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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's just about time for college to commence, and moms and dads all over are about to commence the most terrifying part of sending kids to college. Nope, we are not referring to forking over tuition - they receive a large amount of guidance on that component. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, and personal finance pros can teach them planning for each higher education expenditure ahead. The true stress at this point is the challenge of packing and moving your kiddo into their college dorm room! Where are all the professionals to aid with that?

Your college dorm packing assistance is listed here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta; you've got this, parents! Picking out new matching room decor and desk amenities is usually a large amount of fun college bound kids and eager parents however fitting it all into place may not be so pleasant. It does not demand a structural engineering major to pack for school, however listed below are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you optimize your child's small dormitory room devoid of the stress.

· The dormitory area will likely be small and probably a shared room - Consequently compose a list of the essential things that you'll require initially. You may want to get started with this list on your own before you decide to include your student. After all, your daughter or son is more prone to forget toothpaste before they leave their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal health - Start with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's simple to keep your products apart from your roommate's, and it's really easy to take and go when you have to get in and out of a community bathroom. Be sure it is durable. There are usually many travels down the hallway within the next several years.

o Bedding - Eight stuffed toys which consume your son or daughter's bed at home is not really necessary bedding. Focus on the sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Be sure to check with the college if particular sized bed sheets are required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you put together the space, however in a limited area environment they may be thrown to the side routinely. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School supplies - Let us not forget precisely what your child is moving into a dorm for. When possible, determine ahead of time whether there is built-in storage around the desk space. You may want to pack some small desk organizers. Make sure to go vertical using stacking compartments given that desktop area will likely be limited. You may want a small lamp fixture for any late-night cramming in the event the roomie needs to go to sleep, however your student must study late for a major test. A clip-on clamp style bracket is helpful as it may be used at the desk as well as other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You certainly do not need to have 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV’s. The top college move-in blunder - double dipping on appliances. Do not fret about choosing the completely coordinated appliances, only to discover the roommate already has it in place. Remember, there's minimal room in the college dormitory, and limited electric outlets too. Speaking of limited outlets, be sure and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the college or university on items which you are not allowed to have in your dorm - Certainly, this can instantly remove some dorm packing worry right from the start.

· Do not pack clothes for the whole year - Simply take what is required for the season or until the next time you'll be going home. Parents, they will be back - sooner than you imagine. Closet and drawer space certainly are a premium in dorms, thus just focus on one semester at a time. The tough part is making sure the student brings home the clothes they will not need for the next season so there will be space available for the replacement clothing.

· Make sure and bring cleaning necessities, hand sanitizer and masks - Thinking about the current Coronavirus status, additional safeguards are essential. It's easy to envision your undergraduate staying in a bubble in your flawlessly arranged dorm room. But this couldn't be any further from the reality. It is close quarters and things is going to be shared, so having a means of cleaning them is important.

Alright, Mom and Dad, you've got this. Break it down to basics and organize whenever possible together with the roomie and college dorm representatives. You've provided an education for your child which has equipped him or her for a successful college or university career. So don't get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm room! There is more moving and packing advice provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and check it out.


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