How to Move on a College Budget
Whether you’re moving into a dorm room to attend college, or the semester just ended and you’re moving back home with your parents for the summer, you need techniques for moving on a college budget. After all, since you’re relocating every few months, you can’t afford to spend a fortune each time. Follow this advice to help you move on a budget.
Consider the Logistics of Your New Place
What are the dimensions of your new dorm room? Is it furnished? Will you be sharing the space with someone? These considerations help you know what you should pack. A small, shared, furnished dorm doesn’t leave you with much room for extras. Pack only what you need to help save money on a smaller moving truck.
Obtain Cheap Boxes
Call around to local department stores, warehouses, and liquor stores. Odds are they recycle dozens of cardboard boxes every week, which you can put to good use in your move. Of course, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of scrounging up boxes, you can always save by purchasing a moving kit from Georgetown Moving and Storage Company.
Move Everything All at Once
Even if you’re staying in town, save time, gas, and money by hauling all your belongings in one trip. This requires renting a truck that’s just the right size and loading up your car with the remaining odds and ends. With a full-service moving company, you can drive your car while a professional mover handles transporting the truck.
Recruit Extra Help
Ask friends and family to help and save on moving costs along the way. Whether it’s an extra pair of hands to help you pack boxes or a friend to keep you company in the car as you drive to your new dorm, a little additional help goes a long way toward making your move more fun and affordable.
Let Us Help with Your College Move in DC, MD & VA
As you can see, it’s possible to move on a budget – you just need to follow the right advice. For affordable, professional moving, storage, and packing services in the DC metro area, count on Georgetown Moving and Storage Company! We have over 15 years of experience as a dorm room and apartment mover.
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