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Leaving the Nest


We're taking Dan to college in two weeks. Dan's a pretty with-it kid, but even so I did need to needle him into thinking about taking more than two pairs of jeans and his laptop. OK I'm exaggerating, but not by a whole lot. Thanks to Sheri, we've begun working on The List. Most of this we're taking along, but some things we'll get once we're at Pitt, and others he'll be on his own to find.

Any additions or comments from those who have been through this gratefully accepted!

College and Dorm Stuff

Clothes—Summer/Winter—underwear, socks, t-shirts, shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, fleece jackets, winter jacket, gloves, hat, exercise clothes, sweats, flannel dorm pants, slippers, shoes

Mattress Cover
Comforter & Blanket
2 Bath Towels, 2 hand towels, 2 washcloths
2 sets sheets
3 or 4 over the door hooks
Desk Lamp & Calendar
Hanging Shoe rack (good place to keep toiletries, odds and ends)
Combination Lock
Shower Caddy—soap, shampoo, Electric razor, deodorant, toothbrush, clippers, toothpaste, etc.

mini fridge and microwave—rented with roommate
"pod" coffeepot?

2 or 3 storage containers for under bed
Laptop, spare drives
Surge protector/plug strip/extension cord
Cellphone and charger
Laundry detergeant
mesh pop-up hampers
Laundry basket
Alarm clock
fix-it kit--screwdrivers, duct tape, painters tape for hanging posters, scissors

First aid kit—icepacks, Advil,Tylenol Cold Medicine,Neosporin, Bandaids, thermometer

School supplies--Notebooks, spirals, pens, pencils, calculator, highlighters, markers, graph paper book, stapler

(Oh, and isn't that photo cool? It's the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning, built at Pitt in the 20's. Gothic architecture with wi-fi and Starbucks)

Comments (4)

It looks like Hogwarth!

I so love that photo!

No kitchen stuff?
Great idea with the flashlight:)


Looks like you have it covered,Amy.Since we are driving, I am going to bring up Jordan's heaviest clothing on Parents Weekend which is 10/02/09.Yikes, we leave a week from tomorrow!

Late commenting (still catching up after my trip). Good thing he is not female! The clothing list would have been 4 times as long and then there would probably also be make up added to the list :) When thinking back to what I packed (yes a long time ago but this list brought back memories), it really struck me how times have changed with the laptop, spare drives, & surge protector.

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