For college, most of us had to, or if you are a high school student reading this article ‘have’, move to another city generally. The idea is to look for the best possible college which is why a lot of effort on the part of students and resources from the parents’ side is being deployed to reach this outcome. Securing admission in the college of your choice is one, and of course a big, thing but then you come across the dilemma of having to move to a different city, considering that the best colleges are not situated in your hometown. There is going to be a mixed feeling when you get admission to the college of your choice. You will be happy on one side, but on the other hand, a completely different challenge awaits you which is relocation. For students, it can get difficult to pack all your things and move but whoever you’ll come across will tell you that college years are the most memorable part of peoples’ lives and especially the experience of living away from the home where you make unforgettable friendships and undergo life-changing transformation.
But the real problem is to undergo the audacious exercise of having to move to a new place especially when you have spent all your life living with your parents. There are so many things that need to be accounted for, so many questions. First, you might be worried whether you are going to find on-campus residence which is really the most convenient one when you have to live away from home for education purposes. In this regard, it is recommended to apply for on-campus residence as soon as you get the acceptance letter from the college. Due to huge influx of students, universities are unable to cater the residence request of all the students and some of them have to settle for off-campus housing. And then comes the part where you have to deal with the questions regarding what and how of the relocation problem at hand. By the look of it, moving as a student is just like any other form or type of relocation and basic rules of engagement are more or less same. But of course, there are certain things which are specific to such type of moving which will be discussed in the article later on.
For on-campus residence
If you manage to get a place on the campus residence which is mostly hostels and dorms, then a good part of your problem is solved. Campus residence is often built and equipped keeping in mind the necessities of the students and it makes the job really easy for the hostellers. The living and dining areas are well managed and serviced keeping in view the convenience of the students. The luggage to be carried is drastically reduced if you have to move on-campus residence. Most on-campus residence facilitates the students with the beddings which means that you do not have to carry extra bedsheets and pillow covers with you. Additionally, if the college is situated in an area that has high-intensity winters and summers, it gets further tricky as you might need different types of coverage for a different season. But here as well, most of the on-campus accommodations take care of such details and there is a little left to do on part of the student. All you might have to do is take along stuff as per your personal convenience.
For off-campus residence
If for any reason you are unable to get yourself the on-campus residence, then the second option is to get yourself a shared space in the vicinity of the campus. Since it is a smooth mode of revenue generation for landlords who own the property near the college, as students are looking for off-campus residence all the time due to unavailability of space at the college dorms or simply because they want more freedom, it would not be hard to find a place nearby. In good old days, one might have to go few days prior to commencement of the classes to take care of this problem, but all thanks to the internet these days, such available spaces are already listed on online platforms. All you have to do is to look for the match as per your choice, contact the landlord or manager of the place and get things done while sitting at your home.
Now some of these spaces are furnished and others are not. The former ones are generally a touch expensive, but they definitely save the hassle of buying and moving all those things. However, in the case of the unfurnished space, you would have to go to extra length to get the all necessary stuff. In this regard, it is recommended not to purchase anything new and certainly not from your home town as then it would add an unnecessary struggle to take move everything. Just like you are moving in, the graduating students will be moving out and they will be looking to sell all those things which you might need. In this way, you can not only save yourself quite a lot of money but also would not have to go through the trouble of moving the bulky stuff such as a bed or sofa all the way from store to your residence.
Yes, the on-campus living makes life a lot easier and has its own fun but if you are really into enjoying your college life without any restrictions or rules then off-campus living is an ideal choice. It all boils down to what you might want, and it can change over the years. Maybe you start your college life living in a dorm and move out in the next year or vice versa.
How to pack for moving as a student?
Well for packing. there are two choices, and both are quite right depending upon what might want. The first one is to use big plastic bags and shove everything in it. As it sounds, it is a fairly easy and convenient way of doing things and as a student, it is close to the liking of many. But the problem with this type of packing is that once you reach the destination, it is going to take a whole lot of effort to sort things out. Given that traveling and a new place are already going to make you jump in the bed and sleep, the pile of clothes and other things might be left unattended for days which is not ideal. But not entirely wrong as well since it is your stuff and it does not bother anyone else unless you have a roommate which changes the equation. Another problem is to fit the big sack of clothes into your car, especially if your family has a smaller one. This type of packing saves time upfront and extra effort needs to be put in once you are at your new place. Therefore, it is ideal if you have to get things quickly while moving and will have plenty of time later on when you reach your college town.
The other and more efficient way to pack things is to use the standard mode of moving used in various types of relocations, cardboard boxes. All the things which you need to take with you can be easily sorted out, packed into the boxes and you can label it for your convenience later on. Another advantage of going about this option is that you will have help from your family in packing things up neatly so when you will reach your new home, there would not be much left to do other than opening boxes and putting the things in the closet. One more advantage of using these boxes to pack your stuff is that they can be easily adjusted in the car or van which you might be used for relocation.
Another dilemma is the question of whether you should carry all of your clothes, for different seasons, or just take care of the ongoing one? Well, if the plan is to return after midterm then it is better to just carry the clothes for the current season and you can easily take one for the next when you will come home. But if you intend to come home after a year, then the baggage will get a lot heavier with more clothes catering the needs of different seasons.
Take basic kitchen items
No matter where you live, on-campus or off-campus, you must have basic kitchen items such as a multipurpose electric kettle, cup, plates, and cutlery. They will definitely come in handy over the course of your stay as guests and late-night cravings are a real thing during the college years.
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