College Kid Carrying Dorm Items

The time has come to move and you have no idea where to start.  All that you do know is, that everything that you own, including the kitchen sink, has to go to your new place.  You can hire the services of professional packers and movers but there are some things that you need to know and do before the actual move. Maintaining a checklist will be a good idea so that you do not overlook or miss anything.

Categorize Your Belongings

The first thing that you must do is to separate all the items or categorize them.  A few categories are:

  • The most expensive ones like laptops and televisions
  • The important items like your passport, address proof documents and certificates
  • The heavy ones which will include refrigerators and washing machines
  • The fragile ones which include your dinnerware and glassware
  • And the non-breakable ones like your pots and pans.

There are some things that you can pack in your suitcase and that can include your most important documents and your valuables.  You can keep them with you so that you can keep your eye on them and that way track them easily. They will also be the first items that you unpack.  You can also simplify your packing by carrying certain things like your laptop with you so that your work does not get disrupted.

Uninstalling Equipment

Check and double check all your equipment and connecting cables as well as accessories.  Find out whether you may need permission to install your dish or internet connection from your new landlord.  Check the new house whether it has all the necessary outlets and sockets for your cables.  You can also decide before hand where you want to install them which will help you to organize the move systematically.  That will save a lot of work when the move actually takes place.  In case the equipment like your dish needs a professional to uninstall and reinstall, get in touch with them immediately.

Hiring Movers

After you have done that the next step is to find good movers so that you can sit back and relax.  The movers will now take care of everything as they will know how to pack the different kinds of items.  They will pack the bedroom items, kitchen appliances, decorative items, furniture and electronics separately so that there will be no confusion while unpacking.  Moreover they will take extra care for delicate equipment and fragile items so that there will be no damage during the move.  They will also provide special packaging materials specially designed for various items.  This will save your valuables from dust, humidity and breakages.

Leave a Forwarding Address Behind

This may seem obvious but it has to be mentioned as it is a vital part of moving.  You may not have remembered to inform everybody, especially your various service providers about your move. So be sure to leave it with your neighbors, the local post office and even your ex-colleagues.  This way you leave nothing to chance and you will get all your contacts, letters and bills.


A little common sense will go a long way to making life simple and easy.  Keep the above points handy and even if you have to move way across the globe, it will be a piece of cake.

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