When Your College Student Moves Home

Published 6:44 am Saturday, June 2, 2012

(NAPSI)—College students don’t just acquire knowledge at school- they also collect a lot of stuff. Fortunately, getting it all home at the end of the semester doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow a few tips from the pros that know at Penske Truck Rental:

• Start by picking the proper-size truck for your stuff. Most college students choose a 12- or 16-foot truck for moving out of a college residence or off-campus apartment.

• Reserve early. Reserve the truck and any moving accessories at least two weeks in advance.

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• Safety first. Take some extra time to get to know your rental truck, especially for long moves. Trucks are taller, wider and heavier than standard consumer vehicles. Drive more slowly and take extra precautions. Park in well-lit areas and padlock the rear door. Penske offers 24/7 emergency roadside assistance and optional protection plans.

• It’s wise to accessorize. Accessories, such as boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, moving blankets and hand trucks, are essential moving tools and can make the process a lot easier.

• Don’t pack everything on the truck. Keep important paperwork, credit cards, identification, change of clothes, drinks and snacks close at hand in a travel bag.

• Survival tips. When you get home and the truck is unpacked, college counselors advise students and their parents do four things:

1. Set realistic expectations about house rules and responsibilities.

2. Make mutually agreed-upon adjustments. Curfew may no longer be appropriate, but parents may expect to be notified of late nights out.

3. Keep your sense of humor; ordering a pizza at 2:00 a.m. is “normal” at college but might seem strange at home.

4. Remember, the situation is temporary.

Learn More

You can find more useful moving tips at www.PenskeTruckRental.com.


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