6 Moving Tips For College Freshmen

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Between tuition costs, doing well at school and decreasing job opportunities for graduates, college-bound students have enough to focus on without having to stress about moving their belongings from home to college.

Luckily, the experts at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Murfreesboro have provided easy-to-follow tips to simplify the move to college:

* Use the right supplies – it’s worth the small investment. Don’t make the mistake of using grocery store boxes, garbage bags or laundry baskets. Boxes that once stored food items often carry bugs, and garbage bags and laundry baskets are not dependable. Instead, buy moving boxes and use packing tape. Sturdy boxes can easily fold up and be stored for the entire school year.

* Pack like items together – moving back to school can be a little overwhelming so the more organized the better. Label boxes clearly – there’s not a lot of room in campus housing, so organizing boxes can prioritize unpacking without the huge mess.

* Pack smart – don’t make the mistake of overstuffing boxes. Too many items can cause the box to collapse and it may be impossible to lift. Just remember: the heavier the object, the smaller the box.

* Try to use original packaging for large electronics – a new computer, TV, mini-fridge and microwave all come with packaging to keep them secure and protected. It’s much more likely that these items will arrive unharmed if they remain in the manufacturers packaging.

“Transitioning to college should be an exciting time in a student’s life, but it can be overwhelming,” said Nick Roerig, Franchisee of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Murfreesboro. “A successful and stress-free move starts with proper planning. Through simple preparation, students can make life easier as they head to school and be ready to cheer on the Blue Raiders!”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are more than 280 national locations and 1,800 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 311 locations and 1,900 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than five million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 36 consecutive months of record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit www.twomenandatruckfranchising.com.

For more information, call the Murfreesboro TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at 615.595.5929 or visit twomenbrentwood-franklin.com.

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