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Easy College Care Package

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We were recently surprised with news that my sister-in-law had decided to go back to college. She was heading off to campus in just a few days and we wanted to send her a little care package. My local Meijer had just put out a table of clearance items so we headed there to see what we could snatch up. Her room would be decorated with pink accents so I kept that in mind when shopping for her.

I wanted to put together a gift basket of sorts… a practical one. Knowing that she had space for organizing cubes, I decided to grab one and fill it up with goodies. Storage cubes make the best gift baskets! While in the home goods department, I grabbed a pack of washcloths. They are versatile and can be used for a number of things from washing up, cleaning up spills or protecting surfaces.


Next, I headed over to the cleaning products where I grabbed some all purpose cleaner, Air Wick products, laundry detergent and dryer sheets. There’s nothing more comforting than a fresh, clean room. Back in my dormitory days, I was all about cleanliness and keeping my room fresh.

When living in a dorm, convenience is important when doing laundry. I’m a fan of the All Free Clear Mighty Pacs since they eliminate having to carry a bottle of detergent and having to measure liquid. After grabbing the cleaning supplies, I mosied on over to that clearance table I had seen before. There, I spotted a backpack laundry bag for 50% off which completed the gift basket. But wait, there was a bonus that I absolutely couldn’t resist.


There, under the clearance table was this gorgeous comforter set for $20.99, marked down from $29.99. I was able to get it for $15.99 thanks to a $5 coupon* I loaded over to my mPerks account.


I did go over my $50 budget, only by $7, but I saved almost $20 by shopping clearance and using my mPerks. That comforter was totally worth the overage. I had a lot of fun putting this college care package together. I hope my sister-in-law likes it!

Congrats, B, we are proud of you!

*$5 OFF Home Linens With MPerks

During the month of October, save $5 off your shopping trip after you spend $20 or more in Home Linens. This includes Bath & Kitchen Towels, Tablecloths, Napkins, Throws & Blankets, Pillows, Pads, Sheets & Bedding, Rugs, Crafts, Jewelry Making, Yarn & Sewing, Window Coverings, and Window Hardware.

Visit Meijer.com for additional savings on all of your College Essentials!

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Aliesha October 16, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    That comforter is too cute! Know she’ll love such a thoughtful care package!

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