Making shared space personal is a challenge especially when it could be small spaces like a dorm room or shared apartment. My oldest daughter, Devon is ready to make her shared space more personal as well as be more organized with her study space. She’s working two jobs and taking classes and more than anything it’s important to find a place to call her own. The At Home Stores College Bound Shopping Challenge not only gave us the unique opportunity to spend some time together to make this happen but gave me the chance to see the grown up daughter in action.
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I just had one of the best days ever! My oldest daughter Devon and I headed out and picked up Starbucks (a treat because when the younger girls are with us it turns into a bill larger than some at restaurants) and then headed to the At Home Store nearby. We have been there before, actually picked up our tiki lights and outdoor couch cushions there but this trip today emphasized exactly how awesomely big this store is and how much it has to offer! It was hard to stay focused on just one project and after our move we will definitely be back there!
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#AtHomeStores College Bound
Today Devon and I are taking the At Home Stores College Bound Shopping Challenge. We each fill a cart with what we would be great additions to her new living space. We have $100 to spend. We can’t shop together and once we are done we meet in the store (in the outdoor living area so I could look for new outdoor furniture) to compare our carts. Then she decides which cart will follow her home.
I admit she sort of threw me off my game. The moment we walked in she said, “Oh that! I could just take all that home with me and be happy.” Now I admit to being a little surprised because it was white and pink and slightly frilly and a little glitter. This is not really her “style.” But she is an adult so who am I to argue? I was actually sort of thrilled that maybe we may actually match a little bit in our choices!
And we are OFF! She always says how much she LOVES her bedding set but with the huge sale on them I had to at least look. I admit to putting a bedding set in the cart and keeping it for awhile. But it’s also important to stay on budget and I found so many more things I thought she would like.
There was so much to choose from. It was also really interesting to see the latest trends placed on an end cap. I also really liked seeing how they took items from each of the areas and created beautiful displays. One of my favorites was sort of a super hero comic book themed. It looked like such a fun room to spend time in.
The At Home Store had such unique, interesting, creative and attractive ways of making shared spaces become personalized as well as organized. Who needs a yucky old filing cabinet when you can have a cool antique style box to store important papers in? From frilly to fresh we found lots of choices of fabric, colors, decor and organization. And just in case you need some help they also offer up this Back to Campus Planning Tool and Checklist, for use in door or an apartment.
And the #AtHomeStores winner is . . .
Our carts are filled and it’s time to talk over our choices. I admit I’m hopeful she will choose mine, but I’m also doubtful. She has very distinct and well, shall we say strong opinions but hopefully she won’t exactly hate everything I’ve selected. Want to know who’s cart won the challenge? Watch our YouTube Video! (You know she chose her cart right?)
Maybe like our family you are getting ready to move and need ideas for the new house? Or do you have some organization or decorating to do for the back to school or back to campus season? Find an At Home Store location near you and get started on that project – or join us in the #AtHomeStores College Bound Shopping Challenge.
And just because it was so cool . . . some ideas for Halloween