6 Ways to Make Your Move Back to College Easier
Move-in day for colleges throughout the country is just around the corner. And while making the move to college is often an exciting time in someone’s life, it’s also one of the most hectic. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make your move more efficient and less stressful.
Tips for College Moving
1. Know what to leave behind.
Deciding what to bring (and what not to bring) is the first step in any good move. Especially if you’ll have the chance to come back home throughout the year, consider leaving some things behind.
2. Invest in quality packing supplies.
With so much to do to prepare for the new school year, it may be tempting to throw your stuff in a nearby bin and hope everything makes it to campus in one piece. But especially if you’re heading more than a few hours away, it’s important that your items are packed correctly — in high-quality boxes that will protect everything you own.
3. Keep your clothes on their hangers.
For easy packing and unloading, keep your clothes on the hangers and use large bags to wrap up your hanging clothes. Our containers come equipped with sturdy interior railings for clothes hangers.
4. Save money by renting a moving container.
When you hire movers, the majority of what you’re paying for is the cost of labor. But when you rent a moving container, you fill it whenever you have time. This is why moving containers tend to be much more cost-efficient than movers.
5. Leave some things in storage.
Dorm rooms are notoriously small. Rather than trying to fit everything in a closet or under your bed, invest in a nearby storage container. Storage containers are great for seasonal clothing, holiday decorations, bikes, and anything else you’ll eventually need while at school.
6. Be conscious of high temperatures.
You never want to leave packed boxes in a car during the summer. With temperatures in cars known to exceed 100 degrees, you’ll be putting some of your most valuable possessions at risk.
Unlike cars, each of our galvanized steel containers are coated with factory-baked paint to prevent sweating. They’re also well-vented to reduce humidity that contributes to mold and bacteria.
Go Minis ® Franchising, LLC. is committed to minimizing your worries and maximizing your storage space. We can work with your needs and your schedule to ensure you have the best storage experience.
Give us a call at (866) 446-6187 to reserve your unit today, or get an instant quote online.