PODS® of Lexington offers a crash course in college moving for students
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.
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Three Forks Baptist Association Choir Fest
Hazard First Baptist Church
An evening of Christian music featuring area choirs
Rick Scalf Gallery Local Artists Spotlight
5pm - 9pm
135 West Main Street Lexington, KY
"Local Artists Spotlight" event on August 8th and 9th from 5pm-9pm.
Rick Scalf Gallery - 135 West Main Street, Downtown Lexington - Featured artists include Margie Rigney and Katie Logan.
Come explore Rick Scalf Gallery, located in downtown Lexington (across from the CentrePoint project).
The gallery features the fine art of landscape photographer Rick Scalf. The stunning artwork is museum-quality acrylic fusion.
The gallery also has hand-crafted "live-edge" furniture pieces and turned bowls by various local artisans.
There is no admission fee.
Meaghan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 859-554-4461
Monkey Joe's Hosts Active Kids = Healthy Hearts
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!
Morehead Theatre Guild presents Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun
Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm ; Sunday 2:00pm
Rowan County Arts Center, 205 E. Main, Morehead, KY
Loosely based on real-life historical characters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, this wild-west show-within-a-show frames the ageless “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” love story of the famous sharpshooters who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show during the late 1800’s. Suitable for all ages, Reserve tickets at 606-783-9857 or email email@example.com
Angela Traver/Ashley Gilliam at 606-783-9857, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aviation Education Expo 2014
Please Call For Time
Bluegrass Airport, Lexington, KY
Aviation Education Expo 2014, an interactive celebration of aviation’s rich legacy, will be held August 9-10, 2014 at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport. The Expo, presented by the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, will offer a wide variety of aircraft for public viewing, including opportunities to actually fly in them.
The 2-day event features exhibits and displays for the entire family to enjoy, including World War Two-era aircraft. Also scheduled to appear are helicopters from the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation along with numerous exhibitors including NASA, US Army and US Air Force, general aviation manufacturers, emergency medical flight providers, law enforcement, executive jets, equine carriers and educational programs.
Advance tickets for the Expo are available at aexpo2014.com; adults, $10.00 ($15.00 on site during the event); students 6 and over and college students with ID: $5.00; and seniors 60 and over: $8.00 advance, $12 on site. Tickets can also be purchased at the museum, located at 4029 Airport Rd., Lexington, KY, during regular hours of operation (closed Mondays).
For more information about the Expo, call the Aviation Museum of Kentucky at (859) 231-1219.
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2014 Kentucky Vineyard Society Wine Festival
3pm - 8pm
Masterson Station Park Pavilion - 3051 Leestown Road, Lexington, KY 40511
This event is being held at the Masterson Station Park Pavilion. The pavilion offers 5000 sq. ft. that is air conditioned for our wineries, chef & guest to enjoy along with a beautiful 4000 square foot covered patio with a music stage! Rain or Shine, it's going to be a good time!
*More than 15 Kentucky Wineries will be in Attendance!
*Wineries selling by the glass & by the bottle~
*Music by Lisa Raymond out on the beautiful covered pavilion patio music stage ~
*Cooking with Wine Demos by Executive Chef/Lexington’s Celebrity Chef, Ranada West-Riley, Owner of Lexington Diner~
*Art & Craft Vendors on-site~
*Food Vendors on-site~
*Tickets are $25 ~ Includes Wine glass & 8 tasting tickets~
*Designated Driver tickets are $10 ~ Includes Wine glass & 2 tickets for bottled waters~ (Tickets sold on site)
Alicia McGuire, 859-797-1798, firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Annual NIBROC 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Princess Vermillion McBurney Recreation Center, 409 Barbourville Street, Corbin, KY 40701
The NIBROC 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is part of the NIBROC Festival. Anyone 15-years-old and up can play. $300 CASH PRIZE to winning team. Champion and runner-up receive trophies. Double Elimination format. Entry fee is $50 per team ($40 if pre-registered by Aug. 1). Team may have up to five players. No participant will be allowed to play on more than one team. Teams can register in person prior to the tournament by bringing entry form and fee to the News Journal office, 215 N. Main Street in Corbin, KY, 40701. On-site registration day of the tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. Entry forms can be obtained on-site, at News Journal offices or online at www.facebook.com/nibroc3on3 or www.thenewsjournal.net.
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
Carry the Fallen Lexington
6:00am to 6:00pm
Legacy Trail Lexington, Ky
Come help us support Active Heroes in their mission to help the men and woman who've sacrificed so much for us heal. We will be rucking this trail all day. Feel free to join us for as much or as little time as you want! Ruck up and show up Lexington! If you are unable to ruck but would like to donate you may do so here:
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