1. Do not pack anytime between midnight and 7am.
Do you know what is one of the most annoying sounds in the universe? Zippers when you’re trying to sleep. And boy, there must be backpacks that have at least 100 of them, judging by the frequency with which they are opened and closed while packing in the middle of the night.
We are all (more or less) grown-ups, hence we all should be able to plan a little bit ahead. So when you know that you will be leaving early in the morning, is it really so difficult to plan your afternoon and evening in a way that will give you enough time to pack your stuff and leave only a few last pieces for the morning? This way the entire dorm won’t have to listen to your zipper cacophony while they’re trying to sleep.