As the summer winds down, many Rockford area high school graduates are heading to college. Some say it's hard knowing what to bring and how to pack up all their stuff.
Bob and Cory Christensen from Two Men and a Truck share some tips parents can use to help with the process.
Some moving tips are:
-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; and
-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.