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Save Money on College Supplies

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Last Updated on November 5, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt

Special thanks to Procter & Gamble for sponsoring today’s post and for providing me with many of the items depicted. Partnerships like these allow me to provide readers with helpful tips and advice based on my own experiences and opinions (like how to save money on college supplies).

With four kids, back to school season is an expensive time of year for me. Last year I learned that shopping for a college students takes the back to school checkout total to a whole new level. Since I’m not willing to send my kids off to college without everything they need, I’ve instead found ways to economize. I am not a fan of running around to dozens of stores to score the best deal so instead focus on choosing one or two locations to get the best deals. That way I can save money on college supplies without spending all my time doing it.

a shower caddy bag with title text reading Save Money on College Supplies

Why I Love Bed Bath & Beyond for College Shopping

Unlike back to school shopping for elementary through high school, shopping for college involves a lot of household and personal items. College students need bedding, towels, personal hygiene and grooming products. When they move out of the dorms into an apartment, they need even more household items – furniture, appliances, and kitchen and bathroom items. My go-to store for everything from cookie sheets to pillows is Bed Bath & Beyond so it made sense to start there.

I knew I would find most of what we needed for college life at Bed Bath & Beyond since I’ve bought small appliances, cookware, linens, and decor there for our home. I was thrilled to discover the new Harmon section that includes a broad selection of Procter & Gamble products too! You can buy everything a college student needs for shower time at school.

College Shower Supplies

This shower caddy contains:

  • Gillette Venus Flex Swirl Razor
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Secret Outlast Women’s Invisible Solid Deodorant
  • Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste
  • Oral B Toothbrush
  • Crest Pro Health Mouthwash
  • Ivory Body Wash
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Lotion
  • Loofah
  • Hairbrush

If you have a daughter, she can even stock up on makeup.

The Harmon section of Bed Bath and Beyond even carries makeup




More Tips

If you want even more tips on helping your kids get ready for college, check out my college packing lists. I have one for college students moving into the dorms and another for college students moving into an apartment.

printable College Packing List


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble.

17 thoughts on “Save Money on College Supplies”

  1. HAIRAPY is totally a word for me. I have a very clingy baby, so my showers are usually super fast. Getting the time to wash and condition is awesome 🙂

  2. I would say MOMCLEAN, but i’m not sure they can handle all of that in the dorm and get through school work . LOLL So I am going to go with ALLDAYER, simply because I know myself , and getting through the day without taking a nap is an A+ for me LOL hhehe

  3. Five years until I have a college age kid!! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going by. Bed Bath & Beyond is a dangerous place for me. LOL!! Great post. 🙂

    • Everyone tells you the time flies by but it’s still a shock when you reach the day you have to send them off and it seems like they were just learning to walk! I know what you mean about Bed Bath and Beyond – every time I walk in there, I find at least a dozen things I want.

  4. I like the MomClean as really I think it is when kids leave for college and are having to do it all that they truly begin to appreciate their parents 🙂

  5. What a cool college packing list. They didn’t have that kind of stuff when I was in college. All of these products are awesome for students too. Thanks!

  6. CRAMTASTIC cramming for midterms or finals and trying to stuff a whole semester into your head. #CollegeSpeak

    I also really like the ALLDAYER term!

  7. I would love to win this gift card. I don’t get to spoil myself and this would be a perfect way for me to get something for our home. I love Bed Bath and Beyond.


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