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Thursday, May 31, 2012

My 20 yr. old DGD is transferring colleges in the Fall. She now lives at home just 10-15 min. away. I personally think she is making a mistake. But, if DM doesn't know anything, a GM sure doesn't!
But, it is what it is.
Since she will be housing with some other girls she graduated with, she will need more things.
I am sure you all have some ideas of what personal things I could assemble in a large shopping bag for her!
Her other GM and her aren't close; we are. So, if this is the way its to be, so be it!
I want to make the transistian as smooth as possible.
So, what would all you good ladies suggest?
Thanks so much!
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  • no profile photo CD10018622
    All great ideas. Someone mentioned note cards: be sure to include a roll of postage stamps. Also addresses that she may need for mailing in an address book that she can add to.
    2985 days ago
    All great ideas!


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    2985 days ago
  • SHOES17
    The best thing I received was shower bucket. It contained all the things I needed for the shower. ALARM CLOCK!!

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    2985 days ago
    In addition to the ideas of the other ladies...

    quarters for laundry, microwave popcorn, ramen noodles, family picture or picture of the two of you, her favorite home baked goodies, a note about how you're praying for her - or what Scripture you're praying for her...

    hand sanitizer, masking tape for labeling her stuff (she's going to sharing an apartment)... gift cards to Walmart, Cold Stone, Starbucks, Fast food.. etc.. Map of the area she's moving to...

    You could be extra creative and wrap different things with a date to open them... like wrap the photo and write OPEN 6/2 and then inside, with the picture, write a short (or long) note about when the pic was taken, or a verse that will encourage her day, etc...

    Anyway - I'm sure you get the idea!
    2986 days ago
    The only thing I would add is linens. I didn't have any towels or bedding when I left home. Also consider tp. I moved to a small town on a sunday and my apartment had no tp. No stores were open. My roommates had to take a little extra from a restaurant we visited.
    2986 days ago
    Goodies to eat, toiletries, feminine hygiene. I also like the idea of something she could make coffee/tea/ramen noodles with.

    Good luck
    2986 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    I didn't go away for college myself, and my DS has stayed home and is attending community college, so this isn't something I have had to tackle myself, but I do remember that when my sister went away to college 20 years ago and stayed in a dorm, one of her most versatile tools was one of those plug in hot pots...for coffee or tea drinkers it's great, and I remember her heating water in it to make ramen noodles...which seems to still be a dining staple for that age, since my 19 year old can't get enough...and he's been that way for years. I personally cringe when he eats that stuff...full of sodium and a surprisingly high fat content...anyway...That's my idea.
    2986 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1322168
    A garment steamer would be great....or aT Least some wrinkle release spray....maybe a medical kit, a sewing kit, are my ideas....
    2986 days ago
  • BHOLMAN1005
    I haaven't sent anyone off to school lately but I know from a DGD that was in boarding school. She needed a small fridge and mircowave for the room. Is your DGD going to be in a dorm or an apartment?. Guess neither one of those items fit into a large shopping bag. Snack items, items from the cosmetic department if you know her choices.
    2986 days ago
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