Going Away to College

Posted by: Sam Valentin on Thursday, August 24, 2017


It's August and in addition to being super hot outside it's also back-to-school time! Most elementary, middle, and high schools are already back in full swing, but it's right around now when colleges start opening the doors to students moving back for another year of learning and fun. Whether it's your first time away from home or another year on your own, Goodwill Manasota has everything you need to make sure your dorm, apartment, or any other student housing is stocked and ready for the year to come!

Before you head to Ikea, Target, or Walmart to buy your bedding, towels, and other home supplies, check out your nearest Goodwill to find the same great items at a fraction of the cost. I can't tell you how many times I've heard parents of college freshmen complain about the cost of sheets and blankets when it comes time to stock their child's dorm, but luckily those steep price tags are easily avoidable with a trip to Goodwill.















Same goes for things like towels, small appliances, organization supplies, kitchen items like plates, cups, bowls, utensils, and Tupperware, fashionable art and decor, and even computer accessories like monitors and keyboards! Because let's be honest, taking care of all their new possessions is probably not the first thing on a college student's mind, so there's really no reason to spend a fortune on home goods when there' also the cost of books and tuition to consider!




Spend your back-to-school budget wisely this year and stretch that dollar as far as it will go! Education certainly won't be getting any cheaper any time soon, but at least at Goodwill you can always find what you're looking for for less.





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