As much as I hate to think about it, summer is winding down, and I’ll be sending my older daughter off to college in just a few short weeks. We’ve both been struggling a bit with all the emotions, but we are keeping ourselves distracted by making to-do lists and packing lists and ordering the dorm room essentials she might need.
Today we’re teaming up with Macy’s to share our back-to-school purchases so far. It’s a great time to shop because they’re running a big sale right now, and you can save up to 70% off items throughout the store!
We started with the fun stuff — namely her bedding. Caroline picked out this Truly Soft Pleated Twin XL Comforter Set, and it’s currently marked down to 54! It comes in several pretty neutral tones, but she chose a soothing shade of blue. I love it as much as she does. It’s simple, but pretty and feminine, and she will be able to do a lot with accessories and seasonal decor.
In addition to that, we ordered her a mattress protector, a set of pillows, a twin XL sheet set, and a good quality memory foam mattress topper. That was something she really wanted because she’s used to a comfortable bed, and she’s concerned about sleeping right on a dorm mattress, so we were thrilled to get such a good deal on it.
In fact, all of these items are deeply discounted right now, so click through to see the final prices. You may need to use code SHOP to activate some of the deals.
She also picked out a pretty aqua foldable laundry tote with top handles that she can use as a hamper in her room and as a tote to carry her dirty clothes to the laundry room, and she’s determined to bring a handheld garment steamer to college with her. I had to laugh at that one; I’ll be curious to hear if she uses it.
Another item she thought to pick up was this foldable fabric storage bin for under-bed storage. It’s not as big as we were expecting, so we’ll probably order one or two more while they’re on sale. I like that it’s pretty as well as functional.
So we’re off to a good start, but of course, there’s a lot more to get. Caroline also has her eye on this LED desk lamp with wireless charging and this desk organizer, and she needs to get some bath towels and a shower tote while they’re on sale. A hanging shoe organizer might be nice too. Oh, and we got her a single serve coffee maker last Christmas.
While we were shopping for her dorm room, she also picked up this cozy grey cable pullover and a new pair of rise skinny jeans on sale. She’s going to college in Massachusetts, so they will definitely come in handy this fall and winter. She also replaced her well-loved beige ballet flats with this pair by Michael Kors.
I know I’ll be full of mixed emotions the day we help her pack up her car and start heading north towards her next adventure, but at least she’ll be well-stocked with everything she needs to get her college career started off on the right foot.
If you’re shopping for dorm room essentials or just looking to update your wardrobe for fall, you can use code SHOP to save an extra 20% off at Macy’s now through Sunday, August 1st.
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photos: Alison Cornell