Moving to college
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Colleges and universities across the country are welcoming their student body back to campus in August. Whether you’re moving your student across town or across the country to attend school, moving is stressful. Allow 5 Star Truck Rental to help make this year’s back to school an easier transition by renting a box truck or passenger van with moving equipment.

The first day on campus is challenging for you and your student. Check out these tips to make the move easier.

Renting the Right Equipment

  • Many of us do not have a large truck or van for moving.  Rent a passenger van or box truck from 5 Star Truck Rental for moving day.  Making one big trip rather than small, frequent trips will help to expedite the moving process.

    Box Truck Rental

    • 5 Star offers 12-passenger and 15-passenger vans to bring the family and the luggage onto campus.  
    • 5 Star’s box trucks are equipped with lift gates and can handle 1,650 pounds of heavy boxes, furniture, and appliances.

Proper Packing

  • Organization is key when packing; pack similar items together, and label the boxes. Pack items securely, and utilize the proper moving equipment to minimize dropping and breaking valuables.  
    • 5 Star offers moving equipment to make sure your items stay secure during transit and are easily transported into the campus residence hall including:
      • Dollies
      • Moving pads
      • Tie downs and straps

Planning Ahead

  • Check out the college and university websites to anticipate campus moving day requirements and conditions. The first day on campus in August will be hot and crowded.  Preparing and understanding your surroundings is key.  Consider your personal needs for success on moving day.  Here are a few reminders of the basics:
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Don’t skip meals and pack snacks
    • Wear sunscreen
    • Wear comfortable clothing
    • Get maps of campus and local shopping centers
    • Find out specific moving instructions from the school

Gear up for back to school in the Los Angeles, Burbank, Van Nuys, and San Fernando Valley areas with a moving truck and equipment rental from 5 Star Truck Rental.  Call us at (818) 697-5675, or request your truck online to make your moving day a success!