My Best College Dorm Room Tips are…um, Geralin Thomas’s

Printable_10-Important-To-Dos-Before-Heading-To-College-231x300I don’t work a lot with students. But, last year I re-pinned something awesome I found on Pinterest, created by my colleague Geralin Thomas, owner of Metropolitan Organizing.

It was a post called Setting Up a College Dorm Room.

Ironically…sadly…frustratingly, it has become MY SINGLE MOST OFTEN re-posted pin! (Sigh…of all the other things I’ve created myself and posted…) So, I’m just saying, that’s how I know that college students LOVE THESE IDEAS!!!!!!

Her post includes printable shopping/packing college dorm room lists for the following categories: Toolkit for Parents, Cleaning Supplies, Electronics, Furniture + Accessories, Desk, and Personal. It is based on her personal experience as the mom of a college student.

While I’m at it…(sigh)…here is Geralin’s latest post: 12 Important To-Dos Before Heading To College. It includes another fabulous printable checklist.

Thanks Geralin…!?

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  1. Geralin Thomas on August 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm


    Look at the bright side, even if it’s not your work, readers appreciate you curating helpful info and providing it to /for them. They appreciate your efforts and you become a go-to source.

    Sharing is caring.

    Thanks for sharing. Thanks for caring. Thanks for making me laugh!


  2. Hazel Thornton on August 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    You make me laugh, too, Geralin! My readers and I appreciate your great college tips.

  3. Janet Barclay on August 7, 2014 at 4:47 am

    You both make me laugh! I was about to say “I feel your pain” because my most frequently repinned pin isn’t what I’d have hoped for either, but at least it’s to an article I wrote and had fun researching, even if it’s not on my own blog. I guess it proves that there’s value in guest blogging!

    • Hazel Thornton on August 7, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Thanks for sharing the pain, Janet! 🙂 This is a departure for me…I usually only share other people’s stuff in social media, not on my own blog. It’s a guest blog for Geralin, of sorts.

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