How To Bring ALL That Stuff To College

Going off to college is a big step. Not only are you moving to a new place and starting from square one, but you first have to pack up your entire life and bring it with you—usually packed into just a car or SUV. From clothes, to shoes, to accessories, to school supplies, to dorm furniture, it can really get to be a large load by the time you are ready to pull out of your driveway. But packing your dorm supplies in a smart and practical way can help you fit more, without having to shove everything in one place. DormCo has a few dorm items that can help with the college moving-in process.

1) Try a Clothes ‘N Go. Suitcases are of course the traditional go-to for packing clothes. But taking out each individual piece of clothing and then putting them all on hangers can be very time consuming. The ClothesN Go makes it possible to take clothes right out of your closet on a hanger, put them in this fold-up bag, and take them out to put right back into your dorm room closet. Packing—made easy!

2) Be aware of
your room size
. Another important thing to keep in mind is that even if you decide to pack all of your clothes in suitcases, there is not going to be much room for them to stay there—especially in a dorm room. Use something to pack your clothes in that you are going to want to keep in your dorm room, and also that will fit. For example, a underbed college dorm trunk is the perfect item that allows you to pack your clothes in; it will not take up much space.
Tip: Depending on your specific bed, we recommend Extra Tall Bed Risers to take advantage of this under-bed storage option. This extra space could even fit dorm trunks, laundry, shoes, and all matter of other dorm stuff.

3) Don’t take what you don’t need. Of course you’ll need most of your clothes, shoes, and dorm accessories, but there may not be room in your vehicle for extra items. Things like food and other non-essentials may have to wait to be purchased until you get to school. Prior planning will always help you save extra room!

4) Use items to pack that you’re going to keep. Packing up bags or suitcases that you’re not going to keep in your dorm room is just a waste of space—let alone time. Try to pack your clothes and accessories into empty items that you plan on using in your college dorm room. For example, an empty hamper for college, laundry basket, or laundry bag would be ideal. That way, when you get there your clothes are still folded in an organized fashion, it is easy to take out, and you can place your laundry item in its proper place for further use in your dorm room.
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