UNION, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you one of the millions of parents with a child heading off to college for the first time this fall? While they had the answers to get themselves into college -- they will turn to you for help to get them (and their stuff) to college. The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond(R) have the tools to help you help them.
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Work with a comprehensive checklist. Bed Bath & Beyond offers students and their parents a checklist detailing "must haves" and "don't forgets" available in all stores and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com. This will help you and your student identify what to buy and what to take from home.
Exchanging letters with your roommate via Snail Mail is a thing of the past- these days it's email, cell, text and IM. Encourage your grad to contact their roommate to decide who is bringing what so they avoid bringing (and you avoid buying) duplicates. They can split up the checklist online, discuss a color scheme and even email their future roommate their selections using the "email a friend" feature.
Gone are the days of bungee cording the trunk closed. Bed Bath & Beyond's unique "Pack & Hold" service allows you to avoid the hassles of packing the car. Shop at the Bed Bath & Beyond near home and then pick the items up at a Bed Bath & Beyond store near their college or choose to have the items shipped directly to their school. Prefer to shop online? Order all of their college essentials and have them shipped to school on the date the student selects.
Tuition may have increased over time- but the size of the average dorm room has not. Remember these tips: There's an over-the-door organizer for everything! Don't leave a door - front or back - unused. The higher the bed is off the floor, the more extra storage space underneath. Use bed lifts to gain some extra inches and maximize underbed storage.
As you have told your grad time and time again- don't sweat the small stuff. Bed Bath & Beyond offers a college/store locator on their website so you can easily find the store closest to their college to pick up the things you both forgot to bring- like hangers, extension cords and surge protectors.
Visit Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide or online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and let the experts help you get them to college a lot easier than it was for them to get in.
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