if you hang on to that dining hall spoon you collected, it’s a tangible piece of your college experience. On to the next apartment, may you collect endless junk for amazing stories wherever your future leads you.