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Thursday's Seller's Corner - Getting Ready For College

IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER HEADING TO COLLEGE THIS YEAR?

Time for students to head off to college and it is coming quick, maybe time has already started for those in sports. As I am about to send of my son to college it has brought a lot of questions of what will he need to bring, how will we get it there, will he be ok, will I?

I thought I could share some places I found great information and tips on preparing for the day we head off to Georgia with my son!

 

WHAT TO BRING

I know not everyone is on FB, but I found a group that has been AMAZING in figuring out the best supplies to buy and how to transport everything! College Dorm Must Haves & Beyond My sons college also offered a dorm supply list dos and donts so be sure to check your college for that.

 

HOW TO GET THERE?

Depending on the distance some people are choosing to drive, fly, train. I have sat down and figured out time wise and financially the best option not to mention the oh man we have a lot to bring. We are going to drive the 17 hours to bring him and pack as much as we can in the car. BUT his college has an Amazon Locker and also if we ship items within a certain time frame, they will place the boxes in his room to be there upon his arrival.

Check into the following;

Does the school have an Amazon Locker or one nearby?

Are there stores nearby to do order pick up; Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Target etc?

Can you ship items to the college to have delivered in their room?

If flying there are these great bags I found out about on the FB page I posted above; Storage Bags

Similar can be found on Amazon and at Costco. Most airlines will take these as checked baggage as long as under 50lbs and within certain in total inches. For example Delta charges $30 for the first bag and $40 for the second, under 50 lbs and size must not exceed 62 inches (158 cm) when you total LENGTH + WIDTH + HEIGHT

 

WILL THEY BE OK

Has your child left home before? Are they ready?

Here are some great articles with tips to help;

Preparing for College Emotionally, Not Just Academically

5 Tips to Get Mentally Prepared for College

Ready, Set, College! How to Emotionally (and Practically) Prepare Your Teen

And be sure to check into your students college about mental health options. A lot of colleges offer free counseling and other programs to help students dealing with anxiety, having a tough time being away from home and hard time settling in.

 

WILL US PARENTS BE OK?

How to Emotionally Prepare as a Parent Before You Send Your Kid to College

Are You Emotionally Prepared for College Drop-Off?

How to Cope with Your Kids Going to College

 

 

 

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