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Tips for Those Packing for College

Tips for Those Packing for College

Packing for college can be challenging. The rooms are so small you sometimes feel like you won’t even be able to fit your items, closets are smaller than you could ever imagine and there isn’t really a lot of storage space. The Jacksonville movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage have tips for minimizing the amount of stuff you’ll take, and maximizing space in your dorm room.  

To start packing for college, make a list of the items that you need to take to school and the items you want to take. Take only what you think you will absolutely need. According to our Jacksonville movers, if you have to think twice about bringing something- don’t bring it. If you forgot anything or think you need anything else, you can always buy it once you’re at school. One thing to keep in mind is: your hobbies. Bring whatever you need for your hobbies that you plan to continue at school.

To start packing for college, start with focusing on the basics: bedding, toiletries, and towels. You should bring two sets of sheets and a few towels so that you will have extra sets when one gets dirty. Some more must haves include: desk lamps, coffee machine, reminders of home, laptop computer, extension cords and clothes. All My Sons suggests considering space-saving solutions like collapsible laundry hampers and bed risers to increase storage space under the bed.

Once you have compiled a list and purchased everything that you are packing for college, it’s time to start packing. There are a ton of different ways that you can pack, but here are some basic tips from our Jacksonville movers:

1. Pack all your stuff in labeled cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes can be broken and down and recycled once you are at school.

2. If you’re bringing your own storage bins to school, you can make them your alternative to boxes. Fill them up, and you don’t even have to worry about cardboard boxes. The same goes for any other form of storage bin that you are bringing. Don’t let that space go to waste- fill it up with your belongings!

3. The professionals at our Jacksonville moving company suggest that you should pack similar items together to make the unpacking process easier.

4. Leave the winter clothing at home until Thanksgiving or winter break. You won’t be needing your down coat in the warm months of August and September.

5. Avoid packing school supplies. You can buy them at an office supply store once you get to school.