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PODS® of Lexington offers a crash course in college moving for students

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Tucson, AZ
PODS of Lexington understands that for students heading off to college it is meant to be a thrilling and life-changing experience. From generations before, students heading off to college are tasked with packing up their belongings and moving into their new home for the next four years.

For over a decade, PODS of Lexington has helped thousands move without the stress of doing the driving.The moving and storage leader is offering college students entering the fall semester tips to ensure a smooth, less stressful move before they make their way into their new college residence.

“The move away from home to college transition is an exciting and emotional time for parents and students” said Ken Kocon, general manager of PODS of Lexington. “PODS is here to help undergrads have a relaxing moving experience into their new living space by offering dependable moving and storage options.”

Before students make the big move, PODS of Lexington offers simplified moving tips to help make their move safer, greener and much more efficient:

10 College Moving Tips for Students
1. Check out the college or apartment complex website for moving information and resources ahead of time. Use a checklist of suggested items to bring and keep the packing process focused and streamlined.
2. Begin packing belongings a couple of weeks ahead of time to keep last minute stress to a minimum. Instead of cramming everything into a car with only room for the driver, rent a PODS container one week prior to the moving date and let PODS deliver everything to the new destination. This provides a relaxed schedule for both parents and students.
3. Have a friend, roommate or fellow student moving to the same school? With enough room to spare, share the cost of a PODS container with your friend.
4. If you will be sharing a dorm room with one or more fellow students, contact them ahead of time. Discuss personal styles and work together on making the dorm room a “home away from home.” Discuss larger items such as microwaves and TVs to avoid duplicates to maximize space.
5. Upon arrival to the new living destination, give the folks at PODS a call for a scheduled delivery of your PODS container. Unpacking is easy thanks to ground-floor accessibility.
6. Be realistic and don’t over-pack. Find out the dimensions of the room(s) that will be occupied. Consolidate and don’t bring items that won’t be needed.
7. Important rule of thumb for packing boxes: pack heavy items such as books in small boxes and lighter items such as towels and linens in larger boxes. Be sure to label each of your boxes on all sides.
8. Make sure items are safely protected during the move. Items most likely used for packaging include: bubble wrap, packing tape, and plastic stretch wrap, cushion foam, wadded up newspapers and old blankets and towels.
9. Think ahead and buy green. Purchase green items such as natural material furniture and organic sheets to reduce your carbon footprint. Donate your used items to local nonprofits.
10. Ask family and friends in advance for help transporting belongings in and out of PODS containers. If no help is available, a local PODS representative will have a list of reliable labor service providers available for an affordable cost.

About PODS Lexington

Opened in 2004, PODS of Lexington is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and business in the Lexington Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

Owners, David and Ken Kocon, have over 35 years of combined business experience. PODS of Lexington is a leading corporate citizen and the Kocons support their local community with donations of PODS containers to charitable organizations and community events throughout the year.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 150,000 PODS containers in service.
Consortium Media
805-654-1564
Denise Bean-White, ext. 111
dbw@consortium-media.com
Erin Brown, ext. 115
erin@consortium-media.com

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Friday Night Live at Fro-Jo's

8pm - 10pm

Fro-Jo's Frozen Yogurt
Friday Night Live at Fro-Jo's, Friday, August 15th from 8-10 p.m. with the Ben Lacy Band. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy FREE live music and great tasting frozen yogurt. Facebook/twitter: frojoslex. 859-245-0008.
Paula McGuire, 859-245-0008

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Monkey Joe's Hosts Active Kids = Healthy Hearts

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1850 Bryant Rd. Suite 120, Lexington, KY 40509
During August, Monkey Joe's will be raising funds for the American Heart Association through Active Kids = Healthy Hearts. Join us in support when you visit and help us reach our goal of 10,000 hours of jumping!
(859) 264-0405

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Enjoy Barbecue, Bourbon, and Music with Jim Beam

12pm - 5pm

Clermont, KY
Before summer winds down, celebrate the season with three warm-weather favorites – bourbon, barbeque and country music – at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse! Part of the distillery’s Summer Concert Series, bourbon fans from all over are invited to spend the day enjoying mouth-watering barbeque from Fred’s Smokehouse, live music on the distillery lawn and an inside look at how the world’s No. 1 selling bourbon whiskey is made. (Samples of “America’s Native Spirit” will be poured for guests of legal drinking age.) The festivities kick off at noon, and country band John & Allen will be perform live throughout the day. Special raffle drawings will take place every half hour, awarding guests the chance to win free distillery tours and branded Jim Beam® apparel. For more information, visit www.americanstillhouse.com.
Ryan Gartman
6309327913

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Awaken Conference 2014

August 15th (6pm-10pm) August 16th (2pm-10pm)

Paintsville Recreation Center, Paintsville, Ky
Two day, outdoor Christian music and teaching festival. Over the course of the two days there will be 6 different bands playing with the main headliners being Big Daddy Weave (Friday) and Family Force 5 (Saturday). There will be preaching both days and on Saturday there will be small group sessions for more in depth teaching and interactive instruction.
Ben Stephens
(859)582-2296
www.awakenky.com

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Double Saints Festival Thrift/Yard Sale

08/15/14 5pm - 7pm 08/16/14 8am - 3pm

3159 Newtown Pike, Georgetown, KY 40324
7,000 square feet filled with items donated by 300+ families! Something for everyone - Toys, games, shoes, accessories, purses and bags, jewelry, health and beauty items, books, DVDs, home decor, primitives, linens, glassware, kitchen items, small appliances, electronics, televisions, tools, tool boxes, sporting goods and equipment (everything from tennis rackets to fishing poles!), holiday and Christmas items, outdoor items, furniture, gardening items, patio furniture, baby items GALORE, craft items and fabric, bikes and scooters, exercise equipment etc. plus a "boutique" section.
Maggie McGuire
(502) 863-3404
http://ssfrancisjohn.org/double-saints-festival

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Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection

Tues.-Sun.: noon -5 and Fri noon-8

UK Art Museum, 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY
exhibition of contemporary art
dorothy freeman: 859.257.5717

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