Whether you’re moving out for school for the first time, or getting set up in a new place, you want to make sure that you have everything you need to get your year off to a great start. Taking a little time to plan ahead can save you a lot of stress and running around. Before you order your Toronto plastic moving boxes and load up your car, make sure you have all of these things!
August is the perfect time to take advantage of back-to-school sales. Take a few minutes to go through any supplies that you have left over from last year. If there is something that you didn’t use at all, don’t bring it back to school with you; swap it with a friend or drop it in a donation bin for another student. Think about the things that drove you nuts when you ran out of them during exams or paper seasons, and make sure you get a few extra yellow highlighters, page flags, or whatever it is that gets you through.
Stock Your Kitchen
If you’re moving into a place with a kitchen, August is the perfect time to visit some thrift shops or garage sales for inexpensive dishes or pots and pans. If you’re moving into a dorm and won’t have your own kitchen space, consider stocking up on some bulk snacks and non-perishable goods. Buying a bunch of soup, granola bars, instant noodles, or other quick meals or snacks is a great way to plan ahead. This food can be packed right into your plastic moving boxes and will make sure you have something to eat during those late-night Toronto study sessions.
Don’t be stuck without the things you need to take care of yourself. Buying band-aids or painkillers from a local corner store is always going to cost more than if you are able to buy them from another source. Make sure that you have some basic first aid supplies, a flashlight for power outages, some extra batteries, and anything you might take for a cold, headache, or allergies. Put this stuff all into an organized plastic box so that you can find it when you need it and don’t have to worry about anything inside getting wet or damaged.
Personalize Your Space
Dorm rooms can be especially institutional without a little bit of flair. Look at what you have at home, and also scour some end of summer sales for things that will make your new space feel like yours! Picture frames, throw pillows, artwork, and small rugs are all good things to look out for to bring a special touch to your space. You also want your space to work for you, so make sure you bring your favourite things for your leisure time, whether that’s books, a game console, or your soccer gear.
Moving back to school is an opportunity to get things off to a good start. Plan ahead and make sure that you’ve packed everything that you need. We can help you by making it easy to order your moving supplies! You can order plastic moving boxes in Toronto on our website or by giving us a call! We also pick up and drop off your boxes, so you have one less thing to add to your to-do list.