It’s mid- July and if you aren’t taking summer classes, you most likely have a month and half or less to buy dorm essentials, pack, and move away to college. That’s a little taunting, especially for those of you attending college out-of-state. What weather changes should you expect? Can you take everything you own with you to school? (The answer to that one would be a big no.) It’s not easy to pack for college, but it’s also not impossible. Follow this how-to and what-to pack list for a stress-free move.
File dividers and file folders
This is not high school anymore; there are no lockers to keep your old tests and loose papers. Invest in a pack of 4 or 5 file folders to put in a drawer in your dorm. Keep it organized by naming each file folder by class or activity.
The reality of moving has set in and you are quite excited about your new place but there’s still some dread looming over your head; packing. The idea of putting every single item that you own into hundreds of boxes seems impossible. It will simply take too much time and you don’t have a lot of time to spare, you may think. These 8 easily identifiable organization hacks will make not only the packing process, but also the unpacking process easier.
1. Set aside the basics first
Before the packing process begins, set aside a box of necessary everyday items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, a couple outfits, bath towels, toilet paper, sheets, etc. This way, you won’t be scrambling through neatly packed boxes to find a single roll of toilet paper.
There are few things that are more of a hassle than moving. Not only do you have to decide what you’re going to keep and how you’re going to dispose of what you don’t, you face the unenviable (some would say dreadful) prospect of having to pack. And a key component of packing is having something in which to pack things. Fear not, help is near. (more…)
There’s no doubt that home improvement is the best way to maintain or increase the value of your property while enhancing livability and the enjoyment you get out of it. Though a rewarding and fruitful endeavor, it can also prove stressful and physically demanding — as preserving your household items during the process can be as taxing as moving to a new house altogether. Nonetheless, whether your improvements involve a large scale remodel, or a simple addition or extension to one specific area of the house, careful preservation and relocation of household items is critical to returning your home life back to normal once the renovations have been completed.
Relocation and storage will invariably take a toll on your valuable belongings, so the goal (more…)
Human perception is an amazing tool. That is why we are often quick to judge an individual by what he or she is wearing or a book by its cliche cover.
The same perception can make or break a deal when trying to sell a house. People viewing your house love to see what is in your closet, medicine cabinet and even your underwear drawer. As much as they love to look through your personal items, a few fingerprints on a window or dribble of toothpaste in a sink can negatively sway a buyer’s opinion.
Let’s take a look at a few numbers: (more…)
Moving is going to be very stressful no matter how well you prepare. However, you can start preparing sooner than you may think. We’ve compiled an action list starting at 8 weeks out from your move date. Hopefully it helps make your move a bit easier. (more…)