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Getting Ready to Move to College?

Moving for CollegeGetting ready for college can be a lot of fun, but it’s also plenty of work.  As Labor Day approaches, more and more college students are getting ready to move out of Mom and Dad’s and onto a college campus.

Check out our tips and tricks for making your move to college as hassle-free as possible.  And remember, these can be used for your first relocation to campus or if you are a returning student!

What to Do First

  • Get a moving truck or hire the movers.  Moving into the dorms is usually a little easier when you have help.
  • Get all your packing supplies ahead of time.  We mean the boxes, tape, labels, bubble wrap, and packing paper.
  • Split the cost with your dorm roommate.  (This only works if you are moving back into the dorms, live by your roommate, and know who they are!)

Packing Everything Up

  • Always check with your college to see what you can and cannot bring with you.
  • When you take your television, stereo equipment, and computers remember to transport them in original packaging.  If that’s not available, use a lot of bubble wrap and sturdy boxes.
  • Reinforce the bottoms of all your boxes with extra tape.

Loading the Truck

  • If you can, pick up the truck the day before you move to save time.
  • Don’t forget to use the pull-out ramp, if available, to make moving a little easier.
  • Load up the heaviest items first.
  • Bend with your knees and not your back when lifting anything.

Lance Grooms

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