Tips For Moving Your Student

college3As the start of the semester grows near, you or your student will need to plan for the move onto campus. Whether or not you’re hiring a mover (p.s. Parma Movers, Inc. is great!), you will still want to plan well in advance, especially if it requires moving out of the state. Below are some thoughts to keep in mind for the move onto campus:

Avoid unnecessary duplicates. Check with your roommate on who’s bringing what items, if allowed, such as mini fridge, couch, microwave, printers, etc. There’s not much space in the rooms to start with; you don’t want to make it worse with over crowding if it can be avoided. Some of these items may not even be allowed so be sure to check that while planning what to bring.

Don’t forget the small items. In addition to the large items you will also need to remember smaller items such as cleaning and bathroom supplies. Clothes and school supplies should be at the top of the list so hopefully you don’t forget those! If possible then put the smaller items in plastic storage containers rather than boxes. The plastic containers can then be used for storage in the room throughout the semester(s).

Be sure to check the schedule of move in dates and times. Some campuses will have different days and times for move in based on name, building, etc. Be aware that there may also be different dates for new students vs. returning students. Also check on parking for unloading and then where you will need to move your car to once that has been completed. The more prepared you are to work with their schedule, the smoother the move will be. Another option is to check for early move in dates to try and beat the crowds.

Bring any tools that would be helpful, i.e. dollies. Move in day is a busy, crowded day and if you can bring everything to the room in one trip then you’re off to a great start!  Some campuses provide tools, such as bins, to help with unloading, so you can also check to see if your campus provides these or not. Some campuses have crews there that will also help move your belongings.

Plan well in advance. Especially if moving out of state for school then be sure to plan at least a month in advance as this is a longer process in general. Even if just moving locally, plan to be off for the day of move in.

Here at Parma Movers, Inc., we hope you find these tips useful and lead to a smooth move onto campus! For more information or to book your move give us a call!

216.741.4747   OR

Author: Samantha Barkley

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