At Town Lake 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 Town Lake. Everyone is invited! So if you’re just visiting Austin for the day or here for orientation at University of Texas, stop on by!
Two of our favorite food holidays fall during the month of March: National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day and Pi Day! Hey - we’ll take any excuse to celebrate a day that involves food! Check out a list of both peanut butter and pie recipes we put together so you can celebrate too. And be sure to keep an eye on our social media for any upcoming events at Town Lake!