You’ve made it through another year of school- congrats! You’ve used your expert procrastination skills and waited until the very last minute to start packing up your dorm room for the summer break. Uh oh- how did you fit all this stuff in here? Well don’t worry- our movers in Phoenix, AZ have some tips to help you pack your dorm room up in one day.
Don’t try to fit everything into the one suitcase you have because it will not fit. Use what you have in your dorm room creatively. Don’t spend unnecessary money on packing products when you have what you need already. Laundry bags, trash bags, storage bins, etc. can all be used to pack up your belongings.
First things first- clean your dorm room. Give away things you don’t want or need, give all the clothes you borrowed from your roommate or neighbor back and throw away your trash. This will clear a lot of the clutter from your room and help you focus on what needs packing up.
Organize your belongings. Roll, don’t fold, your clean clothes and put them in your suitcase. Do not take your clothing off the hanger. Wrap a trash bag or some similar packing products around about 6 hangers of clothes for easy moving from your dorm to your summer closet. Use your laundry bag or hamper for your dirty clothes and sheets/comforter – you can bring them home and have Mom do your laundry as a welcome home present! Shoes can go in trash bags or bins you used for organizing space.
Use your shower caddy to pack your toiletries and re-organize all your storage containers to fit as many items as possible. Then tape closed the drawers so you can move them as is- no further packing required.
If you have a lot of bags (backpacks, purses, gym bag, etc.) use that space to pack decorations, electronics and any other miscellaneous items in your room.
Make a quick trip to the campus bookstore and sell back the books you do not need anymore. No need to pack those heavy bulky books.
Finally, make sure anything that is freestanding like lamps, glasses, plates, etc. are wrapped in the right packing products, like bubble wrap, newspaper or packing paper. Do one last sweep around the room to make sure you have everything, vacuum the floor to make your RA happy and say goodbye!