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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 is about time for college to commence, and mothers and fathers all over are about to start on the most terrifying part of sending kids to college. Nope, we are not speaking of having to pay tuition - they get a lot of assistance with that part. Student loan administrators, admissions advisors, and personal finance experts can teach them how to plan for every college expense ahead. The real worry at this point is the challenge of packing and moving your child into their college dormitory room! Where are all the pros to aid 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 Oklahoma City; you've got this, moms and dads! Selecting new corresponding room decor and desk supplies is usually a great deal of fun for kids and enthusiastic parents but fitting it all into place is probably not so exciting. It doesn't demand a structural engineering major to pack for college, but listed here are a professional moving company’s tips to help you improve your child's small dormitory space devoid of the anxiety.

· The dormitory space will likely be small and probably a shared area - Consequently make a list of the significant things that you might want to begin with. You may want to get started with this list by yourself before you decide to include your student. Let's face it, your son or daughter is a lot more likely to leave toothpaste before they forego their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal care - Start out with a small plastic organizer with a handle. It's easy to keep your own products separate from your roommate's, and it's simple to take and go when you have to get in and out of a group bathroom. Be sure it is sturdy. There are going to be a lot of travels down the corridor within the next several years.

o Bedding - Ten stuffed toys which consume your child's bed in your own home isn't essential bedding. Start out with the bed sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Make sure you consult with the college if special sized linens are required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you arrange the area, but in a small space environment they could be thrown to the side frequently. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School supplies - Let's not forget exactly what your child is moving into a dormitory for. If at all possible, determine in advance whether 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 since workspace room will likely be modest. You may want a small light for any late-night studying when the roommate would like to go to sleep, but your student needs to study late for a major test. A clip-on clamp style mounting is helpful because it may be used at the desk as well as other spaces.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You certainly don't have to have 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV sets. The top college move-in mistake - double dipping on appliances. Don't fret about picking out the completely matched appliances, only to discover the roomie already has it in place. Bear in mind, there is minimal area in the college dormitory, and also limited electric outlets too. Speaking of minimal outlets, make certain and add a surge protector or a couple to the list.

· Check with the school about items that you are not permitted to have in your dorm - Certainly, this could immediately eliminate some dorm packing anxiety right off the bat.

· Don't pack outfits for the complete year - Just take what is required for the season or until the next time you're going to be traveling home. Parents, they shall be back - sooner than you suspect. Closet and drawer space certainly are a premium in dorms, therefore only think about one semester at a time. The difficult part is ensuring the student brings home the clothing they will not need for the next season so there will be space available for the replacement apparel.

· Make sure and pack cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Thinking about the present Coronavirus state, a few extra safety measures are essential. It is simple to envision your college student residing in a bubble inside your perfectly organized dorm room. But this couldn't be any further from the reality. It's close quarters and items will be shared, thus having a way to clean them is important.

OK, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to fundamentals and synchronize wherever possible together with the roomie and college dorm administrators. You've provided an education for your child which has prepared him or her for a productive college career. So now avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm! There is always additional moving and packing help and advice available at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and check it out.


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