Do have a child in high school? Does the prospect of staying organized throughout the college application process fill you with dread? Luckily, a couple of people who have faced this challenge have created a great product from which the rest of us can benefit.
The College Caboodle™ was developed by a professional organizer, Leah DeAngelis Kinder, and her sister, Monique DeAngelis Morey. Both had daughters entering high school and were looking for a way to organize all of the papers related to the college search and admissions process.
I first saw the College Caboodle™ at the organizers’ conference earlier this year. I was so impressed with it — and by the number of anxious hours that it can save families of the college-bound — that I became an affiliate so that I can offer it to all of my clients and the readers of my weekly tips.
- Calendar of To Do’s from Freshman through Senior Year.
Prelabeled tabs for collecting essays, awards, scholarship info, financial aid papers, test results, applications, and other key documents.
List of the most important website resources.
- File box to keep your papers in one place.
With the College Caboodle™, you’ll never have to worry about misplaced papers or missed deadlines. As your child progresses through the high school years, simply file away the appropriate papers in the College Caboodle™, and it will all be there when you are ready to start the college application process.
To see the College Caboodle™ in action, watch this helpful video.