Countdown to College – Sending Your Kid Off to University Life

In three weeks my ( teenage! ) daughter starts out on her first real-life journey away from home, so we are on a Countdown to College! I’m focusing on spending this emotionally charged time with her, tying up the loose ends, and hopefully sending her off with excitement and joy for both of us! We are shopping for the dorm room necessities, packing up her belongings, and finalizing the details. Here are some ideas for you to get your student’s college experience off to a great start! Practical Dorm Room Purchases – This is a fun thing for me, so I can easily go overboard! Remember when you are shopping to keep it practical! Your student will most-likely be living in a 15 x 15 ft room with a roomate in college, therefore, have your student coordinate with that roomate if possible. Encourage them to decide on a color scheme, decorating, larger purchases, and other living details....

Dorm Room Essentials

Collegiate Life: Dorm Room Essentials The new school year is upon us! Are you a first-time college student? If a dorm room is in your immediate future, here are some things to think about to help make your transition from home to school a little easier. Minimize What will the dorm provide? You won’t need to take everything you own! Get a list from the college. Dorm rooms come with beds, desks and other essentials; sometimes even non-essentials like a microwave. Know what to purchase. When packing clothes, think: “less is more”. Think of the climate: rain and snow? sunshine and high temps? What clothes are weather appropriate and could do double-duty? Mom can always send more if you need them! Storage Maximize your small closet space with these handy items. Wonder Hangers: expand hanging space vertically Hanging Jewelry Organizer: tons of pockets to stash ALL your amazing jewelry, hair accessories, etc. Free Standing Shelf or...