Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Back to School Tips

Master Lock® has hired a new specialist on student life to help students safely and securely navigate this school year in style. The Master Mind, a suave and funny college grad, is staring in a humorous online video series on in which he, along with his clever Little Sister, are setting out to answer students’ most frequent, awkward and perplexing questions on

Parents and students are invited to submit their own questions for the Master Mind and participate in daily sweepstakes for a chance to win back-to-school must-haves, including popular Master Lock school and campus security products.

Here are some of my personal tips:

1. Take Care of Your School Tools

Just yesterday, Big D had me looking high and low for his shrub pruning tool. He was absolutely convinced that someone had stolen it. Instead of giving him a lecture about keeping a better eye on his shiny new gardening tools, I rolled my eyes and opened the garage to look for them. Needless to say, we found them. I was really praying that our new neighborhood wouldn't be filled with tool-snatchers.

The moral of the story: lock your valuables up so you don't have to accuse innocent fellow students of larceny.

All you need is one of these bad boys:

While you're at it, have a look at some of their other cool products here.

2. Get to School Early on the First Day to Get the Best Seat

You really want to be front in center so you can graduate and make mom proud. It also keeps you out of trouble. Heck, you may even earn a scholarship just for paying attention!

3. Don't Dress up Too Much - You Want to Keep your Fashion Expectations Low

Don't be too fancy - its expensive and impractical. Save all your really cool gear for formals and special events. Who cares that you have on jeans and a t-shirt everyday? Everyone knows the smart people dress down.

4. Wait Until October for the Best Sales

Or better yet, wait until Black Friday to buy your computer. Yes, you may have to use a notebook until then.

Disclosure: This post is a submission for a giveaway featuring Master Lock back-to-school prize pack in conjunction with my membership in the Mom Bloggers Club.


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