College is Almost Here! Are you Prepared?
As your senior year is winding down, your life is probably full of graduation parties and tearful parents.
But in the middle of the hustle and bustle, you might want to devote some time to preparing for college life!
Preparing for College
We don’t mean you need to start packing, but it will help if you don’t save every little thing for the last minute. And if you can, get into the mindset that even though a lot of things are going to change, you are gearing up for an amazing time of your life!
Learn to Do Laundry
It sounds so silly, but many college freshmen don’t have too much practice doing their own laundry. If your whites are suddenly pink, you might want to take over your own laundry duty to make sure that you are prepared later.
Set Your Own Alarm
Are your parents still waking you up in the morning? It’s time for you to take control and get used to getting up on your own. Once you get into that dorm room, your roommate will not appreciate your alarm going off fifteen times every morning. Get up and get going!
How are you juggling your time right now? Do you have a hard time handling multiple things? Figure out how to group your day and your tasks into manageable chunks. It will really come in handy later when you need to balance writing research papers, studying and long-term projects in your college classes!
Keeping in Touch
Friendships are going to change and that’s okay! Thanks to social networks and email, you can still stay in touch with friends. It might be a good idea to get a head start on creating a phone book full of the addresses, phone numbers, and emails of close friends and family so you have a hard copy just in case you lose your phone or your computer crashes.
Okay, we are guessing you know how to at least boil water! But can you cook any easy meals? Even if you have already decided on a college meal plan and know you will hit up the cafeteria most days, it’s still a good idea to know how to whip up a few simple meals before leaving home for the first time. You just never know what the future holds!
Moving On Up!
There are plenty more tips where that came from! Stay tuned as we share more useful ideas to help you get ready for college as painlessly as possible!