With just a few weeks left before the end of summer, it’s time to stop putting off your back-to-school plans. For some people, back-to-school means buying new crayons and for others it means packing up an entire room as their once child moves to college. If you have a kid who’s going off to college this fall, then I’m sure you’re filled with mixed emotions. You could be surprised at how fast they’ve grown, or filled with worry at how they’ll cope on their own. From stress-relieving coloring books to new art supplies, we at cutratecrafts.com are committed to making this life transition easier for both of you.
Like most freshmen, the first couple of weeks are going to be tough and they’ll get homesick. Help your college freshman’s dorm feel more like home with special hand-made items, like a knitted throw. The Great Afghans and Throws Book is just what you need to get ideas on which pattern to make for your freshman’s new afghan. With eleven beautiful afghan projects to choose from, there’s something in here for your son/daughter’s dorm room. This book is filled with easy to intermediate knitting and crochet projects, so there’s something in here for you regardless of your skill level.
Most parents worry that their child will misuse the freedom college brings. You won’t be there to remind them of what they need to do, but you can still help them stay on track. This Wallies Peel and Stick Chalkboard Panel is perfect for your son/daughter’s dorm room! They can write out their schedule for each day and it can even serve as a message board. Each of the four packages contains removable and re-positionable chalkboard panels with two pieces of white chalk. This is also a great way to decorate and fill up empty wall space they might have in their room.
When I think dorm room, I think a small room you have to share with someone else. I remember my freshman days; my room was small and there was so much furniture to arrange. Thankfully, my roommate was very cooperative, and in no time we arranged the furniture. We made enough space for some leg room, which is more than our dorm neighbors had! Regardless the size of your child’s dorm room, they’ll need good storage containers and organizers. This three-drawer rolling cart is ideal for storing large and small items. From paper and stamps to makeup and hair styling tools, this mobile storage unit can be a real life saver. Quick and easy to assemble, the top could also serve as a working area.
They say college is going to be one of the most memorable times of your life. From staying up all night studying for a final to bonding with sorority sisters, most people make life-time friends and memories in college. It is a place to find your identity. A perfect gift to give your son/daughter as they embark on this journey of four years is an album to keep all the memories they make. In this age of cloud services to store files and pictures, go traditional with this School Memories Postbound Album. It has just the features to help them store the memories they make in college. Better yet, they can bring pictures of home with them to college. I’ve found a photobook is one of the best cures to homesickness. This 12 inch scrapbook album features page protectors, cardstock inserts and a clear vinyl cover to protect their memories for years to come. You can never have too many!
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