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How to Move Out of a Dorm Room

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Dorm life can be a very exciting experience. But once the year comes to an end, you may find that you picked up a lot more this semester than just knowledge or trade skills. You’ve got tons of stuff—new stuff—in addition to the things you initially came with. And now it’s time to move, and you don’t really know where to start. We’ve been there! And today, we’re going to help you find the easiest, least-stressful, and most efficient way to make your move.

Quick Steps to Make Dorm Moves Simple

The secret is all in defining your process! Formulating a loose plan and sticking to it is the way to keep from getting overwhelmed, and also a great secret for leaving nothing vital behind. To make your move a cinch, start like this:

  • Start sifting into categories. First off, start defining absolutely everything. Make a garbage pile, make a keep section, clothing, important school supplies (did you sell back your books?), etc. Everything needs a place, or you’ll soon feel yourself drowning.
  • Do a cleaning sweep. Locate and identify items that you no longer want or need, and keep in mind that pack-ratting can leave you loaded down in a hurry. There are more semesters to come, and you don’t want enough stuff to fill the whole floor by the time you’re done. Choose what items to junk, and consider donating useful things like clothing and supplies.
  • Box up your categories. Start packing up things you intend to keep, and ensure they all stay separated to avoid confusion, lest your fragile items meet an untimely end.
  • Label absolutely everything. It is so easy to lose items in a move. And break them. Put a label on every box, backpack, and garbage bag so you can be certain where everything is before you load up the packing truck.

Make Your Move Easier with Portable Storage

Now that it’s all categorized, organized, and packed—what now? Rent a truck? Pft, not in 2017! Look into portable storage units for a faster, easier option! Portable units come directly to you, offering a solution that’s way simpler. We deliver the units, you get all the time you need to pack them up, and then we take the units safely to your next destination. If you need help moving, our movers can help you there, too. No weird schedules, no messes, and no complications. Easy!

Portable Storage Solutions with SMARTBOX

Want to learn more about portable storage solutions, or looking for your best way to make a move out of your dorm (or to your new one?). You’ll find what you need with our experts! We can help you move, or store your items short-term between semesters. Contact us today to learn more, or to reserve your storage!

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