Thursday, October 22, 2015

TLC College Essentials Kit- Make One!

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Hey all!  Today I wanted to share a very useful TLC college essentials kit that I made for my daughter, who is currently a sophomore in college.  I really miss having her around, and so I like to make little care packages that she can take back to school with her when she comes home for the occasional weekend.  I am also going to go into details in showing you how I put together my TLC college essentials kit and what is included, so that you can make one of your own if you have a child who lives away at college. 

The most important parts of this TLC college essentials kit are the products pictured below.  And there is a reason for that.  Let me tell you just a little bit about my daughter.  During the Spring of her 8th grade year, she contracted mono, and before she was fully healed from that, she got strep throat.  She was sick for quite a while that spring, and then during the Fall of her freshman year in high school, she was diagnosed with mono for the second time, in less than 6 months.  Ever since then, she has struggled to stay healthy.  She seems to come down with anything and everything.  We joke that if they were handing out awards for the most visits to student health at her college, she would probably win it.  But it really isn’t a laughing matter.  She really struggles to stay healthy.  And it is very frustrating to find out that she is sick again, over and over.  So I like to make sure that she has a good supply of whatever she may need to help her stay as healthy as possible.

The products pictured above that are the stars of my TLC College Essentials Kit are as follows:

Advil PM:
  • Liqui-Gels - Rushes relief to where it hurts and ease you into a better night's sleep.
  • Advil PM Caplets - The trusted pain relieving power of Advil with a gentle, non habit forming sleep aid to help you sleep better.
  • More Healthy Days, More Healthy Nights
  • "Let Your Healthy Out"
  • With over 20 varieties of vitamin supplement drink mixes, Emergen-C offers the formula, flavor, fix, and FUN you're looking for!
Centrum MultiGummy:
  • 100% daily value or more of Vitamins D, B12, and E
  • Gluten-free
  • Contains no wheat,milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish or shellfish
  • Supports energy, immunity, and metabolism
  • A multi-benefit gummy multivitamin
Robitussin Cough & Cold Long-Acting
  • Powerful relief for your worst cough and cold symptoms!
I also wanted to throw a few other things that she might enjoy if she is feeling down, or just feeling the need to relax or pamper herself a little. 

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If you have a loved one who is away at college, this would make a great gift!  And you know as well as I do your college kid does not want to spend there own money on these types of things!  My daughter is always broke, and calling home telling me she needs this or that.  And this stuff is great to have on hand when you don't actually need it, so you don't have to make a trip to the store  when you do find that you need it.  Would you like to make one of your own?  Here is how you can put one together.

Other Supplies I used:

A container to hold everything ( I used a galvanized metal basket)
A good smelling candle
Variety of nail polish
A heating pad ( I bought mine at a craft show, it contains corn, and you heat it in the microwave)



I think this is such a great care package that any college girl will enjoy, and if you are making one for a boy, it’s simple, just choose some different items that you know he will enjoy, like some different magazines, nix the nail polish for something more masculine, and the candle?  Well, it depends on the boy I guess, some boys still enjoy a good smelling candle, and if you have ever been in a boys college living quarters, most of them could use something that smells good, am I right?  the heating pad is a wonderful item to include though for any student.  There are many occasions where it could be used.  I use mine all of the time!  I am hoping some of these things will help her to stay healthy, and some of them will help if she does get to feeling under the weather. 


All of the Pfizer products that were included in my TLC kit were purchased from Walmart, they always have everything I need when it comes to pharmaceuticals! 


Now that I’ve share my ideas for what you can include in a TLC College Essentials Kit, what are your ideas that would be cool to include?  Please share them with me in the comments below!  And if you would like some additional ideas, please check out some other ideas here #BeHealthyForEveryPartOfLife

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