By Johanna Webber, Residence Life Manager
The semester is almost done and in a few weeks Gage will empty out and close as a student residence and re-open as a conference centre. That means that 1350 students will pack their rooms, clear their shelves and move.
It’s something that looming in the near future. The best way to prepare for move out is to take some time and evaluate when items you have and what you need by:
- Reviewing the clothes in your closet: There are two stuff swaps coming up (watch for posters.) Anything that isn’t swapped will be donated to charity.
- Recycling: Work with your roommates to keep up to date with the recycling. That way when the end of the year comes, you won’t have a lot to take down.
- Considering what you are purchasing: Now is a good time to use the groceries that you have so that at the end of the year, you won’t have a lot left over. Evaluate if you need to buy more at this time of the year.
This is also a good time to begin to collect boxes and prepare for your move. Just remember that at the end of April, many other residents will also be going to the liquor store and grocery store in search of boxes. The early bird catches the worm.