Packing 101: College Packing Tips From the Moving Company Pros

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

It is about time for college to start, and parents everywhere are about to embark on the most terrifying component of sending kids to college. No, we're not referring to paying college tuition - they have a great deal of assistance with that aspect. Student loan administrators, admissions advisors, and also personal finance pros can instruct them how to plan for every higher education expenditure ahead. The real anxiety at this stage is the process of packing and moving your kiddo into their college dormitory room! Where are all the pros to aid with that?

Your college dorm packing assistance is below. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston; you've got this, parents! Selecting new coordinating room decorations and desk amenities is usually a large amount of fun for kids and enthusiastic parents but fitting it all into place might not be so enjoyable. It doesn't demand a structural engineering major to pack for school, but listed below are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you maximize your child's limited dorm room minus the hassle.

· The dorm space will likely be compact and most likely a shared space - Consequently make a list of the important things which you will want to start with. You might even begin this list on your own prior to when you include your student. Let's face it, your child is much more prone to leave behind toothpaste before they abandon their Wireless speakers.

o Personal care - Start out with a small plastic basket with a handle. It is easy to keep all your items separate from your roommate's, and it's easy to pick up and go if you need to get in and out of a group bathroom. Be sure it is sturdy. There are usually a lot of trips down the corridor within the next few years.

o Bedding - Ten stuffed animals which take up your son or daughter's bed at your house is not necessary bedding. Begin with the mattress sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Be sure to ask the college if special sized bed sheets will be required. Throw pillows look great the first day you set up the space, but in a small space environment they might be thrown to the side regularly. Keep the throw pillows to a minimum.

o School necessities - Let's remember just what your daughter or son is moving into a dormitory for. If at all possible, figure 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 along with stacking compartments because workspace room will be limited. You might want a small lamp fixture for the late-night studying in the event the roommate wants to go to sleep, but your student needs to study late for a crucial examination. A clip-on clamp style bracket is helpful since it works extremely well at the desk as well as other areas.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You really do not require 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 televisions. The top college move-in oversight - double dipping on appliances. Don't fret about deciding on the completely coordinated appliances, realize the roommate already has it in place. Don't forget, there will be limited area in the college dorm, and also limited electrical outlets too. Speaking of few outlets, make sure and add a surge protector or a couple to the list.

· Check with the university or college concerning items that you are not allowed to have in your dorm room - Clearly, this can immediately remove some dorm packing worry right from the start.

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

· Be certain and pack cleaning necessities, hand sanitizer and masks - Thinking about the current Covid-19 status, a few extra safety measures are needed. It's easy to visualize your university student residing in a bubble in the properly ordered dorm room. However this couldn't be any further from the truth. It will be close quarters and items will be shared, so having a way to clean them is necessary.

Alright, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to fundamentals and coordinate whenever possible together with the roomie and school dorm administrators. You have provided an education for your child that's prepared him or her for a productive college career. So do not get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm! You will find more moving and packing advice provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and check it out.


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