At Midtown we have thoroughly enjoyed being your home this last year. July 31st is right around the corner which means move out day is quickly approaching! Below are some move out tips and tricks we hope make your moving process as easy and stress free as possible.
Before you move
Donate items you don’t use anymore!
Create piles for different items that you don’t want to take with you, This can include clothing, kitchen items like cooking utensils or bakeware, and other household items. Don't forget to ask for a receipt to claim a tax deduction!
Plans your last few meals
For the last few weeks leading up to your move, take advantage of whatever frozen food, perishable items, or half open containers that you have around your kitchen. If you have remaining non-perishable items that you do not want to pack, these can be dropped off at a local food bank!
Update your address
This can include accounts for: utilities, and subscription boxes, University of Texas student account, bank accounts, etc.
Save time and money while packing
Free or Discounted Boxes
Ask local groceries, stores, or businesses for their gently used boxes
Use laundry baskets, suitcases, or storage boxes you already have in lieu of cardboard boxes
Low Cost Packing Materials
Wrap fragile items with magazines or newspaper instead of packing peanuts or bubble wrap
Use towels or sheets to wrap dishes
Use socks to safely wrap and pack glassware
Quick Clothes Wrapping
While your clothes are still hanging in the closet, put them inside a trash bag, hanger and all, to make unpacking quicker
Keep Boxes Organized
Use Colored tape to color coordinate each box with a room in your new home
Write the contents of each box on the outside so you have a quick guide of the contents without opening each box
There are so many fun and exciting things happening the month of June! For starters, the first official day of summer is this month! We have a day all about celebrating dads, and one all about our best friends. For more fun to look forward to this month, check out our list of important dates below. And of course follow our social media to see what fun events we will be holding at Midtown. Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting Arlington for the day or here for orientation at UTA, stop on by!
The beauty in the month of May is not just the small changes that let you know Spring is almost over and Summer is right around the corner, but also all the different days you should add to your calendar to celebrate. There are many different occasions worth mentioning that happen within the 31 days of May, but listed below are a few of our favorites and why:
May Day- celebrated on May 1st, is a different celebration depending on where you are in the world on that day. No matter where you are though, use this day to take a moment to smell the flowers blooming around you and enjoy the changing scenery!
Cinco de Mayo- celebrated on May 5th, not to be confused with the celebration of Mexican Independence which is celebrated on May 16th. Cinco de Mayo has molded into a day filled with songs, dances, and family gatherings to celebrate the rich Mexican and Hispanic culture.
National Teachers Day- celebrated on May 9th, gives you the perfect opportunity to tell a teacher/professor how much of an impact they have made in your life. A teacher is an individual who gives their life to help enrich yours, tell them thank you!
Mother’s Day- celebrated on May 13th this year, lands on the second Sunday of May each year. Use this day to celebrate your mom and all she has done to help you get to where you are today. Mother’s Day is not reserved for just one person, this is a day to celebrate any woman who has made an impact in your life in a motherly way.
Memorial Day- celebrated on May 28th this year, is a day we dedicate to all of our service men & women who have given their lives to protect our freedom and country. Most will celebrate this holiday by attending a parade or honoring and remembering those who have served, past and present.
Mark your calendars & plan something fun and memorable to do with your neighbors, your friends, and your family! School is almost out and the summer fun will begin before you know it.