Tips for a Great Care Package for a University Student – #ChurchAndDwight
Care Package Giveaway $75 value – Canada Only Ends 9/12
While my daughter is not quite yet ready for university it will only be a couple of more years before she heads off to a post secondary institution. Only one more year before she has to start thinking about which universities she wants to apply to. I can’t believe it won’t be long before we have a university student in the family again. The last one was me when I did my grad studies and my daughter was only in grade three.
In fact here’s my convocation at the beautiful university that I attended Royal Roads. That “castle” has also been in such movies as the X-Men and more but it was the site of our convocation too!
As someone who has been a university student more than once, is a mom and has worked in universities for over 15 years I have some experience in what makes for
a great care package.
Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids
No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. It’s not bragging either when we say that moms know best, because when it comes to our kids we have invaluable insight. Not to mention our own life experiences. I know I’ll sleep better at night knowing that I’ve equipped my daughter with the tools and the learnings she needs to succeed. Who’s kidding whom? They likely don’t want our advice so keep it short and sweet.
They can’t get a date without clean clothing!
Stain removers, sorting and scooping are not for students. Let’s face it. They’re just looking for an easy solution to the challenge ahead – no clean socks or underwear and they’ve got a date in a few hours. Send them off to school with a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. This all-in-one detergent tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is student-budget friendly. If you’re lucky, it may also mean you’re not greeted with a load of dirty laundry every time your kid comes home to visit.
Tip: Don’t be surprised when you receive a call or text saying, “Mom, how do I sort my laundry?” Or “Where do I find the washing instructions?” To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), educate them on the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry that lists the most common symbols and what they mean.
Sometimes, kids know best!
Just because you’re the one who’s prepping the kids for back-to-school, doesn’t mean they can’t teach you a cool thing or two – beauty hacks are no exception! One must-have item that’s as just as popular amongst moms as with students is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair between washes, no water required. It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh. So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce. This is one item you won’t forget anytime you’re in a pinch and who knows, you might even find yourself sneaking into her bag to borrow some when you’re out!
Easy Peasy but healthy meals
I know as a university student with limited kitchen facilities I had to be creative with food and it was challenging to keep it healthy. Give your university students some easy meal ideas, put them on recipe cards. A portable blender, protein powder, chia seeds and a few other things for healthy smoothies is always an option.
Whether it’s gift cards for restaurants, grocery stores or even school supplies you can’t go wrong with having a few gift cards in their care package. At least with gift cards unlike cash you know where they will be spending it.
Know of someone heading off to college/university this Fall? Help make sure they’re equipped with this student care package giveaway.
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*GIVEAWAY* $75 value
- OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
- Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
- Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume