Moving Back to College: Tips from Long Distance Movers

Posted on: August 8, 2019 | by: Advantage Moving & Stroage August 8, 2019

Make moving back to college a breeze with this guide from professional long distance movers Advantage

It is August which means it is almost back to school time! For college students living at home, that means you will be moving back to your campus come this fall. Of course, as with any move, moving back to college after spending a summer at home with your parents can be stressful. For many college students, they will be getting their first off-campus apartment and finally be free of the dorms. Advantage Moving and Storage is here to help returning college students make the move back to school as stress-free as possible. Read on to hear some tips from professional long distance movers about moving back to college.


One thing about moving into your first apartment is that you will likely not be able to take all your stuff from your parent’s house. We get it, you may really want to bring your boxes of old Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards, but do you really need those at college? That’s why the first thing you should do is go through all of your stuff and organize what you want to take and what you want to leave. As a general rule of thumb, pack the necessities first before packing any fun non-essentials.

Save some $$$

Moving is associated with a bunch of hidden costs, from buying new furniture to hiring a team of long distance movers. The best option instead of buying new sets of things is to repurpose any old stuff you have. College kids are already strapped for cash so repurposing old things is a good way to save some money. Alternatively, there are a number of marketplace apps and websites where you can find used items for cheap.

Pack an overnight bag

After a long day of moving, the last thing you want to do is go rooting through your boxes to find your toothbrush or deodorant. That is why you should pack an overnight bag with a few days worth of clothes and your toiletries. That way you have everything you need for your first night in your new place.

If you are planning a move back to college, give Advantage professional long distance movers a call at 847-584-3908. We will work with you at every step of the moving process, from initial planning to unpacking.