Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sending Your Child to College in an Organized Manner!

I can’t believe school is literally right around the corner! I thought I would write my next two articles about getting your high school graduate off to college organized and ready to take on the new world.

Have your him/her make a list of what is most important to them to bring with them to college. This will help you have a grasp as to how much they have and what you have left at home to make room for you new craft room!

From the list you can see how much they want to bring and this will give you an idea visually how creative you need to be to get everything to fit in their dorm room. If it is possible make sure they resist the urge to over pack and keep out of season clothes at home until they are needed. I found a great list to start get the process started so that everything is not so last minute.

http://www.webreader.com/download/moving-checklist.pdf

Separate your list into what you will be bringing from home, what you can purchase in your new town. Some of your new items may even be ordered online and shipped directly to their dorm. This may help if your child is going to college out of state. Keep in mind whether you are ordering something new or bringing something from home that they are easily disassembled and easy to take down at the end of the school year.

My next article, I will show you some great ideas to help organize your their dorm room and utilize every little bit of space!