Getting Ready to send your Teens off to College or University

Tips for Teens to get ready to move out.
1. First you want to purge your belongings and get rid of what you do not want anymore – Giveaway, Throwaway, Put away and Take away ( to college/university) Those things you are keeping and leaving behind, if they are items you will not use when you are home; re: memories and keepsakes, pack away in a tote and label.
2. Start the packing process by having a box that every time you think of something that needs to go, or you purchase something it goes in that box.
3. Make a list of all items you will need, depending on whether you are in residence, your own apartment, or sharing a room with someone. Your needs will vary.
4. Take some type of laundry system like the cloth bags/hampers that you can easily take to laundry mat. Don’t forget laundry detergent, softener and stain remover.
5. Take a copy of all your important documents and leave them at home with your parents.
6. Have a list of emergency contact numbers in case you can not reach your parents.
7. When you get there and settling in, keep a list for all things you are missing, so that when you go home you can get them or you can go out and purchase. Have fun!

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Pauline Hoffman, CPO® founded Just In Time Solutions in November of 2001. Her clients feel comfortable and at ease as they make important, and sometimes daunting decisions about their space and belongings. Clients often comment how much easier their lives have become, which allows them to maintain a more independent lifestyle, regardless of age and/or ability.

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