Moving to college

Moving to college

The back-to-school season will see thousands of college students packing up their possessions and transporting them into dorm rooms and apartments off-campus.  This process can be overwhelming and exhausting, even when the great majority of college students do not have a lot of possessions that require relocation.

Whether it is the first or third move to college, there are methods to make your relocation easier and more enjoyable; there are also plenty of resources available that are specifically designed to make things simpler.

It is important to keep in mind that college rooms are usually small and dorm rooms tend to be even smaller, particularly if you have to share with a roommate.  You are probably not going to be able to get everything you own into your room; therefore, you should pack only the essentials such as shoes, clothes and items that you use on a regular basis.  Your college might have a checklist of essential items, which can be very useful as a guide.

Packing should be tackled bit by bit and not left until the last moment, which would only cause unnecessary panic and you would run the risk of forgetting something.  Start as early as you can and list the items you will need but cannot pack until nearer the time.

By the time the day of the move arrives you should have filled sturdy boxes in an array of different sizes and have labeled them with bold markers.  It is also a good idea to keep one box open for the purpose of packing extra items.