3 Tips For Moving From Your Dorm To Your First Apartment


Whether you are still a student but have decided to move into an apartment with roommates, or if you have graduated and are looking for your first apartment, you could be a bit excited and nervous about moving from your dorm to your first apartment. 

1. Rent a Storage Container

First of all, many students find that renting a storage container is a good option when they are moving from the dorms to an apartment. For one thing, you can store your belongings in the storage container at the storage facility for a while if you need to, such as if you are going home for summer break and moving into your apartment in a few months. Then, you will not have to worry about what you are going to do with all of your stuff while you're home for the summer.

Additionally, you can have the storage container dropped off at your dorm building and can then have it moved to your apartment. This will make it much easier for you to move your items from dorm to apartment without having to worry about renting a moving truck.

2. Make a List of Things You Need

You might not have needed many things in your dorm room. Now that you're going to be living in an apartment, however, you might need more furniture, kitchen supplies, and other items. It can be tough to remember all of the things that you need, so consider going through your new apartment and assessing what you should purchase. Then, you can make a list and start looking for all of the things that you might need so that you can turn your new apartment into your home.

3. Look Into Insurance

Even though you might not have had insurance on your "stuff" when you lived in the dorms, you'll probably want to protect your belongings when you live in an apartment. Purchasing renter's insurance is a good way to make sure that your electronics, furniture, clothing and other items are protected if something happens. Plus, depending on the rules of your lease, you might be required to have renter's insurance when you move in.

As you can see, there are a few things that you can do that can help you move from your dorm to your apartment successfully. Follow these tips, and you can help ensure that your big move goes well. For more information, contact your local storage container services.


29 April 2018

Keeping Your Storage Unit Clean

After we moved into a smaller home, we realized that a lot of our stuff would need to be moved into a storage unit. Unfortunately, after we moved things into our storage space, we realized that it was going to be pretty tough to keep clean. To keep our stuff from getting damaged, we decided to go through our unit, organize our things into boxes, and try hard to keep it organized. However, after a series of trials and errors, we were able to figure out a system that worked for us, and our unit is still clean. Check out this blog to learn more about tidying up your storage unit.