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Dorm Life: Why Moving out for College Is Worth Saving For

Dec 10, 2018

Paying for college requires strategic planning and significant saving efforts in many cases. Many people who save for college often research tuition costs and plan ahead for meal plans, books and other related expenses.

However, they usually fail to consider the actual costs associated with moving out of the house and into a dorm. With a closer look, you will see why you should financially prepare for this aspect of your college experience.

The Need for Professional Movers


Moving out and getting settled into a dorm can be stressful on many levels. Many students may be moving into the dorm at the same time. Parking is inevitably a concern, and you may need to park a long distance from the dorm and haul all of your items into your room while maneuvering through crowded sidewalks, up narrow staircases and through busy hallways.





By hiring professional movers, you can decrease the stress and fatigue associated with this process. You may also complete the task faster and protect your items in the process.

The Cost of Moving


You can see that hiring a moving company to facilitate your move into a dorm is essential. The cost of moving services will vary based on numerous factors, such as distance, how close the movers can park, how many items you are moving into the dorm and more. In addition to moving expenses, there are also expenses associated boxes, packing supplies and more.

The Need to Move Frequently


Keep in mind that college students do not remain in the same dorm room throughout their college experience. Commonly, college students remain in the same room for the fall and spring semesters, and they may relocate back home for the summer. By doing so, they will need to move all of their items back home, and they will need to relocate once again to a new dorm room in the fall.

Even if a student plans to remain on campus during the summer, they may be forced to relocate to a different dorm room during the summer semester. You can see that this expense may be repeated at least twice a year throughout the student’s college years.

By planning and saving for college expenses, you understandably are hoping to decrease financial stress during these years. In order to accomplish this goal, it is necessary to account for all expenses as much as possible. Moving expenses are easy to overlook, but you can see that they can add up to a sizable amount from year to year and should be budgeted for.


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