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August 08, 2020

Packing 101: College Packing Tips From the Moving Company Pros

Moving to CollegeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

It's just close to time for college to begin, and moms and dads just about everywhere are about to commence the most dreaded component of sending kids to college. No, we're not speaking of having to pay college tuition - they have a great deal of guidance on that element. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, and personal finance pros can instruct them how to plan for every college expenditure ahead. The actual stress at this point is the challenge of packing and moving your child into their college dorm room! Where are all the professionals to help with that?

Your college dorm packing guidance is below. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs; you've got this, moms and dads! Picking out new corresponding room decor and desk amenities is usually a great deal of fun college bound kids and eager parents but putting it all in place might not be so enjoyable. It does not demand a structural engineering major to pack for college, however here are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you improve your child's small dormitory room devoid of the hassle.

· The dormitory room will likely be modest and possibly a shared room - So compose a list of the important things which you will want to begin with. You might even start this list yourself before you include your student. After all, your daughter or son is much more prone to forget toothpaste before they abandon their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal care - Start out with a small plastic caddy with a handle. It is easy to keep your own things separate from your roommate's, and it is simple to take and go if you need to get in and out of a group bathroom. Make sure it is heavy duty. There's usually plenty of trips down the hall over the following several years.

o Bedding - Fifteen stuffed animals which take up your kid's bed at your house isn't required bedding. Begin with the mattress sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Be sure to consult with the college if unique sized sheets are needed. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you arrange the room, however in a restricted area environment they may be thrown to one side frequently. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School necessities - Let us keep in mind precisely what your kid is moving into a dormitory for. If possible, figure out ahead of time whether there is built-in storage around the desk area. You might want to pack some small desk organizers. You'll want to go vertical with stacking compartments considering that desktop room will be modest. You may want a smallish light for that late-night studying if the roomie wants to go to sleep, but your student needs to study late for a big test. A clip-on clamp style bracket is effective because it works extremely well at the desk or other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You definitely do not need to have 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV’s. The number one college move-in blunder - double dipping on appliances. Do not stress about picking out the completely matched appliances, only to find the roommate already has it in place. Remember, there will be minimal room in the college dormitory, and limited electric outlets too. Speaking of few outlets, make sure and add a surge protector or a couple to the list.

· Check with the school on items which you aren't allowed to have in your dorm - Certainly, this will easily remove some dorm packing stress straight away.

· Do not pack clothing for the complete year - Just take what is necessary for the season or until the next time you're going to be heading home. Parents, they will be back - faster than you think. Closet and drawer space undoubtedly are a premium in dorms, so merely focus on a single semester at a time. The tough part is making sure the student brings home the garments they do not require for the next semester so there will be space available for the replacement clothing.

· Make sure and pack cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Taking into consideration the current COVID status, a few extra safety measures are essential. It is easy to imagine your university student staying in a bubble in your flawlessly organized dorm room. But this couldn't be any further from the facts. It will be close quarters and stuff is going to be shared, therefore having a option for cleaning them is necessary.

Okay, Mom and Dad, you've got this. Break it down to necessities and coordinate as far as possible together with the roommate and college dorm representatives. You have provided an education for your child which has prepared her or him for a successful college or university career. So now do not get schooled by over packing for your student's college dormitory! You will find even more moving and packing information available at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and give it a look.


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