6 Steps to Simplify Your Dorm Shopping Trip


Dorm shopping is a rite of passage for parents to help their teens prepare for college life. It requires much more planning than any previous back-to-school shopping trip that’s ever come before.

We’ve been down the dorm shopping road with our own five kids. We shopped with them as freshmen, then later as sophomores, when they moved into college apartments and then finally when they moved, again, into first apartments.

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Six Steps to College Shopping Sanity! 

Here are six steps to help you simplify the off-to-college shopping you want to do with your teen.

Dorm Basics

1. Dorm Discovery

Look on the website of your teen’s new college under “Residence Life” and find out as much as you can about the specific dorm room they will soon occupy. It…

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