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Posted on: January 7, 2020 |
Moving to Columbus: Storage Tips and Tricks
Whether you are a local looking for a new apartment, or coming from out of town, Columbus, OH has many apartment options. Small apartments are big for younger people looking to move. If this is the case, you will probably find yourself trying to figure out what you can fit and what you can’t. Having a storage unit is a great idea to free up space and make your life a lot more organized. Here are some tips and tricks to consider when moving and using a storage unit for your transition.
What You Need to Start Your Move
Before moving, you need to know what you need and what you don’t need. To start, make sure you have boxes/plastic containers, tape and a marker. As you load up your belongings in boxes, make sure you keep them organized in a way you will remember in the future. Additionally, label the outside of the box with a list of what’s inside. For the more valuable items, make sure you bubble wrap to secure them in the box or plastic container. Check out the packing and moving supplies Tri-Village has onsite to help you pack and move.
What You Need vs What You Don’t Need
Moving and packing is stressful, and the less you have the better! Start big, do you need the extra-large couch and chair for your new place? If not, recycle it to the respectful place or donate it. Same goes with your smaller items like clothing, pictures, kitchen appliances and more. Items like this can easily be donated if you are not looking to move into your new place with them. Also make sure you know what is and what is not allowed in your new apartment building.
Schedule Everything Accordingly
Students are busy with school, projects and work. When moving to Columbus, schedule your move for when you have enough time. Also take seasons into account. It will most likely be harder and could take longer in the winter when snow is on the ground compared to summer when driving and walking conditions are safer. Another idea to consider is to move during the weekend. It may not sound ideal, but you can get more done when you know you have the full day free and there may be less traffic you have to deal with.
Ask for Help
Lastly, moving is a lot and can take a lot of out you. To make it easier, ask your friends and family for help. The more the better! Having your friends help load you truck, storage unit and apartment can save you time and money. If you are unable to find any available friends or family members to help, you may find a professional moving company to help assist you. All these tips and tricks can help you have an easier move!