Moving for college – what to expect?

There comes a time in our lives when we have to leave our comfort zone and move out of our parents’ home. Usually, that time is when we decide to move for college. It is an event that is both scary exciting. You have to say goodbye to your best friends from high school and all your family members, pack your bags, research the new place, and enroll. Nobody said that moving for college would be easy – emotionally and physically.  So, after you have taken care of the emotional part, it is time to deal with the practical part. So, without further ado, let us show you how moving for college can be achieved easily and without stress. 

College student at campus
The college will be the best part of your life. Do not let the moving process scare you.

Pack Only What is Necessary

When moving for college, you do not need to pack your entire room. After all, college is a time for a fresh start. So, you do not need all your clothes and shoes, you will probably decide to change your style when you get there. Moreover, when it comes to appliances, collectibles or any other stuff you have, it would be best if you bring only what is necessary, irreplaceable, and extremely valuable to you. Unless you decide to rent storage, you will not have a place for those stuff in your dorm room or student apartment. So, to summarize, bring only what is necessary, and leave the rest in your parent’s house. If you have some things that you do not need anymore, donate them, or sell them online or organize a garage sale.

a pile of boxes - moving for college
Do not over pack when moving for college!

Ship Some Things Before Moving For College

As almost all students, you will also be moving into the college dorm. So before going there, you have to do some researching of what you have to bring with you. Different dorms have different rules. However, for most of them, one thing is always the same – you have to bring some of your furnishings, sheets, and blankets. Also, it is a good idea to start thinking about decorating your dorm and what you need to bring or buy for that. Most of the time, all of these things can be shipped before moving for college. Contact the university staff to find out about the details. It would be best if you did not have to worry about shipping and the location of your moving truck when dealing with all the hustle and bustle of moving for college.

Research the New Place

Most probably, your college will be in some other city or state. In that case, it would be best if you do some researching before you move out for good. See what your dorm looks like and whether you can bring some of your own pieces of furniture, Moreover, some dorms have really small rooms, so if you visit it before moving for college, you will know how much you can pack for it. This will also be a good time to meet some new friends, to sign up for some events, join clubs and team sports. These are just some of the things to pay attention to before moving for college. Good luck!

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