When shopping back-to-school sales for furniture, there are two words to zero in on: dorm room. Also: “college,” “campus,” etc. Obviously, if you need to get your kid a new Trapper Keeper (assuming those are still a thing??) that’s a different story, but for discounted bedding, storage, even art and small appliances you should definitely be shopping dorm room back-to-school sales. Tucked between the water pitchers and jersey sheet sets are gems galore—like this cushy memory foam mattress that’s just $215 right now. Whatcha waiting for? Here are 8 of our favorite back-to-school sales to pilfer for home decor.
Amazon: Amazon’s “Off to College” section is a treasure trove of everything from smart home to tabletop, bedding, and even cookware—with 200+ products marked down. amazon.com
Bed Bath and Beyond: Should you still be in possession of your .edu email address, it’ll get you 20% off the “Campus Ready” section at BBB. bedbathandbeyond.com
Dormify: You do not need to be a 21-year-old to enjoy such decor delights as adhesive poster-hangers and tie-dye duvet covers, which is why the 25% off back-to-school sale at this dorm room retailer (using the code 25OFF) is so great. dormify.com
Macys: While you can definitely use the code BTS to take an extra 20% off select back-to-school styles at Macy’s, they’re mostly deals on clothes and kids backpacks—but luckily, they’re also having something called The Big Home Sale (!) with over 40,000 products marked down. macys.com
Overstock: Whether you want a new desk or a fully upholstered, tufted bed frame, you can probably find it in Overstock’s Back to School zone (all of which is 15% off right now). overstock.com
Target: Whether you want new appliances, towels, food storage, or snacks (yes, snacks), you’ll find a world of options in Target’s hugely discounter College Kitchen & Dining line. target.com
Walmart: Scour Walmart’s “Back to College” section for lower prices on bedding, furniture, cleaning supplies, and more. The time to snag a Shark stick vacuum, currently $100 off, is now. walmart.com
Urban Outfitters: It might be called the “On Campus,” event, but Urban Outfitters’ dorm room decor has plenty that would work in your grown-up house as well. We’re particularly into their storage solutions, but also these two-toned embroidered pillows are currently 2 for $79.