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3 Local Businesses to Look up as Soon as You Move for College
Posted By: Anica Oaks on May 14, 2019

When you head off to college, you’re likely not going to want to call home every time you have a question about something that you have to do in life, such as washing clothes or maintaining your bank account. It’s nice to have the help when it’s needed, but if you are able to scout out a few types of businesses, then there will be fewer things that you are worried about when you’re in college so that you can concentrate on your studies. Try to arrive on campus a few days before classes start so that you can take a tour of the town to discover where some of these common businesses are located that can sometimes make life a little easier.


When you’re in an environment with a lot of people sharing one space, then getting sick is usually hard to avoid. A local business that you want to look up when you go to college is a hospital or a doctor’s office. In the event of an emergency, you need to know where to go to quickly seek treatment. You also need to have a doctor on hand who can treat even the simplest of illnesses, especially if you’re attending college far from home and can’t go to your regular doctor.

Locked Out

Sometimes, you might forget the key to your dorm room if you’re in a hurry to get to your classes. You might lock your car door and forget your key inside. No matter what situation leads to locking a door and not being able to get back inside, locksmiths are good to have on hand. This is a business you want to locate when you go to college as it could be one that you use rather frequently. When you’re looking for a locksmith, try to find one that offers services 24 hours a day instead of only during the daytime hours.


When you get to college, you’re going to need somewhere secure to keep the money that you have. If you expect to receive any money from financial aid, then it’s beneficial to have a bank account established so that money can be direct deposited instead of getting a check in the mail. Most banks can offer budgeting tips as well so that you don’t spend all of the money that you have at one time.

Moving to college is often an adventure that you won’t forget. It allows you to grow up quickly while obtaining a degree that can provide a bright future. When you make the move to college, locate a few common businesses that you might need to consult with from time so that you experience the freedom of being away from home.
Anica Oaks
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