Back to School is an exciting time whether you’re a first grader or a college freshman. However, it is those college bound students that retailers like the most. That’s because they spend around $850 per student just to get their dorm rooms outfitted for the fall. A popular stop for the coeds is IKEA. Hans Greenawalt, the marketing specialist for IKEA, offers up some helpful guidance for returning students.
“In a lot of those rooms, you don’t necessarily have the proper lighting for your study habits,” Greenawalt says. “IKEA offers a variety of table lamps, clamp spotlights and hanging lamps. When you’re studying until 4 a.m., your roommate will thank you for remembering to buy a small lamp that you can keep on your side of the room.”
You also have to be mindful of the room measurements. “You’re sharing the room with another person,” says Jane Heaton, associate director of housing and residential life at California State University, Sacramento. “You don’t want to bring everything under the sun.” In fact, the typical CSUS dorm room measures out at about 11 feet by 13 feet. At that one campus alone about 1,000 new students will be taking up residence in those dorms. That’s a lot of IKEA!
After you’ve shipped your college student off, it might be time to reassess the space in your home. You don’t have to clean out your kid’s room (yet!) but you could do with a de-cluttering sweep as a way to get rid of a lot of unwanted items. Maybe your kid has outgrown certain pieces of furniture. Maybe they are moving on to their own apartment. Either way you could end up with a truckload of junk to toss out and that truck should belong to Junk King Gold Country.
These are the junk removal experts working hard all throughout Davis, California and the rest of Gold Country to make sure homeowners, apartment renters and landlords can toss out the big stuff. These would be all the things you can throw out on your own but still want to get rid of. Along with furniture that has served its purpose, you could get rid of old rugs, mattresses, appliances, sports equipment and boxes of trash. Whatever you’re holding onto for no good reason can finally be tossed out with the help of Junk King.
The Junk King crew will do all the lifting and climbing of stairs. You just have to sit back and watch your junk fly out the door. You’ll enjoy your “empty nest” a whole lot more if it is a clean nest!