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 start, and parents all over are about to commence the most dreaded element of sending kids to college. No, we're not referring to forking over college tuition - they have a lot of guidance on that element. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, as well as personal finance professionals can instruct them how to plan for every single college expense ahead. The actual stress at this point is the process of packing and moving your child into their college dorm room! Where are all the professionals to assist with that?

Your college dorm packing help is below. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso; you have got this, mothers and fathers! Choosing new corresponding room furnishings and desk amenities is usually a lot of fun for kids and zealous parents yet putting it all into place is probably not so enjoyable. It won't demand a structural engineering major to pack for college, however here are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you optimize your child's limited dormitory area without the stress.

· The dormitory room is going to be small and probably a shared room - Therefore make a list of the important things which you will want to begin with. You might even get started with this list on your own before you decide to involve your student. After all, your daughter or son is more likely to leave behind toothpaste before they leave their Wireless speakers.

o Personal hygiene - Start out with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's easy to keep all your items apart from your roommate's, and it's really simple to grab and go if you have to get in and out of a community bathroom. Ensure it is heavy duty. There are usually many travels down the corridor in the next few years.

o Bedding - Ten stuffed toys which consume your son or daughter's bed at your house is not required bedding. Start out with the sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Be sure to confer with the college if specific sized sheets will be required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you set up the room, however in a small room environment they may be tossed aside often. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School supplies - Let us remember precisely what your child is moving into a dormitory for. When possible, find out beforehand whether there is built-in storage around the desk space. You might want to pack a few small desk organizers. Make sure to go vertical along with stacking compartments since desk room will likely be limited. You might want a small lamp fixture for that late-night studying in the event the roomie needs to go to sleep, however your student must study late for a major examination. A clip-on clamp style mounting is beneficial because it can be utilized at the desk along with other areas.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You certainly will not have to have 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV’s. The biggest college move-in blunder - double dipping on appliances. You should not panic about deciding on the completely matched appliances, only to discover the roomie already has it in place. Don't forget, there will be restricted space in the college dormitory, and also limited electric outlets too. Speaking of minimal outlets, be sure and add a surge protector or a couple to the list.

· Check with the college or university on items that you're not permitted to have in your dorm room - Certainly, this will immediately reduce some dorm packing worry right from the start.

· Do not pack clothes for the complete year - Simply take what is necessary for the season or until the next time you'll be heading home. Parents, they will be back - quicker than you think. Closet and drawer space undoubtedly are a premium in dorms, thus only think about one semester at a time. The challenging part is making sure the student brings home the clothes they won't need for the next semester so there is space available for the replacement outfits.

· Be certain and pack cleaning products, hand sanitizer and masks - Taking into consideration the present COVID situation, some extra safety measures are needed. It is easy to envision your college student residing in a bubble in your flawlessly ordered dorm room. But this could not be any further from the truth. It's close quarters and stuff will 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 synchronize wherever possible together with the roommate and school dorm officials. You've furnished an education for your child that has equipped her or him for a productive higher education career. So avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm! There is always additional moving and packing information provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and give it a look.


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