for the way distant future: College packing checklist. This interactive list allows you to check off items as you pack them, remove items that don't apply to you, view tips about each item and print your customized packing list.
Old picture frames with good shapes and details can be easily repainted to match whatever scheme you wish. No glass in the frame? Hang the frame on the wall and tape a picture in the middle for a fun, electic look! (eclectic staircase by Kasey Buick)