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10 Things Your Kid's Dorm Room Doesn't Need


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Nonessential Furniture
Bean bags: helping college kids slouch since the 1970s.
Bean bags: helping college kids slouch since the 1970s.
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That bean bag seat, desk chair or other piece of trendy furniture might look cute in the store, but it will take up half of your kid's available space in his or her tiny dorm room.

Most dorms supply perfectly good desk chairs, anyway, so you might want to rethink dropping any dough on something he or she doesn't really need.

Bean bags, although cool and comfy, are the kind of clichéd coming-of-age piece boys never get rid of. Hold off on purchasing one for your kid unless you want to inadvertently instigate a massive fight between him and his wife 10 years down the road.

Trust me on this one. It's bad enough that she'll probably have to endure the neon beer sign until it mysteriously "breaks." Don't force the bean bag on her, too.


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