Susan from Henderson, NV, sent me some great tips that I could share with everyone on how to save some money if you have children in college:
Just returned from our daughter’s college graduation. A hot tip for any parent with a kid entering college in the fall: check out the new dorm during the week the kids leave the dorm. You wouldn’t believe the stuff that was disgarded; televisions, leather jackets, microwaves, furniture etc. My daughter gave everything away to her roommate who was giving it to her little sister. The price of shipping makes it easy to disgard items.
Of course, some of us would be screaming to those students to sell things on eBay! Don’t give it away! But at the same time, I understand how much easier it is to give away things instead of moving them with you when you are a college student. Renting a moving truck can be pretty expensive depending on where you live.
Another suggestion is to shop for textbooks online and to resell the used textbooks on Amazon instead of selling them back to the student store. My daughter would bring me back her textbooks on every break and I sold many of them for way over the amount the student store offered. It really helped to offset the price of future textbooks.
I love this idea! I always sold my books back to the student store and I felt I wasn’t getting as much as I could for the books but I didn’t have any ideas as to other avenues I could try.
Thank you Susan for the tips!