Move-out is around the corner. It can be overwhelming to people who have never moved before and don’t even know where to start in the process. Add in the joy of final exams and you’re in for a busy week! Here are 5 easy tips to help your move-out experience go as smooth as possible.
1. Start Early
Procrastination is real. With so much going on at the end of the school year, it can be easy to put off packing to the last minute. Start packing up your room in small pieces. Begin with packing non-essential decorations, and gradually keep packing over the course of several days to help ease the stress.
2. Be Careful With Fragile Items
Items such as electronics, glass and photo frames just to name a few, require special care. It’s better to be safe than sorry when you are packing fragile items in boxes. Wrap delicate items in bubble wrap to ensure smooth transport. If there is additional room in the box, fill the box with packing peanuts to eliminate shifting. Taking the extra step to secure your fragile items will help your items stay in perfect condition.
3. Pack “Like” Items Together and Label
In order to maximize space, pack similar items in the same box. Pack all t-shirts together; the same for shoes, kitchenware, and so forth! This will also help you find things as you unpack boxes to ultimately save you time in the long run to avoid digging through boxes to find what you need. When you label your boxes, it’s even easier.
4. Don’t Stuff Boxes
It may seem logical to try to fit as much as possible into your moving boxes. But in reality, stuffing boxes makes them heavier and more difficult to move. Not to mention, over-packing can potentially cause the box to tear. Instead of jam-packing as many clothes as possible into a box, allow some breathing room and use an additional box. With Campus Crates, you get free boxes included in your summer storage price no matter how many boxes you require.
5. Make Sure All Boxes Are Secure
It is important to make sure your boxes are taped and assembled properly. It is not enough to just fold your box flaps over, in case the box may tip over and expose the contents of the box. Securely tape the top and bottom of your boxes to make sure everything is moved and stored in one piece.
By implementing these tips, you’ll be on your way to a smooth move and ready to enjoy that summer vacation! Best of luck to all college students on finals!
With only a few weeks left of the semester, it’s easy to start to feel overwhelmed. With finals approaching, the dread of move-out can be daunting. Not to mention the uncertainty of what to do with your stuff over the summer if you are moving out of your current residence and into a new place in the fall.
When I was a freshman, I didn’t know anything about storage options in Waco. I’m from Virginia and I didn’t have a car my freshman year. I was unable to bring everything home, and I wasn’t able to move all of my belongings to a self-storage unit since I didn’t have a car to help transport everything. I also wasn’t strong enough to move my heavier belongings up and down the stairs of my dorm.
The Easy Way to Move Out
As I was researching my options, I stumbled upon Campus Crates. I was in awe of the convenience! All I had to do was register, select a pickup window and pick up my free boxes while Campus Crates took care of the rest. My experience was hassle-free, and I had faith that my belongings were being stored with care. I moved into my new apartment in the fall, and Campus Crates delivered all of my things directly to my room. I didn’t even have to lift a finger!
Campus Crates summer storage offers free pickup and delivery, climate-controlled storage, free boxes, and insurance with your storage price. When you register, you can pick your date and time during your school’s move-out window. In July, you can add your fall residence address for delivery and Campus Crates will deliver all of your stored belongings. It’s that easy!
The end of the school year brings around numerous stressors. If you’re anything like me, moving can be stressful and sometimes ends up on the backburner. So what are you waiting for? Let Campus Crates take care of the heavy lifting so you can focus on what really matters during finals season!