Tips to make moving out a breeze

Moving out of a shoebox is easier said than done. Here are some tips to help you move out in a cinch.

Tips to make moving out a breeze

Emily Creighton, Features Editor

Freshman to freshman – moving out isn’t the easiest task. Boxes stack up, the laundry room turns into a zoo and studying for finals takes over every minute not emerged in bubble wrap.

Here are some more tips and tricks not mentioned in the UP’s print article “You-Haul” that will hopefully help make moving out of on-campus housing a little easier:

  1. For holes that are seemingly beyond repair, try taping over them and using a similar paint color to disguise them.
  2. For out-of-staters, look into getting a storage unit. They’re typically inexpensive, and are convenient. If you can’t get a storage unit, it may be time to sweet talk your in-state friends to sparing you a closet.
  3. To make things easier in general, get clear bins. You’ll be able to see what’s inside and keep track of where things go.
  4. If you have a lot of cords, whether they be for electronics or hair tools, purchase zip ties to keep them together and untangled.


Check one of the University Press bins around campus or visit the newsroom to see the full “You-Haul” article.