Many of us here at Good Green know the hassle of moving around while you’re in college. Taking stuff from one apartment to another can be a hassle and getting all of your stuff up and down elevators while everyone else is trying to do the same thing can be a nightmare. With that in mind, here are some tips to help make this process a little easier and a little greener.
Divide and Conquer
Trying to do an entire move in one day is a surefire way to make you resent the moving process. Instead, try breaking up your move into a three-day experience. This will help you stay organized as well as sane.
- Day 1: The Preparation
- Pack all items into reusable containers to minimize waste and avoid dealing with flimsy cardboard boxes that you need to assemble yourself.
- Use things like towels, clothes, and linens to protect anything fragile. This not only helps save space and pack some of your items, but also cuts down on waste from things like styrofoam, newspaper, and bubble wrap.
- If renting a moving truck, make sure to reserve it ahead of time, preferably in a morning slot.
- Have everything ready to go for the morning.
- Day 2: The move
- Wake up, have a cup of coffee, and start loading. If moving out of a crowded dorm or apartment, you may want to start loading your vehicle early as many other people will be moving around the same time.
- Be sure to take a quick look at all of the things you’ll be moving so you can load your vehicle most efficiently. Pretend it’s a game of Tetris.
- Load all necessities you will need access to quickly last, so they’re easy to take out when you arrive at your new home.
- Unload your vehicle and set up what you need to spend your first night in your new home!
- Day 3: The Set-Up
- Now that you have successfully moved into your new home, the only thing left is to unpack those reusable boxes and arrange things to your liking!
The better option
If that seems like a lot to do, don’t worry. There’s an easier option. Just contact us and we can make sure your move is safe, convenient, and eco-friendly.