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Tips For Moving Into Your New UT Dorm

Summer has only just begun, but it is time to look towards the future because UT move-in day is just around the corner. Moving into student housing is exciting, but also stressful and requires plenty of pre-planning and logistics to make sure all goes smoothly. Here are a few tips to help you plan your big move in August. 

Do your homework

Don’t worry, no pop quizzes here, but before you even begin to plan your move into college housing, you need to do a bit of homework first. Making sure you understand what you can and cannot bring, what is and isn’t provided for you in regards to furniture, who your roommate is and what they are going to be bringing with them, and knowing key dates are all important aspects to know and understand from the very beginning of your moving process.

Start talking with your new roommate(s) and get to know them, their interests, and discuss the overall look and feel you want to achieve in your college dorm. Lay the foundation for a great year and set expectations early on to ensure a smooth transition into shared space life. 

Get Organized

One of the best ways to prepare for your move is to create a master checklist of items you need and indicate who will be responsible for bringing what. Creating a master list will also help reduce the number of items you forget to bring and can save money in the long run by shopping for great deals throughout the summer months. Here are a few items to consider:

  • Bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Pots & Pans
  • Storage Bins
  • Closet Organizers
  • Electronics
  • Furniture

Packing Tips & Tricks

Packing efficiently can help save you time and money during your big move. Here are a few tips and tricks the professionals adhere to:

  • Plan how you will pack. Pack items first that you don’t use often.
  • Use generous amounts of paper inside the box on the top and bottom to provide good cushion.
  • Pack all boxes tightly.
  • Use professional packing tape.

For more advice on how to maximize your packing efforts, or to learn more about our packing services, click here.

Get Help

When all else fails and you need an extra set of hands, give Fox Moving and Storage Knoxville a call to help with your UT dorm/off-campus housing move. Our staff of trained professionals can help with packing, storage, moving, and supplies to help make your move a breeze.

To get a quote and learn more about our services, click here. A member of our team will be in touch to walk you through the next steps.

And, as always, GO VOLS!