Great ideas for things to include in a care package for college students!
Our son went away to college to begin his Freshman year last week. Amazingly enough, we fit everything he needed in the car, drove 900 miles to drop him off, helped him get his room set up and then turned around and drove home.
And when I say 'went away to college', I mean FAR away – 906 miles away according to the Garmin.
As we walked in the door after our trip, I saw his checkbook on the kitchen table.
The same checkbook he needed to have with him on campus.
The campus that’s 906 miles away (so not like he’ll be able to pick it up when he’s home one weekend).
Then came the first phone call -- two days later.
All was well, no worries there – it was just the ‘I forgot my gym bag too'.
As a parent who packed the majority of the car, I really can’t believe we forgot anything!
So enter our first college care package -- here are a few ideas on things to send along with affiliate links for items we love to have on hand and what to consider before mailing the package.
PLUS, a free printable list to help you brainstorm ways to make dorm life a little more home-y!