Tips for College Freshman Moving Away from Home for the First Time

Even after deciding where you want to go to college, it may not feel real until you have to pack up your belongings to take with you. Packing for an entire year away from home can be a challenge. Check out these tips to help make your move to college as smooth and efficient as possible. 

Declutter your items

Often, people have way more belongings than they need. By cleaning out all of your items and prioritizing what you actually use, you will be able to determine what is necessary to bring with you to college. Use some of these decluttering tips to help get you started! After you get rid of some of the items you will need, your move to college will be a lot easier – and lighter!

Start packing early

Giving yourself extra time to pack will ensure that you pack your items efficiently. Being organized ahead of time will allow you to make sure you have all of the things you are going to need. This will also help you identify the items that you don’t yet have that you will need for the year. As long as you have started packing within the week before your move-in date, you will be fine!

Plan out what you need to purchase

You are going to be missing out on the luxuries of a fully-stocked house for an entire year. Make a list of the items you are going to need to purchase for your new school year. This will prevent you from showing up to school and realizing you are missing essential items to survive your freshman lifestyle.

Be prepared for move-in day

If you can, arrive early on move-in day. Beat the hustle and bustle of all of the other students who are trying to move in at the same time as you. Unpacking early will give you extra time to make sure that you have everything that you absolutely need. If you find that you have forgotten a necessary item, this will provide you with the extra time you need to run over to the nearest store to pick it up. Try to bring an additional family member or a friend to help you move in to speed up the process. 

Are you packing up for the entire year? Contact Zippy Shell for during your winter or summer break so that when you leave campus, your items don’t have to. Our storage options will save you the effort of moving your items back and forth every time you have to go home on break. Read more about how Zippy Shell can help all college students move and store their items here!

College Dorm Summer Storage for your Student

Moving back home from college for the summer as the semester comes to a close right now?  Zippy Shell can help you store your belongings for the summer.  Instead of having to move all of your belongings back home for the summer, just to have to move them all back in the fall, have Zippy Shell store them at one of our climate-controlled storage centers.  This is especially helpful for out-of-state students who have to fly back home for the summer.  Don’t waste your money shipping your belongings back and forth just for one summer.  Even if your home is within driving distance from your school, having to load up an entire car full of every possession you need can be a hassle.  Instead, have Zippy Shell deliver one of our storage shells right to your college housing where you can load up all of your items.  Once the shell is loaded we will pick it up and deliver it back to our storage center for the summer.  Your items will be safe and secure and will promptly be delivered back to you in the fall when you need them!  You can get a quote from Zippy Shell today to check out our great deals on how we can store your items for you.