Moving to College: An Easy Guide for Leaving Home

For many people, college is the first chance to live away from home. This can be exciting and panic-inducing at the same time. The important thing to remember is that organization and a good plan can help you ease the stress of this transition. If you follow these tips from Sinclair Moving and Storage, you can make your college move easier for everyone involved.


The first thing you’ll need to do is start getting organized. A messy move makes everything more tedious and difficult. The better organized you are, the easier it will be on moving day. Keep in mind that your space in a dorm is likely going to be limited, so you’ll need to be selective about what you bring with you. Pack your essentials together and label everything clearly. This will make it easier to unpack when you get settled. You may even want to consider creating an inventory of the items you’ve packed and where those items are.


You’ll also want to plan ahead. That means being prepared for moving day, but also making sure you have all of the materials you’ll need in the future. As you pack, remember that the seasons will change while you’re living on campus. That means you need to have the right items to deal with this change in seasons.

Move Early

Everyone will be trying to move in on a weekend before classes start. That means that, if you can, you should try to get your move done during the week. This will make things easier and give you plenty of time if you need to make more than one trip.

Scout Out the Area

For many incoming students, they’ll already have had a chance to check out the campus. But aside from that you should be taking a look at where the nearest grocery store is, where you may be able to buy some cheap furniture, and local hardware stores for decorating essentials. It also helps to know where your dorm is and how you can access it.

You’re Not Alone

It’s important to keep in mind that you’re not alone in your move. Even if your parents or friends can’t help you with your college move, Sinclair can. We can help you move and even store your belongings in advance, making move in day much easier.

Contact us today to discuss your college moving options!

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