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College Move In Revisited

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Last month, I posted a blog entry on college move in tips based on advice from friends and my own expectations about the process. Now, after doing two college move ins in two states for two children in three days, I’m ready to pass along my expertise to you. And, if it’s too late for you this year, I’ll repost it next year in July!

Four to Six Weeks Before Move In
• Select and order bedding. For my children, I ordered wrinkle free sheets from Lands End Home. I had the sheets monogrammed for an extra special touch.
• Unless your child attends Washington University (like my daughter) where dorms boast tempurpedic mattresses, you’ll want to invest in a mattress topper. I got this one for my son.
• Both my children also ordered headboards. While definitely not a necessity, they did make both rooms look much more put together.
• Visit your local Bed Bath and Beyond where you can take advantage of their Pack and Hold service. This means you can shop for the items you need in your local store, and you pick them up at a store near your college campus. We ordered the following: very deep under bed stackable drawers, shower caddy, drawer dividers, stackable shoe shelves, drawer inserts, towels, bath mats, mattress topper (noted above), garbage cans, hangers, Brita pitcher, desk lamps (one for the desk and one for next to the bed), extension cords, surge protectors, and stick on lights (for inside the closet).
• Select wall art and have it shipped to the dorm. My daughter was an intern at Art Sugar, and they sent her beautiful framed pictures. My son ordered artwork from Icanvas and Ikonik.

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My Favorite Products for Organizing Children’s Playrooms & Bedrooms

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Because I spend so much time organizing  children’s playrooms and bedrooms, I’m often asked what my favorite products are for these areas. So, here’s my list….

1. Alexandra Ferguson House Rules Pillows

2.Herman Miller Eames Hang-It-All Coat Rack
3. Neiman Marcus Lucite Dachshund Bookends

4. Restoration Hardware Storage Armoir

5. Mabel’s Labels Clothing Label Stickers

6. So Luxe Luggage Tags

7. Ubabub “Book See” Shelf

8. Sandy Vohr Animal Paperweights

9. Sandy Vohr Animal Bookends

10. Skip Hop Stroller Organizer

11. Organize It Baby Closet Dividers

12. Amazon LEGO Storage Brick

13. Pottery Barn Carolina Grow-With-You- Craft Table

14. Minimalist Desk

15.  Land of Nod Wire Ball Bin

16.  Bed Bath & Beyond Fabric Covered Picture Frame

17. Container Store Felt Hangers

18. Pottery Barn Mini Lazy Susan

19. Bigso Box

20. Offi Rockabye Storage rocker

21.  Poppin Starter Desk Set

22.  C Wonder  Monogram Jewelry Box

23.  Three Sprouts Laundry Hamper

24.  Wisteria Kaleidoscope Wastebasket

25.  Iomoi Lucite Tray

26.  See Jane Work Bella Leather Desk Blotter

27. Hector Serrano Seletti’s Desktructure Organization System

28. Picture wall Photo Frames

29.Bisley Drawer

30. Etsy Baby Keepsake Memory box/ Frames

31. Vitra Uten.Silo I