DD and I are getting her ready for college and dorm living next Fall. Starting early, so it isn't all a big financial hit at one time. On a Black Friday sale I got her a new down alternative comforter for her dorm bed (she wanted one like she has on her bed here at home). I don't even remember now exactly what I paid, but I think it was under $20 for a $100 comforter. She has a duvet cover picked out and she plans to pay for that. She is going with teal colors. The other day her and a friend went to the craft store and then each made something for their future dorm room (they aren't going to the same universities). DD made a picture holder. Covered cork board in fabric (teal and white) and then some ribbon criss-crossed to hold photos (I can't remember what they are called!).
With her $25 Kohl's gift card, $20 in Kohl's cash I gave her, and a 20% off coupon she bought a mini-Keurig that was on sale for $99, so she got it for less than half off the sale price.....and it's a cute teal color :-) With some recent Kohl's rewards cash she earned, she bought a plastic plate and bowl to have in her room.
She's so organized and a "list" girl, that I'm just letting her take care of knowing what she needs for college life. She used to pack herself to go spend a night or two at Grandma's when she was 4 years old and she packed and remembered all what to take better than me - haha! She does plan on buying herself a new laptop. She wants one of those Windows touch types. With all the money she has in the bank (over $7,000!) and the money she'll earn between now and next September, she'll have plenty to buy herself a computer and other extras she wants. What a saver she is! She's been looking at photo's of the dorm rooms for ideas. At first she thought she'd raise her bed and put the desk under it, but now she said she's just going to raise it a little, for a storage area underneath. She doesn't want to have to climb a ladder to get into bed. I have a feeling she's going to have to bring stuff home, LOL, she has a lot of clothes and shoes and will think she needs them all. Plus a big tennis bag, etc. But knowing her organizational skills she'll get it all to fit!
She has morning classes this quarter, so is back to working weekends again. Boo...I liked having her free weekend mornings to hang out with, go run errands, etc.