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07/29/2014 12:22 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2014

How To Save When Furnishing A Dorm Room

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While most families think of backpacks, crayons and Kleenex when they think of heading back to school, there are young adults all across the country packing up to leave home for the first time. Making the move to dorm life is a rite of passage every fall. This is one life event, however, that doesn’t have to make a major impact on the family finances.

Creating a living environment in a dorm room that feels like home and reflects the personalities of the occupants takes smarts more than cash. Check out these tips to help you create the perfect dorm room on a dime.

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