When your kids walk across that stage at their high school graduation, you probably feel like you’ve been through the college ringer. There’s been tons of applications, visits, tours, phone calls, paperwork, and a lot of advice. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Believe me you haven’t seen anything yet. Besides choosing classes, navigating campus, and taste-testing the cafeteria, college students are focused on their new haven for the next academic year. It’s all about the dorm room. Afterall, it will be their home away from home and a way to express themselves. Trust me parents creating a style all their own in a dorm room is the most important thing about going to college – at least to your student.
Check out our top 10 list of dorm room essentials that you can grab at Walmart and start making that bare dorm room your own with exclusive back to college Kleenex.
10 Dorm Room Essentials
- Bedding Set
- Shower Caddy
- Travel Mug
- Single Cup Coffee Brewer
- Bath Towels
- Portable Laundry Hamper
- and KLEENEX!
Moms (and Dads) know that no matter how far away you are from home that when sickness hits, you’ll need some comfort. Kleenex has partnered with Walmart to offer an exclusive line of Kleenex Expression Oval Facial Tissue. You’ll find four bright, bold colors in this year’s HOT chevron pattern. They’re perfect for adding a touch of color, pattern, and functionality.
Our dorm room essentials list includes the most important items you’ll need to buy for your college student. We’re assuming their dorm already offers a mini fridge and microwave. If they don’t, get those items immediately. Let’s talk about the other must haves you’ll find at Walmart:
Bedding – You’ll be spending many nights in your twin bed, so why not make it comfortable and colorful. It’ll be the biggest item in your dorm room and with a roommate that means they’ll be two! Adding a colorful comforter to your bed establishes YOUR SPACE. College students may feel like they lack personalized space in a dorm room, but a simple splash of color with a bedding set can be just the thing you need to set your side of the room apart.
Shower Caddy and Bath Towels – Let’s go ahead and add cheap flip-flops to the list if you’re using a communal shower. Keep all your hair products, razor, loofa, and more in a single caddy you can take with you to the bathroom. Most caddies will hang easily in the shower so no need to worry about where to put them while you scrub. At the end of every shower, you’ll need a bath towel, so grab many towels and washcloths for your dorm room.
Portable Laundry Hamper – Don’t save all your laundry for Mom on the weekends. Take charge and do it yourself. It’ll be easier to keep everything that’s dirty in one spot and pick the entire hamper up to go to the wash room.
Backpack – Your goal may be to have a break between all your classes. Depending on what classes you still need to graduate, you may have three back-to-back and across campus. Take everything you need in a backpack to keep your hands free and to stay organized.
Kleenex Expressions Oval Chevron – Facial tissue isn’t just for that runny nose in the winter. While they’re wonderful for colds and allergies, you’ll want a Kleenex Expression Oval in your dorm room for so much more: Smashing bugs, removing makeup, cleaning up small spills, use a few as a coaster, and even wiping away a few homesick tears. Kleenex is versatile because it can take care of a lot while acting as the perfect accent piece for your dorm room. Who else can say they’ve got a decorative tissue box for their Kleenex dorm design?
Shop at Walmart this college season for all your dorm decor needs and be sure to grab a few box of Kleenex to take with you!
Here’s my #KleenexStyle. What’s yours?
Disclosure: Robyn’s View was compensated for this sponsored article by Kleenex + Walmart