Is it College Time at Your House?

This post was sponsored by Sears. All the opinions are mine.

So school is about to start once again. My daughter is going into Junior High School and my 5 year old son is starting Kindergarten. Am how am I feeling about all this? Nervous, sad, excited, worried, excited, anxious, get the idea, right?

But if I am so conflicted by Kindergarten and Junior High, I cannot imagine what parents with kids going to college must be feeling like. Shudder. But for those parents dealing with the milestone, Sears CampusReady is offering ideas for dorm living.

There are five areas to check out at CampusReady, each offering ideas and solutions for college life.

The first stop would be Dorm Room Furniture. I would guess that is where most college bound kids would love to start with. Lots of options are shown for bedding, furniture and more to make dorm rooms feel more like home (away from home..that is!)
The Interactive Checklist is cool-- everything needed for college and dorm living is listed here, so you won't forget anything. You can print it out as well to take shopping with you, or use it to check things off if online shopping. Very cool.
The Shop By Need section very practically divides kids needs into categories: eating, sleeping, studying, cleaning and even playing. Very easily helps you make sure you have the basics covered.
The Money Sense category was my favorite to check out. Great advice for college students to budget wisely and protect their credit.
And of course, the Fill My Closet section....perhaps more popular than the Dorm Room Furniture section....where fashion and accessories rule. Suggestions for college clothing necessities are given here as well.

Sears has also created CampusReady on Facebook, which offers college bound students a gift-getter application kind of like a wish registry--nice idea! There is also a Dorm Room Designer that lets students do a virtual design of their dorms. The ‘Roommate Matchup’ that lets them see what they have (or don’t have) in common with their roommate.

And best of all, parents can enter for your chance to win money toward your child’s college tuition from Sears and Upromise! A total of $25,000 will be awarded. Upromise members are automatically entered with a purchase through, or enter free at See for full rules and complete details.


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