Exactly. Give yourself a good story to tell. Pack everything in a cardboard box and haul it around!
This can be funny or sarcastic; depending on how you read it.
Quite a few years ago, I was helping an individual get into the academy. (Around 2002). (He told me this story when he came home for christmas). He took basically a packing box; "Pretty good size"; and a back pack to BCT. When he was trying to carry it all off the bus in the cadet area, a couple of the Cadre (Upper classmen in charge of BCT) started getting on his case. Why did you bring so much? Didn't you read the instructions? How are you going to carry all that stuff? etc. They laid into him pretty good.
One of them finally asked him: "Why didn't you just leave all that stuff at home with your parents and bring what you were suppose to"?
His reply was: "My parents died when I was 7. I don't have any other family. I grew up in an orphanage. This is everything I own. I didn't know what to do".
The 2 cadre felt so bad, they helped him take the box to a holding area (Where everything goes after you process in). From that point on, they were super nice to him.
Fast forward about 3 weeks; right before Phase 2 of BCT. He confronts the 2 cadres and confesses: "My parents aren't dead. I just didn't know how to answer you without admitting I "Really Screwed Up". The 2 cadre started laughing and said he definitely knew how to "Adapt". They didn't hold it against him.
Caveat: I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TRYING THIS.