Packing 101: College Packing Tips From the Moving Company Pros

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

It is just about time for college to begin, and parents all over are about to depart on the most dreaded part of sending kids to college. No, we aren't referring to having to pay college tuition - they get a great deal of assistance with that aspect. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, as well as personal finance pros can show them how to plan for every school expenditure ahead. The real stress at this time 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 assistance is right here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin; you've got this, mothers and fathers! Choosing new coordinating room decor and desk amenities can be a large amount of fun for kids and enthusiastic parents however putting it all in position may not be so exciting. It won't require a structural engineering major to pack for school, however listed below are a professional moving company’s tips to help you maximize your child's limited dorm area minus the hassle.

· The dormitory room is going to be modest and possibly a shared space - So compose a list of the essential things that you'll require to begin with. You might even start this list by yourself before you decide to involve your student. Let's face it, your child is more likely to forget toothpaste before they leave their Wi-fi speakers.

o Personal care - Start out with a small plastic basket with a handle. It is easy to keep all your products separate from your roommate's, and it's really easy to snatch and go when you have to get in and out of a group bathroom. Be sure it is durable. There is usually plenty of trips down the corridor in the next few years.

o Bedding - Twelve stuffed toys that consume your child's bed in your own home isn't essential bedding. Start out with the sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Be sure to consult the college if particular sized linens are necessary. Throw pillows look great the first day you put together the area, but in a restricted room environment they could be thrown aside frequently. Keep the throw pillows to a minimum.

o School necessities - We should remember just what your kid is moving into a dorm for. If at all possible, determine in advance if there is built-in storage around the desk space. You might want to pack a few small desk organizers. You'll want to go vertical with stacking compartments because desk area will be modest. You might want a small lamp fixture for the late-night studying in the event the roommate wants to slumber, but your student must study late for a big examination. A clip-on clamp style mount is beneficial since it can be utilized on the desk or other spaces.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You really will not need 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV sets. The number one college move-in error - double dipping on appliances. Don't fret about picking out the completely matched appliances, realize the roommate already has it in place. Remember, there is minimal space in the college dormitory, as well as limited electrical outlets too. Speaking of minimal outlets, make sure and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the college or university about items which you're not allowed to have in your dormitory - Certainly, this could immediately eliminate some dorm packing worry right off the bat.

· Do not pack clothes for the entire year - Just take what is needed for the season or until the next time you will be going home. Parents, they'll be back - sooner than you imagine. Closet and drawer space are a premium in dorms, therefore merely concentrate on one semester at a time. The hard part is ensuring that the student brings home the garments they won't need for the next semester so there is available space for the replacement outfits.

· Make sure and pack cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Thinking about the present Covid-19 status, a few extra safeguards are necessary. It is easy to picture your undergraduate living in a bubble inside your properly organized dorm room. However this could not be any further from the truth. It is close quarters and stuff is going to 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 as far as possible together with the roommate and college dorm officials. You have furnished an education for your child that has equipped her or him for a prosperous college career. So do not get schooled by over packing for your student's college dormitory! There is always additional moving and packing advice found at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and give it a look.

 

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