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Packing up for Back-to-School

With all of the sunshine, crowded beaches and endless pool parties, it’s hard to believe that back-to-school is right around the corner. It seems like school just let out for summer vacation! It’s never too early to start planning for the chaos that is August and September. 

Even for the most organized of parents, the weeks leading up to the first day of school can be a whirlwind of crayons, calculators and textbooks. But can you imagine the stress that those first-time college parents feel?

Packing up your life for the year ahead can be overwhelming, especially for students who travel out-of-state or across the country for college. Stuffing the car with boxes and bags for a few hours’ drive is one thing, but finding a way to get everything you own to your new dorm room or apartment is entirely another. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to ease the stress. First: breathe. Second: take a look at your options.

There are ways to easily get everything packed and shipped directly to your college student’s new home. With The UPS Store pack and ship services, students can pack and ship anything from furniture to boxes directly to their dorm rooms. The UPS Store will handle the logistics of the move so you can focus on getting your new college kid acclimated.

For fragile items like picture frames, televisions and computers, The UPS Store has certified packing experts who do the leg work so you can relax knowing your student’s stuff will arrive safely and on time.  And with participating locations’ Pack & Ship Promise, you are sure to have peace of mind.

The UPS Store luggage box is a useful alternative to standard suitcases. It can be packed and shipped, then stored and used again for its return trip. These luggage boxes can be shipped at your local The UPS Store location so you don’t have to worry about lugging suitcases through the airport and paying airline baggage fees. Plus, it’s great under-the-bed storage for your student!

So, don’t stress. Get organized. You still have a few weeks of summer left to enjoy!

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