Tips for helping your college kid pack up for summer

It's not quite the same as moving (for one things there are no movers!)

By Glenn Selig
Posted on May 21, 2014 - 8:58am


College-PicturesIn a few short weeks, you’re college kid will have to pack (again) to head back.

So it’s important that they pack things up right for the summer.

“Organizing your belongings and being smart in how you pack them is easy if you have a plan. The main goal is to pack them in a way that they are easy to store, easy to access if necessary, and safely protected from damages, “ said Jeff Henick, Chief Operating Officer of Stop & Stor. “There is a way to pack to maximize the way you store your belongings whether you store them in units we provide or even your own attic, garage, or spare room,” continued Henick.

Some helpful packing tips from Stop & Stor:

•Mirrors, pictures, and other delicate items should be wrapped, packed in cardboard and marked fragile.

•Night tables, and other unwieldy pieces should be disassembled, stand on end when possible to save space. Secure all doors and draws to keep from opening.

•If you brought a small refrigerator to college, keep the doors of it slightly ajar, with an open box of baking soda inside to keep it smelling fresh.

•Use furniture or items you bought specifically for your college room such as a hamper or under the bed storage boxes to store items such as pictures, and other small items you won’t need while you are home.

•Take an inventory of what you are storing and keep it in a safe place. Label each storage box on all sides.

•Place items that you will need access to in the front of the storage unit or wherever you are storing your items. Place heavier items on the bottom. Leave a center aisle for access.

Glenn Selig

Glenn Selig is a dad of two, the founder & publisher of Daddyhood and He is also president/CEO of Selig Multimedia, Inc.