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College Countdown: Dorm Haul

So this obviously isn't every single thing I bought for college... Doing a post like that would be ten miles long!  These are some of the more stand out, good deals, or cute things I bought!


  • Hamper - A nice, durable, super pretty one that my mom bought me for Easter
  • Shower Caddy
  • Hand Towel - A pretty yellow one that matches my room from the kitchen department
  • Washcloths 
  • Hangers - Just the cheap plastic ones, I think they work as well as the felt ones everyone loves!
  • Bowls and Cups - Just cheap plastic ones, I wasn't looking for durable and long lasting, it's college!

  • Comforter - I fount this set on sale after the dorm craze last year and I was so extited!  It was EXACTLY what I wanted, and came with sheets, the sham, a baby pillow, and the comforter.
  • Jersey Sheets
  • Mattress Pad - I found a 2.5 inch thick foam one also on sale, and for only $40!  That's a great deal compared to the price they are most places
  • Heated Mattress Cover - This was also on sale for only $15!  So much excitement!

  • Plastic Drawers - Finally from Walmart I got these little plastic drawers, as well as a large set, and then decorated the clear drawers with yellow tacky paper from Target! Let me know if you want a DIY on this


  • Laundry Bag - It was just a cheap one from Target's (amazing) dollar section, but it is huge!  I can fit so much in it to lug home with me!

  • Glass Jars - See the glass jar in the middle?  I found a set of four in the Target dollar section!  One is currently holding paper clips, one with bobby pins, and one with hairbows
  • Brush/Pencil Cups - Also from the Target dollar section!
  • Cupcake diffuser - It is one of the scent diffusers, it doesn't really smell like cupcakes though... More like fruity alcohol truthfuly 
  • Umbrella

  • Blanket - The blanket is one of the soft minkey ones, and it has a big landscape scene with a sign that says "Journey," in all shades of grey, it is perfect!
  • Bedside Caddy - It is actually currently full of desk supplies and hanging at the end of my bed, but it is useful and came from the Target dollar section!


  • Gray Pillows - These came is a double set for like $13, I love them! 
  • Lights - I think these are technically supposed to be Garden lights, but I made a faux headboard with them instead!


  • Step stool - My roommate actually took this one over, but it is sturdy and works well!

  • Under Bed Storage - This bin is amazing... I found it on sale, it matched my room perfectly and is stain resistant! It currently stores my snacks.

The Container Store

  • Trashcan - This was not a smart purchase... Much too small

  • Letter Organizer - Or Makeup Pallet organizer...
  • Flower Cup - I use this to store my tea!

Vera Bradley

  • Backpack - Apparently this pattern is now retired, and I was able to get it for only $30!  It is huge and has tons of storage pockets, I love it!


  • Lighted Makeup Mirror - I am used to very bright lights in my bathroom at home, so I knew the dorm room lighting would be a struggle...  This provides a nice amount of light, though not natural at all.  It has worked well enough!


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