Moving tips for the college crowd

Staying organized is key on the big day.
Staying organized is key on the big day.

There’s a lot more to moving into your college dorm than what’s in the boxes. Emotions are running high, families are running rampant and it’s very easy to get lost in the chaos of so many people and their things. Check out these tips to make the day as low stress as possible.

Check out your space.
Get the specifics from your university — is your dorm new or old construction? Is there air conditioning? Find out the size of the room, as well as what furnishings are included. If you’re moving into a house or an apartment, check for damage from previous tenants and alert your landlord. That way, you won’t get charged for another person’s carelessness.

Be resourceful.
Packing materials can be expensive. Don’t pay for them – use old newspapers and plastic grocery bags, or wrap breakable belongings in jeans, towels and sweatshirts that you plan on bringing with you anyway. Double duty packing saves space and protects your fragile items.

Make it quick.
Moving day is hectic – pack your car the day before so you’re ready to go. If possible, move into your new place midweek instead of the weekend when everyone else is moving. If a mid-week move isn’t in the cards, try to arrive on campus as early as the university allows on move-in day – the later you arrive, the harder it will be to park.

Mind the temperature.
Midday temperatures in late summer can be brutal. Pack items that won’t hold up in the heat in boxes to be unloaded first, and label the boxes, “open first.” Things like aerosol sprays, candles and certain electronics can melt, explode or suffer damage if left in high temperatures for too long.

— Source: FlatRate Moving

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

NYPD: Suspect fleeing traffic stop shot by cop…

The NYPD said an officer temporarily reassigned for the Summer All Out program shot a suspect who slammed into two NYPD cars and hit a cop in Brooklyn.

Local

De Blasio and first family will travel to…

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City's first family will travel to Italy later this month for a summer vacation.

Local

TIPS: How to take great photos during 'Manhattanhenge'

Grab your camera and make the perfect picture this Saturday.

National

Seinfeld emoji cound be available next week

Get your puffy shirts and your marble rye ready, America. Seinfeld emoji could become available as early as next week.

Gossip

PHOTOS: Topless Cara Delevingne advocates for 'Free the…

Supermodel Cara Delevingne is never one to shy away from the gaze of social media. Yesterday, she chose to advocate for the 'Free the Nipple' campaign via Instagram, where she…

Gossip

PHOTOS: Axelle Despiegelaere AKA "most beautiful" fan gets…

Axelle Despiegelaere, the "most beautiful" soccer supporter of this year's World Cup, was fired by L'Oreal for a hunting photo on her Facebook account.

Television

Final season of 'Glee' will be only 13…

The final season of "Glee" will officially be only 13 episodes, instead of the usual 22.

Entertainment

Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations

The unconventional approach to TV at Netflix netted 31 Emmy nominations, a major achievement after plunging into original programing just last year.

NBA

GIF: LeBron James returns to Cleveland so deal…

To anyone out there who is upset about his decision, this .GIF is for you. Enjoy.

World Cup

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down…

By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry…

NFL

Which Jets player has the best odds at…

Metro New York asked Bovada.LV to rank the top three contenders for the NFL MVP on the Jets.

World Cup

Argentina prevails in penalties, advances to final

The drama never seems to subside as the World Cup finally has its final two.

Wellbeing

Fart gas might prevent cancer

You might not like the smell, but fart gas might help prevent cancer.

Tech

Mesh sheds light on top 10 dating deal…

What are New Yorkers' top 10 dating deal breakers? Find out here.

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: Sexual headaches can be…

Sexual headaches: an under-discussed health issue Location: U.S. Results: If getting frisky brings on a headache, you’re not alone. Headaches associated with sexual activity represent a…

Food

Head to FiDi for free Chia Pods from…

They may have been last summer's darlings, but chia seeds have definitely not gone out of style. A great source of omega-3 fatty acids, they…