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It is actually hard to believe that it is already time to consider moving my daughter back to college. I feel like summer barely started and we just got her unpacked and now it’s time to pack up and move her back out again. Many college students choose to live off campus into an apartment, and she is following suit. It’s off-campus housing for her! Moving into a college dorm is so different because she was with a provided desk, bed, and dresser.
No one had to move anything except small refrigerators, throw carpets, etc. However, the apartments come completely unfurnished. We are preparing her for a completely different type of move. I should say let the back-breaking agonizing pain of moving in begin.
There’s simply not enough pain reliever in the world for a day of college-moving. I have some definite inside secrets to make this move into a college apartment as easy as possible. Lavishly live life out loud and use my tips for moving your college student into apartments easier and effortless. #CORTatCollege
Tips To Make Moving Your College Student Into an Apartment Easier
Dump and Feel Divine
Now is your chance to clean up the mess that has accrued since your darling has arrived home in April. Ready to feel good about cleaning up space? First things first, take a conscious look at all the items they have packed and unpacked.
Filter through all of the garbage and that is all I can call it. Have a trash bag ready and waiting and do not hesitate to toss stuff out! Get rid of the open snacks that they did not eat there probably stale. Also, take stock of what they will need in other words whatever needs to be replenished. (1/2 drank water, etc).
Bedding is always an issue. The kids pack up their stuff from the rooms and never consider washing the comforters, or the pillows. They sleep in their beds up to the last day of classes and then rip them off, toss them in a garbage bag and toss to them in the house when they get home.
Totally gross. Make sure you sift through all of it, shake it all out and then set it on a disinfectant load in the washing machine! Wash, dry, fold and put in a large garbage bag to head out with your child!
As alluded to before, you will need to do a minimalistic bit of shopping, but definitely, do this before you get to the school. You do not want to be stuck at the local grocery store with everyone else grabbing what you forgot and a ton of other add-ons.
This costs time and loses the great parking space you got when you arrived early to unpack. (so twisted I know!). In most cases, a move into apartment usually means they will be rooming it with at least one other person, often up to 4. Bearing that in mind you do not need to purchase every last thing in the warehouse club.
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I highly suggest lots of bottled water, microwave popcorn, and bagged snacks that are portion controlled. Not so much for the portioning but for the fact that they are very portable as well as easily tossed into backpacks. Remember your student is on the fly 24 seven!
Don’t forget to grab energy bars, and a few energy drinks. Coffee pods for their midnight brews (we all know they sleep through their mornings!). Purchasing these consumables ahead, take stress off the day of the move and they store well!
There is nothing like the awful stench of dirty dishes in a small apartment. I highly suggest purchasing paper where is in bulk. Paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins are all college students best friend especially those living in an apartment off campus.
Don’t break your back this year there’s no reason to. In fact, my number one tip to share with all of you is how to make moving into a college apartment, apartment after you’ve graduated, or any other temporary living quarters so much easier!
CORT Furniture Rental
CORT furniture rental takes the backbreaking work and makes it painless. In fact, there are CORT Student Packages for college students that start at only $99 a month. No truck rental, no begging people to move you in, and no lost work days to get your student their bed, dresser, or a couch.
You choose the length of your rental (months) and then the package you want. CORT Furniture Rental does the rest. CORT delivers and sets it all up. They build it for you, your hardest job is lifting your fingers on the keyboard!
No heavy lifting, and the best part no storage! Let’s face facts, nobody wants to go barter their life away with uncle Joe to borrow his truck or to go to their friends house and beg to use the truck. You don’t want to go to a truck rental place and, unload your house, and then have to haul it all the way into an apartment and struggle to find parking etc. CORT makes it easy!
Who is CORT Ideal For?
CORT is perfect for both individuals facing life’s transitions and companies looking to make changes to their workplace. Further, consider this for college students transitioning into an apartment that live very far away from their homes.
Or for those students who have no way to get their home items to the college dorm. There are plenty of students that do not have family or friends to help them move or they have no means to do such.
CORT Furniture Rental is also perfect for all of those college students graduating into their first apartment,. Or for those college students graduating that have big dreams of owning their own office but can’t afford to furnish it. The options are endless, and there’s no lifting or putting anything together. CORT furniture rental handles it all!
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Join me, and all of my Twitter besties in the Twittosphere! You may be totally familiar with CORT Furniture Rental or you may have a child moving into a college apartment. No matter which side of the spectrum you fall on join me on Wednesday, July 25 at 2 PM Eastern time at 1 PM central time.
Check out the Twitter Party Rules ! THERE WILL BE 5 PRIZES of $100 Each (gift card) given away during this hour, that’s enough to kick-start your moving fund! Here are all the details. Make sure to RSVP Below as well to be eligible to win one of these 5 $100 Gift Cards. If you did not register, you are not eligible to win!
#CORTatCollege Twitter Party
•Dates: 07/25/2018 •Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST •Host/CoHost: @DanaVento @MomSpark •Prizes: (5) $100 Visa Gift Cards •Hashtag: #CORTatCollege •Must attend party & RSVP to be eligible to win! RSVP HERE!