Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Packing Tips To Avoid The Parent Trap

UNION, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With college bound freshmen getting ready to flee the nest, there are a few wonderful ways parents can help their kids ease into their college ‘daze.’

The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond have compiled an easy list of ways parents can pack up their kids for college, and the top assignment is to have your soon-to-be-student call or email his or her roommate to discuss who will bring what to the new dorm digs.

Other tips for parents of fleeing freshmen include...

  • Making a list of “must haves” and “don’t forgets” to ensure nothing gets left behind.

  • Using space-saving strategies such as over-the-door and under-the-bed organizers to keep clothes from cluttering up the floor.

  • Finding your nearest home decorating store to pick up last-minute necessities, such as hangers, surge-protectors, and extension cords.

    Finally, college packing pros suggest shopping online and having items shipped directly to the dorm to take a load off the hussle and hassle of moving in.

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