21 04, 2021

5 Packing Tips for a Smooth Move Out

By |2021-04-28T05:48:00-05:00April 21st, 2021|college students, college tips, move out, storage, summer break|Comments Off on 5 Packing Tips for a Smooth Move Out

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!

6 04, 2021

Move Out is Upon Us

By |2021-04-08T10:52:32-05:00April 6th, 2021|college students, college tips, move out, storage, summer break|Comments Off on Move Out is Upon Us

The Stress of Move Out

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!

29 01, 2021

Winter Break Recap

By |2021-02-12T06:50:08-06:00January 29th, 2021|college students, winter break|Comments Off on Winter Break Recap

The holidays are always one of the most cherished times of the year. Elementary and college students alike look forward to a break from the stress that the school year entails. Winter break is a time to spend with family, binge a Netflix show, or sleep in until noon without consequences. What could be better?

However, this year’s winter break looked a little bit different. With the pandemic more prevalent than ever, communities limited business hours and encouraged residents to stay home. Travel restrictions forced many families to celebrate the holidays apart and alter long-standing family traditions.

A time of year usually centered around visiting elderly relatives required out of the box thinking. This resulted in holiday gatherings on Zoom and outdoor visits in the freezing weather. Christmas Eve church services were watched online by many in living rooms without a choir to drown out your off-key singing.

With all of this unprecedented change in the world, it has allowed me to reflect on the things that remain steadfast. As college students return to campus and adjust back to class schedules, we have an optimal opportunity to reset. Therefore, we can all strive to focus less on the negatives from 2020 and maintain a positive mindset when tackling the year ahead!