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 commence, and parents everywhere are about to depart on the most terrifying component of sending kids to college. No, we're not speaking of having to pay college tuition - they get a large amount of assistance with that part. Student loan administrators, admissions advisors, as well as personal finance pros can show them how to plan for every higher education expenditure ahead. The actual worry at this point is the process of packing and moving your kiddo into their college dorm room! Where are all the professionals to assist with that?

Your college dorm packing assistance is listed here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls; you've got this, moms and dads! Picking out new matching room furnishings and desk amenities is usually a great deal of fun for kids and enthusiastic parents however fitting it all in place is probably not so exciting. It doesn't take a structural engineering major to pack for college, however here are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you improve your child's modest dorm area minus the stress.

· The dorm room will probably be modest and potentially a shared room - Therefore compose a list of the significant things that you need to begin with. You might want to begin this list yourself before you decide to involve your student. Let's face it, your son or daughter is a lot more prone to leave behind toothpaste before they abandon their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal health - Start out with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's easy to keep all your items separate from your roommate's, and it's straightforward to snatch and go when you have to get in and out of a group bathroom. Be sure it is durable. There are usually many excursions down the hallway within the next couple of years.

o Bedding - Twelve stuffed toys which consume your child's bed at your home is not necessary bedding. Start out with the bed sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. You should definitely check with the college if particular sized bed sheets are needed. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you put together the space, however in a small room environment they might be cast to one side routinely. Keep the throw pillows to a minimum.

o School supplies - We should remember exactly what your son or daughter is moving into a dorm for. When possible, find out in advance if there is built-in storage within the desk area. You might want to pack a couple of small desk organizers. Make sure you go vertical along with stacking compartments considering that desktop space will likely be minimal. You may want a smallish light for any late-night studying in the event the roommate needs to slumber, but your student has to study late for a major exam. A clip-on clamp style mount is effective because it may be used on the desk as well as other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You certainly do not need to have 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 televisions. The number one college move-in mistake - double dipping on appliances. Do not stress about deciding on the totally matched appliances, realize the roomie already has it in place. Keep in mind, there will be restricted room in the college dormitory, as well as limited electric outlets too. Speaking of minimal outlets, make sure and add a surge protector or a couple of them to the list.

· Check with the school concerning items that you are not able to have in your dormitory - Obviously, this can instantly eliminate some dorm packing worry right off the bat.

· Don't pack clothing for the whole year - Only take what is needed for the season or until the next time you'll be heading home. Parents, they'll be back - faster than you imagine. Closet and drawer space absolutely are a premium in dorms, thus only think about one semester at a time. The challenging part is ensuring that the student brings home the clothes they do not require for the next semester so there will be available space for the replacement clothes.

· Be sure and bring cleaning necessities, hand sanitizer and masks - Taking into consideration the current COVID status, additional safeguards are essential. It's easy to visualize your college student residing in a bubble in the completely organized dorm room. However this can't be any further from the truth. It will be close quarters and things will likely be shared, so having a option for cleaning them is crucial.

Okay, Mom and Dad, you've got this. Break it down to fundamentals and coordinate as far as possible together with the roommate and school dorm representatives. You've furnished an education for your child which has equipped her or him for a prosperous college or university career. So don't get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm! You can find more moving and packing information provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and give it a look.


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