This is a sponsored post for Staples on behalf of #MomBuzz Media
With a son who is a Senior in High School this year and College bound, this will be a very busy year! I have been researching admissions, financial aid and scholarships non-stop. I often wonder if there is any certificate parents can earn once they get a child off to college-like an “I survived the College Admission process” sticker or mug! It’s funny to think we will go through all of this stress and deadlines just to have him gone and school in his hands. So, on the side I have been stopping to pin some fun care package ideas for once he is gone. I have a box of keepsakes I may send something up every so often with notes. I also know his favorite foods, so those will be fun care packages to create.
Staples is right down the road-it is where I shop all of our PTA supplies I have to stock up on at our youngest’s school. I can get boxes of any size, packing, tape and labels at great prices and I am a rewards member so it all adds up. I’ll also need these supplies to get him packed as he moves away if the college he chooses is far from home. So far the ones he is applying to are.
Make a Checklist. Packing for college doesn’t have to be stressful. With the right move-in list, you’ll be living like a king or queen on campus with all your must-have necessities.
Get Your Boxes Early. Move in day has organizational disaster written all over it. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Whether you’re schlepping or shipping your room, box it up. Staples even bundles the boxes for you. Start out with an 8 pack of SmoothMove medium sized boxes. Then pick up a wardrobe box to save you the tedium of transferring your entire closet hanger by hanger. For packing ninjas, the Bankers Box SmoothMove Kraft Moving Box doesn’t even need tape—it’s magic.
Get Label Crazy. Your bathroom supplies box and late-night snack box look identical. You think you’ll remember what went where, but you won’t. Cue the labels. And if you’re shipping your boxes, you can label and ship all at once at Staples. Visiting http://staples.com/backtoschool
will guide you to products you’ll need for moving day, care packages, supplies and even ways to personalize supplies.
With that being said, it is time to bring on the giveaway! Mom Buzz Media bloggers have partnered with Staples to bring you this $300 gift card Multi-Winner giveaway! 5 lucky readers will each get a gift card from Staples! One will get a $100 gift card and the other 4 will get $50 gift cards!
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Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media. I received promotional items to assist with my post and promotions. This giveaway is in no way associated with any social media website and is Facebook compliant. 5 winners will be chosen at random and emailed. These winners will have 24 hours to resspond or a new winner will have to be chosen. US Residents only please. Ends 11:59 CST on 8/27.