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5 best methods of moving out of your dorm


Everyone hates to admit it, but while you’re cramming to study for final exams, you also need to think about packing up your dorm room and all the contents of your university home. The one thing people hate more than finals stress is having to empty out the place you’ve called home for an entire year, and leaving it in an organized fashion to assist in your future move-ins. Luckily, this article contains some helpful moving tips for you to incorporate into your packing habits.

1. Start as early as possible
Although preparing for final exams is most peoples’ first priority, the last thing you want is to take your last final and only have a few hours to pack before you leave for good. Starting early resolves this issue because you divide your packing into manageable chunks. For instance, you could start by packing all of your cold-weather clothes and jackets because, odds are, you won’t be wearing them in spring time. 

2. Use boxes, bins, or vacuum sealed bags
These containers will be your best friend during packing sessions. They keep all of your items in a confined, clean space, and, importantly, they are able to be labeled so you can know exactly where you left everything upon your return. 


3. Storage units are your friend
If you plan on packing up your entire dorm into luggage to return home with, you are going to be slammed with heavy overage fees by airlines, and the bags will take over the majority of your garage or guest bedroom back home. Relieve yourself of this burden by paying a small fee to keep your belongings in a storage locker. Near every college campus you’ll be able to find several moving companies that will hold your belongings, and some offer extra services, such as pickup and dropoff, free of any additional charge. 

4. Purge the things you don’t really need
During the year it is a fact that college students accumulate a bunch of new stuff. Ranging from free T-shirts to room decor, these additions will cause you to have more belongings when you leave school than when you entered. The options here are clear, you can keep the new items that you’ve acquired, but it might require you to get rid of the items you don’t really use anymore. Or, that free hat that you got at a fair, that you will probably never wear again, can meet its new home. The trash can. 

5. Be a thorough cleaner
Last, but not least, take a good look around your home and try your best to remove any filth that remains. Use some glass cleaner and a rag to clean up areas that tend to accumulate dirt and dust over the course of the year, like the bathroom or kitchen areas. Check your closets, underneath the bed, and in between couch cushions as these areas tend to be traps for objects and dust. By doing this, you not only leave on good terms with your soon-to-be former landlord, but you’ll also make sure that you don’t leave anything behind!

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