Wow. Where has the summer gone? In just a few weeks, summer break will be over and thousands of college students will pack up their belongings and head back to school. Unfortunately, moving can be a pain in the tookus for everyone involved.
Before you load up a fleet of cars with tons of crap, take a minute or two to read through a few moving and storage tips courtesy of the Chicago Tribune to save yourself some time (and a few headaches) when moving. Trust us – it’s worth it.
- Condense: If you’ve ever seen an episode of Saved by the Bell: The College Years you know that college apartments and dorm rooms are pretty small. Add a roommate or two and you’re really limited on space. Therefore, the Tribune recommends you “pare things down by considering what you need most.” Bring the clothing and items you will wear and use regularly and leave everything else at home.
- Tackle packing bit by bit: Save yourself the stress of packing at the last minute by starting early and creating “a running list of items you need to bring but are unable to pack until it’s time to leave.” It’s also a good idea to keep a box open to add additional items as they come to mind. On moving day, make sure you’re prepared by having sturdy boxes, packing supplies, markers, and moving blankets and dollies on hand.
- Mark and group: Clearly label the outside of boxes as you pack and try to include a general list of their contents. You might also want to consider putting your name on it. Moving day on campus can get a little crazy and there are sure to be boxes everywhere.
- Plan ahead: Need a moving truck? Book one at least two weeks in advance to ensure you have one for the big day. A 12- or 16-foot truck should do the trick.
- Safety and security: If you’re driving a moving truck, take extra precautions. They are big and awkward and tougher to maneuver than a smaller car. Also, be sure to park in well-lit areas and keep the doors locked to protect your belongings from scumbags.
Self Storage Unit For Rent in Los Angeles
If you’re heading back to campus in the Los Angeles area and need a place to stow your belongings until you get moved in, Extra Space Storage Los Angeles provides storage unit rentals. 5×10 storage unit rentals offer plenty of storage space for the contents of a small family room or medium to large sized bedroom. These 5×10 storage units have inside access with 2nd floor elevator access.
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