Washington Metro-based moving company, United Moving Services, says that, with college just starting up, moving-in on a budget is priority for students
Online PR News – 11-September-2015 – Baltimore, MD – According to Gary Stone, president of Unified Moving Services (www.unifiedmovingservices.com" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com), a Maryland-based full-service moving company that specializes in both residential and commercial moves in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, this is the time of year that college students in and around the Washington-metro area, are looking for creative and affordable new ways to move and settle in to campus living.
“This time of year is always busy for us at Unified moving Services,” explains Stone. “Whether students are moving to campuses in the area for the first time or moving back for another school year, many are looking for affordable moving services to help get them settled before classes begin.”
With so many prestigious universities in the area, including Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, George Washington University, George Mason University, and American University, Stone says that this is certainly one of the busiest times of the year for the staff at Unified Moving Services.
“While most college students choose to hire moving professionals to relocate to their on campus housing or metro-area apartment, many will coordinate with friends and family to move themselves and cut down on expenses,” Stone says. “If that is not an option, some moving companies will offer student discounts and choosing a moving company is often the most practical way to move.”
Moving on Your Own
According to Stone, most students are on a limited budget and choose to rent their own truck and opt for the DIY method of moving.
“It doesn’t hurt to have help,” Stone says. “Moving on your own is impractical, but if you can find a friend to share your moving van, you can down on moving expenses and get a hand with moving large or difficult objects.”
If going it alone, Stone says that it is important to reserve the moving van a few weeks prior to the move, especially during this peak time.
Team Up with Roommates
“You can really save money when you share the cost of a moving company with your roommates by reserving one move on the same day,” Stone says. “The beauty of sharing a move is that not everyone has to move at the same time from the same locations. In other words, by scheduling one move with multiple stops you and your roommates will save on moving travel time, at the very least.”
Many students will store most of their non-essential possessions back at home, according to Stone. When that isn’t an option, Stone suggests placing items in a storage unit in the Baltimore-metro area.
“You can also consider moving into a storage space that can be shared with your friends or roommates,” he says.
Unified Moving Services is a full service moving company, located in Hyattsville, Maryland, that specializes in commercial, residential, local, interstate and international moves. Through an organized team of office staff, movers and a well established name and reputation Unified Moving Services has provided services to thousands of satisfied customers across the country and around the world. 2015 marks ten years of Better Business Bureau accreditation for the company. For more information call toll-free at 1-800-406-1649 or visit them on the web at www.unifiedmovingservices.com/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com/>.