My move-in day is August 23rd, so I have been shopping like crazy and also driving myself insane. I have about 30 different college shopping lists, 5,000 different ways to make money without actually working (all my ambassadorships, saving money from my current job, working during Christmas break, etc.), and 10,000 things I need to do before I leave! To add to my stress, I have decided to make this blog post!
This post is going to be all about my college shopping experience, it is going to include where I shopped, must haves I bought, and the absolute essentials (including some things I have from being an ambassador)!
Lights, camera, action!
I bought things from soooo many places, they all were wonderful and had prices that wouldn't break the bank. I shopped at Dormco, Dormitup, Target, Amazon, and Bed Bath and Beyond. I think Dormco and Dormitup have amazing packages if you're lazy and just want someone else to gather everything for you. I didn't use them for a package, but I kind of think that I should have!
I definitely think you need to have your mattress encasement, mattress topper and mattress pad (Twin XL), you're going to need these to make sure you're comfortable when you're sleeping. Imagine sleeping on one of those summer camp mattresses for 4 years, you're going to want something to fix that .000001/10 comfort level.
Laundry bag!!! Yeah a hamper is nice and all, but how in the world do you expect to lug that to the laundry room every two weeks?
Personal alarm and defense spray, because you have to keep yourself safe!
Water bottles (get yours @ sandcloud.com using code AUBREYS25)
Monq (get yours @ monq.com using code mybabychai)
First aid kit
Books to read on your free time
Okay that's really all I have for you, happy shopping!