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6 Tips for College Students Moving to Utah

6 Tips for College Students Moving to Utah

You’ve worked hard to complete high school and you’ve been accepted to college, but the adventure has just begun.  Now you are moving to Utah for college and there’s a long list of tasks to complete. Besides choosing classes and transferring transcripts and other important documents, you also have to pack your belongings and move into an apartment or dorm.  Check out these 6 tip for moving to Utah for college.

1. Tour Apartments

Make a list of apartments near your school that match your budget.  Check availability and schedule tours.  Tours will help you view the property and decide if the space is large enough, is private or shared, and give you an idea of what you will need to purchase and what is included in the living space.  

2. Sort Through and Pack Items

Begin packing by sorting through items in the home you are moving from.  Decide which items you would like to donate, which items will be kept in storage, and which items you will move to Utah with you.  Label your boxes accordingly, making note of any household items you already have, that you won’t have to purchase when you arrive.  

3. Make a Shopping List

Make a list of household items you need to purchase for your apartment.  These items may include plates and utensils, pans, towels, bedding, pots and pans, lamps, and small furniture.  Take note of the space you have available to you.  Many college students share common areas like kitchens and bathrooms.  You may also be sharing a room with another student.  Consider adding closet organizers, shower baskets, and storage bins to your list.

4. Shop Smart

Begin shopping at thrift stores or look on local Facebook pages.  Search for deals on items you need before buying new.  Local thrift stores and selling pages are great places to look for gently used essentials such as plates, pans, an ironing board, small kitchen appliances, furniture, and rugs.

 

5. Meet Your Roommates

Schedule a day to meet your roommates ahead of time. This will help you feel more comfortable on moving day and gives you all a chance to get to know each other before you move in.  This is a great opportunity to coordinate shopping trips or see what other household essentials your roommates already have, that you do not necessarily need duplicates of such as a toaster or an air fryer.  

6. Pack It In

It’s moving day for you and your roommates! Congratulations!  Make sure you organize help with your move by hiring professional movers.  Start by getting a free estimate from us.  We can help with the large, heavy furniture as well as boxes.  Organize essential items first such as clothing and personal hygiene products.  Make time to hang a few decorations so that your new space feels like home.

Congratulations on your new adventure! We are grateful to be part of it.

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