If you’re sending your teenager off to college this fall, I don’t have to talk to you about expenses. Everything about higher education is costly, but furnishing a dorm room doesn’t need to break the bank. You know how I love to “re-purpose” an item (find a new use for something). You also know I’m a flea market and antique junkie and Goodwill is one of my favorite places to shop.
I have been working with Goodwill SEW along with Marquette and Carroll Universities creating dorm showrooms entirely furnished with items purchased at Goodwill stores. The average cost has been around $200 for two students living in the space! It takes a little time to shop, but the savings are amazing. Why spend a bundle of money now when you know your student will want something different next year?
Most dorm room furniture can be moved around and beds can be lofted for more floor space.
I found a green folding chair and a second one I covered with a blanket. You might find a love seat size sofa or a comfy arm chair to fit your space.
Once you choose a color scheme, shopping is easier and faster when you concentrate on your particular colors and you will be amazed at how many accessories you will find.
The hunt is half the fun!