How To Pack Your College Dorm Room During Finals Week

Use Collegeboxes to help pack your dorm during finals week.

If you’re stressing about finals week, you’re not alone. The end of the semester is a challenging period for most college students, given the last-minute studying, final projects and assignments, and of course, the exams themselves that lurk ahead. To make matters more interesting, finals week is usually right before the dorms close for the summer, meaning it’s also time to start packing up your dorm room items and getting ready to move.

Students and parents often wonder how they’re supposed to manage packing on top of cramming for finals and getting plenty of rest. The good news is, there are a variety of things you can do to ensure your success as you wrap up the semester. And when things get a little too overwhelming, Collegeboxes is here to make college moving easier. To get you started, here are some tips for packing your dorm room and getting ready for college move out day during finals week.

Manage Your Time Wisely

Although you’re nearing the finish line, it’s still important to manage your time wisely as you end the school year. That means giving plenty of time for last minute studying and final projects and avoiding falling off task. It might help to create a schedule that divides your remaining time evenly between courses, whether that’s for studying or working on final projects. A schedule also allows you to plan breaks and recognize when you have time to pack a few items. No matter how you use your remaining time in your dorm, sticking to a schedule will help make sure that time is spent being productive.

Prioritize Dorm Room Essentials

Before you start packing, prioritize your belongings by need. For example, dorm room decorations, winter clothing, and other items you know you won’t need during finals week can be packed first. Whereas toiletries, linens and a few sets of clothing should stay unpacked until the final couple of days. Prioritizing by need allows you to start packing weeks in advance in some cases. Then, when it’s time to finish packing during your final few days in your dorm, your workload will be much lighter. Check out these packing dos and don’ts for more tips on packing your dorm room items.

Take Inventory of Dorm Items

You may assume you don’t have a lot to pack because you didn’t bring much with you when you moved in. But you would be surprised how much you accumulate over the course of 10 months. To avoid being overwhelmed on move out day, make a quick an inventory of what’s in your dorm room. For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are returning to the dorms next fall, your inventory should include whether each item is going into storage over the summer or you’re taking it home with you. Doing this ahead of time may seem like a chore, but it will help you save time when you do begin packing for move out day, which frees up time for other tasks (like studying!)

Enlist College Moving Experts

Sometimes it’s best to leave some things to the professionals. When it comes to college moving, shipping and summer storage, there’s no one better equipped to help you move out of your dorm room than Collegeboxes. Whether you’re shipping everything home for the summer, placing it all in storage, or something in between, Collegeboxes has the resources and services to help you move out of your residence hall in the most convenient manner possible. Here are some of the ways that Collegeboxes can help you pack your dorm room while managing your final exam schedule.

We Bring Boxes to You

You may be wondering when you’ll have time to pick up the packing supplies you need with finals looming. Good news: Collegeboxes delivers a packing Supply Kit right to your door if you need it. Each kit comes with five boxes and other essential packing supplies to get you started. Students are welcome to use more boxes/supplies than what’s included in the kit.

Free Pick Up at Your Door

There are plenty of less-than-appealing ways students move home for the summer, like going through the post office, loading up the parents’ car, driving a moving truck cross country, and more. You can avoid these avenues entirely by utilizing Collegeboxes’ “at your door” free pickup. Keep your final exam schedule open and allow our professional college movers to do the work.

We Store or Ship Your Items

After your items are packed, we’ll pick up your boxes from your dorm room and ship your items wherever you need them, like a nearby storage unit. As a division of U-Haul®, Collegeboxes has access to U-Haul’s network of secure, climate-controlled self-storage facilities. You can ship some items home and have Collegeboxes store some locally too.

You’re In Control

It’s no secret finals week is hectic. Even more reason to trust Collegeboxes to manage your college move every step of the way. When you sign up for Collegeboxes, you decide a pickup date for your items and the services you need, we’ll do the rest. It’s an effortless way to move home for summer on your schedule and give yourself less to worry about (and more time to study for finals).

We Call in Advance

The last thing you need while you prep for your final exams is an unwanted surprise. When you sign up for Collegeboxes, not only do you schedule your pickup day and time, but our expert college movers will call in advance to confirm you’re ready for pickup. It’s another way Collegeboxes allows you to stick to your schedule while our movers work around your needs.

Make College Moving Easier

No matter the time of year, or whether you’re moving out of or into the dorms, Collegeboxes has the resources and ability to make your college moving experience easier. With available services like Ship to School, Summer Storage, and Direct Shipping, there are plenty of ways Collegeboxes can help the average college student get where they need to be. Sign up for Collegeboxes today.

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