How to move from a dorm to an apartment

how to move from a dorm to an apartment


Are you sick of living in the dorms? We don’t blame you. It’s fun at first to be right next to all your friends and have your first roommate. You don’t have to cook for yourself because of your meal plan, and it’s probably the first time you’ve ever lived independently from your parents. However, it might be time for a change. Living in the same room as someone else is starting to take its toll on you. The dorm bathrooms are starting to feel gross. The food your meal plan provides sucks. There are a ton of reasons why you may want to move out of the dorms. Especially if you are moving in NYC, where there is a ton of action at any street corner. Moving into an apartment is an excellent option for those who are looking to move out of the dorms. Serenity Movers are one of the top college movers in NYC, and we are here to help. Check out our guide on how to move into a dorm as well.

Try to move with friends

how to move from a dorm to an apartment

When you’re looking for an apartment, you ideally want to live with people that you enjoy spending time with. So it would be in your best interest to live with people that you actually enjoy being around. You can live with people who live your lifestyle. Want to party 3-4 times a week? Want to stay in and watch Netflix. All options are great, but make sure you are all on the same page.

Get all of the necessary living items

how to move from a dorm to an apartment

Since this is the first time you are moving into an apartment away from your parents, you’re going to need to get a bunch of things you didn’t need in the dorm, but need right now. Since you weren’t cooking for yourself, now is the time to get some kitchen supplies. Pots, pans, silverware, plates, everything. You probably need to invest in a mattress as well, considering you aren’t going to want to take the one from your parents home in case you want to come back and visit. You’ll probably want to get a dresser and a desk for your room as well.

Hire Experienced College Movers

how to move from a dorm to an apartment

While it may seem easy enough to move to an apartment, there are certain things you are overlooking when trying to move. Professional NYC college movers can help you figure out how to move everything you have, and do it for you as well! There is a good chance this is your first time moving and you want to make sure you have everything taken care of, and not left in the dust. Make sure you hire a locksmith company before you move into your new apartment. Check out our NYC moving checklist for more information about what you need before a move.


Enjoy your time in this apartment. It’s an awesome transition period in your life and it’s a great way to experience living away from your parents.  Enjoy college while you are there and be sure you get all the help you can get when you’re moving away.

Learn more about Serenity’s college moving services , or just contact us today for a FREE quote! We also offer moving promotions where you can get $100 off your next move or $80 worth of free moving boxes.

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