Moving for the first time can be stressful enough as it is, but including a cranky teenager (or several) can quickly turn a bad situation worse. Getting teenagers to college can be one of the first steps to adulthood, and we movers are here to help.
What Kind of Movers Are Needed?
The type of movers that you need depends on the type of college your student is going to, and namely, if they are living on or off-campus. First-time residents in a college setting typically share a dormitory or small bedroom in an apartment, so taking a lot of furniture or unnecessary items is not always encouraged. If the student is living off-campus and knows the area to be spacious and unfurnished, this is not always an issue.
A small to medium moving van is often needed for these types of endeavors, but if a moving van or truck is needed at all, we recommend scheduling for it to come a few days after the week of move-in (so don’t put anything your student will need right away in there, like towels or their shower caddy). Check your college’s calendars to find out about the different dates that classes move in on and plan accordingly.
How Should A First Time College Student Pack?
Pack Light! Chances are, if you are already considering a moving company then your student is going somewhere new and exciting, and will no doubt want to buy things with their extra cash when they get the chance. This is their first time away from home, and they want to make the most of it. Leaving behind parts of the home can be scary, but moving only what you need can give you peace of mind that everything sentimental is left in a safe place. If you just can’t bear to part with it, our movers will be here to make sure it reaches you when you need it.