Whether you are a student or parent, it is a tough to move from home into the new apartment. In case of students, they move to the dorm after passing school. This is the time of high emotions. There is a lot that you leave behind. Although there is an excitement about the new prospects of life but there is also fair amount of stress related to what you leave behind.
As a parent, you will want to help you kid in this process of moving. Although your kid may have been with you and he/she would have moved with you numerous times, it is going to be a different time because he/she has to decide things without anyone’s assistance.
Items which the student is going (or not going) to need
Deciding about the items is going to be a tough challenge. However, this is how a student learns about de-cluttering before moving. Having that said, you can play a role by helping your kid in deciding about what to move to the dorm or apartment.
- First of all, get rid of all of the clothing which doesn’t fit. The clothes they haven’t worn for quite some time also enter into this list.
- Next to talk about are the books. You need to sort out their books. Get rid of any textbook they are not going to need in the future.
- If their personal care items are not going to be needed in the future, you need to toss them out, sell off, or donate.
After deciding about what they don’t need, it would become easier for your kid to decide what to move to the apartment. Computer is going to be the most important thing they are going to need in their college. Things that they are going to need in their next home include clothes, towels, food containers, a high quality backpack, bed pillows, and necessary furniture items if those items are not going to be provided by the hostel.
If you ask someone about what’s the toughest task in a moving process, they are going to tell you that it’s packing. It takes a lot of time and energy in sorting out things for packing. Categorization is the most important thing to be taken into consideration in this regard. Although there are going to be few items to be moved, it is still going to turn into a lot.
Here, you will have to make sure that all of the packagingsupplies are there with you. For instance, you will need good quality moving boxes for packing the items. Cushioning materials are required to make sure that items do not get damaged during the move. Pens and markers are going to be needed because you will need to label the boxes. A notepad for inventory will help your kid to know about items and the boxes.
If there are going to be furniture items included, you will need to arrange a truck for this purpose. Otherwise, an SUV is going to suffice.