Hey, Dad, can you help me move?
Someone should make a rule that exempts parents from moving their kids more than once a year, but if you have college age children, you know that’s not the case. With many students moving every year, the “Hey, Dad, can you help me move?” question can get really old.
To make moving into a college apartment easier for everyone, including Mom and Dad, we’ve compiled this list of tips.
1. Pack light. Part of the fun of being a college student is living a lifestyle different from what you have at home. Experienced college apartment renters know that less is more when it comes to keeping your apartment clean and, of course, moving.
2. Leave the heavy furniture at home. A big heavy headboard is nice to have, but it’s no fun to move every nine months. Stick with a bed frame and mattress, and get creative for a headboard by hanging posters or other artwork above the bed.
3. Box like items together. It seems logical that you’d put kitchen items with kitchen items and bath supplies with bath supplies, but it’s worth mentioning.
4. Move your clothes on hangers. It’s easy to move clothes straight into a closet by keeping them on their hangers.
Moving into a campus rental is exciting for students and sometimes back breaking for their parents. Everyone will be happier by following the four tips above.