Top 12 Dorm Shopping Mistakes


With high school graduation almost behind us, Grown and Flown is focused in the day we will drop off our kids at their freshmen dorms. Though we prefer to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the inevitable, it’s time to get them ready for the tiny new living spaces that will be their homes away from home.

Five years ago, we were rookie moms and made our share of dorm shopping rookie mistakes. Frankly, we bought a lot of crap. This time, with experience on our side, we hope to give you some thoughts on how to approach what might be your last back-to-school shopping trip….in life.

Dorm Room Shopping: What NOT to Do

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1. Dorm Room Shopping is NOT like a School Supply List

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