Move In Tips and Tricks

Moving is stressful and moving away from home for the first time can be a lot to take in. That is why we want to give you some tips & tricks to make this transition easier!

First things first, dress appropriately.

Move in is an exciting time and it’s easy to forget that you will be lifting objects and unpacking. You will have a more enjoyable experience if you dress for the weather and dress comfortably.

If you are bringing clothes that hang in the closet, keep them on the hangers and tie a garbage bag around them.

This will save time packing and unpacking. You will be able to place your clothes in the closet when you walk in the door to your dorm and they will be wrinkle free!

Storage Bins are a lifesaver!

It’s much easier to pack a car with storage bins, like Rubbermaid totes. Totes are much easier to carry to your dorm, stack to save space and you are able to use them for extra storage under the bed. Talk about multi-purpose.

If you are bringing portable dressers make sure to tape the drawers shut before move in.

The last thing you want on the first day you meet new people is for them to see what is in your portable drawers. Tape the drawers shut so the drawers don’t fall out while you are carrying them through the dorms.

Use a wheeled suitcase for heavy items!

A suitcase is easy to push or pull and is perfect for items like shoes, bedding and decorations. Suitcases don’t take up much space and stack easily.

Lastly, come prepared and bring scissors and a screwdriver.

Bringing a basic tool kit will save time on move-in day. Not having to go to the store and buy a screwdriver or pair of scissors will make for a less stressful day.

We hope these simple tips will help make moving on your own more enjoyable.