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Moving Vans for Students, Relocating To a Dormitory

Moving Vans for Students, Relocating To a DormitoryMoving away to college for the first time can be very stressful. There are countless obstacles that you will face in your new environment; between your new academic challenges, making new friends and living without the safety net of your parents, adjusting to college is not easy. Nevertheless, before you face all of these new adventures you will need to conquer one of the biggest ordeals of going away to college: moving all of your stuff. Thankfully, there are a whole host of options to make your move as stress-free as possible.

The cheapest, and most convenient way to move your belongings to college is renting a moving van. Although you could attempt to use your car, most people will find the limited trunk space too cumbersome to deal with. Renting a moving van will allow you to bring all of your possessions to your new living space in one trip – saving you valuable time. If you live near your college, renting a moving van might be your best bet; your rental costs will be less than if you were driving across country and the added space will make moving into your new college space a speedy job.

Student enrollment into college has increased every year, and the market for moving van rentals has increased in kind. If a student is considering moving into a dormitory and needs to rent a van, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

First, try to find a rental company that offers one-way moving. This feature is critically important for those students that are going to school in another state, or whose school is a long distance from their home. One-way rentals can save your family a lot of time and aggravation, as they will not be responsible for driving the van back to its point of origin.

Second, a student who is moving can save a lot of time by packing up their belongings before you rent the van. If you pack ahead of time, you will know exactly what size truck or van to rent, saving you the embarrassment of renting a van that is too small, or way too large, for your needs. In addition, since most van rental stores charge by the hour, packing ahead of time you will cut down on the amount of time you will need the van, saving you money.

Clearly, knowing how long your drive will take can help you budget the amount of money you will need for moving. A good tip is to use a trip planner such as Google Maps to help you estimate how long you will need to rent your van. Be sure to factor in the time it will take to load and unload your belongings.

With careful planning and good time management, you can save money on your move while also decreasing the anxiety.

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