The fall semester is rapidly approaching, and depending on the type of person you are, that could mean one out of two things: either you’re bummed that summer is almost over, or you’re incredibly excited for another year of growth and learning. However you’re feeling, the truth is that the start of classes is right around the corner, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re totally prepared. 

Supporting Your Success

Here at Kent’s Best Apartments, our network of apartments offer the best student living for those attending Kent State University. Whether you’re signed on with the conveniently located Hickory Mills apartments, the spacious Summit Hill apartments, or the luxurious Whitehall Terrace apartments, know that we strive to provide everything that students need for a fun, safe, and comfortable college living situation. 

To continue our previous blog post touching on a few great move-in tips for the Fall 2019 academic semester, keep reading below for more practical ways to enjoy a stress-free and easy move-in with us. 

More Move-In Tips To Make Your Life Easier

Get Rid Of Any Unwanted Items

Collecting your belongings and packing them away is the perfect opportunity to briefly sort through any personal items or junk and decide what you no longer need. Since you’re already going to the trouble of rifling through every single possession you have, why not lighten the moving load by throwing out, recycling, or donating what you don’t want? 

You can even sell some personal items on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace if they hold some value. This is a great way to move into our Kent apartments without the weight of your old, unwanted items dragging you down. You’ll feel better about letting these possessions go, and you can make a quick buck doing so. 

Should you choose to donate clothing and/or other possessions, don’t forget to save your donation receipts! You can use these during tax season and claim a deduction on your income, thus receiving more when your tax return arrives. 

Don’t Overpack Your Boxes

Stuffing your boxes with too many items won’t just make it difficult to close the box, but the box itself may tear and send your precious items tumbling to the ground upon your move. Circumvent this issue by getting plenty of boxes or moving containers and packing them appropriately. 

Put A Giant Trash Bag Over The Clothes That You Hang Up

A good way to save time, limit your use of moving boxes, and avoid wrinkled clothing is by simply wrapping your clothing in a massive, unused trash bag. By slipping a trash bag over the clothes that you hang up (preferably with the hanger still on your clothing), you can easily hang them back up at your new student apartment. They won’t get dirty or damaged in-transit due to the trash bag cover, and you’ll save your boxes for other personal items. Win/win!

Make Sure Heavy Items Are In Small Boxes

Every moving company will tell you that heavy items are best moved in small, tight-fitting boxes (or in some cases, even no box). You don’t want your heavy items to shift around the empty space in a moving box, so make sure that you’re packing smart and moving boxes with evenly distributed weight. 

Drink Plenty Of Water

Moving is often stressful, especially when you take a moment to consider everything that needs to be done. It’s easy to forget to take breaks, eat, and drink water when you’re so focused on all of the work that needs to be done, but don’t forget to take care of yourself! Remember, you can settle in and finish unpacking once all of your items are moved in. Being proactive is important, but there’s no reason to rush your move-in. 

Don’t Forget About Your Old Place

If you lived in the dorms last semester, then this doesn’t apply to you — but for those coming from a different student rental in Kent, make sure that you’ve collected all of your stuff, cleaned out your unit, turned in your keys, and so forth. 

Questions About Moving Into Our Kent Student Apartments? 

If you need anything, we’re here for you. For questions, comments, or general concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time! 

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