Kid Going Off To College: Great Ideas To Ensure They Have Everything They Need

It’s so difficult to say goodbye to your kid when they are off to college. Obviously, you are excited for them and what the future holds. But you are going to miss them so much when they take the next step. To ensure they go off with a bang, here are few great ideas to ensure your kid has everything they need when they go to college.

Buy them plenty of stationary

You might be surprised how many pens students go through when they are at college. And although you can use tablets and computers to take notes, nothing is better than a traditional pen and paper to ensure you get everything down during lectures. Therefore, buy them plenty of stationary that they can take with them when they go to college. You might want to get them a clear pencil case which they can use to hold all their pens and pencils. Otherwise, they are bound to lose them in their dorm!

Kid Going To College
By Tulane Public Relations (Student in Class Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Get them some storage supplies

When your kid is at college, there is often little room for their belongings in their dorm room. And they have to try and make do with the limited space they have. However, it can be a challenge to find homes for all their items. Therefore, you might want to consider going for some storage supplies which can hold everything they own. You could get some cute boxes which they can put their items in. In fact, as we said before, you can find a variety of baskets which are functional. Or you might want to go for some form of trunk which can double up as a seat in their bedroom!

Opt for sports essentials

It’s important for your kid to make new friends when they are at college. After all, it’s all part of the experience. And the easiest way to do this is by joining groups. They will meet a ton of people there who can become their friends. In fact, your child might even make their own team if they can’t find a group they want to join. Therefore, you should buy them some sports essentials they can use while as part of these groups. A good pair of trainers and some custom lineup cards would be ideal for them to use as part of their team. And even if they don’t join a team, they can use the sports essentials to get fit. After all, it’s important they are still healthy while at college.

Buy them a recipe book

When your kid goes to college for the first time, it is likely they have never cooked properly before. After all, you are bound to have made the meals in your home! Therefore, it can leave them rather clueless when they do get in front of an oven while at college. And they might opt for unhealthy choices they can make quickly in the home. Therefore, you should get them a recipe book full of great ideas. That way, they are more likely to make healthier choices and will have a guide on how to cook! There are even some cookbooks you can get which have been designed specifically for students!

And make sure they have fresh bedding so that they can have a good night’s sleep when they are away from home!

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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