“If I was staying in Boston, there’s no doubt I could have my parents help me move,” Drew said. “I’m sure they’d be thrilled and I don’t have a lot of stuff. However, I’m not staying in Boston, I’m moving to DC, and I need a Boston student moving company that can help me make it happen without spending a ton of money.”
College students like Drew are in luck. Affordable, reliable college moves are available from one of Boston’s most respected moving companies, Boston Pack and Ship. Secure student storage is also available. Here’s what you need to know about planning your student move:
It’s Smart to Downsize
Student moves are designed for college students, who generally don’t have a lot of furniture or personal possessions. To keep costs down, move only the things you have to. Pass along, donate, sell or toss anything you’re not attached to.
Think Long Term
In Drew’s case, the next move is for a fellowship that will only last two years. “That means I don’t need to bring everything with me,” he said. “This is an intense program. I don’t foresee taking a lot of time off to go skiing, for example. Even though I love to ski. So rather than pay to have all my stuff moved there and then moved back, I’m having some of my things put into secure student storage in Boston.”
Let the Professionals Do the Packing
Full service student moving service means your possessions are packed and moved for you. This saves busy students a ton of time, and helps ensure fragile possessions, including expensive electronic items and musical instruments, make it to the new address in good condition. “One of the advantages of working with the Boston student moving company is that they provided everything – the moving boxes, the packing materials, all of that stuff. I appreciated not having to track all that stuff down myself.”