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How to Move to College

July 26th, 2012 - 3:11 PM

Whether you’re moving into the dorm or off-campus housing, you need to know how to move to college! You’ve got a lot of stuff, and if you’re going to college in another state, it might be hard to get everything into your car or suitcase. With U-Pack, you’ll spend more time being a college kid and less time stressing about getting your stuff to your new place. Get a free moving quote now!

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How to Pack for College: a College Packing List

May 10th, 2012 - 2:30 PM

How to Pack for College:  a College Packing List
On average, dorm rooms are around 12’ x 19’.  Split that space by two people and you don’t have much room for extra stuff. In most cases that means leaving things behind, and if you’re like me, choosing between the things you’ll bring with you and the things you’ll keep at home isn’t easy.  

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The U-Pack® College Packing List

September 12th, 2011 - 2:37 PM

You're sitting in the lavish, spacious bedroom of your parents' home— complete with private bath and walk-in closet.  You have a garage full of sports equipment, bikes, and plenty of storage space throughout.  Suddenly you realize your new dorm is about the same size as said closet (and you have to share it with a roommate)! 

There will be no storage space.  There will barely be enough room to sleep and study.  What are you going to do without your 52" flat screen, the linen closet full of stuffed animals, and the Bowflex?  Welcome to college, baby!  It's called "roughing it."  Below is a list of essentials.  (You probably won't have room for much else.)

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Campus Moving - The Hassle-Free Guide to Changing Dorms

August 31st, 2011 - 9:29 AM

So you haven't quite transitioned into the "real world" where life is supposed to get harder?  Living under university policy is no cake walk either, is it?  At any given moment your roommate can change.  You can get kicked out by a "maintenance order".  Maybe you suddenly realize you absolutely hate living with your best friend from high school, and another campus moving day is going to collide with midterms!  At virtually every stopping point in the school year, you risk being re-assigned to a completely different campus high-rise for countless unexplainable reasons. 

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Advice on Packing for College

April 18th, 2011 - 1:13 PM

Packing for College? U-Pack can help!
Packing for college can be a difficult task— after all, there are lots of things to consider!  Most students struggle with going from a decent-sized room of their own to having to share a really small room with a roommate. Of course, that means you won't have space to bring everything. Try following these seven easy steps to make packing for college a little easier.

Things to remember when packing for college:

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Moving to College Part III

By Michael
August 15th, 2008 - 7:53 AM

Before moving to college, make a site map for your college life. You know, like website site maps that break down where everything is. College life basically breaks down like this: reading, researching, eating, drinking, washing (yourself and your clothes), entertaining (yourself and your friends), and sleeping.

Think about each topic and the stuff you'll need to make your college life productive and enjoyable.

Reading: You'll be doing that a lot with books that cost a lot of money, but that's a topic for another time. You'll need reading lamps and someplace to read, besides in bed.

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Moving to College Part II

By Michael
August 12th, 2008 - 8:49 AM

Student moving is a lot different than regular moving. After college, you will find yourself on many occasions saying things like, "Hey, man, will you help me move?" Your friends will say, "Sure, bro." Then you'll all share beer and pizza. And if you're unfortunate enough to own a pickup, then you'll be involved in helping virtually all of your friends move at one time or another. But all that happens after college (especially the beer drinking, right? After all, you're not legal age yet.)