It’s back to school time, if your kid’s heading off to college, there are lots of things that you have to buy them. But according to an expert, here are seven things you do NOT need to buy, because they’re probably just a waste of money.
1. A printer.
Obviously it’s not BAD to have one. But most homework is online and if they NEED to print something, they can do it for FREE in the computer lab.
2. A tablet.
The cheap ones can’t do everything a laptop can. And the ones that CAN do everything are still really expensive. So a computer is good enough.
3. A big-screen TV.
Teenagers watch most stuff on their computers now anyway. So having a TV is nice, but they don’s NEED one.
4. New Clothes.
Especially if they’re a freshman. Let’s face it… they’ll probably gain weight this year. So buy them a few things, just not a whole new wardrobe.
5. A mini fridge.
They won’t be cooking anyway, so it’ll just be for Hot Pockets and beer. Again, it’s something that’s nice to have but probably not a necessary.
6. An external hard drive.
Unless they’re editing videos or something, they probably won’t need it. If they need to back stuff up, they can get free storage online.
7. An iron, and an ironing board.
99% of college kids NEVER iron their clothes. If they do, it’s a fire hazard anyway.