My oldest child is just starting college (hence all the college-bound posts on the blog lately). Since I’ve been dreading his departure for months, I was thinking about ways to stay connected to him after he was gone for several weeks. So, when we went shopping for all of his dorm supplies, I doubled up on a lot of them to use for a super easy college care package.
I know I’m biased, but I think you can see from this picture of us together when we toured his school, he’s a good-looking young man.
Since he’s attending school so far from home without knowing any of the over 40,000 other students, I know he will feel more confident and outgoing if he’s clean shaven and smelling good. That’s why I knew my first care package for him would have to be one with all of his favorite personal hygiene products.
While the cleaning products I sent him with would probably last all year (if they were used at all), he would for sure go through his deodorant, toothpaste and razors long before his first visit home.
Here’s the hygiene kit I sent with him to school:
For his care package, I loaded up all of the non-liquid personal care products that I had purchased double of during our college shopping trip and put them in a tissue paper lined box.
I’m going to wait a few weeks before I send it. Before I seal the box I’ll top it with a layer of notes, photographs, and comic strips and quotes. Perhaps I’ll even toss in some gift cards for his favorite stores and restaurants if I’ve recovered from our first tuition bill.
Next month I’m sending him some home baked goodies using these tips for how to package brownies from Organized 31. Hopefully my son and his roommates will enjoy the taste of home!
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