Parents are spending hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars decorating their children’s college dorm rooms

August 4, 2019 | MarketWatch

High-end sofas, tapestries, a mini-bar disguised as a desk and, of course, weepy parents: Jess Olsen routinely saw all of those (and more) in dorms on move-in day at Oregon State University.

“Every year, you would see people show up with small U-Hauls and multiple cars full of stuff,” she said, remembering the items students tried to squeeze into a 12-by-15-foot dorm room. “You’re like, hold on, this is going to have to go back.”

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