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Outfitting a college dorm is a kind of art form. Each item needs to be compact, functional, affordable and durable enough to be used by every roommate who wants to borrow it. Getting a head start on shopping is a pro move, made even smarter with Bed Bath & Beyond’s College Savings Pass, which gives students 20% off every purchase between now and September 30.
Smarter yet, they offer an ingenious service called Pack & Hold, which lets you shop at your local store or online, then pick up your items at the closest store to campus within 60 days of move-in. This means you can plan ahead, take advantage of the deep summer discounts, and bypass the part where you store a whole dorm in the garage.
From cooking to cleaning, showering to vacuuming, here are five fabulous products to make dorm life a little cushier — most are on sale now.
Save $30 on a Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker
The quickest, simplest way to get in your daily serving of fruits and veggies is by blending them up into a delicious, nutritious smoothie. This Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker is specifically designed to power through the hardest frozen fruits and thickest nut butters, and transform them into the kind of smoothie bowl people stand in line for. Stock the dorm freezer with berries, bananas and greens, and make foolproof breakfasts that easily travels — just remove the blending cup or bowl from the stand, pop on a storage lid and take it with you.
Get 40% off this Sharper Image Shower Caddy
Sharing a shower is a college dorm rite of passage, but it doesn’t need to be chaos. Enter the SpaStudio Shower Caddy. Designed with versatility in mind, the shelves are adjustable to fit a wide array of product heights, and wide enough to keep everything grouped together and looking neat. The shelves also have drainage holes to eliminate standing water, and the whole unit is rustproof. Charmed by its practical design, modern style, and durability, the reviewers are impressed across the board: “This is hands down the best shower caddy you can buy.”
Save 20% on Stasher Silicone Reusable Snack Bags
You’ll reach for these Stasher reusable bags again and again, then wonder how you ever lived without them. According to a recent convert, the bags are “leak proof, mostly indestructible, dishwasher safe, and saved me from my plastic bag habit.” Have to put away half an avocado? Want some fruit salad on the run? Need a pouch for pens and notecards? These bags are endlessly handy, easy to clean and cut back on a ton of plastic waste.
Score $60 off this Shark Wandvac Ultra-Light Stick Vacuum
How do you get a college student to vacuum? Get them a lightweight, cordless stick vac. Without the bulky weight and hassle of plugging in, they can whip out the vacuum and tidy up between classes, meals, and visitors. This sleek model has a built-in hand vacuum for cleaning the car or getting into tight spaces, and a self-cleaning brushroll that makes cutting away hair a thing of the past. One reviewer confirms our theory: “So easy to grab the WandVac and whisk up the mess—sometimes multiple times a day!”
Curl up in comfort with UGG's Devon Garment Washed Twin XL Sheet
UGG, the brand that brought us the softest slippers on the planet, has gotten into the bedding game. The company’s obsession with comfort translates beautifully to these “softest ever” sheets, which are snuggly, breathable and stylish. (They come in six calming colors.) Need a few more bedding basics to get through the school year? Bed Bath & Beyond is offering 30% off select bedding through the end of the month. (Remember: save now, pick it up on move-in day!)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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