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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 about time for college to start, and mothers and fathers all over the place are about to commence the most dreaded portion of sending kids to college. No, we are really not referring to forking over college tuition - they get a large amount of guidance on that element. Student loan administrators, admissions counselors, as well as personal finance professionals can instruct them how to plan for every single college expense ahead. The actual anxiety at this stage is the process of packing and moving your baby into their college dorm room! Where are all the professionals to help with that?

Your college dorm packing help is listed here. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio; you have got this, mothers and fathers! Choosing new corresponding room furnishings and desk amenities is usually a great deal of fun for kids and zealous parents yet putting it all into place is probably not so pleasant. It won't demand a structural engineering major to pack for college, however here are a professional moving company’s guidelines to help you optimize your child's limited dormitory area minus the stress.

· The dormitory space will probably be small and most likely a shared room - Therefore make a list of the essential things that you'll require to begin with. You might even begin this list on your own before you decide to involve your student. After all, your daughter or son is more likely to leave toothpaste before they leave their Bluetooth speakers.

o Personal hygiene - Start out with a small plastic basket with a handle. It's easy to keep your items apart from your roommate's, and it's really simple to grab and go if you have to get in and out of a community bathroom. Make sure it is heavy duty. There is usually many travels down the corridor in the next few years.

o Bedding - Ten stuffed toys which consume your child's bed in your own home is not required bedding. Start out with the bed sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. Be sure to confer with the college if specific sized bed sheets will be required. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you set up the room, however in a small room environment they might be tossed aside routinely. Keep the throw pillows to a minimal amount.

o School supplies - Let us remember exactly what your child is moving into a dormitory for. When possible, determine beforehand whether there is built-in storage about the desk space. You might want to pack some small desk organizers. Make sure to go vertical with stacking compartments since desk room will likely be limited. You might want a small lamp fixture for that late-night studying in the event the roomie needs to go to sleep, however your student must study late for a major examination. A clip-on clamp style mounting is useful because it can be utilized at the desk along with other spots.

· Coordinate with your new roomie - You certainly will not have to have 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV’s. The biggest college move-in blunder - double dipping on appliances. You should not panic about choosing the completely matched appliances, only to find the roomie already has it in place. Don't forget, there will be limited room in the college dormitory, and also 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 that you're not permitted to have in your dorm room - Certainly, this will immediately reduce some dorm packing worry right off the bat.

· Do not pack clothes for the complete year - Simply take what is necessary for the season or until the next time you will be going home. Parents, they'll be back - quicker than you imagine. Closet and drawer space undoubtedly are a premium in dorms, thus only think about one semester at a time. The challenging part is making sure the student brings home the clothes they do not need for the next semester so there is space available for the replacement outfits.

· Be certain and pack cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and masks - Taking into consideration the current Covid-19 state, some extra safety measures are needed. It is easy to envision your undergraduate living in a bubble inside your flawlessly ordered dorm room. But this couldn't be any further from the truth. It's close quarters and stuff will be shared, therefore having a means of cleaning them is important.

OK, Mom and Dad, you've got this. Break it down to basics and synchronize whenever possible together with the roommate and school dorm administrators. You've furnished an education for your child which has equipped her or him for a productive higher education career. So avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm! There is always more moving and packing advice provided at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Be sure and give it a look.


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