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Start college with the right move — get organized for a successful school year.

For most incoming college freshmen, a new school year means a new home. Moving into a dormitory for the first time can be a stressful change. However, taking a few painless steps can make the transition to the new “home away from home” go more smoothly.

Moving a child to college for the first time can leave parents and their student physically and emotionally drained if unprepared. It’s easy to get frustrated when faced with packing and condensing belongings to fit in a small room shared by one to three other people. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® offers these tips to make the process easier:

* Start early – don’t wait until the last minute to collect boxes and moving supplies. Start packing non-essential items immediately, such as seasonal clothing. Clearly label all boxes so unpacking is easy.

* Try to condense – go through the new student’s belongings before packing. Reduce the amount of items to move to start the school year clutter-free.

Two Men August Open House* Don’t bring doubles – talk to your roommate so there aren’t two fridges, microwaves or futons.
* Use the right supplies – shop around for competitive prices on supplies. Avoid using old shopping bags, laundry baskets or topless boxes transport belongings. Items can get tossed around in the move and if loose items fall out, people can get hurt. Also, beware of using grocery store boxes – they store food and can carry bugs.
* Pack similar items together – label the boxes so they are easily identified. This will helps the student prioritize unpacking without making a huge mess.
* Don’t over-pack boxes – remember, the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
* Use original packaging for large electronics when possible – the safest way to transport electronics like a computer, TV, mini-fridge or a microwave is to use the original packaging. If it’s not available, wrap the electronics in anti-static bubble wrap. Call a local moving company for advice or assistance.
* Recycle – buying reusable supplies like high-quality containers is good for parents’ wallets and for the environment. Most corrugated cardboard boxes can be easily folded and stored during school year. Plastic storage bins with lids are also a good option. The containers parents buy this year can be reused and recycled throughout their student’s college career.

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 twomenmurfreesboro.com.

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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