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 all over are about to start on the most dreaded portion of sending kids to college. No, we are really not speaking of forking over college tuition - they get a lot of guidance on that element. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, and also personal finance pros can instruct them how to plan for each college expenditure ahead. The actual stress at this time is the undertaking of packing and moving your child into their college dormitory room! Where are all the professionals to assist with that?

Your college dorm packing guidance is here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver; you've got this, mothers and fathers! Choosing new matching room decorations and desk amenities is often a lot of fun college bound kids and enthusiastic parents yet putting it all in position is probably not so pleasant. It does not require a structural engineering major to pack for college, but listed below are a professional moving company’s ideas to help you improve your child's limited dorm area devoid of the hassle.

· The dorm space is going to be modest and probably a shared room - So create a list of the essential things that you might want to begin with. You might want to begin this list on your own before you include your student. After all, your daughter or son is more prone to forget toothpaste before they abandon their Wireless speakers.

o Personal care - Start with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's simple to keep your own things separate from your roommate's, and it's straightforward to snatch and go if you need to get in and out of a group bathroom. Ensure it is sturdy. There's likely to be plenty of excursions down the hallway over the following several years.

o Bedding - Eight stuffed toys which take up your son or daughter's bed at your house isn't essential bedding. Start with the mattress sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. You should definitely ask the college if particular sized sheets are needed. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you arrange the space, however in a limited area environment they could be tossed to one side frequently. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School supplies - Let us keep in mind exactly what your kid is moving into a dormitory for. When possible, determine beforehand if there's built-in storage about the desk space. You may need to pack some small desk organizers. Make sure to go vertical along with stacking compartments considering that workspace space will likely be limited. You might want a small light fixture for any late-night cramming when the roommate needs to slumber, but your student has to study late for a crucial examination. A clip-on clamp style bracket is beneficial as it may be used on the desk as well as other spaces.

· Coordinate with your new roommate - You certainly will not have to have 2 mini fridges, 2 microwaves, and 2 televisions. The biggest college move-in error - double dipping on appliances. Don't fret about picking out the completely matched appliances, realize the roomie already has it in place. Remember, there's limited space in the college dorm, and limited electric outlets too. Speaking of minimal outlets, make certain and add a surge protector or two to the list.

· Check with the college or university regarding items which you aren't permitted to have in your dorm - Certainly, this will instantly eliminate some dorm packing stress right from the start.

· Don't pack clothes for the complete year - Just take what is required for the season or until the next time you will be heading home. Parents, they will be back - sooner than you suspect. Closet and drawer space really are a premium in dorms, therefore just focus on a single semester at a time. The hard part is ensuring the student brings home the garments they'll not require for the next semester so there is space available for the replacement clothing.

· Be certain and pack cleaning necessities, hand sanitizer and masks - Considering the present Coronavirus status, some extra safety measures are needed. It is easy to visualize your university student staying in a bubble inside your flawlessly organized dorm room. But this couldn't be any further from the truth. It will be close quarters and things will be shared, thus having a way to clean them is important.

Alright, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to necessities and coordinate whenever possible together with the roommate and school dorm officials. You have provided an education for your child that's equipped her or him for a productive higher education career. So now don't get schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm! There is even more moving and packing information available at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and give it a look.


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