Monday, May 27, 2013

Freshman Year Survival Kit

My cousin graduated from high school on Friday, and I wanted to share the gift I gave her for graduation. 


As I mentioned in my Money-Lei post, I loved getting money for graduation to buy stuff for my dorm room, but I realized there was a lot of stuff I didn't know I needed. This when I came up with the idea of the survival kit. When I went to school I knew I needed bedding, mini fridge, etc, but I didn't think of all the little stuff I could use. 

So here's what I included in the survival kit: 


{Magnetic Dry Erase Board, Chapstick, Lint Roller, Pencils, Whistle, Asprin, First Aid Kit, Flip Flos, Sewing Kit, Post-it Tabs, Ear Plugs, Sleep Mask, Swiss Army Knife, Pedicure Set, Notepads}


{Screwdriver Kit, Pens, Journal, Post it Notes, Tide to Go, Flashlight, Laundry Bag, Thank You notes} 

As you can see I put everything in a two-level storage container, which can also be used as dorm storage. You could also buy a hard laundry basket or a shower caddy and store everything in it. I used the storage container because I needed to ship the package 4,000+ miles. 

The great thing about this is you can put whatever you think the grad would use. I wanted to add a blanket (cause for some reason you take a lot of naps in college). You could add DVDs, a candy jar, gift cards, flashdrives, etc. The possibilities are endless! And any way you do it, it looks great!

*Note: I know graduations are mostly over, but this could be a great present for right before the graduate leaves for school in the Fall.* 


Then I just put it in a box and shipped it off. 


What do you think? 

If you make your own survival kit, make sure you share your pictures! 

27 comments:

  1. I loved it! I know it will be very useful.

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  2. Thanks Anonymous :) I think this is Jessie?

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  3. What a great idea. I'm pinning this to my Pinterest board.

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  4. I nominated you for a Liebster award (in case you hadn't read it on my blog). Read my "Winning" blogpost to find out the rules. :)

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  5. Rita, You are too sweet! Thanks so so much!

    MommaDJane- thanks for that, let me know if you ever use this idea! I am pretty sure I got my Cara package, but it's at the post office! Can't wait to pick it up!

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  6. This would be cool to ship to the new student at college too so they could get mail!!! :O

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    1. I think that's a great idea! I know I always loved getting mail in college.

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    1. It's probably a "rape" whistle to scare off would be bad guys when you are walking alone.

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    2. I just put it in so she could put it on her keychain just as a safety precaution.

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  8. I think you did a great job! This is prefect for a freshman.

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  9. Hey I like your blog a lot. I'm a bug out bag freak and I love to keep a collection of survival kits for emergencies and stuff. I've been searching this emergency preparedness kit on the internet. Well thinks for sharing this idea with me.

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  10. I'm thinking about making a smallish version of this for my group of friends (about 5 of us) who are graduating high school this year. :) thanks for the idea!

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    1. Congrats on graduating! Good luck with your survival kits!

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  11. How did you make the necklace/wreath? on top?

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    1. That is a money lei. Check out Lil' Luna's tutorial. It's pretty easy to make.

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