Should You Hire Movers To Move You Into Your College Apartment?

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Should You Hire Movers To Move You Into Your College Apartment?

26 July 2023
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Are you about to move into your college apartment? For most people, this is one of the first times in their life that they move. As such, you may not be too familiar with the process. One thing you may be asking yourself is whether it is worth hiring movers to help you with this task. If you have a lot of items to move, or if you are moving a long distance, it certainly can be. However, there are a few tips you should keep in mind if you decide to hire movers to help you move into your college apartment.

Ask your college or apartment complex about any applicable restrictions.

Before you hire a moving company, get in touch with your college and ask about any restrictions that apply to the move-in process. Or, if you are moving into an off-campus apartment complex, get in touch with the managers of that complex and ask them the same thing. There may be rules as to where movers can park their trucks. There may also be set hours during which they are allowed to unload. You want to know what these regulations are so you can inform your moving company of the regulations when you hire them.

If the apartment is upstairs, let the movers know.

A lot of college apartments are on the small side. Some are located upstairs with no elevator access. If you don't already know what floor your apartment is on and whether there is an elevator, find this out before you hire movers. Then, inform the movers. Most moving companies are happy to move customers into upstairs apartments, but they need to know what they're contending with beforehand. This knowledge will allow them to set aside the right amount of time and bring the right equipment.

If possible, be there when the movers arrive.

Most moving companies can unload without you being present as long as you give them a key. But in a college apartment setup where you may have roommates and where multiple people are probably moving in during the same week, it's best to be there if you can. This way, you can ensure the movers unload things into the right apartment. You can also direct them as to where various boxes go so you don't have to move as many items later on.

With these tips above, you can successfully hire a moving company to move you into your college apartment. 

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