3 Tips For Making The Move From Your Dorm To Back Home Easier

Posted on: 19 November 2015

If you are a student who lives on campus, then you have to move out of your dorm at the end of the school year. It can be a tedious process to pack up your belongings, empty your dorm room, load your car and drive back to your parent's house. Here are three ways to make your move easier.

Rent a Self-Storage Unit

Many warehouse storage companies cater to students in their local community. They offer smaller units and short-term leasing options. It is amazing how much stuff you can accumulate in a short period of time. You end up with more stuff than you originally moved into the dorm with.

Some students end up throwing away a lot of items because of not having enough space at home. A self-storage unit is an alternative to moving everything back home. Many storage facilities have drive-up units. You can just pull up and unload your vehicle. Come college move-in day, you can just take your possessions out of storage and move them a short distance to your dorm room.

Bring Supplies

The right supplies can help you move your items with ease and in an efficient manner. It helps to organize your move. Some students make the mistake of being unprepared and just throw everything in their car. It is easier to pack a car with boxes or plastic bins instead of trash bags.

Here are some items you should have on hand: trash bags for trash, a roll of paper towels, packing boxes, packing tape and cleaning fluid. It is also important to take care of your body. You are going to be doing a lot of lifting and working in the heat. It helps to have some granola bars and water on hand.

Empty Your Refrigerator After Your Last Final

You should empty your refrigerator immediately after your last final and take the contents to the dumpster. If you wait until move out day, then the dumpsters are going to be full. Waiting means you will have an extra job to do. You will have more trash in your room and you will have to find another dumpster.

Most students are ready for the summer at the end of the school year. The main thing is to get the move over and hurry home. It is possible to move with from the dorm to your parents' house by planning ahead.

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