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 moms and dads all over are about to depart on the most feared component of sending kids to college. Nope, we are really not speaking of having to pay tuition - they receive a great deal of guidance on that aspect. Student loan administrators, admissions advisors, as well as personal finance experts can instruct them planning for every school expenditure ahead. The true worry at this point is the process of packing and moving your child into their college dormitory room! Where are all the pros 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 Little Rock; you have got this, parents! Choosing new coordinating room decorations and desk amenities is usually a large amount of fun for kids and enthusiastic parents but fitting it all in position is probably not so enjoyable. It won't require a structural engineering major to pack for school, but here are a professional moving company’s ideas to help you maximize your child's modest dormitory space without the hassle.

· The dorm space will likely be compact and potentially a shared area - Therefore make a list of the essential things that you'll require to begin with. You may want to start off this list on your own prior to when you include your student. Let's be honest, your son or daughter is a lot more likely to forget toothpaste before they forego their Wireless speakers.

o Personal hygiene - Start out with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's easy to keep all your products apart from your roommate's, and it's easy to take and go if you have to get in and out of a group bathroom. Make sure it is heavy duty. There is likely to be many excursions down the hall in the next several years.

o Bedding - Fifteen stuffed toys which consume your child's bed at home is not really necessary bedding. Start with the bed sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Ensure that you ask the college if special sized bed sheets will be required. Throw pillows look great the first day you set up the area, but in a limited room environment they may be thrown to the side regularly. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School necessities - Let us not forget precisely what your daughter or son is moving into a dorm for. If at all possible, determine in advance if there is built-in storage around the desk area. You may want to pack a couple of small desk organizers. Make sure you go vertical with stacking compartments because workspace space is going to be modest. You might want a smallish lamp fixture for that late-night cramming if the roomie needs to snooze, but your student must study late for a big test. A clip-on clamp style mount is useful because it can be utilized at the desk as well as other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You certainly will not need to have 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV’s. The top college move-in oversight - double dipping on appliances. Don't panic about choosing the totally coordinated appliances, realize the roomie already has it in place. Keep in mind, there will be restricted area in the college dormitory, and also limited electric outlets too. Speaking of minimal outlets, make certain and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the university or college concerning stuff that you are not permitted to have in your dormitory - Obviously, this can instantly eliminate some dorm packing stress right off the bat.

· Do not pack clothes for the entire year - Simply take what is needed for the season or until the next time you will be traveling home. Parents, they'll be back - quicker than you think. Closet and drawer space absolutely are a premium in dorms, so merely think about a single semester at a time. The tough part is ensuring the student brings home the garments they won't require for the next semester so there is available space for the replacement outfits.

· Make sure and pack cleaning necessities, hand sanitizer and masks - Considering the existing COVID state, some extra precautions are necessary. It is simple to imagine your university student residing in a bubble in your perfectly ordered dorm room. However this can't be any further from the truth. It is close quarters and things is going to be shared, so having a means of cleaning them is important.

Okay, Mom and Dad, you've got this. Break it down to basics and organize wherever possible together with the roomie and college dorm representatives. You've furnished an education for your child which has equipped her or him for a productive higher education career. So do not get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm room! There is more moving and packing advice available at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and check it out.


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