Packing 101: College Packing Tips From the Moving Company Pros
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Your college dorm packing assistance is below. Take it from the packing and moving company professionals at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa and Oklahoma City; you've got this, mothers and fathers! Picking out new corresponding room decorations and desk supplies can be a lot of fun college bound kids and enthusiastic parents but putting it all in position might not be so enjoyable. It does not take a structural engineering major to pack for college, nevertheless here are a professional moving company’s ideas to help you optimize your child's limited dorm space devoid of the anxiety.
· The dormitory room will likely be compact and potentially a shared room - So compose a list of the important things that you'll require to begin with. You might want to begin this list by yourself prior to when you include your student. Let's be honest, your daughter or son is a lot more prone to forget toothpaste before they abandon their Bluetooth speakers.
o Personal care - Start out with a small plastic caddy with a handle. It's simple to keep all your products separate from your roommate's, and it is effortless to pick up and go if you have to get in and out of a community bathroom. Be sure it is heavy duty. There is going to be a lot of trips down the hallway in the next several years.
o Bedding - Fifteen stuffed toys which take up your kid's bed at your house is not essential bedding. Focus on the bed sheets, blanket, and pillow/pillowcase. You should definitely ask the college if special sized bed sheets are necessary. Throw pillows look wonderful the first day you set up the area, but in a restricted area environment they might be thrown to the side often. Keep the throw pillows to a minimum.
o School supplies - Let's remember what your child is moving into a dormitory for. If possible, figure out ahead of time whether there is built-in storage around the desk space. You may need to pack a few small desk organizers. Make sure you go vertical along with stacking compartments since desk area will be minimal. You might want a smaller lamp for any late-night studying if the roomie needs to slumber, however your student has to study late for a major exam. A clip-on clamp style bracket is effective because it may be used at the desk along with other spots.
· Coordinate with your new roomie - You definitely don't need to have 2 mini refrigerators, 2 microwaves, and 2 TV sets. The number one college move-in oversight - double dipping on appliances. Do not panic about deciding on the completely matched appliances, only to discover the roomie already has it in place. Keep in mind, there is limited space in the college dorm, and limited electric outlets too. Speaking of few outlets, be sure and add a surge protector or a couple of them to the list.
· Check with the school regarding items which you're not permitted to have in your dormitory - Obviously, this could easily eliminate some dorm packing stress straight away.
· Do not pack clothing for the entire year - Simply take what is needed for the season or until the next time you will be traveling home. Parents, they shall be back - sooner than you imagine. Closet and drawer space really are a premium in dorms, so just concentrate on one semester at a time. The hard part is ensuring the student brings home the clothes they will not need for the next semester so there will be available space for the replacement clothes.
· Be certain and pack cleaning products, hand sanitizer and masks - Taking into consideration the current Coronavirus status, additional precautions are essential. It's easy to picture your undergraduate residing in a bubble in the completely ordered dorm room. But this could not be any further from the facts. It will be close quarters and stuff will likely be shared, thus having a means of cleaning them is important.
OK, Mom and Dad, you have got this. Break it down to basics and coordinate as far as possible with the roommate and school dorm administrators. You have given an education for your child that has prepared him or her for a successful college or university career. So avoid getting schooled by over packing for your student's college dorm room! You can find additional moving and packing advice found at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group website. Make sure and check it out.
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