13 August 2022

Everything you need to send your young one off to college – part 2!

Everything you need for college, by Susie and Eilise

Everything you need to send your young one off to college, part 2!

Meet Eilise, the newest member of So Susie, and a recent University of Oregon college graduate! I love mentoring recent grads, and feel so lucky to work alongside Eilise. We are having a lot of fun together, and we’re both learning new things every single day! Recently, we were talking about my “baby” Jake, who is heading off to college in a few weeks and is way taller than me 😂 Eilise had some great ideas about what’s needed to create a cool dorm room set up. It also helps that she has two equally stylish sisters going back to college soon, so you can be sure these trending picks are spot on! This post is about everything you need to send your young one off to college.

First stop: Walmart! To make things easy, we did a little shopping both online and in-store. We used Walmart’s college checklist on Walmart.com to quickly find and shop for everything we needed for Jake’s room (you can also use the app). Of course, we found some great basics, like a backpack for $27.99, an air fryer for $34.99, and nice bedding for under $30. Walmart is the PERFECT place to get everything you need!

Click here to see the incredible selection of all the room essentials available at Walmart. I’m sharing everything we purchased, plus some other ideas you might want to consider. Happy shopping and enjoy sending your child off for a fun adventure!


Click here to watch my Reels Video shopping with Eilise

Click here to see last month’s college round up with Jake


College Style board inspo for her

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Check out this fuzzy pillow, this cheery mug and this fun chair

Apple AirPods, a great backpack (love the color on this one), and a handy water bottle are college necessities

Basics like towels, a laundry basket and hangers are well-priced at Walmart!


College Style board inspo for him

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All these items are approved by Jake. The back rest was a big hit

Love this cozy chair — perfect for any dorm room

Noise-cancelling earphones are a must for late-night studying

College essentials
Happy pillow - $11.97
If your students feel homesick, this "Happy" pillow will cheer them up in no time!
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Clip light - $10.57
Jake immediately said “yes please” to this modern and practical desk lamp
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Fur chair - $39.52
This chair is the prettiest shade of lilac, which happens to be a trending color right now. It's cute and comfy, and perfect for the corner of the room.
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Light blue bed sheets - $28.82
Basic bed sheets are such a deal at Walmart, and going for a color other than white is probably a good idea 😉
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Air Fryer - $34.99
I mean, who doesn't need an air fryer in their dorm room?!!
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Bean bag chair - $35.00
This chair is ideal for all your drop-in visitors from down the hall! Extra seating in the dorm room is always useful.
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Bluetooth Speaker - $33.99
All kids love speakers, and this Bluetooth one is perfect for background study music — or party tunes 😉
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Microfiber pillow set - $15.98
Nothing like starting out with fresh pillows -- and this microfiber set is very well-priced.
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Storage system - $12.98
Since your average dorm room is on the small side, keeping things really tidy and organized is a must!
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Bluetooth earphones - $299
What's a smart way to enjoy music and not bother your neighbors? Use lightweight, wireless headphones
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Storage Cubes - $34.84
No college dorm or apartment ever has enough storage! These cubes are a great option. They’re easy to assemble and don't take a lot of space.
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Laundry basket - $7.98
Everyone needs a laundry basket, and you might as well choose a color you can easily identify in the communal laundry room!
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Mini Beverage Fridge - $116.00
My two older kids both used a mini-fridge in their dorm rooms to keep drinks and snacks cold. So, Jake is asking for one as well! This one is affordable, and a nice size too.
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Multipurpose Table - $19.99
This multipurpose table is perfect for in-bed studying … or eating 😌
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Table lamp - $29.97
Make your dorm room that much cozier with stylish decor items, like this lamp!
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