It's almost that time for your kids to move into a college dorm for the very first time, or returning for another long school year. It's easy to overthink the packing list, and even easier to OVERPACK! Lucky for you, we've nailed this process down to a science, and are confident we can guide you through this quick transition with ease.
#1 - Sort out ALL of your belongings.
#2 - Map out the dorm.
#3 - The Dreaded packing list.
There are literally HUNDREDS of lists out there with what you should and shouldn't bring. Let's face it - your child is not going to use a top-of-the-line vacuum and mop. We've narrowed down the best FREE resources:
- This list from UPack
- Bed Bath and Beyond is always the OG supplier for college bedding
- Collegeboard is every student's resource for finding the right college, and their list is the most practical in our opinion: find it here.
#4 - Resist shopping right away, trust us.
#5 - Definitely decorate, but do it last.
While hanging posters, pictures and other decorations might the first thing you want to do once you’re moved in, start bigger and work your way down to the small items. Things like beds, couches and television stands should all be in place before the fun stuff goes on shelves or walls. Having the big items correctly placed allows for a proper flow and will help make your new small space feel like home in no time. to edit.
#6 - Have a PLAN, and a backup plan!
Don't be afraid to ask for help, the GTC team has years of experience with moving, and we are THE best pair of hands you'll have for this day, and every day!