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Because space is limited in dorm rooms, knowing what to pack and what to leave at home is crucial. Your teen will probably want to pack most of her belongings, so you may need to coach her on what should be left behind. If you need to purchase items, amazon and dormco.comhave extensive selections of products for the dorm room. Here is a guide to help you and your child pack for dorm room living.
What to Pack
The Big Stuff
Make sure your student gets in contact with his roommate before purchasing any big items for the dorm room. They can divide up what to bring so there will be enough space for everything. These big items may include:
The dorm room should be your child’s home away from home, so don’t forget to pack:
If your teen will be able to come home from time to time during the school year, she doesn’t need to pack clothes for every season. She should pack for one season and then switch the clothes out the next time she is home. This will leave her with a lot more closet space. Just make sure she packs:
You won’t be there to do laundry for your child, but you can make sure he has the right items to do it himself.
Your child will have to share a bathroom, so be sure to pack a tote so she can carry the following items to and from the restroom:
These items are often overlooked during the packing process, so be sure to put them on your child’s list:
What to Leave at Home
The dorm room should already be furnished with the basics, so leave these items at home:
Your child’s college has a list of items that students CANNOT bring, so be sure to check that list. The most common items on these lists are:
Items She Just Thinks She Can’t Live Without
Because your teen is so used to her bedroom at home, she probably wants to pack as many items from her room as possible to try and recreate it. But make sure she keeps it at a minimum; there will not be room for:
For tips on how to make your teen’s dorm room a cozy place to live, read Dorm Room Decorating.