When you take your kid to college you’ve probably hauled a carload of dorm furnishings to boot – refrigerators, TVs, appliances, furniture, wall hangings. Chances are, you probably brought enough to outfit the entire room.
Well, guess what: So did your kid’s roommate.
Before you take your son or daughter off to school, coordinate with their roommates on who is going to bring what, and who is going to pay for this or that, so you don’t duplicate things and waste your money. Tuition and books are high enough as it is!