- Do: Trick out your bed
- Don't: Buy a printer
- Don't: Go bonkers with school supplies
- Don't: Assume an over-the-door hanger will fit
- Do: Bring food storage containers
- Do: Pack a sewing kit
- Do: Buy a handheld vacuum
- Do: Bring extra towels
- Don't: Bring something that may be restricted
- Do: Multitask with a surge protector
- Do: Wear a messenger bag
8.5.15 | Amy Diluna
College is full of choices: What major should you choose? Is Greek life for you? What color comforter should you put on your bed?
That last one may not have quite as much influence on overall education, but it's one of many dorm decisions college-bound kids across the country are mulling as they prepare to head off to school. The average college student or family plans to spend $899 on back-to-college shopping, according to new findings from the National Retail Federation. Of that, $126 will go towards dorm or apartment furnishings.
One of the biggest college money-wasters? Buying supplies you don't need. Despite the huge market devoted to getting you to spend big on "essentials" for freshman year, pack lightly, say experts.
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