3 Tips for Back-To-School
If you are on your way back to college or university this fall, your mind is probably already spinning with all that you have to organize to get ready for this semester. First, you must go back-to-school shopping for school necessities and maybe some new clothes. Then you need to answer the constant emails and questions from your college or university that you have ignored the last few months of summer. Then you have to face the dreadful reality that it is probably time to start packing all your life back up, all while thinking about how maybe you should not bring your car to campus this semester because parking is too expensive. But then there’s the dilemma of how to move in without a car.
We get it; this time of year is stressful for all returning students. ParqEx is here to help! Read on for 3 Tips for Back-To-School and how ParqEx can help make your transition easier.
1) Create a daily routine
Getting back into things is constantly challenging during the first few weeks of the school year. You go from living in the summer mindset where everything is a little more laid back and relaxed to being thrown back into the seriousness of college/university. So don’t let your classes kick you to the curb this semester, create a daily routine and stay true to it.
The day prior, plan out your day and plan your parking. Then the next day, wake up at a reasonable time, organize your day around what work you have got to accomplish, and set a reasonable bedtime so you can repeat this routine the following day! Routines sometimes seem like a hassle, but in reality, they help you stay highly organized and focused.
ParqEx tip: while planning your day and parking, check out ParqEx’s inventory of parking spaces available to all users.
2) Make a to-do list
In the same breath, a to-do list will help you remain organized and on top of your daily routine. To-do lists are one of the easiest hacks to being a more organized student. Some days, your list is a little longer than others, but nothing is more satisfying than crossing off all your to-do’s by the end of the day. Of course, it is okay if you do not get to all your to-do’s! Some can carry over to the following day. But writing it down and operating off this list helps keep you in check.
ParqEx tip: if you have reoccurring tasks on your daily to-do list like finding parking, why not make your life easier by planning out your entire semester’s worth of parking? ParqEx has hundreds of spots around colleges and universities available to be rented out for a whole semester. So get on top of your parking situation, and eliminate one worry this semester.
3) Manage your money wisely
Life is expensive; that is the bottom line. So, while you are in school, not necessarily earning an income (or at least a sufficient income for those who do work part-time during the school year), it is wise to learn how to manage your money. Money management is undoubtedly an essential life skill you can learn in college or university. So, keep an eye on all your expenses and find ways to save money.
We know that parking on campus gets extremely expensive. But unfortunately, sometimes, it is so costly that those who genuinely need their vehicles on campus for part-time jobs or family reasons cannot afford to pay for a semester’s worth of parking. That’s a shame!
ParqEx tip: if you are looking for more reasonable-priced parking for the semester, we’ve got several properties around colleges and universities available to all students. Find your cost-saving parking spot with ParqEx today!
Stay focused and organized this semester with our 3 Tips for Back-To-School, and let ParqEx help you find your parking! We would love to be able to serve you, your roommates, and your fellow students. Download the ParqEx app today!