Packing 101: College Packing Tips From the Moving Company Pros

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

It's just nearly time for college to commence, and moms and dads all over the place are about to commence the most feared element of sending kids to college. No, we're not referring to forking over tuition - they get a large amount of assistance with that aspect. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, and also personal finance experts can show them how to plan for each school expenditure ahead. The true worry at this time is the task of packing and moving your child into their college dormitory room! Where are all the professionals to help 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 Oklahoma City; you have got this, parents! Picking out new coordinating room decorations and desk supplies is usually a great deal of fun college bound kids and eager parents yet fitting it all into place may not be so exciting. It won't demand 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 minimal dormitory space without the anxiety.

· The dormitory space will likely be compact and potentially a shared room - Consequently make a list of the significant things that you might want to start with. You might want to start this list on your own before you decide to include your student. Let's be honest, your child is a lot more prone to forget toothpaste before they leave their Wi-fi speakers.

o Personal care - Start with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's easy to keep all your things apart from your roommate's, and it is straightforward to grab and go if you have to get in and out of a group bathroom. Be sure it is durable. There are usually plenty of travels down the corridor within the next couple of years.

o Bedding - Eight stuffed toys that take up your son or daughter's bed at your house is not really essential bedding. Focus on the mattress sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Ensure that you consult the college if unique sized linens are required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you set up the area, but in a small area environment they might be thrown aside often. Keep the throw pillows to a minimum.

o School necessities - Let us remember just what your daughter or son is moving into a dorm for. If possible, find out ahead of time whether there is built-in storage around the desk area. You may need to pack some small desk organizers. You'll want to go vertical using stacking compartments given that workspace room is going to be minimal. You might want a smallish lamp for any late-night cramming when the roomie wants to sleep, however your student has to study late for a crucial test. A clip-on clamp style mount is beneficial since it can be utilized on the desk as well as other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You definitely will not need to have 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV’s. The biggest college move-in error - double dipping on appliances. Do not panic about picking out the totally matched appliances, only to find the roommate already has it in place. Bear in mind, there is limited area in the college dorm, as well as limited electric outlets too. Speaking of few outlets, make sure and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the school concerning items which you aren't able to have in your dormitory - Obviously, this will quickly remove some dorm packing anxiety straight away.

· Do not pack outfits for the complete year - Just take what is required for the season or until the next time you will be heading home. Parents, they will be back - faster than you suspect. Closet and drawer space absolutely are a premium in dorms, so only think about one semester at a time. The difficult part is making certain the student brings home the clothing they'll not need for the next season so there is space available for the replacement apparel.

· Make sure and bring cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Considering the current COVID status, some extra precautions are needed. It's easy to visualize your student residing in a bubble in your completely arranged dorm room. However this couldn't be any further from the reality. It is close quarters and stuff is going to be shared, thus having a means of cleaning them is crucial.

Alright, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to essentials and synchronize as far as possible with the roomie and college dorm administrators. You've given an education for your child that has prepared her or him for a successful college career. Now avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dormitory! You can find even more 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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