6 Tips for Moving Your Child to University this Autumn

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6 Tips for Moving Your Child to University this Autumn

Summer is almost over and that means your child will be getting ready to move back into university dorms or nearby campus housing. Your child may have worked hard all summer long at an internship or full-time job setting money aside for the upcoming school year.

Depending on whether this is your child’s first year at university or a subsequent year, they will have different things they will want to take with them. New students fall into one of two categories. They either want to take more items with them than what will feasibly fit into a dorm room or take too few and not have everything they need for the school year.

Returning students tend to have a better idea of how much they want to take and their “must-have” essentials. To help your child into university dorms or campus housing, here are six great tips you will want to use.


1. Have your child sort through what they want to take. It is easy for young adults to want to pack up their entire bedroom, especially if it is their first time away from home. Help them decide what they need to take and what items can stay at home.

2. Hire a professional moving company. The easiest way to move your child into the dorms or campus housing is by hiring a professional mover. While your child’s items are transported on the moving truck, you can spend quality time together as you drive them to their university home. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about throwing out your back while hauling boxes, bedding, and other heavy items.

3. Obtain moving boxes and supplies from your moving company. Your moving company can supply your child with all the boxes and packing supplies they need to pack for their upcoming move.

4. Avoidthe move-in day rush. Talk to the university or landlord of campus housing to see if your child can move in a few days before the actual start of the semester. Moving in earlier will help avoid the move-in day rush when everyone else will be moving in.

5. Don’t forget to schedule utility service connection services. While some universities include electricity and water, your child may still need to arrange to have cable and internet service turned on. Verify with the school what utilities are not part of their monthly housing costs.

6. Plan some last-minute summertime fun with your child. Make sure to spend some time having fun with your child before they head off to university. You could plan a camping trip, pool party or weekend beach outing.


By taking the time to help your child prepare and plan for their upcoming move into university dorms or other campus housing, they will have one less thing to worry about when it is time for school to start.

Please feel free to contact Sueland Moving & Storage Inc. to schedule your child’s move and obtain moving boxes and supplies by calling 416-747-9889 today!

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