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Laundry Cheat Sheet for Your College-Bound Graduate

By Cindy Hopper

This is post is sponsored by Target Back to College.

As a mom of a graduating high school senior this year I am thrilled about Target’s Back to College Registry. This allows our friends and family to buy exactly the items my son not only wants but actually needs for college. Finally, an easy way to give the perfect gift and not have to fall back on cash or a gift card.

Target Back to College Registry

My son was able to register for an account in minutes and then with a scanner in hand, he was off.

Target Back to College Registry

We talked about what he would need while living away at college.

I must admit I was not so ready for all of this. It was a bittersweet occasion. I am proud beyond measure of this young man who is hardworking, kind and loving. He constantly amazes me with his special gifts and talents, and his concern and care for others. He is ready for college and I am so thankful for that, but I will be so terribly sad to not have him with me every day.

I don’t know where the time has gone. I remember when he was a baby, and I was exhausted and feeling sorry for myself, another mother said to me, “Remember the days are long but the years are short.” That has always stuck with me.

It is a short time when you realize that you may only have 18 summers with your children living full-time at home. So that is what we have had and now I can look back and honestly say that that was the shortest time imaginable. I wish I could have 18 more years.

Target Back to College Registry

While I was reminiscing, my son was moving on, picking out items and making his list.

Target Back to College Registry

At the top of the list were the basics, like bedding and bath towels.

Target Back to College Registry

Now with all these amazing linens he will need to know how to care for them.

Laundry Cheat Sheet for Your College-Bound Graduate by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

So I made him a little Laundry Cheat Sheet. He can keep this handy while at college to know exactly how to care for all of his bedding, towels and clothes as well.

I am sharing this little cheat sheet with you, too.   Know a graduate that will need this when s/he leaves home soon?  Just download a copy of my Laundry Cheat Sheet and print to share with him or her.

Laundry Cheat Sheet for Your College-Bound Graduate by Cindy Hopper for Alphamom.com

My son is heading out of state for college. He is ready for an adventure and to give life a go on his own. I love his willingness to step out there and take on this opportunity. It does bring me peace of mind to know that I can send him off with everything he needs to be comfortable away from home. I will also be able to check in on his registry list from time to time and send a care package to him. How fun is that?

So if you are looking for the perfect graduation gift, first see if your favorite grad has filled out a college registry list at Target. I love giving gifts I know the recipients need and want (and have been blessed by his/her parents, too).

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Get their dorm room ready. Create a registry at Target for your college-bound grad.

About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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