Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Max Out Your Child’s Dorm Room with the Help of Bed Bath & Beyond

One of my sons is headed to college for the first time this month, and he’ll be living in a dormitory. As you probably know, dorm rooms are tiny, so we’ll need all the help we can get in squeezing my son’s living and school necessities into a small space. That’s why I’m thrilled that we live near a Bed Bath & Beyond! They’re known as the college shopping experts, and I can see why. A recent trip to their store revealed a ton of wonderful items that are tailor-made for dorm rooms. In fact, I gave a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card to my son’s girlfriend for her birthday so she can also stock up on items for her dorm room.

When you visit Bed Bath & Beyond online, you’ll also see that they’ve created several informative videos to help make the college shopping experience easier. They provide great solutions for making a clean and comfortable college bed and ideas to help maximize the space in a dorm room. I found this video to be especially helpful!

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Here are some tips from Bed Bath & Beyond for furnishing a dorm room:

Think layers. When putting together a dorm room bed, start with a bed bug mattress protector that completely encases your mattress to keep dust, dust mites, allergens and bed bugs out of the mattress. Next, layer on a mattress pad that protects the mattress and adds comfort and softness. For support, choose a foam mattress topper, which lies directly on top of the mattress protector. Then, top it all off with a fiber or featherbed, that creates a pillow-top that is soft and cozy.

Make the most of every inch. Look for pieces that multi-task, like an ottoman that doubles as a seat and storage. Items like a bedside caddy that hangs off the side of your mattress, and bed lifts that raise your bed inches off the floor, make room for under-bed storage that can help. A dorm room space saver that fits over the bed adds extra shelving space.

Organize your closet. To save space, a set of slim hangers creates uniformity. Then, use a double-hang closet rod that adjusts horizontally and vertically to find the right fit in the closet. Simply hang on the existing closet rod for twice the space. Then hang shoe and sweater shelf organizers to expand your closet space.

If your child is heading off to college this fall, I hope you’ll click on the “Shop for College” tab at www.bedbathandbeyond.com/shopforcollege. I downloaded a copy of their College Checklist from the site! And they have an awesome service for kids who are going to college far from home: Just shop for all your dorm room essentials at a Bed Bath & Beyond store near home, and then pick up everything at a store near their school! Max out your dorm room at Bed Bath & Beyond! Join them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CampusandBeyond.

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% mine.

1 comment:

  1. Shaun's first non baby bedding came from Bed Bath and Beyond AND he still has it 7 years later. I think it's held up REALLY well over the time he's had it. Love that store, can't wait for the grand opening of the one closer to me


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