Graduating high school is an incredibly exciting event. It’s also pretty scary when you realize how quickly college is approaching. Balancing spending time with friends and loved ones while simultaneously getting ready to go to school and leave home can be stressful. Here’s how to manage it all and make the most of your time before you start college.
The first thing you should do is start getting the thing you’ll need in college. If you wait too long to start shopping, you might struggle to get everything you need before you leave home. Make a checklist of all the things you’ll need at school. Kitchen supplies, storage containers, and study materials like backpacks and binders can usually be picked up for cheap at your local thrift store. Save your money for the really expensive items you won’t want to skimp on, like electronics and textbooks. Keep your eyes open for any back to school deals on these items so you can get the best price. You’ll feel more confident about leaving for college as you slowly start to pick up the necessities, and you won’t feel panicked later about needing to buy a bunch of stuff last minute. (more…)