There are many different ways to approach life in a college dormitory and each and every school has its own specific set of rules and regulations which must be considered. Typically the school will offer a checklist detailing dorm room requirements and essentials, along with outlining what the school will provide (things like beds, mattresses and desks), what is restricted or prohibited and what sorts of items are suggested or required. With this in hand the next best step is to take a look at the websites of the major bed and bath stores – most offer digital college and camp checklist which are quite handy.
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With a digital checklist parents, students and future roommates can coordinate décor ideas and work together to avoid duplication of purchases; parents can keep tabs on the budget and weigh in on what’s going on without being overly controlling. Social media is another great way to communicate; the versatile digital checklists are great for that too. Not every parent drives their child to school nor does everyone have access to a car that is large enough to move a dorm room worth of stuff; one easy solution is to order goods online and have them shipped directly to the dormitory.
Look for furniture which can be easily assembled on site (be sure to bring the proper tools) and versatile items which can do double duty. Bed risers are indispensible – they elevate the bed to create extra storage space underneath. Large and bulky or fragile items can be a hassle to move – one solution is to ship supplies or nursery bedding in advance, or to have the retailer ship to the dormitory with a pre-set delivery date.
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My family loves the outdoors. We spend a lot of our time outside as family. I am very happy that my kids love outdoors just like their Daddy does. They love going fishing at the pond. I just wish that they would give me some of the fish that they catch for dinner! Unfortunately, my kids will not allow me to cook them. They claim that the fish is their pet. We have many fish in our pond. The kids love to stand on the dock to go fishing. They also swam in the pond last week.
We also love to watch birds flying around the pond. My husband bought two birdhouses recently. The birds have their babies inside the birdhouse already. I even saw a hatched on the ground. It is fun to watch the birds take a bath in the pond. The birds are also great for reducing the insect population at the pond.
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My husband stained the birdhouse and it looks beautiful. He needs to stain the dock on the other side of the pond. He should also stain the shade while he’s at it. He will probably stain them when it’s warmer out. It is very cold today. Maybe in the next few days the sun will come out. I cannot wait for his projects. I know that they will turn out beautiful.
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The tulips are finally growing on the side of the garage. It took awhile for the tulips to grow in this area it is because it seldom see by the sun. The tulips on the front yard grows faster than the other side of the garage.
This is one afternoon when our son water the tulips. He is a very helpful brother.
Sometimes he does not help because of his moods.
What a typical boy, right? Anyway, I am glad that I always bring my camera with me. I took pictures of him while watering the tulips. He did a great job. The tulips are still growing beautifully from this side. Mostly red and orange tulips are growing in this side. I hope that they will come to grow next spring. I plan to plant more tulips on the front of the kitchen this fall. The front yard tulips started to die.