8 Moving Out Reminders for College Students

By Pauline Callejas In Organization | Storage 101 |

As the academic year draws to a close, the daunting task of moving out looms over many college students. Packing up an entire year’s worth of living into boxes and suitcases can be overwhelming, to say the least. Whether you’re heading back home for the summer, jetting off on a well-deserved vacation, or taking up an internship in a new city, the process requires careful planning and execution. To ease this transition, we’ve compiled 8 moving out reminders for college students for a seamless move-out experience.

1. Start Early

Don’t wait until the last minute to start packing. Begin by sorting through your belongings at least two weeks in advance. This gives you ample time to decide what to keep, donate, or discard, reducing the amount of stuff you’ll need to pack.

2. Create a Checklist

Organization is key. Make a comprehensive checklist of tasks you need to accomplish before move-out day. This list should include everything from returning library books to cleaning your room and scheduling utility shut-offs, if applicable. Checkout our Ultimate College Move-Out Checklist to help you start the process.

Write a checklist to help you stay organized.

3. Declutter Before Packing

Before you even think about boxing up your belongings, take some time to declutter. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ve accumulated over the semester that you no longer need or want. Check out our Decluttering Checklist for tips on deciding what stays and what goes. For selling options, Facebook Marketplace is a great place to start; it’s an easy way to find new homes for your items among local buyers.

Get rid of anything you no longer want or need.

4. Document Damage Early

If you’re living in a dorm or rented space, take photos of any existing damage now. This can save you from being wrongly charged for repairs when you move out. For more about your rights as a renter, Nolo’s Guide to Renters’ Rights offers a wealth of information.

5. Coordinate with Roommates

Moving out can be chaotic, especially if you and your roommates are all packing at the same time. Coordination is key to avoiding confusion and ensuring that shared responsibilities, like final clean-ups, are divided equally. For communication and planning tools, Trello provides an excellent platform to organize and assign tasks within a group.

Talk to your roommate to coordinate responsibilities during your move-out.

6. Don’t Forget the Essentials

Keep a small suitcase or bag with essentials you’ll need immediately after moving out, such as toiletries, a few sets of clothes, important documents, and chargers. This prevents the hassle of rummaging through boxes for everyday items.

7. Clean Up

Many colleges conduct room inspections after move-out. Avoid fines by cleaning your room, defrosting the fridge, and removing all trash. Leaving your space in good condition is also a courteous gesture for the next occupant.

8. Store What You Can’t Take

For items you won’t need over the summer but will use again, consider a storage solution. Hauling everything back home, especially for out-of-state or international students, is impractical and costly.

This is where we come into play. Our air-conditioned storage units offer a perfect solution for your summer storage needs. Here’s how we can help:

  • AC Storage Units: Our AC units maintain a constant temperature, protecting your belongings from extreme heat, humidity, and potential damage.
  • Flexible Plans: We offer various storage unit sizes and flexible leasing options to accommodate your specific needs, whether you’re storing a few boxes or an entire apartment’s worth of furniture.
  • Convenient Location: Located near campus, our storage facility is easily accessible, making the move-in and move-out process as smooth as possible.
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As you navigate the chaos of college move-out season, remember that a little planning goes a long way. By following these tips and taking advantage of our AC storage units, you can make this transition a breeze. Secure your spot today and enjoy a stress-free summer knowing your belongings are in good hands.

As the academic year ends, moving out can seem overwhelming. But, it doesn’t have to be a headache. Start packing early, make a checklist, declutter, document any damage, coordinate with your roommates, pack an essentials bag, clean up, and consider storage for items you can’t take with you. Our AC storage units are here to help, offering AC storage units, flexible plans, and a convenient location. By following these practical tips and making the most of our storage solutions, you can tackle moving out with less stress. Plan ahead, pack smart, and look forward to a hassle-free summer, knowing your stuff is safe with us.

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