Hello lovelies! The end of the school year means it’s time to start packing and move out of your college dorm or apartment! This can be an incredibly stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be! Read on for some tips on how to make move out day your easiest day yet!
Consider summer storage
If you have bigger items such as a mini fridge or microwave that you will need at your next apartment, consider putting them away in summer storage. It’ll save you space in your car and the annoyance of having to transport it several different times throughout the summer.
Sell, Trash, Donate
Separate your items into piles that can be donated, sold, or thrown away. Get rid of your trash ASAP and don’t forget to recycle properly! Your college campus probably has locations to donate lightly-used or brand new items – take them up on this. Help someone else’s college experience become a little cheaper by donating anything you don’t need moving forward! Lastly, if there’s anything really valuable you don’t need, consider selling it on Craigslist or Amazon.
Bring the right supplies
Packing a car with boxes is a lot easier than random plastic bags and loose items. Be prepared to pack everything up properly and conserve as much space as possible! Another tip: label your boxes! It’ll make your life sooo much easier when you unpack!
Don’t leave anything behind!
Make sure to give your room a last run-through, check through all your drawers and shelves, and see if you forgot anything. Once you leave, you are kind of out of luck at getting anything you left behind, so don’t do that!
Clean, clean, clean!
Most places will charge you if you leave a huge mess, so make sure to do the necessary cleaning to return your room to its original condition.
Follow check-out protocol and move out!
You’re all set! Make sure to follow the correct protocol for move-out and address all their check-list steps. Get your stuff in the car (put the heavy boxes on the bottom, obvi!) and get ready for summer break!
Thanks for reading! What tips or advice do you have for college move-out day? Please share them with me below or on Twitter @CaseyDonart