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Moving Tips: College roommates should discuss who's bringing what

Though it may not seem like a major facet of the move to contemplate, roommates should converse with one another about what each plans to bring to school so that no duplicate items are brought along unnecessarily.

Though it may not seem like a major facet of the move to contemplate, roommates should converse with one another about what each plans to bring to school so that no duplicate items are brought along unnecessarily.

With numerous things running through their minds while preparing for the big move to college, future freshmen - and even returning undergraduates - often fail to think of one thing: if they or their roommate will be packing certain items and appliances to bring to school.

Though it may not seem like a major facet of the move to contemplate, roommates should converse with one another about what each plans to bring to school so that no duplicate items are brought along unnecessarily.For example, if there is limited space in the dorm or off-campus apartment the students will soon share together, it likely won't make sense for there to be multiple mini-fridges, televisions and gaming systems.

Some student renters may prefer to have their own TVs, microwaves and other common dorm possessions for their own personal use rather than have to share them. However, maximizing the presumably limited space students have will, in all likelihood, benefit them more than having a space cluttered with redundant items.

To avoid scenarios such as this, students may want to get in contact with one another well before moving day arrives and they head off to school. One phone conversation or email chain pertaining to who will be taking what to the new abode can save them from having headaches down the line because they have little space for their other belongings.

Additionally, these undergrads may find that they both want certain things in their apartment - for instance, a nice stereo for parties - that neither has. This can allow them to rent or purchase one together or separately and ensure their new home is one they can enjoy, both in terms of comfort and space allotted.