I'm so lucky to have all of you, first off. Between helping me shave a few dollars off the bills and helping me with all of my problems, I don't know how you all can stand me! Who needs a therapist when I can just come here? I love the fact that you are all so booger honest with me. That said I need a little more help. Well, Anna needs your help.
I was trying to figure out what Anna will need for college so Dear Sexy Frances jumped in to help.
This is what she had to say and no she didn't say Anna get the Hell out, it was me as usual.
Poor thing wrote a guest post and didn't even know it!
Where ever it is, some things that she will definitely need that you can start collecting are:
1) first aid kit that includes everything she MIGHT need: pain reliever, alcohol, peroxide, bandaids, gauze, tape, scissors, antibiotic ointment, cold meds and whatever else you can think of. You never know what you might need and it is best to be ready when you need it.
2)sewing kit with scissors, needles, assorted threads, pins, etc. (I can sew and was quite popular in the dorm. LOL!)
3)basic tool kit. When I went to college, Dad gave me a hammer, phillips and flathead screwdrivers and some nails. This also made me very popular in the dorm as a lot of girls' families did not think of this. LOL!
Definitely laundry stuff, including some rolls of quarters if she will use pay machines.
How is that for starters? LOL!
Maybe you can write a post and we can all add to your list.
Thank you Frances.
Since I'm ubber cheap, I'm going to start collecting everything now hopefully at a discount. So if there is anything else you can think of please, please let me know.
This will be beneficial to Anna and everyone else that hasn't sent their child away to school.
I'm off to clean so I'll update it when I'm done scrubbing toilets!
Thanks for stopping by,
Added to by slugmama ;)
4)2 sets of sheets and pillowcases(find out from the school if the beds are reg. length or XL b/c XL beds need larger sheets), comforter
5)Also don't buy dorm fridges, microwaves, tvs, etc. until Anna speaks with her roomie so they can figure out who is bringing which, since you don't want doubles of that stuff(Anna has all of this thanks to her wonderful cousin that graduated.)
6)I'd recommend a plastic carrying thing with a handle to take 'poo/soap/tbrush/tpaste/etc. to and from the bathroom. With holes in the bottom for ventilation and for drying out is good too.
7)We got Matt a trunk too. It's good for locking up stuff like laptops so they don't get stolen when the kids leave the room unlocked....and they will!lol A trunk can also make a good coffee table in the room.
8)1-a mattress cover(like an egg crate type or a tempur-pedic)as the mattresses are thin and uncomfortable &
9)a small area rug, as the floors are tile or linoleum and quite cold.
Added by Pam. :)
10) towels and washcloths
Added by Snafu! And I'm leaving out the hangover remedy. I pray she won't need it!
Added by The warrior in me
14)a few happy movie dvds to up her spirits when feeling down
15) a journal to scribble in when seething with anger
16)TRUCKLOADS OF MOTIVATION and LOVE.
LOVE TO ALL!