Tips for moving out of your dorm

Get the most out of your vacation days with these top 5 tips for moving out of your dorm.

Take a break! You’ve earned it. After a grueling semester, a little rest and relaxation is long over due. There’s no need to lug your stuff from your dorm, to your parents place just to lug it back onto campus come the following semester. The secret to starting your school vacation early and enjoying it all break long is Dorm Room Boxes. When you choose Dorm Room Boxes for your dorm or college apartment storage needs, we do all the heavy lifting. Once you’ve signed up for the service we take care of the rest:

  • Deliver a moving kit to your dorm
  • Pick up your packed boxes
  • Store your belongings in a climate controlled warehouse 
  • Free delivery of your boxes back to your door before school starts

As if that wasn’t easy enough, we’ve got a top 5 list that covers how to virtually guarantee a stress free moving day!

Decide whether Dorm Room Boxes’ pickup, storage and delivery is right for you— After making your dorm your home away from home for the last several months, you may find that you’ve got way more stuff now than you did on the first day of classes. And those bulky items like couches, TV’s, microwaves, etc. are just going to take up space back home. If you live far away or if you’ll be traveling by air, Dorm Room Boxes is a no-brainer. Storing your belongings in a safe place over break, means that you can leave your boxes behind and travel hassle free!

Sell your textbooks— You may find that some textbooks are worth keeping. Others, you may have barely cracked open the spine on and they’re already collecting dust. If you can part with some of your books ahead of your move out date, you could end up saving yourself some time and earn yourself a little chunk of change. Most university bookstores will buy back books, and often you’ll find nearby stores that will take them off your hands. The alternative to brick-and-mortar bookstores are online forums; you could post on Facebook or check out these popular websites:, Chegg,, Amazon, or eBay. On that note, if you’ve rented a textbook, remember to return it!

Pitch or Donate—It is important to clean up shop every now and again. Some keepsakes you’ll never want to part from. And you should hold on to your favorite college t-shirt and Quentin Tarantino movie poster for all time! But do you really need buckets of Mardi Gras beads or that stack of DVD’s that you NEVER watch? While packing, create Pitch and Donate piles and you’ll really lighten your load!

Completely fill your boxes—Make sure all of your boxes are properly sealed and closed before your movers arrive. Ensure the safety of your belongings by completely filling your boxes. Partially filled moving boxes could collapse when stacked. Try using crumbled newspaper or foam to fill in empty space. Efficient use of your boxes will save you money on your DRB purchase. Lastly, make sure your box is the right size for the items you are packing. Heavy items should be placed in smaller or medium size boxes. Light item can be placed in large boxes.

Label your boxes— Label your belongings with your personal DRB client code and we’ll make sure it gets to the right place. Label boxes with breakable items “fragile,” and never combine heavy and fragile items together in a box.