August 28, 2013

College Students Need Appliances, Too

It’s that time of year when college freshman are moving into dorms and harried parents are trying to make sure their son or daughter has everything they need for the new school year. Besides a computer, probably the most important features in a dorm room are mini-refrigerators, microwaves and any other small appliances students can fit into their already-cramped dorm room.

WRAL in Raleigh, NC has a helpful article and accompanying video
that provides suggestions for parents who want to make sure their kid is
comfortable while away from home. One of the most helpful appliances for any dorm room is a coffeemaker to keep you from dozing off during the 8 o’clock a.m. Economics 101 class. The article states, “Consumer Reports recommends one that brews with pods so there are no messy grounds
to clean up. Plus, its compact size is a real perk for small spaces.”

In case you’re one of those procrastinators and haven’t purchased anything for your son or daughter’s dorm room, U.S. News and World Reports has five
useful tips on what to furnish their dorm room with while on a budget.

What appliances did you have in your dorm room?