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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 close to time for college to begin, and mothers and fathers all over are about to start on the most feared component of sending kids to college. Nope, we're not speaking of forking over college tuition - they get a lot of help with that part. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, as well as personal finance gurus can teach them planning for each school expense ahead. The actual anxiety at this time is the process of packing and moving your child into their college dorm room! Where are all the pros to help with that?

Your college dorm packing guidance is below. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock; you have got this, moms and dads! Choosing new coordinating room decorations and desk supplies can be a large amount of fun for kids and zealous parents but fitting it all in place might not be so enjoyable. It doesn't require a structural engineering major to pack for school, nevertheless listed here are a professional moving company’s ideas to help you optimize your child's modest dormitory space devoid of the anxiety.

· The dorm space is going to be modest and most likely a shared space - Consequently create a list of the essential things that you need first. You might even start off this list on your own prior to when you involve your student. Let's be honest, your daughter or son is much more likely to leave toothpaste before they forego their Wi-fi speakers.

o Personal health - Start out with a small plastic caddy with a handle. It's simple to keep all your items separate from your roommate's, and it is effortless to snatch and go if you need to get in and out of a group bathroom. Be sure it is durable. There is going to be plenty of trips down the corridor in the next couple of years.

o Bedding - Fifteen stuffed toys which consume your kid's bed in your own home is simply not required bedding. Start out with the 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, but in a small area environment they could be thrown aside routinely. Keep the throw pillows to a minimum.

o School supplies - We should remember precisely what your kid is moving into a dormitory for. If at all possible, figure out in advance if there is built-in storage about the desk space. You might want to pack a couple of small desk organizers. Be sure to go vertical using stacking compartments considering that desk room will likely be minimal. You might want a small light fixture for that late-night cramming when the roomie wants to sleep, however your student has to study late for a big exam. A clip-on clamp style mount is effective because it may be used at the desk along with other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You definitely don't need 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV sets. The biggest college move-in mistake - double dipping on appliances. Don't fret about deciding on the completely coordinated appliances, realize the roommate already has it in place. Keep in mind, there's limited room in the college dormitory, and limited electric outlets too. Speaking of limited outlets, be sure and add a surge protector or a couple of them to the list.

· Check with the college or university concerning items which you aren't allowed to have in your dorm room - Obviously, this can instantly reduce some dorm packing stress right off the bat.

· Don't pack clothes for the entire year - Just take what is needed for the season or until the next time you're going to be traveling home. Parents, they will be back - quicker than you think. Closet and drawer space certainly are a premium in dorms, therefore merely focus on a single semester at a time. The difficult part is making certain the student brings home the garments they'll not need for the next season so there is available space for the replacement clothes.

· Be sure and bring cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Taking into consideration the existing COVID situation, some extra precautions are essential. It's easy to picture your student living in a bubble inside your flawlessly organized dorm room. However this can't be any further from the facts. It will be close quarters and items will be shared, so having a way to clean them is important.

OK, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to necessities and coordinate whenever possible together with the roomie and college dorm officials. You have given an education for your child which has prepared him or her for a prosperous higher education career. So don't get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm room! You can find additional moving and packing advice found at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and take a look.


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