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Moving tips: Making the college move easier

Moving into college can be easier by planning early.

Moving into college can be easier by planning early.

Whether you are heading to the dormitory or just an apartment, you will need to plan out your packing in advance. Bringing too much could be pointless, and you may benefit from trying to minimize the belongings transferred by your moving company.

Be mindful that you will need your clothes, which should be the first priority to pack. Depending on the weather at your new destination, bringing clothes for varied conditions could be best. If you are moving a long distance from your parent's home, it may not be a good idea to leave clothes at home, as you could be left with a lack of proper attire in case the weather changes and be unable to pick them up. In addition, this will prevent you from spending extra money to purchase new clothing later on.

You likely won't need your bed frame and mattress if you are moving to a dorm room, but apartments typically don't have such amenities. A desk may also be necessary if you head to an apartment.

Planning the move in advance will be the best way to get to your destination on time. There will be many people moving to the area at that point, and between demand and traffic issues, your belongings will get there more quickly if it is done earlier.

Keep all personal toiletries and medication with you when traveling.

Writing down everything you will need, as well as understanding all that is offered by the school, will help you bring the proper amount of belongings, and not overdoing it. Furthermore, this will help ensure you don't bring too little, making you purchase items later on.