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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

How to Help your Child Move for College

With the new semester about to start you will want to help your college bound child get settled in their new living space. To help you with that process you may need to rent a storage unit from Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO to hold all of the items they can’t take with them to college. We have also gathered some steps you might want to take to help your child’s move to their new college as easy and stress free as possible.

 

Sort and Organize

Dorm rooms are often cramped and won’t be able to hold all of one’s belongings. It is important to sort and organize your child’s belongings into what will be essential for college. Stick to the basics. For all of the other items sort into what you will store and what you can donate. This will start the college moving transition on the right foot.

 

Scope your Space

Check out the floor plan of your child’s future dorm or living space. It might be necessary to buy amenities that aren’t included. Such things will consist of fans, mini fridges, microwaves, and closet organizers.

 

Set up Utilities

Help your child transition into adult hood and give them a crash course on setting up their utilities. Many college dorms and apartments will need phone and internet set in place. Doing this before the move will help alleviate stress for your child.

 

Avoid the Moving Rush

If possible, try and move your child in mid-week or a few days before the semester starts. Many students will move in the weekend before the start of term. Moving mid-week will allow extra time to get organized and used to the new environment your child will be spending most of their time in.

 

Condense

It is important to remember to only bring what is necessary. Comfy basic clothes, bedding, and organizational storage are essential. Don’t over load your move with unnecessary décor, clothing, accessories, and furniture. The cleaner the room, the more relaxing the space. If something is forgotten don’t fret. Many college stores on campus carry the dorm necessities you may have left at home.

 

Be resourceful

When packing the essentials make sure to be resourceful when it comes to packing those fragile items. Old newspaper, towels, and even thick clothing can be wrapped around those items that tend to break. This makes clean up easy and moving cheap.

 

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Tips for Purging your Child's Toys

Tips for Purging your Child’s Toys

If you have children you know how fast they grown and how much they accumulate over the years. Before you know it your house is overwhelmed with toys and baby items you just don’t need or want. While it is hard to get rid of these items you can always place them in a secure storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. This way you have those items for future use and still have the much needed space in your home.

Don’t Be More Sentimental than your Child

There are some toys that your child will love and cherish for many years. At the same time, there are toys that you have accumulated in your home that your child could easily forget about. If your child doesn’t seem to be sentimental towards specific toys then you know they are ok to go. Ask yourself the following questions:

· Did someone we love gift this and is it sentimental to the giver?

· Is this a toy that never gets played with?

· Would the kids even notice if it was gone?

This will help you to determine whether the toy stays, gets stored, or is donated.

Age Appropriate Toys

If you are like most, you probably still have those newborn toys laying around the house not getting played with. You may even have some toys that have been gifted to you that your child just isn’t ready to play with yet. While sorting through your child’s toys you can determine if this a toy that is appropriate for them to play with now. Everything else can be stored or donated.

Get your Children Involved

While it might be easier to just go through and purge all of your child’s toys on your own, getting them involved can be very helpful to their development and understanding of why their toys are being stored or donated. Kids know which toys they want to play with and which ones they don’t. Depending on the ages of your children this may be a great opportunity to teach them about generosity. It feels good to give and bless others, and it’s never too early to start explaining that principle to your children.

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