This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. The opinions and text are all mine.
Our youngest daughter Niyah starts college in the fall and we’re shopping for her first apartment. This is her college apartment haul from The Home Depot for her kitchen and bedroom. You can shop this post for any of Niyah’s picks or other quality products that fit your style by tapping any of my The Home Depot “Back To Class” links.
Niyah’s plan is to attend college full-time in the fall, while working and saving for an off-campus apartment with friends.
She is so excited about starting this new chapter of her adult life and we are too. Before school starts, we will cash flow the purchase of her first car, a laptop for college and first year college living essentials.
I’ve put together checklists and written timeline mapping out what she wants combined with what she needs. Having a game plan will keep her focused as she works through the grownup steps of college life.
For the first part of our game plan, we got some help from The Home Depot. The Home Depot has inspirational and how-to resources to help with any project from start to finish and they back every purchase with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
They are Germaine and I’s go-to for do- it-yourself projects, but they are also a source for home decor essentials for every room in the house.
For college kids moving into the dorms or off campus apartments, The Home Depot has an amazing “Back to Class” landing page for students and their families. It’s well organized with dorm room decor inspiration that makes it easy to find everything students need for their new place in one spot.
Niyah and I shopped this site for items she could use to make her first kitchen functional, and to round out her bedroom decor. The Home Depot’s exclusive brands provide a comprehensive assortment of on-trend collections and exclusive products at affordable prices.
Our order was placed online and everything was shipped directly to our doorstep. Watching the boxes arrive and unpacking her items was so exciting for me as a mom. Watching her grow into a young lady and shopping with her for her apartment is an indescribable feeling.
Shopping online and having everything delivered worked better for both our schedules, however there’s also the option to buy online and pick up in store, buy online and ship to store as well as return online or in store for free.
We shopped The Home Depot online for versatile kitchen essentials for everyday meals and hosting gatherings with friends. As we look ahead, there are some larger items we plan to get for her kitchen and bedroom space as well, like this StyleWell Kitchen Cart and this StyleWell wooden side table for next to her bed!
We focused our shopping on Small Appliances and Kitchenware that will make her dorm feel like a home away from home. We picked kitchen appliances we already use in our home, so they are familiar to her when she’s in her own place. Below I have listed the exact product names for you to copy and paste into The Home Depot search box to find any of the items shown.
Reliable cookware, dinnerware and glasses were at the top of our shopping list for kitchen essentials. We ordered the StyleWell 16-Piece White Ceramic Coupe Dinnerware Set (Service for 4), Pasabahce Rondo 16.75 fl. oz. and 13 fl. oz. Clear Glass Tumbler and Cooler Glass Set (Set of 16) and Cuisinart Chef’s Classic 17-Piece Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware Set with Lids.
These basic kitchen essentials are durable, dishwasher friendly and should last her several years.
For storage we ordered the OXO Good Grips 10-Piece POP Container Set. She can use these for snack storage, leftovers and more! There are several sizes in the set for her to choose from and the clear containers make it easy to identify the contents.
The splurge items on the list were the Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ 24 oz. 5-Speed Black Compact System Blender, StyleWell Natural Wood Frame with White Matte Gallery Wall Picture Frames (Set of 7) and StyleWell Natural Finish Standing Mirror with Curved Edges (21 in W. X 59 in H.).
Neither were must haves but since The Home Depot has free delivery on select orders over $45 it’s best to have heavier items shipped. She needs a larger mirror than the ones she has and this one is huge. It has the boho natural wood style she wants in her space.
For the picture frame, we chose natural wood tone so she can use some in her kitchen and bedroom. The frames came with prints in them that work perfect in a kitchen.
I hope this haul gave you some inspiration whether shopping for your college student or your own home.