3 Essentials for College-Bound Teens

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As you send your teen off to college, consider purchasing these three essentials every college-bound teen needs to survive four — or more — years away from home.

Laundry Backpack
Reduce the number of trips your teen takes from his dorm room to the laundry mat with this handy backpack by Dormify. Available in aqua, grey, lime and pink. $19, dormify.com.

Wireless Speakers
A great study session isn’t the same without great music. Your teen can take the Jawbone Mini Jambox anywhere and sync it to her phone’s music to create her own personal jukebox. $179, jawbone.com.

Tool Kit
This college essential is by far the most underappreciated. Great for hanging pictures and taking care of other “dorm improvement” projects, the Necessities Tool Kit by Picnic Time will come in handy more often than your teen thinks. $37, dormsmart.com.

Categories: College Planning, Tweens and Teens