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Tips: Back-to-college packing

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Summer is almost over for recent high school grads in Cincinnati, and many will soon be heading off to college to join the over 21 million college students in the U.S.

So, as parents are trying to either hold back the tears (whether at seeing their baby go off to college – or of joy at getting them out of the house), they’re also looking at loading up the car or U-Haul.

Two Men and a Truck share the following tips on packing for college:

• Pack Light, Pack Right - The dorms aren’t very big and there isn’t a lot of room for clutter. Try to only pack the essentials with maybe a few decorative items such as pictures of family and high school friends to make it feel more like home.

• Recycle Your Packing Materials - It may be easy to pack clothes in a suitcase, however there isn’t a lot of storage space in a dorm room so try to pack clothes in garbage bags or something that can be easily thrown away or stored for when it’s time to move out again.

• Items of a Feather, Pack Together - If you pack similar belongings together, it makes unpacking on arrival so much easier.

• Bring Your Tools - Bring a tool kit for move in day and have it handy in case you want to loft/de-loft your bed, put together a table you brought, or something of the sort.

• Survival of the Fittest - Dorm room life is fun – but can also mean the potential for colds, the flu, migraines, or even a really bad paper cut! Spills are bound to happen too. Pack a survival kit with the following:

     - First aid: bandages, antibiotic and hydrocortisone ointments, pain killers, digital thermometer, decongestant, and antacids

    - Laundry: detergent, stain remover stick, and fabric softener

via Two Men and a Truck.

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