Do-it-Yourself College Moving

Whether you are completing a college move-in or move-out, the semi-annual ritual of moving your items around campus is a stressful one. The average person moves once every seven years while college students usually do it twice in a single year! Maybe you no longer want to deal with the hassle, or perhaps this semester your dorm room is located up five flights of stairs. Whatever your situation is, it's easy to see why so many students dread the moving process and find themselves searching for reliable moving labor help.

Let's review the most common transportation and storage options for college moves:


Tow-Behind Trailer

Tow-Behind Trailer

Most college students won't need to bring large items like furniture. For those students a tow-behind trailer is typically the most effective and affordable way to transport their items.

SUV or Pickup Truck

SUV or Pickup Truck

Probably the most common moving method for a college move-in or move-out is a personal vehicle. Whether it be the family van, SUV or pickup truck, you'll find them on college campuses nationwide on major student move-in and move-out dates.

Cargo Van

Cargo Van

If your vehicle isn't capable of towing a trailer, and you don't have an SUV or pickup truck, then consider renting a cargo van. While U-Haul has cargo van rentals, you might benefit from lower rates by checking with a traditional car rental company.

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