This post is in collaboration with Akins Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Winder, GA. As always, opinions are my own.
It’s been a few years since I went away for college. At the time, I was only 30 minutes from home, but it felt like hours. I know we have some time before my kids are off on their own, but seeing how I work for a university I have come to know what college students could really benefit from having when they’re more than a few minutes from home.
A laptop. Gone are the days where computer labs can provide all the access your student needs. I know we still have labs on campus, but the students benefit from having access to their own personal laptop 24/7.
Snacks. Buy them in bulk, and your student will be happy for the first few weeks. Re-stock when fall break comes (and again over the holidays.) They’ll appreciate you.
Cleaning supplies. You’d be surprised (or maybe you won’t) by how many students don’t think about the cleaning supplies – or how many parents think dorms come with personal housekeepers.
A reliable car. I was only a half hour from home, and a car wasn’t absolutely necessary then, but when I got to a point where I had a part-time job, I needed a car. Help your student get a reliable car before going away from home – set them up for success! Akins Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Winder, GA is just an hour away from Atlanta and offers a wide variety of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, but also many more great deals on their used inventory!
A car care kit. Make sure your student is prepared for a car emergency. I do have a separate set of supplies in my car for winter driving compared to fall, spring and summer driving. I even bought my husband a jumper cable set that has its own rechargeable battery! It’s super handy when he leaves his lights on accidentally, and it’s perfect for the forgetful student.