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 commence, and parents all over the place are about to start on the most terrifying part of sending kids to college. Nope, we are not speaking of paying tuition - they have a large amount of guidance on that part. Student loan administrators, admissions advisors, and personal finance experts can teach them how to plan for each school expense ahead. The actual worry at this point is the challenge of packing and moving your child into their college dorm room! Where are all the pros to aid with that?

Your college dorm packing help is right here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta; you've got this, moms and dads! Selecting new corresponding room furnishings and desk supplies can be a great deal of fun for kids and enthusiastic parents however fitting it all into place is probably not so exciting. It doesn't demand a structural engineering major to pack for college, however listed here are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you maximize your child's small dormitory space devoid of the anxiety.

· The dormitory room will likely be small and probably a shared space - Consequently make a list of the significant things that you might want to begin with. You may want to get started with this list on your own before you include your student. Let's be honest, your child is a lot more likely to leave behind toothpaste before they abandon their Wireless speakers.

o Personal care - Start out with a small plastic organizer with a handle. It is easy to keep your own products separate from your roommate's, and it is simple to take and go when you have to get in and out of a group bathroom. Be sure it is durable. There are going to be a lot of travels down the hall in the next several years.

o Bedding - Ten stuffed toys which consume your child's bed at your house is simply not essential bedding. Start out with the sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Make sure you consult with the college if special sized linens are required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you arrange the area, but in a small area environment they could be thrown to the side frequently. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School supplies - Let's remember exactly what your child is moving into a dormitory for. If at all possible, determine ahead of time whether there is built-in storage within the desk area. You might want to pack a couple of small desk organizers. Make sure you go vertical along with stacking compartments since workspace room is going to be modest. You may want a smaller light for any late-night studying if the roommate wants to slumber, but your student needs to study late for a big examination. A clip-on clamp style mounting is helpful since it can be utilized at the desk as well as other spaces.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You certainly do not have to have 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV sets. The top college move-in mistake - double dipping on appliances. Don't fret about picking out the perfectly matched appliances, only to find the roomie already has it in place. Bear in mind, there is minimal area in the college dormitory, and also limited electric outlets too. Speaking of limited outlets, make sure and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the school concerning items which you are not allowed to have in your dormitory - Certainly, this can immediately eliminate some dorm packing stress right off the bat.

· Don't pack outfits for the complete year - Just take what is needed for the season or until the next time you're going to be traveling home. Parents, they shall be back - sooner than you suspect. Closet and drawer space absolutely are a premium in dorms, therefore only think about one semester at a time. The difficult part is ensuring that the student brings home the clothing they will not need for the next season so there will be space available for the replacement clothing.

· Be sure and pack cleaning products, hand sanitizer and masks - Considering the present Coronavirus state, a few extra safety measures are needed. It is simple to envision your college student living in a bubble inside your perfectly organized dorm room. But this could not be any further from the reality. It is close quarters and items will be shared, thus having a means of cleaning them is important.

Okay, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to fundamentals and synchronize whenever possible together with the roomie and college dorm administrators. You've provided an education for your child which has prepared him or her for a productive higher education career. So now avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm! You can find more moving and packing help and advice found at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and check it out.


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