Moving back from college – NYC edition

Moving Tips NYC - April 16, 2021

Are you moving back from college soon, but you don’t know how to handle the relocation? Does the whole process seem like too much, and you’re not even sure what to do with all of the moving supplies after you get back? Don’t worry – moving back from college doesn’t have to be stressful. Not moving for a long time sometimes makes us forget how complicated that process is. That’s why Capital City Bins will help you with the whole process from the beginning to the end. Are you ready to leave your student years behind and step into the world of adulthood? If yes – keep on reading and make you’re moving back experience as smooth as possible! 

Declutter before moving back from college

Step number one to moving back from college is leaving all that you don’t need behind. If you bring all of your unnecessary stuff, you’ll need to get much more packing materials than you’d need if you ditched all the items that you don’t need anymore. You can sell unnecessary items online or go around the dorms and ask some of the people if they still need some of those items. The more items you bring back, the more packing materials you’ll need and more people will need to be involved in the relocation.

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Don’t skip decluttering – it’s a crucial part of the process which will lessen your moving costs.

The packing will take longer, as well as the relocation itself. Decluttering seems like a small step, but the reality is that it not only lessens your overall waste, the packing and relocation time, it also lessens your packing and moving costs. This is especially true for the big and bulky items that movers usually charge most for. If you decide to leave them behind, you’ll definitely affect your moving quote significantly. 

Get the high-quality packing materials

The quality of packing materials is extremely important for any type of relocation. Be it long-distance or a simple short-distance move, the quality of the packing material affects the safety of the items that are being transported. It’s logical that you should aim to get quality materials and thus ensure the best possible protection for all of your items. You can get the materials at the DIY store, or order them online. But keep in mind this – you can also rent the packing materials from movers.

When you do this, you don’t have to worry about what you’ll do with all of the items after the relocation. There won’t be a pile of materials that stands in the hallway for months. By renting the packing materials, you not only don’t have to transport the materials to your place, but you also don’t have to transport them away from it. The best aspect of renting materials is that you’ll need to unpack as soon as you can. This will prevent prolonging the unpacking process and in the end, procrastinating way too much. 

packing materials
Get high-quality packing materials to ensure the safety of your items!

What packing materials should I get when moving back from college?

After you decide where you’ll get your packing materials, it’s time for action. You’ll need to procure various types of packing materials, all while paying attention to what materials suit your items. Let’s see which packing materials you’ll need when moving back from college: 

  • Moving boxes – You can get plastic moving containers or simple cardboard boxes. Both of those options are convenient, they just aren’t both suitable for every situation. Simply, use the plastic containers when you want their content to be well protected from moisture and mechanical damage. Cardboard boxes are better for light items that aren’t easily damaged. 
  • Packing paper
  • Packing peanuts 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Glassine – Place glassine on all of the surfaces that you want to protect from scratching. 
  • Adhesive tape 
  • Scissors, knife 
  • Plastic wrap – The plastic wrap will protect your items if you end up moving while it’s raining. 

Get to packing!

The packing itself is easy when you have the right packing materials. For your clothes, get the bigger boxes where you can fit more items. For heavy items, the smaller boxes will be needed. If you’re not sure if you will overload your cardboard boxes, ask the moving company that you’re renting the packing materials from what weight do those materials handle. Moreover, if you think that you won’t be able to handle all of the heavy lifting yourself, don’t forget to look for help! 

Ask your friends to help you. If you have roommates, they will most certainly be glad to help you with this tiresome process. You’ll need all hands on deck, so make sure you notify everyone a few days in advance. 

Family can be helpful as well! Not only can they bring you the quality packing materials in case you need a bigger car, or if you don’t have the car at all, then they’ll definitely be able to help you a lot. Ask them for help a few weeks in advance, simply because yours and their schedule differ greatly. 

Hire professional movers to help you with relocation. The professionals can take care of everything from you, and also provide the packing materials you’ll definitely need! 

Moving back from college
Moving back from college is easier with the help of friends!

Do you need help when moving?

There are several parts of the relocation process that can be quite tiresome, but none of them quite compare to the packing process. City Capital Bins will help you make the packing process as easy as possible, and your moving back from college won’t look as daunting anymore! We can offer you various types of services and packing materials, storage bins, and moving supplies. When you get help from the professionals, you can rest assured that you’ll have peace of mind and be able to concentrate on more pressing matters. Are you ready for moving back from college and step into the shoes of a real, accomplished adult? To start the new chapter of your life on the right foot, get the free quote or give us a call. We’ll gladly show you why we should be the ones to help you have a seamless transition into your new home! 

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