With fresh opportunities and newfound freedom, starting college is an exciting time in any young adult’s life. As you get ready to begin your freshman year, you are likely trying to sort out everything that you will need to take with you when you move into your new dorm or apartment – which can be an overwhelming process!

Regardless of which college you are attending in the area, the experts at Mont-Rose have put together the following moving tips to help you get started on the right foot:  

·  Get all of your paperwork in orderPacking up your belongings may be on the top of your priority list, but it’s essential that you also get together all of the necessary paperwork to make the process go smoothly! Thoroughly read all of your school’s guidelines and policies to know what you can bring and when you can start moving in. It’s also helpful to have a folder with all of your important documents set aside so it’s easy to find once you’ve arrived at your school.

·  Make a plan before moving dayWhether you are moving into a shared dorm room or a student apartment, chances are not all of your belongings will fit into the limited space. It can be helpful to plan a layout of your new home and decide where furniture and other items will go before moving day. This can help you plan out which items are necessities and which ones can be left behind until a later time.

·  Pack strategicallyIt’s no secret that packing can be a tedious, frustrating process. However, when you pack your belongings in an organized manner, the entire transition will go more smoothly. We suggest using durable boxes and luggage when packing, stacking smaller items into larger ones, and avoiding transporting loose items. It is also important to label all of your boxes as you go so you know where your things are once you begin the process of settling into your new space.

·  Rely on your support systemMoving is a major undertaking, and going away to school is a transition for your whole family. Enlist the help of your loved ones and friends when making plans for your moving day. To make the process even easier, consider hiring professional movers to handle the heavy lifting for you – just be sure to book your moving day early!

Moving away to college is an exciting time, and it’s common to be a little nervous. But not having to worry about the actual process of moving can help you focus on the important parts of heading off to college. If you’d like some extra support to make your big day go smoothly, contact Mont-Rose and we can get you a free quote for a stress-free college move!

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