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    Alright, so my mom told me this morning that I need to start packing my stuff up for school. I said okay. She asked what I was bringing and I said:

    The mini tv along with the playstation 2 (for the DVDs) and a small handfull of books (about 10, not even), and of course the blanket, pillows and what not.

    She then tells me, OH! And don't forget your sewing machine, especially since she said I'll need it! I was like, ummm... okay... So I had to add that to the things I'm going to need to take with me.

    This does not include things that I am going to need to get for the room. (Mattress pad, trash can, and what not.) Ah well.

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    Your Mom is looking out for you! It is always a good idea to have a sewing machine handy. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alu_Rathbone
    Alright, so my mom told me this morning that I need to start packing my stuff up for school. I said okay. She asked what I was bringing and I said:

    The mini tv along with the playstation 2 (for the DVDs) and a small handfull of books (about 10, not even), and of course the blanket, pillows and what not.

    She then tells me, OH! And don't forget your sewing machine, especially since she said I'll need it! I was like, ummm... okay... So I had to add that to the things I'm going to need to take with me.

    This does not include things that I am going to need to get for the room. (Mattress pad, trash can, and what not.) Ah well.
    If you are taking your sewing machine, don't forget insurance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by Alu_Rathbone
    Alright, so my mom told me this morning that I need to start packing my stuff up for school. I said okay. She asked what I was bringing and I said:

    The mini tv along with the playstation 2 (for the DVDs) and a small handfull of books (about 10, not even), and of course the blanket, pillows and what not.

    She then tells me, OH! And don't forget your sewing machine, especially since she said I'll need it! I was like, ummm... okay... So I had to add that to the things I'm going to need to take with me.

    This does not include things that I am going to need to get for the room. (Mattress pad, trash can, and what not.) Ah well.
    If you are taking your sewing machine, don't forget insurance!
    I know!!! I'm getting a $6000 insurance policy for my stuff, to cover the laptop, printer, tv, wii, ps2, and the sewing machine. I'm not that concerned about the ps2, but still, i'd like to be able to replace it if i need to!

    They sent us information about the insurance policy, and it's a $160 premium (I think) I'm going to show it to my dad.

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    Make sure you take a tote type thingy to haul your personal products to the bathroom and back.
    Cutting mat and rotary cutter, good reading lamp!
    Extension cords, (plugs are never where you want them)
    I hope you have wonderful time moving in and getting your room set up!!

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    I hope you have a big room. The ones I have seen on these make over shows. Have 2 or 3 in the room and you got the bed and a desk and a chest.

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    Some favorite posters, Pictures, and don't forget a little fabric for sewing, Lucky if you get the bottom bunk you can store it under!!

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    Our room is 15'04" by 11' which mom and I measured and it's a decent size. I only have one room mate and she is awesome! I met her yesterday!

    There is enough room to have the beds seperated and still have room. I can't sleep on the top bunk.

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    The sewing skills and machine will help you make friends because everyone will know where to go when they need a button sewed on or slacks hemmed. Maybe you can make a little spending money. You will also be able to sew valences for your windows and put them up with tension rods.

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    I'm going to make curtains for my room, after I move in... Black curtains with a hot pink lining...

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    When I went to college 30 or more years ago, I too brought mmy sewing machine. It came in quite useful for making curtains and the such. I did nit quilt them, so good idea to bring it along

    I am trying to get my daughter ready for a semester abroad (South Africa). She only can bring 50 pounds worth of stuff, so we are trying to figure out what is essential. At least she does nor need winter clothing.

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    Sounds like you are VERY creative. What will your major be?

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    History. With intent to teach. I have to get my Basic Skills test done before November.

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    good luck in college and have fun

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    How about a good pair of slippers!
    Good Luck Alu!!!

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    Ear plugs!!

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    I hope you and your roomy get along better than me and my first one. My MOM met HER MOM and the mothers decided that the two girls should be together. YUK! She was a really nice girl (me - not so much) She was really neat (me - not so much) She was very studious (me - not so much) At night we would both change at the same time. She put on her pajamas - I put on my going-out outfit. When she would get up, I'd roll in. I found a roomy who was much better suited after the first semester (and I managed to get my degree - lol)

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    I met my roomy and she is awesome! I think we will be pretty good friends!

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    Have fun, keep track of your goals, make a lot of friends, try to be organized cause mom nor teachers will remind you of tests or papers due. Get involved in some activities, my daughter was involved in making quilts for the day care at the school and the local hospital. Make GOOD decisions. Your future is what you make of it. just remember you can write us whenever.
    These are the best times of your life. Don't forget Fluff

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    How exciting! I wish I were doing my freshman year over again. I was very nervous about having a roommate, but she was wonderful. Great times ahead!

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