The papers have gone through and now the time has come for you to move to a new life at college. It had to happen sooner or later, but we all have to grow up and spread our wings out one day. However, before you make yourself at home in your new school, you may want to consider a few things.
It involves what you should take with you and how you are able to do it. That is precisely the purpose of this very article. We want to ensure that you move in and feel comfortable in your while doing so. Follow the steps provided right here to get you to move out smoothly.
1. Get to know your roommate
You get to know of your roommate as soon as you visit the campus. You can check their names out before the move-in day and then get in touch with them. Find out what kind of people they are and how they basically live their lives. You can adjust your packing more appropriately that way.
You will know of which items you should bring and which you shouldn’t. Make a compromise with them by agreeing to their terms and conditions. That way neither of you will get in the way of the other.
2. Check the essentials
If you intend to move in prepared, then you must account for all of the necessary items and supplies that you need. Fortunately, there are a handful of sites that allow parents and students to see what they need to pack for the dorm. For example, there is a service called “Dorm It Up”.
3. Move your stuff efficiently
Just so your packing and moving out doesn’t become a hassle, you may want to think about how you are going to move your stuff back at home and into your dorm or apartment. You may wish to bring several trash bags with you since you will need them for your room anyway. Just don’t consider bringing one big one with you.
Better yet, you can bring a hand truck or something else on wheels that can carry moving boxes or larger items. Be sure to get your own hand trucks as there aren’t enough around at campus for everyone.
4. Take a good breather
Moving in has to be one of the greatest experiences of one’s life. This is the moment that students have been waiting for so long. This is the chance to finally become our own person instead of having to live under the roofs of our parents. Use this moment to breathe in the freedom that you now have.
Sure the ride is going to get bumpy later on, but as the saying goes; there’s no time like the present.
5. Know where you’ll be staying
You have to decide on whether you are comfortable moving into a dorm room or an apartment. Let us just tell you that dorms are relatively expensive. You may want to be close to your classes, but the dorm taxes can be a pinch. You’ll be better off staying over at a decent apartment where it is cheaper than a dorm.
However, we should tell you that there won’t be that many facilities available for you over there as you will have to make your own food and wash your own clothes. It is okay to compare the two, but in the end, the decision is yours.
6. Get help to move your things
Moving in on your own can be stressful, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get help. Enlist the aid of your friends and family back at home to assist you in your packing and moving. This is a big day for you and they wouldn’t want you to miss it for anything else.