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 the place are about to commence the most terrifying part of sending kids to college. Nope, we are not talking about forking over tuition - they receive a lot of guidance on that aspect. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, and personal finance pros can teach them planning for every higher education expenditure ahead. The true anxiety 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 Tulsa; you've got this, parents! Picking out new coordinating room decor and desk amenities can be a large amount of fun college bound kids and enthusiastic parents however fitting it all into place might 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 tips to help you optimize your child's small dormitory space devoid of the stress.

· The dormitory area will likely be small and most likely a shared room - Consequently compose a list of the important things that you'll require initially. You might want to begin this list by yourself before you include your student. After all, your daughter or son is much more prone to forget toothpaste before they leave their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal hygiene - Begin with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's simple to keep all your products apart from your roommate's, and it's really easy to pick up and go if you need to get in and out of a community bathroom. Be sure it is sturdy. There are usually many travels down the hallway within the next several years.

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

o School supplies - Let us not forget exactly what your child is moving into a dorm for. When possible, find out 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 is going to be minimal. You may want a small light 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 mount is helpful as it can be utilized at the desk or other areas.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You certainly don't need to have 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV’s. The top college move-in blunder - double dipping on appliances. Don't fret about deciding on the perfectly coordinated appliances, only to find the roommate already has it in place. Remember, there is minimal room 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 on items that you are not permitted to have in your dorm - Certainly, this can easily eliminate some dorm packing worry right from the start.

· Do not pack clothing for the entire year - Simply take what is needed for the season or until the next time you'll be going home. Parents, they will be back - faster than you think. Closet and drawer space certainly are a premium in dorms, thus merely 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.

· Be sure and bring cleaning necessities, hand sanitizer and masks - Thinking about the present Coronavirus status, additional safeguards are essential. It is easy to envision your undergraduate staying in a bubble in your flawlessly arranged dorm room. But this could not be any further from the truth. It's close quarters and items 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 coordinate wherever possible together with the roomie and college dorm representatives. You've provided an education for your child that has equipped him or her for a productive college or university career. So do not get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm room! There's additional moving and packing information provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and take a look.


Request a free quote