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College student reaching in car moving into dorm
College student reaching in car moving into dorm
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The co-founders of the blog Grown & Flown know that shopping for dorm room items can be stressful and overwhelming. To help ease the stress of shopping, and to make sure that you buy your student what's really important, Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Heffernan have three items that they believe are essential for college students.

To give you an idea of what these three items are, here are three basic needs that they address: a good night's sleep, comfort while studying and hanging around the dorm, and first aid. These items won't cost you much, but for the college student in your family, they'll be priceless.