In part one of the PNW Guide To Moving For College, we discussed several essential tips for making your move as stress-free as possible. This Tacoma moving company doesn’t want you to feel overwhelmed with your move. If you’re moving away from home for the very first time, you’ll be feeling plenty of emotions as it is. The last thing you need is more stress. So, to recap, the tips from part one included:

  • Plan out and organize your move
  • Stay mindful of how and what you’re packing
  • Familiarize yourself with your new space
  • Coordinate moving day to avoid the rush


While we’re here to be your Top Rated Local® moving company for a range of needs, our professionals can only help once you pick up the phone. So, after familiarizing yourself with the essentials, you can leave the rest up to the professionals by booking with us. With these essential tips in mind, we will now move on to some other important things to keep in mind as you begin your college adventure!

Don’t Stress About Shopping

You’re about to start a new phase of your life. This can be both scary and exciting. All of this newness can add up to a desire to purge all your old belongings and start with a bunch of brand new stuff. As we discussed in part one, you will want to make sure to proportion your packing to the space you’ll be living in.

So, while it’s true that you don’t want to overdo it with packing your old belongings, you also don’t want to stress yourself out and clutter your space with a bunch of new stuff. Not only will this prove to be extremely expensive, but there’s no reason to add onto your schedule a bunch of shopping trips when you might have perfectly good stuff that you can take with you from home.

On top of all of that, if you find yourself in a situation where you’ll have a roommate, then they might be bringing precisely the stuff that you’re thinking about buying! You should pack now and shop later, that way you can assess what you still need and talk it over with your roommate.

Don’t Rush Into Decorating

Again, it can be very exciting to move to college and start crafting a new life and identity. But, don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Not only will you want to hold off on doing too much shopping, you will want to hold off on jumping right into decorating your new place. For many people, decorating can be one of the most enjoyable parts of moving (and for good reason!). But there will be plenty of time to decorate going forward. If you start decorating too soon (say, before you’ve unpacked most of your belongings), then you might find yourself needing to redecorate after organizing your room, meaning all of that initial time spent decorating was just wasted!

You will want to make sure to plan and organize, especially with regard to the big and bulky items, before you start the fun part of personalizing your room. This is particularly important if you’re sharing the space, as decorating before things are unpacked can needlessly clutter the space and make it difficult for your roommates to unpack and organize themselves.

Work With Others

Moving can be quite a hassle — but it doesn’t have to be. Not only will the previously discussed tips make the process less stressful, but it can be a huge help to look to others for assistance. Long-distance moves, which are pretty common for college students, can be especially important for recruiting help. Of course, you can look to friends and family for assistance. This can definitely make things easier and more fun. In addition to this, though, you should consider hiring a professional moving company.

The professional moving company you have in PNW will guarantee a smooth and efficient start to your college adventure. We are proud to be your trusted moving company in Tacoma, serving the surrounding area for years with quality outcomes. Nobody else cares as much as we do, so be sure to contact us today to schedule your move!