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Does it feel like it was just yesterday that days were getting longer, temperatures getting warmer and you had just started planning your summer trips and activities– beach day, picnic at the park, ice-cream run in the evening? Although we’re only in July and it may seem like a long way until school starts back up, it will come sooner than you think. When that special time comes again, you want to be ready in advance, so there is nothing that is left to chance.

This means that now is the perfect time to start preparing for the “back to school” routine. Lucky for you, we have handpicked our favorite tips that will help you prepare for that important step that always happens in a teenager’s life: college season. And with the help of the handy Mopria Print Service app, you’ll be able to accomplish some of these right from the palm of your hand— making the process fun and easy.

Plan What You Will Need

Think ahead: what will you need for college? Whether you’ll be moving away from home for the first time, or you just need to think about school supplies, planning can help take some of the stress away. Use your trusted mobile device to make a list of things you’ll need to pack, and maybe share that list with your older siblings, friends, and family, so you can truly get everyone’s advice. When you feel like that list is complete, simply connect your Android phone to one of the 120 million Mopria certified printers and print your list directly from your phone. You can then take that list everywhere you go, and cross-off items that you’ve already bought or taken care of— because we all like the feeling of striking-through something that has been done!

Have a Planner Ready

We all love the good old pen and paper, and having a planner handy for when college actually starts can be a great way to prepare you for all the unexpected obstacles that inevitably come once you start school. From writing down which classes and homework you have, to tracking appointments and meetings, to even writing down fun activities (your new roommate’s birthday or the weekend that you’re traveling back home). Having a planner can truly help you ensure that you don’t miss any of these important activities that are going on. After all, college is that time in our lives when we learn how to truly manage our time, and juggle multiple events at the same time.

Pack Your Memories

Bringing with you a few of your favorite items (a book, a family album, or even your mum’s sweater) can help you for those times when you need comfort and you’re away from home. Printing out your beloved pictures can be a great way to have your family always with you: not only are they easy to pack, but they will also make a great addition to your new dorm or room.

Leaving home for the first time is scary, but think of it like going on a roller coaster — if you brace yourself properly, you’ll be able to enjoy the ride. And with these simple yet effective tips, you will be prepared for when college starts, and be ready for a successful year. If you haven’t already, be sure to download the apps from the Mopria Alliance to explore all of the advanced features and benefits of not only mobile printing but also mobile scanning from Android devices!

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