Packing 101: College Packing Tips From the Moving Company Pros

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

It is about time for college to commence, and mothers and fathers all over the place are about to depart on the most dreaded portion of sending kids to college. Nope, we aren't speaking of forking over tuition - they receive a lot of help with that aspect. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, and also personal finance experts can show them how to plan for every single college expenditure ahead. The actual anxiety at this time is the challenge of packing and moving your baby into their college dorm room! Where are all the pros to assist with that?

Your college dorm packing assistance is here. 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 furnishings and desk amenities is usually a lot of fun for kids and eager parents however fitting it all in place may not be so enjoyable. It won't demand a structural engineering major to pack for school, but here are a professional moving company’s ideas to help you maximize your child's minimal dorm room minus the stress.

· The dormitory area will likely be compact and probably a shared space - Therefore compose a list of the important things that you might want initially. You might even start this list by yourself prior to when you include your student. Let's face it, your child is more likely to forget toothpaste before they leave their Wireless speakers.

o Personal hygiene - Start with a small plastic organizer with a handle. It's easy to keep your own items separate from your roommate's, and it's easy to grab and go if you have to get in and out of a community bathroom. Ensure it is heavy duty. There is usually lots of trips down the hallway within the next several years.

o Bedding - Eight stuffed animals that consume your kid's bed in your own home is not necessary bedding. Start with the bed sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. You should definitely consult the college if specific sized bed sheets are required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you arrange the space, however in a small room environment they may be thrown to one side regularly. Keep the throw pillows to a minimum.

o School necessities - Let's keep in mind just what your kid is moving into a dormitory for. When possible, determine beforehand if there is built-in storage around the desk space. You may need to pack a couple of small desk organizers. Make sure to go vertical with stacking compartments considering that desk room will probably be modest. You might want a small light for the late-night studying when the roommate needs to sleep, but your student must study late for a major examination. A clip-on clamp style mount is helpful as it can be utilized at the desk or other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You definitely will not need 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV sets. The biggest college move-in mistake - double dipping on appliances. You should not stress about picking out the perfectly coordinated appliances, only to find the roommate already has it in place. Remember, there is minimal room in the college dorm, as well as limited electrical outlets too. Speaking of minimal outlets, be sure and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the school on items that you are not allowed to have in your dormitory - Clearly, this can easily eliminate some dorm packing worry right off the bat.

· Do not pack outfits for the whole year - Only take what is required for the season or until the next time you're going to be heading home. Parents, they'll be back - sooner than you think. Closet and drawer space certainly are a premium in dorms, so merely concentrate on a single semester at a time. The challenging part is making certain the student brings home the garments they do not need for the next semester so there will be space available for the replacement clothing.

· Be sure and bring cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Considering the present COVID state, some extra safeguards are essential. It is simple to imagine your undergraduate residing in a bubble in your properly organized dorm room. But this could not be any further from the facts. It's close quarters and stuff will likely be shared, thus having a option for cleaning them is crucial.

Okay, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to fundamentals and coordinate whenever possible together with the roommate and college dorm officials. You have given an education for your child that has equipped her or him for a prosperous college career. So avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dormitory! You will find more moving and packing advice provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and give it a look.


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