Posts Tagged ‘college information’

Practical Tips for the Dorm Room

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: July 12th, 2016

Did you “decorate” your dorm room when you went away to school? I didn’t. New comforter and that was it. But today our kids want all the comforts of home right in their room at school. And we want to give it to them. It is best to work from a list when you are getting ready to pack and buy for the dorm room. There are many stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Walmart or online shopping sites such as Dorm Smart that have checklists for you to follow as a guideline. FYI, you can also “register” in your local Bed Bath & Beyond store and then pick your stuff up at a store near your student’s college. Click on Read More for some valuable hints from someone who has done this before:
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Getting Your Child Off To College For The First Time – So Much To Do!

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: July 11th, 2016
 It is now the middle of July and the whirlwind that surrounded your son or daughter finishing high school is just a memory now. Senior prom, check,  Graduation, check  – Congratulations!
Now your thoughts turn to the many details that need to get addressed so that you can get them off to college. This is especially true for parents who are sending their children off to college for the first time. It seems like there are a million things to think of and take care of.  Here at Uncool College Parent we are going to address these issues for you – we want to help you through this process.

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Laundry

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: August 5th, 2015

Teaching our college students how to do laundry

Laundry! That word conjures up real drudgery for some. Most of our kids probably have little or no experience with it and now that they are going off to college we better teach them fast. Hopefully you took the time during the summer when laundry is probably at an all time high, with all the towels and bathing suits, to let them do a load or two before they are off on their own.

Whether to use hot or cold water, use one rinse or two and how to separate dark from light clothing. Make sure you get them a good laundry bag or basket so that they can carry their clothing and the detergent easily to the laundry room in the dorm. I suggested that my kids use the fabric softener sheets, because it seemed easier than having to add the fabric softener into the washing machine and the machines in the dorm may not have a separate receptacle for it. And now they have those pods which makes it even easier and takes the guesswork out of measuring the detergent.
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