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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 is just close to time for college to commence, and mothers and fathers all over are about to depart on the most dreaded part of sending kids to college. No, we're not referring to having to pay tuition - they have a large amount of help with that component. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, and personal finance gurus can show them how to plan for each school expense ahead. The real stress at this point is the process of packing and moving your kiddo into their college dorm room! Where are all the professionals to aid with that?

Your college dorm packing help is here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa; you've got this, parents! Picking out new corresponding room decorations and desk amenities can be a large amount of fun college bound kids and zealous parents however putting it all into place may not be so exciting. It does not demand a structural engineering major to pack for school, nevertheless listed here are a professional moving company’s tips to help you improve your child's limited dormitory space minus the stress.

· The dormitory room will likely be small and probably a shared space - So create a list of the significant things which you will want to begin with. You might even start this list yourself prior to when you involve your student. After all, your son or daughter is much more likely to leave behind toothpaste before they leave their Wireless speakers.

o Personal health - Start out with a small plastic basket with a handle. It is easy to keep your products separate from your roommate's, and it is effortless to pick up and go if you need to get in and out of a community bathroom. Ensure it is heavy duty. There is usually many travels down the corridor within the next several years.

o Bedding - Twelve stuffed animals which consume your kid's bed at home is not really necessary bedding. Begin with the sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Be sure to check with the college if particular sized linens are required. Throw pillows look great the first day you arrange the area, but in a restricted space environment they may be tossed to one side routinely. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School supplies - Let us not forget what your daughter or son is moving into a dormitory for. If possible, find out beforehand if there is built-in storage about the desk area. You may want to pack some small desk organizers. Make sure to go vertical along with stacking compartments considering that workspace room will likely be limited. You may want a smallish lamp fixture for the late-night studying in the event the roomie would like to sleep, but your student needs to study late for a major test. A clip-on clamp style mount is helpful as it can be utilized on the desk along with other areas.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You definitely don't need 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 televisions. The biggest college move-in oversight - double dipping on appliances. Do not fret about picking out the totally matched appliances, only to discover the roomie already has it in place. Bear in mind, there is restricted area in the college dormitory, as well as 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 concerning stuff that you are not allowed to have in your dormitory - Obviously, this will quickly eliminate some dorm packing anxiety right from the start.

· Don't pack clothes for the complete year - Just take what is necessary for the season or until the next time you're going to be traveling home. Parents, they shall be back - faster than you think. Closet and drawer space certainly are a premium in dorms, so only concentrate on a single semester at a time. The difficult part is ensuring the student brings home the clothing they will not require for the next season so there is space available for the replacement clothing.

· Be sure and pack cleaning necessities, hand sanitizer and masks - Taking into consideration the current COVID situation, additional safeguards are necessary. It is simple to visualize your undergraduate staying in a bubble in your perfectly ordered dorm room. But this couldn't be any further from the facts. It will be close quarters and things will likely be shared, thus having a way to clean them is vital.

Alright, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to essentials and coordinate wherever possible together with the roommate and college dorm administrators. You've provided an education for your child that's prepared her or him for a productive higher education career. Now avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm room! You can find more moving and packing advice available at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and take a look.


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