Packing 101: College Packing Tips From the Moving Company Pros

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

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

Your college dorm packing help is here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs; you've got this, parents! Picking out new corresponding room furnishings and desk amenities can be a lot of fun college bound kids and enthusiastic parents but fitting it all in position may not be so pleasant. It won't demand a structural engineering major to pack for school, but listed here are a professional moving company’s ideas to help you maximize your child's minimal dorm space minus the anxiety.

· The dormitory area will likely be compact and probably a shared area - Therefore compose a list of the important things that you might want initially. You might even start this list on your own prior to when you include your student. After all, your child is more likely to forget toothpaste before they leave their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal health - Start with a small plastic organizer with a handle. It is easy to keep your own items apart from your roommate's, and it is 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 excursions down the hallway in the next several years.

o Bedding - Fifteen stuffed animals that consume your kid's bed in your own home is not essential bedding. Start with the bed sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. You should definitely check with the college if specific sized sheets are required. Throw pillows look great the first day you set up the space, however in a small room environment they may be thrown aside 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, find out beforehand if there's built-in storage around the desk space. You may need to pack a couple of small desk organizers. Make sure to go vertical along with stacking compartments considering that desk room will probably be modest. You might want a smaller lamp fixture for that late-night studying when the roommate needs to sleep, but your student must study late for a major examination. A clip-on clamp style bracket is helpful as it can be utilized at the desk as well as other areas.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You really 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 panic about picking out the completely coordinated appliances, only to discover the roommate already has it in place. Remember, there's minimal space in the college dorm, and limited electrical outlets too. Speaking of limited outlets, be sure and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the school on items which you aren't allowed to have in your dorm - Clearly, this could instantly eliminate some dorm packing worry right from the start.

· 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 will be back - sooner than you imagine. Closet and drawer space absolutely are a premium in dorms, so just concentrate on a single semester at a time. The difficult 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.

· Make sure and bring cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Thinking about the current Covid-19 situation, additional safeguards are needed. It is simple to imagine your college student living in a bubble in your properly organized dorm room. But this could not be any further from the facts. It is 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 necessities and organize wherever 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 higher education career. So avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dormitory! You will find more moving and packing information provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and give it a look.

 

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