Moving To College

Dorm Room Shopping List

I’ve talked about moving to college. But what about the essentials of living on campus? I’m talking about where you’ll be spending much of your time, at least where most college students do — your dorm room. You can search my archives here for information on how to make your dorm room more like home. ...

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Don’t Take These Items to College

Yeah, it’s time to move back (or for the first time) to college. You may be making a list and checking it twice to make sure that you don’t forget anything. Moving-list anxiety is highest among about-to-be first-year students. Hey, you’re moving away from all the comforts of home to live on some alien planet ...

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Moving to College

It’s mid-August and all across the nation families of their first, about-to-be first-year college students are preparing for a memorable event: moving their son or daughter to college. It’s an event that they’ll remember forever. I have to laugh every time I think of moving our daughter (our first born) to college. Young women have ...

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Don’t Let College Move-In Day Bug You

Ah, my memories of moving our kids into their dorms on their first freshman day at college. I think the one thing that I remember most is sweat. Late summer here in the Northeast is notoriously hot and humid. And, as luck would have it, both our daughter and son’s first-year dorm rooms were on ...

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Back-to-School Survival Items

Here’s a quick afterthought to complement my two previous posts about packing for college. Whether you’re a first year freshman or a veteran senior, this back-to-school survival guide features the top 10 items you might have missed (or the stuff you purposely avoided) when shopping with mom. 1. Multivitamins – You will wish someone had ...

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A Crash Course in College Moving

We’ve talked about moving to college before here. However, one can never get too many tips to make things easier, as I discovered when we moved our two kids to college back in the ’90s. Now that it’s the middle of August, the countdown has begun to move on to college dorms and remove your ...

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