College is a fun and exciting time for incoming freshmen, but it could also be exceptionally stressful. In fact, the stress begins even before your very first class – the moment you move into your dormitory. Picture the scene, dozens of students carrying bags and boxes of all sizes, squeezing their way through hallways filled with piles of stuff, fellow students, parents and other movers. It’s a nightmare for many.
Luckily, the whole scenario is largely optional. There are ways to avoid or, if not, lessen the stress of moving into your dormitory. Here are a few useful tips from our experienced movers at Around Town Movers.
Familiarize Yourself With the New Environment
If you can, drive around the town to know where the important places are, such as the grocery store, hardware shop or the local moving company. If this is not possible, use Google Maps to scout out the area. Do this a couple of days before your move-in date. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to worry about the actual move instead of scrambling about looking for these places the moment you need them.
Most colleges will assign an official move-in day for incoming freshmen. Call ahead, and ask if it’s possible to move in earlier. Getting your room and your stuff sorted out way before the crowd frees up some extra time for you to do other activities like decorating your room or buying the needed books.
Get Help From Professional Movers
You can avoid getting stressed out completely by simply contacting your local movers to do the job. Having professionals handle the move for you eliminates all the hassle and anxiety that you might have about your new environment and allows you to focus on more important preparations for this next chapter of your life.
Let our movers at Around Town Movers, your leading provider of moving and storage solutions, help you get settled into your new college dormitory. For a no-obligation, in-home consultation or a free moving quote, give us a call at (703) 291-1000 Mondays to Fridays. You may also fill out our online contact form to contact us after normal business hours. Our services are available in Arlington and Sterling, VA.