Preparing for college – checklist

Hiring moversAugust 24, 2021

So, you have come to that phase of your life when you need to move and prepare yourself for college? You have picked the one that suits you the most and you got that letter where they say that they are happy to inform you that you got in? It means you are all grown up, right? But does it mean that you are ready to separate from your family and friends? Does it mean that you are ready to start your life from the scratch? Do not worry. If you are preparing for college, Zippy Shell Columbus is here to help you with all the moving and relocating. All you have to do is make a checklist and a plan, and you are ready to start!

Where to start with the preparation?

One of the main problems that students who are moving come along with is where to start. So we are about to help you with this too. Before making a checklist with the stuff that you need to do, you have to make a plan on where to start. So what you need to pay attention to and to have on your mind all the time is:

  • Find a reliable moving company.
  • Researching the campus you are about to move to.
  • Packing your stuff based on the location of the campus.
  • Think about renting a good storage place.

Researching the campus you are about to move to when you’re preparing for college

You already know which college campus you are about to enter. What you do not know is what does it have, where is it located, will you share the dorm room with someone, etc. What you need to do is a little research. It doesn’t matter if you are about to move far away from home or if you are sharing your room with someone, dorm room movers will be a huge help for you. Pack all the stuff that you would like to bring and leave the rest to the professionals.

List for preparing for college
When you are preparing for college, make sure you write down all the things that you need to do before the big moving day.

Packing all your stuff

If you find out who came to an idea to make a checklist first, give him a gold medal! By making a checklist, you are making sure that you are going to do all that you need to. If you follow the list, you might even remember something that you didn’t think of in the first place.  So, we can give you an example of how to make a checklist when it comes to packing.

  • Clothes.
  • Books.
  • Learning materials.
  • Personal belongings and
  • Memories.

Since you have already done the research on the campus, you know what is weather going to be like. So pack your clothes according to the weather in the place you are about to move to. Fold your clothes so that they do not need an iron. The next thing you should do is to make sure that you are not overloading your boxes. It will make it difficult to carry them when you need to move. Check out what kind of packing services does the company you did research about can offer you. You can ask them for advice and make sure you have packed in the right way.

When it comes to books, make sure the ones you haven’t read yet are on the top of the box, so that you can easily find them later. You also need to label all the boxes that contain glass or anything breakable. Even though the company will take care of your stuff respectfully, you should do it too. Make sure that labeled boxes are on the top, so the heavier ones won’t fall on them.

Sharing a room with a roommate comes with some organizational challenges

If you are going to share a dorm room with someone, make sure that you do not overload the rooms with too many personal memories and make sure you have left some part of the walls clean. So your new roommate can place something on the walls too.

Girl packing while preparing for college
Make sure you fold your clothes in the right way.

It gets hard when you realize that you have to leave everyone and everything that you love about the place that you live in. But, try to stay positive about the new stuff that is coming. All the new people in your life and new stories that you will be able to share with your family once you pay them a visit on the break. It is fine to feel blue and it is fine to cry when you’re about to live. So try to make packing more fun. Invite all of your friends that you are close to to help you with packing. It will make the process much easier and more fun!

Think about renting a good storage place before starting to prepare for college

When it comes to personal belongings and valuables, search if there is a short term storage Columbus Ohio can offer you. In that way, you do not have to think about the valuables that you have with yourself, because they would be perfectly safe. Having your mind on some other problems will help you do the rest of the stuff from your checklist. But, in order to help you with picking the right storage space for you, here are some things storage must have:

  1. Security 24/7,
  2. Theft alarms,
  3. Smoke and fire alarms,
  4. Video surveillance
  5. Climate control of the space
diamond ring on the table
Store your valuables while you are moving and prepare for college

Preparing for college brings all kinds of feelings. Even though you are starting a new phase of your life, it gets to be really hard. So give yourself some time to process everything and make sure that you are in the right place while you are packing for moving. But do not worry. The college will bring you not only new friends but some new memories and stories that you will be happy to talk about for as long as you can remember. Enjoy your journey!

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