Storing for the School Year
Summer is still here, but if you are preparing for the first big move of your life, it might be time to start packing already! If you or your child is moving out to a dorm room this fall, it can seem overwhelming. How can you manage to take everything you need for this new chapter in just a few boxes, not to mention what to do with everything that doesn’t fit? Don’t worry. As storing experts, we have a few essential tips to make this transition as seamless as possible.
Divide Before Boxing
You’ve lived in this same room for years. You can find the light switch in the dark and you know where your favourite games and clothes are without looking. But what happens when everything is jumbled after a car ride, or placed in suitcases on Labour Day Weekend? That is why you shouldn’t simply open a box and fill it before moving onto the next. Divide your things by categories—these don’t have to be the same for everyone. Maybe instead of “books” you have bedside table books, desk books, and on-the-shelf books. Keep these separate since you will want them to be separate in your new space. Once you have all your groups, find the right sized boxes. Pre-planning your boxes will also save on wasted space. We have a variety of boxes and packing supplies to keep everything neat and the most delicate items safe.
Bring Clothes by the Season
The weather can turn suddenly in Ontario, but you (hopefully) won’t need your winter boots before Thanksgiving. For the first couple of months, you should bring your favourite jeans, a few t-shirts and plenty of cozy sweaters for evening study sessions. Extra socks never hurt anyone either! It is easy to over-pack when it comes to clothing, as we often don’t realize just how many commemorative shirts we have received over the years. That said, you’re likely to get a whole lot more in your first few weeks of school, so make sure to leave space for new memories. If you do need to bring most of your clothes right away, there are ways to make it more manageable. Wrap your shoes in plastic and place them at the bottom of your bag, and roll pants and socks together.
Store What You Can’t Bring
So now that you have your books boxed and your socks rolled, you’re sitting there wondering which albums and frames absolutely need to bring, and whether you could possibly survive a semester without your entire collection. Just because something can’t fit in a dorm room, doesn’t make it any less important. While leaving some things behind at your family home is always a great option, knowing your favourite things are secure in a highly organized facility can take off one extra worry as you embark on this next great adventure. By using a public storage company in Ontario near your new dorm room, you can rest assured that everything you left behind will be right there waiting for you and easy to access any time you’d like. That’s why Migson can give you much-needed peace of mind.