Soon it’ll be back to school time and you’ll be moving your child into university. To help with the dreaded move-in day, we’ve outlined simple tips to make it stress-free, including insurance savings!
You might not be ready to say goodbye to your child just yet, however, there is no denying that move-in day is around the corner. Here are a few tips that will hopefully make the transition to University little easier for you.
#1 Plan Ahead
It’s highly recommended that you look at a map of the campus before driving so that you can plan ahead for parking, distance to the dorm, etc. Also, many people use U-Hauls or Thules so that they don’t have to take two trips.
#2 Move-in Day
Almost all universities have a specific time and date for you to move in. It is very important that you show up for your intended time because the university has allocated specific resources to help you move in. There will most likely be people there to help carry your heavy objects up the stairs. Don’t rely on being able to use the elevator! Dormitories can have multiple floors and people don’t like carrying things upstairs, but with so many people the elevators will be packed.
#3 Keep Insurance In Mind
Sending your child away to school is costly but did you know that there are several car insurance discounts you are entitled to? Here are two discounts to consider:
- Student Away From Home Discount - this discount is applicable when a student under the age of 25 has limited access to a vehicle while temporarily living away from home.
- Good Student Discount - if your child earns an average of 80% or higher, they may be eligible for a 10-15% discount on their car insurance premium.
For more information about discounts and insurance for your child, read, Understanding Back to School Car Insurance Discounts.