Heloise, Texas State University Team Work and Life Skills for Students San Marcos TX July 14, 2009
Heloise Shares Hints for College Life!
Recently I was part of an online chat with the Washington Post Home section about sending kids off to college. The newspaper did an interview with me that also features loads of hints to help! Click here for the transcript of the chat, which offers some very helpful hints.
The Topic: Dorm Living 101.
We will give you the tools you need to make your dorm room or apartment livable.
Heloise's Three Basic Survival Skills for College Students
1. Laundry 101! Five easy steps
Sorting, Washing and Drying
2. Cleaning the bathroom Three easy hints
Sink, Tub/Shower and Toilet
3. Taking care of your tech gear Three key tips
Cellphone, Computer and Keyboard
Click here for the how-to’s.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS COMMENT ABOUT THE HELOISE
|"I thought she was very lively,"
according to Hiromi Toda, a junior advertising major.
"I didnt know what to expect or what she would
do next. I really liked the style of her presentation."
knew you were supposed to clean CDs from the center out,"
admitted Amanda McBride, a mass communications major.
"Shes just full of so many tips that can really
help us out. I think her doing a college tour is a great
|"After watching the clip, I knew
it was going to be a good show. She was hilarious and
didnt even mind telling (David) Letterman he had
a hairy chest," said Sara Gonzales, a mass communications
|"The technical part of the show
was the most helpful part because I drop my phone in the
toilet or in water on a regular basis," said senior
|"I never knew there were so many
handy tricks available for some of the most simple things
that you come across," said Dominic Bianchi, a marketing
senior. "Im going to take these tricks home
to share with my dirty roommates."
|"I had no idea why you should
wash your clothes in cold water until today," admitted
freshman Shakotah Knowlton. "My mom never taught
me to do laundry."
|"I mostly learned that you dont
have to buy expensive, commercial stuff," said Emily
Newby, junior print major. " You can just get basic
stuff that works for everything."
so excited to get a goodie-bag. I never win anything,"
said Julie Love, a mass communication student. "I
was surprised to find disposable underwear in it though!"
Hints From Heloise column receives many letters and e-mails
from college students. They are asking many questions and
looking for answers about doing laundry, cleaning the microwave,
dealing with messy roommates and cramped spaces. I look forward
to hearing from more college students, who can send
me their comments and questions. I will choose number
to be answered online and in my regular column.
Cleaning dorm rooms or college apartments
are big issues. Here are two suggested solutions:
In one letter, Gary from Oklahoma said that
when he lived with three other male roommates, they found
a solution to their messy apartmenta cheap cleaning
service to come once every three weeks.
In another letter, Alice from Nebraska says
that she and her roommate set a mandatory time each week for
cleaningthey couldnt plan dates or anything else
during that time.
As college students, you may discover that you are having
problems with stinks, stains, roommates, clutter and much
more. If you have a question, a dilemma, or a hint you would
like to share, please
e-mail me. Be sure to note in the subject line what your
e-mail is aboutstains, roommates, laundry, etc. I will
be posting some on my website and printing others in my newspaper
column. I would love to hear from you!