Moving You Back To School If Needed

Help moving into college dormA majority of the nearby colleges and universities have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Not only are large amounts of graduating high school seniors choosing to take gap years instead of enrolling, but many returning students are too uncomfortable to take classes that have never been taught in an online format. The Fall college semester is scheduled to start in the next several weeks. While most universities have chosen to go virtual due to COVID-19, some schools are still offering in-person classes and on-campus housing. If you still plan on moving back to school, Men On The Move stands ready to help you do it!

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Colleges

-Colleges are losing money.

The pandemic has caused financial problems in nearly every industry, education included. Many graduating high school seniors are choosing to take gap years instead of enrolling in online college classes at universities. The lack of incoming students is costing the universities revenue which causes the need for increased tuition and decreased financial aid offered.

-Professors have to try new teaching styles than their regular in-person lectures.

Many teachers have had to adopt new teaching styles as most have never had to teach classes primarily online. Online classes, while already considered harder than in-person classes by most students, have the potential to be much sloppier as the professors use trial-and-error methods to teach.

-Students have less social interaction with their peers. 

Many students view college as a social adventure. It is their time to make new friends and join clubs with people that share your interests. Unfortunately due to current events, clubs and extracurricular programs have been virtualized or postponed. For the more extroverted students, this can make the college experience very negative and isolated. 

Some majors have no choice but to return to school this Fall. Programs deemed too important to teach online, such as high-level science, math, and engineering courses, must be taught in person. For those of you that are moving back to school, Men On The Move is the best choice for you. We have decades of experience moving college students to and from their dorms. Furthermore, choosing our movers to move you will be the safest option. We are following the guidelines set by the CDC to keep all of our customers safe and happy during their moves. Contact us today or fill out our free moving quotes. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Manage Temporary Residential Moves Between Your Old and New Home

If you’ve ever experienced the stress that is involved with temporary residential moves you know stress. Managing your life while closing on a home or waiting for your apartment to be ready certainly qualifies. Even though your home isn’t ready for you to move into, you have options. We’ll walk you through your options and even give you a few tips.

Temporary residential moves

Managing your life in between homes can be done! It just takes planning.

If You’re A Renter…

See If Your Landlord Will Give an Extension

See if your landlord can work with you with the move out date. Explain the situation and they may be willing to work with you. In some major cities, this is harder to do, and your landlord may prorate the days you stay longer.

For storage ask the new landlord if you could store stuff at your new place while they get it ready. Some times they are willing to do that.  Be wary, however, sometimes there isn’t a way for things to stay safe and your items could get damaged. Local moving and storage companies are great because not only will they store your items, but they’ll also move them when you are ready.

Dorm and College Moving
Moving from the dorms back home or to your first apartment? You can make it easy with dorm room moving companies like Men on the Move. We help college moves all the time and can assist with yours!

Temporary Storage

The biggest thing you’ll have to account for is where to put your stuff. You need a secure place that will keep your personal items safe and secure. Yes you could ask your friends, but no one wants to put people out like that for long periods of time. If you’re waiting for your home to open up, and think it may be a while, you should look into temporary secure storage spaces.

If you need a company that can house your stuff temporarily, we here at Men on the Move can help. See our secure storage page for details.

Temporary Housing

You yourself will need a place to rest your head. There are a few options for you depending on the time frame of which you’ll need to. For short term displacement, family or with a friend is probably the safest and easiest. Be wary of looking on Craig’s list or random posts. Extended stays at hotels can be an option, many offer discounts if not in travel or business  centers. There are temporary spaces to rent, such as short term leases and single month leasing. You’ll have to do some research and price compare to see what your best option is.

Living With The Basics

If you are moving your stuff to a storage container, we recommend thinking carefully about packing. Put non-essential items in the back, and items you’re more likely to use in the front. Boxes you would want to consider keeping closer to the front: Office items, any kitchen items you can’t live with out (coffee maker we’re looking at you), and clothes that you may need. 

Pack an “essentials” Bag and Box

Make sure you leave one box (a personal bag) filled with items you will use on a regular basis. Much like a “vacation bag” pack like you’ll be gone on vacation. Clothes and toiletries you’ll need and any items you’ll want on a regular basis, make sure they are accessible. We highly recommend having an entertainment bag, a personal bag, and an odds and ends bag (for kitchen items you can’t live with out and other odds and ends that you’ll need). 

For all your moving needs, choose Men on the Move to assist. We can help you with packing supplies, short term moves, temporary storage!