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 start, and moms and dads all over are about to start on the most terrifying element of sending kids to college. No, we are not talking about having to pay tuition - they have a large amount of guidance on that element. Student loan administrators, admissions advisors, as well as personal finance gurus can instruct them planning for every school expenditure ahead. The actual anxiety at this time is the challenge of packing and moving your kiddo into their college dorm room! Where are all the pros to assist 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, mothers and fathers! Selecting new corresponding room decorations and desk supplies is usually a great deal of fun for kids and zealous parents yet fitting it all in place might not be so pleasant. It won't demand a structural engineering major to pack for college, but here are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you maximize your child's minimal dormitory area without the hassle.

· The dorm space is going to be cozy and potentially a shared space - Therefore make a list of the important things which you will want first. You might even start off this list on your own before you include your student. Let's face it, your child is much more likely to leave behind toothpaste before they abandon their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal hygiene - Start out with a small plastic organizer with a handle. It's easy to keep your items apart from your roommate's, and it is effortless to snatch and go if you have to get in and out of a group bathroom. Ensure it is heavy duty. There's going to be many excursions down the hall over the following few years.

o Bedding - Fifteen stuffed animals which consume your kid's bed at home is simply not necessary bedding. Begin with the sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Make sure to consult with the college if special sized linens are required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you put together the room, however in a limited space environment they might be thrown to one side frequently. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School necessities - Let's remember precisely what your son or daughter is moving into a dorm for. If at all possible, find out ahead of time if there is built-in storage about the desk area. You may need to pack some small desk organizers. You'll want to go vertical with stacking compartments since workspace space is going to be modest. You may want a smallish lamp for any late-night cramming if the roomie would like to sleep, but your student needs to study late for a big examination. A clip-on clamp style mount is useful because it may be used on the desk as well as other spaces.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You definitely do not have to have 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV sets. The number one college move-in oversight - double dipping on appliances. Don't stress about picking out the totally coordinated appliances, only to find the roomie already has it in place. Keep in mind, there is minimal area in the college dormitory, as well as limited electric outlets too. Speaking of few outlets, make sure and add a surge protector or a couple of them to the list.

· Check with the college or university concerning items that you're not allowed to have in your dormitory - Obviously, this will quickly eliminate some dorm packing anxiety straight away.

· Do not pack outfits for the whole year - Just take what is required for the season or until the next time you're going to be going home. Parents, they will be back - quicker than you think. Closet and drawer space are a premium in dorms, thus merely focus on one semester at a time. The challenging part is making sure the student brings home the garments they'll not need for the next season so there will be space available for the replacement clothing.

· Be certain and pack cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Thinking about the existing Covid-19 status, a few extra precautions are essential. It is easy to picture your university student living in a bubble in the properly organized dorm room. But this can't be any further from the reality. It's close quarters and things is going to be shared, therefore having a option for cleaning them is vital.

Okay, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to basics and organize as far as possible together with the roomie and school dorm administrators. You've furnished an education for your child that has prepared her or him for a prosperous college career. So do not get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm room! There is even more moving and packing information available at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and take a look.


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