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Moving Out of the Dorms

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

As the school year draws to a close, college students face the hardest part of their year. No, it’s not finals. It’s packing up a year’s worth of decor and furniture from their dorm rooms and taking it all back home. The task is both heartbreaking and joyful. It’s sad to pack up and head home most likely away from your friends. But it also signals three months of no homework or tests. Whatever your feelings towards the task, there’s no doubt it’s a big job even with help. Luckily, there are some simple tricks that you can do to make the process less of a pain.  We have a helpful list of tips you can use to make the move out go smoothly;

  • Create a list ahead of time and decide what is essential and what is not
  • Plan in advance of how many trips or cars it will take to transport your belongings
  • Prepare bags and boxes before you begin
  • Have space at home ready to store the items
  • If you go home at some point during the second semester, take some of the nonessentials home on the trip
  • Use your study break time to pack
  • Consolidate as much as you can to save space
  • Label your boxes and bags so you can find items again
  • Pack delicate items with bedding and other soft objects to provide padding
  • Recruit willing friends and family to help
  • Leave appliances open a crack to allow air to circulate and prevent mold
  • Make sure your items are stored in a secure location

Packing up and moving out at any time is a chore to put up with. And for college students with finals at the same time, it can seem even worse. But with a little foreplanning and hard work, moving out of the dorm room doesn’t have to be the dark cloud hanging over the end of the school year. Happy Summer Break from everyone at SERVPRO of Springfield!

As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and SERVPRO of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.

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