Block seven, house number one. This is where me and my three best friends will spend our junior year of college. These past few weeks have been filled with laughter, music blasting, some schoolwork being done, and of course decorating.
Since this was my third year moving onto campus, I was more excited than nervous. Plus, moving went horrifically last year so I feel like I’m prepared for anything!
If you don’t remember, just two days before I was due to move to college after summer break last year, the college told everyone that there was a bedbug infestation in the block and it would take a while to deal with it. Apparently, they had already contacted a company like Pest Control Experts (https://www.pestcontrolexperts.com/local/california/cardiff/) to help get rid of the pests ASAP but it still delayed the move by 5 days. This meant I had to replan everything and everything felt quite rushed on the move day! Add to that a broken-down car, broken boxes, and a few damaged items and I think it’s fair to say that it couldn’t go any worse this year!
The checklist had all the essentials from Twin XL sheets, stylish comforters, lamps, décor, dorm appropriate kitchen essentials, all making this year’s back to college shopping a little less overwhelming.
For the most part, my back to college shopping was done in one day with the help of their checklist and a personal shopper to guide me through the enormous back to school section at Bed Bath & Beyond.
My friends and I are obsessed with our townhouse. Our Bed Bath & Beyond items really makes our place feel like home. We love our house so much that we want to share our house with the blogging world.
I was inspired to write this post after watching a rerun of MTV Cribs. So read this post, like you are watching an episode of MTV Cribs. It’s time to get started.
Welcome to our new home Townhouse 71 or we like to call it, Townhouse “Seventy Fun.” In today’s episode, I will be showcasing our fabulous kitchen, common area, and my bedroom. Follow me.
The four of us feel like grown-ups this year because now that we have a full kitchen we don’t have to rely on the cafeteria. Although, it is still early in the year, we have been experimenting with cooking different meals. By shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond, I was able to purchase all the kitchen essentials to cook or bake anything. My Rubbermaid Flex & Seal 26 piece storage set has come in handy to keep food fresh and store any leftovers. The best thing about living close to home is having my mom bring up some of my favorite home cooked meals. I can rely on my tupperware to hold all my yummy food. Best part is that this set includes lids that snap together with the container so you can neatly organize your tupperware and always find what you are looking for. My Wilton Round Cake Pan and Cookie Sheets have been used every night. They can be used to cook pretty much ANYTHING, like baked chicken, fish, French fries, cookies, and so on. They have a nonstick finish and are good quality, so I am certain they will last all year. It’s the little things we almost forgot to buy, like serving spoons, spatulas, soup ladles, and other kitchen utensils. The 7-piece kitchen utensil set from Bed Bath & Beyond includes all the kitchen essentials we need to cook up some gourmet meals.
Our common area is where the four of us will spend countless hours hanging out, watching television, and acting like goofballs. It is also the area we like to spend time with our friends and take a break from the stress of college. Easily, the common room is my favorite area of the house. It is the best decorated room, all thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond. Our Folding Club Chair is super soft and comfy. Whenever we have friends over, you can find our friends chilling in this chair. It’s a great addition to the room and provides extra seating. The basic black color goes with our room décor and I believe the chair makes our room more “homey.”
For extra storage and our TV stand, we use the Real Simple 9-cube storage unit. The basic white color allows us to decorate with pattern cloth bins for storage. We keep everything in this storage unit, such as computer chargers, board games, coloring books, and so on; the perfect item to reduce clutter.
My roommates and I are constantly on the go. We all have busy schedules and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of everything. Our Wallpops Peel and Stick Dry Erase Dot Decal is where we leave each other notes, post our schedules, inspiring quotes, and other important info. We decided to go with red for a pop of color in the common room.
My roommates and I have been friends for three years, so of course we have tons of memories and what better way to remember all our crazy times than with photos. I love the Umbra Hangit Photo Display which displays all our photos on a giant clothesline display. It brightens up the room and is a convo starter. We always find ourselves looking at the photos and saying remember when…
Last but not least is my bedroom. I hardly spend anytime in my bedroom. For me it’s only a place to sleep, but that doesn’t mean that it should not be well decorated. The favorite part of my room has to be my multi-colored floral printed comforter. My Fanfare 4-piece comforter set makes a statement on my side of my room. It is so vibrant and eye-catching. Certainly, the turquoise, coral, and purple colors brighten up my room. When I need to take a break and relax, I always count on my faux suede backrest. It is the perfect addition to my bed and the coral color perfectly matches.
Next to my bed, you will find a Way Basics White Quad decorated with turquoise cloth bins. This storage unit acts as my bed stand and the place where I store all the essentials, like school supplies, medicine, lotion, mouthwash, nail polish remover, and so much more.
Like I mentioned above, I love photos because they are the best way to relive memories, so of course I had to include one of the Umbra Hangit Photo Displays in my room. I’m still in shock with how many photos this piece can hold. Just being in school for a couple weeks now, my roommates and me have taken tons of photos so I can’t wait to add more recent photos to my display.
Although my laundry basket is tucked away in the closet of our bathroom, I still wanted a laundry basket to match my color scheme. I hate doing laundry, but this coral colored pop up mesh laundry basket makes the chore of doing laundry a little better.
Below you will find a few more photos of my favorite items found around our house.
So this concludes another episode of my version of MTV Cribs college edition. Townhouse 71 is my home away from home. I wouldn’t want to spend my junior year any other way. I am so thankful to be living with my three best friends in a beautiful townhouse decorated by Bed Bath & Beyond. So far, junior year is off to a great start, but many adventures still await.
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