With the spring semester beginning on Monday, January 8 here are some move-in day tips to help you breathe a sigh of relief this weekend.
Find or bring a moving cart.
Packing multiple items in a cart will help make the move-in process faster. Plan ahead and bring your own or be sure to grab a cart when you spot one.
Find out when the residence halls open and plan on arriving close to that time. Avoid traffic and get a good parking spot by beating the crowds and the last-minute rush.
Move-in day is exciting, but it can be taxing. Make sure you keep your energy up and spirits high with your favorite snacks and drinks. Bring a few extras for your roommate(s) to make a good first impression.
Pack your clothes on hangers.
Make the process from the car to the closet a lot easier and pack clothes on hangers. Finish off the process by placing your clothes in a garment bag or try tying a bag around them with the hanger coming out of the opening to keep them organized and clean.
Bring an overnight bag.
Pack a bag with all of your essentials since they won’t be easily accessible. You’ll be able to start Day 2 without unnecessary hassle.
Pack your bins beforehand.
Before leaving home pack and label storage bins for an easier move-in. You’ll know exactly where everything goes and won’t have to spend time organizing items once you get to your final destination.
Bring a toolkit.
Keep a toolkit handy. You might need to hang room decor or tighten loose screws.
Pack cleaning supplies on top.
Make sure you pack cleaning supplies where they are easily accessible. You’ll have to clean and wipe everything down before moving in your items.
Get to know the area.
Take time to explore the Tallahassee area and find out where the local grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, and parks are. Check out VisitTallahassee.com to get started.
Share photos on social.
Making your residence hall your new home is no easy feat. Share photos of your accomplishment and the process with us using #iLoveFAMU.