The Amazon College Shopping Guide You Never Knew You Needed


Going off to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. Independence, opportunity, new friendships await. But it can also be a bit of a wake-up call into adulthood. Doing laundry, keeping a tidy living space, making your own grilled cheese.

Sending your kid off to college is no easy fete. Chances are they’ve never lived on their own and will need to quickly learn how to fend for themselves as a newly minted adult. While it’s tempting to become an RA in your child’s freshman dorm, don’t do it. What you can do though is send your kid off to college equipped with the essentials they’ll need to master life on campus.

A durable laundry backpack, shower shoes and a mini fridge are just the tip of the iceberg. To help you with your shopping, we’ve rounded up the Amazon essentials your college-bound kid needs in their dorm room and beyond. Free up some space in the car and ship some items directly to your kid’s dorm room to minimize the schlep on move-in day.

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