Back to school season is upon us and preparing for a college move can be quite stressful. New school, new friends, new home, new adventures (and new challenges) are upon you! Take it from us, it will be the time of your life, so here are a few ideas on how to make that move from home sweet home to your college dorm (or sorority, apartment- you get the idea) a little bit easier.
• Whether you plan to live in a dorm or off campus, plan early and think about hiring a moving company. With the amount of stuff you will be unloading, just the unpacking process could take all day. Why not have some help, so mom and dad can focus on the important things: stocking your fridge full of food, and making sure you know your way around campus before leaving you on your own.
• Some reasons to plan in advance and hire your moving company early: August is prime moving season, so make sure you start thinking about your move in Summer to start getting quotes and schedule your movers.
• If your experience was like mine, dorm move-in day felt like a cattle call: A large number of students moving into the same small area at the same time period. Our advice? Get there first thing in the morning to avoid the rush and beat the parking lot traffic jam. Many people will be traveling from out of town, so to get a jump on it, spend the night in a local hotel so you will be fresh and ready to go in the morning.