College may be one of the greatest times of your life and for that, every moment must be savored. It’s about being away from parents for the first time, sleepless nights, falling in love with that heartthrob from class, and the obligatory end of year move. While moving is not something we’d like to imagine as very “savory,” it’s nevertheless a vital part of the college experience. To help you steer clear of that looming cloud of stress, here are some tips you can employ in advance for turning your move into a more enjoyable experience.

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  1. Book Houston Mini Storage: Two weeks before your move, begin looking into your storage rental options. Take an inventory of the items you’ll be moving to determine the size unit you’ll need. Chances are you’ll be needing anywhere from a 5’ x 7.5’ to a 10’ x 10’ unit for your particular type of move.
  2. Organize Boxes: Boxes can be organized in a number of ways, from color coding, numbering or naming. Start by packing items that belong in categories that will require less usage in the weeks before the move.  This could be anything from books to plates and mugs. Getting it done earlier means less work in the future. Plus, it could be a great excuse to break away from studying for finals.
  3. Be Mindful of Groceries: In a waste conscious world, it’s important to keep tabs on your refrigerator in the two weeks leading up to your move. Take a good look at the food you have on hand and buy groceries accordingly. The less food you have at move time, the less food you’ll have to waste.
  4. Buy Supplies: Nothing will interrupt moving day like a last minute trip to get tape or another box. Be sure to get all the supplies you need in advance, including rope, tape, bags, and boxes for packing and tying things down.
  5. Acommodate Your Helpers: If you’re going to need an extra hand, be considerate and make plans with someone in advance so they can block off time in their schedule to help you. Keep in mind that this is no easy task, so be sure to thank them with beer, food and even first dibs on any items that you’re going to want to get rid of.

Your college years are supposed to be some of the best, so why not make your move another memory you can look back on. Years later, you’ll be thinking “wow, that was the easiest move I’ve ever done.”

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