Sell, donate, or get rid of things you no longer need
New apartment, new life! Your new apartment may be small or you may just want to start fresh. Either way, there is no point in keeping those old unwanted items. A bonus is that cleaning up will also help you to bring down moving costs and the number of items you will have to pack (and unpack).
There’s less back pain in your future if you either sell, donate or toss out items you don’t need. Give away old clothes to thrift stores or donate them to homes. Maybe you can have a garage sale and see what you can get rid of. The other old or torn items can be thrown out. If you know you aren’t going to have space but you don’t want to get rid of something, budget for a storage unit.
Boxes, boxes, boxes
Boxes are going to be your best friend during your college move. Make a checklist of all the items you need to pack, then get lots of boxes. You might also need a storage container, packaging or duct tape, and pens to label your boxes. Don’t use trash bags or bin bags as these bags are weak. Labelling will help you find what you need when it is time to unpack.
Leave items that you’re going to need for last, such as important documents, electronics, toiletries, or a first aid kit so that it doesn’t get lost with the pile of boxes to be moved.
Don’t overdo it
Starting your college life is an exciting time. Reduce your moving day stresses by hiring some help. A moving company will come with all the boxes and packing material you need, as well as a moving truck so you don’t have to stress about shopping for material. You also won’t have to ask your roommate for help. They will also ensure that all your items are safely moved to your new apartment.
If you need help moving or want more moving tips for University students, contact our helpful team of moving experts today!