Well it's the end of the school year once again and you either have to move out of the dorms or a house. It can be a huge hassle. Here are a few tips to make your life easier...for packing and moving that is.
1.) Sort through all your clothes and decide if you can get rid of any. You can always donate them to the Salvation Army or go to your local Pluto's Closet and get money for your gently used clothing. Extra money is always good for college students and you'll have less to unpack when you move home or to the next house.
2.) Ask around for boxes. There are a lot of places on campus that have deliveries and then just toss their boxes. They would be more than happy to give a couple to you to help in packing.
3.) Be organized. Don't start throwing things in a box. You will be absolutely miserable when unpacking. Put your desk stuff in one box, bedding in another, etc.
4.) Label your boxes! This just makes life easier if you put things into storage.
For those who have houses...
5.) If you have extra furniture ask around and see if anyone wants to buy it off you. Again, a little extra money is always great. If you don't find anyone, the Salvation Army will actually pick up certain pieces of furniture if it is in good condition for free. You can also put everything up on craigslist.
6.) Look to see if you school offers a Green Leaving day, where you can donate your appliances and clothing to other students. Oswego has an entire week dedicated to this for both campus residents and off-campus students.
7.) Make sure you an your housemates discuss who's taking what. You don't want to get stuck with a bunch off furniture that you have to take care off. It can me expensive and exhausting.
8.) Time for cleaning. Go through the entire house and clean well so you get that security deposit back. Some landlords can be sticklers about giving you your money back. Do everything right and they have no choice!
Good luck with the move!