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5 Helpful Moving into Dorm Tips for University of Maryland Students


July 26, 2019


5 min

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Are you planning on moving to a University of Maryland dorm room at the end of the summer? Transitioning from high school to college can feel intimidating and it’s normal to feel uncertain of what’s ahead. But we’re here to help. Read this blog to find helpful tips for moving into University of Maryland dorm rooms!

Looking for some fast tips? Watch this video for 5 easy tips for moving into a dorm!

Tips for Moving into College Dorm

  • Know your dorm rules: Before purchasing a coffee pot, toaster or fun candles for your dorm room, it is important to understand what you’re allowed and not allowed to have in the dorm. These items in particular can be fire hazards and may be banned by your dorm.
  • Talk to roommate about who is bringing what: Before shopping for your dorm room, talk with your roommate to determine who is in charge of bringing each item. Shopping for a dorm can be very expensive, and the last thing you want is to purchase duplicate items.
  • Choose an uncommon moving time: If you are offered different options for your move-in time, consider moving mid-week versus during the weekend. Generally speaking, the weekends will be a more common time for people to move. This means that you will be dealing with foot traffic from other students who are moving, their parents and staff members trying to help. Moving during mid-week can not only help you to avoid this traffic, it also may mean you have more 1:1 attention with staff members looking to assist with your move.
  • Wait to decorate: When you move into a new space, it can be tempting to decorate as soon as you get the opportunity. This is not a good idea when moving into a dorm until you have your furniture layout in place. Waiting to decorate can prevent you from having to remove the mirror you just hung up after realizing the bed would look better covering that wall.
  • Rent a storage unit: It’s no mystery that dorm rooms are very small. Fitting two people’s belongings into one tiny room can be very tough and may mean you need to get creative. One way to prevent the dorm room from feeling too cramped is to use a storage unit rental.

ezStorage Has Storage Facilities Near the University of Maryland!

Are you looking for storage near the University of Maryland for the fall semester? ezStorage has storage facilities in Belstville/College Park, Brentwood/Hyattsville and Takoma Park. If you are just storing only a few items, like seasonal clothes, unneeded dorm decorations or furniture pieces, consider the 5×5 or 5×10 storage unit. Reserve your storage unit with ezStorage today!

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