The Packing Process – 3 Weeks from Move-Out Day
- Gather packing materials
- Decide what to pack, what to donate, and what to dispose
- Organize and pack by room
- Pack non-essential item first
- Label your boxes
Packing tip: In need of packing materials? Order from Amazon and have them delivered to the Amazon@Penn store in 1920 Commons.
Packing tip: keep clothes on the hanger when moving and simply place a garbage bag over your clothes and use the tie strings to secure the hangers. You will be able to easily move your clothes from hanger to moving truck to your new closet without the hassle of packing and unpacking.
Packing tip: residents can use the University's PersonalShip program, allowing them to ship express mail packages via UPS and DHL at Penn's discounted rates. PersonalShip is easy to use. For more information, visit the PersonalShip webpage.
The Packing Process – A Week Before Move-Out Day
- Start packing your kitchen/food items
- Start packing your bedrooms items
- Clean spaces and appliances
Packing tip: Make sure you know where your trash and recycle rooms are in your College House. Take items there early and often! You can also put aside items that you want to donate to PennMOVES.
Packing tip: If you’re traveling, pack your overnight or travel bag as you prepare to move-out to ensure that you have your essential items with you!
- Remove final trash and recycled items
- Take items to PennMOVES
- Final cleaning of spaces and appliances
As a reminder, be sure you prepare in advance for moving out! The 2-hour timeslot is firm, and we will not be able to grant extensions for students or their guests. You should have a majority of your packing done prior to your timeslot and your guest arriving.