Back to College Essentials - Engineer Mommy
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I remember my college dorm room very well. It was a small space, but I personalized it with various multi-functional products that made my space both attractive & practical. Are you gearing up for the back-to-college transition? Today, I’m going to show you why Big Lots is the perfect destination to find a wide variety of high quality back-to-college essentials! Whether you’re updating your college student’s bedroom at home or outfitting their dorm room for the school year, find out why Big Lots has everything you’ll need!

Back to College Essentials

The space I started with was just a plain white desk that held my computer, a lamp and some pens. Of course, I needed a lot more to make this space work for me!

Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


So I went online to the Big Lots website. There is such a wide variety of high-quality products for those that are college-bound, including mattresses, furniture, small appliances, bedding, sheets, pillows, throws, and more! The best part? Everything is a great value! Plus, the convenience of ordering online is fabulous! I love not having to deal with traffic, parking, crowds, etc. I can order everything I need from the comfort of home with the click of a button.
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


One day, I came home and found this on my doorstep: my new chair from Big Lots! I couldn’t wait to check out my new Aqua Mesh Desk Chair!
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


I quickly assembled the chair, which was fast & simple! Check out my new chair- isn’t the aqua color gorgeous?! I love that the seat height is fully adjustable.
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


It’s really such a comfortable seat and it makes my desk space so inviting! With a reinforced nylon base, this chair is a comfy, secure place to sit. Since the chair is on casters, I can easily roll this around my home.
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


A few days later, I got everything else I ordered and I quickly set up my desk area! I love the way it all turned out. I can’t wait to share with you everything I got!
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


One of the must-haves for any college student is a great speaker! I ordered this Polaroid Wireless Stereo Speaker, because it’s portable and rechargeable! It’s a convenient way to enjoy some tunes while working!
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


Syncing this speaker to my smartphone via Bluetooth was a breeze. The sound is rich and vibrant and I love the clean, elegant look of this wireless speaker box!
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


Every desk needs a place to store files, so I added a simple file organizer to the desk. I also added an acrylic desk organizer to hold paper clips, sharpeners, tape, etc. Oh, and check out that gorgeous coral sign in the center of the table!
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


No work space is complete without an inspirational, encouraging message. I picked up this wooden sign from Big Lots and I love the message “Follow your own path”. During college, and throughout life, it’s important to remember to be true to ourselves and not be swayed by others.
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


When it comes to cleaning, I always gravitate toward products that are convenient and effective! That’s why I love this Bissell Sweep up Cordless Sweeper for college students! There’s no cord to plug in and no dust pan to deal with, so it’s a convenient sweeper for everyday messes. It features a 7-brush system to pick up lint, crumbs and dirt from the floor!
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


I love that I can use this on all floor surfaces and the handle lies flat under furniture.
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


I’m so happy with all the fashionable, trend-right products I picked up from Big Lots. This space is absolutely perfect for any college student now! Be sure to check out Big Lots online for your college essentials! Please note that styles and assortment vary by store.
Back to College Essentials

Back to College Essentials


Check out this video below to see why you need to Shop Big Lots first!

Don’t forget to check out Big Lots for small-scale & large-scale items for college and tell me: How often do you shop online? What do you love to buy from Big Lots? Are you getting ready for the back-to-college season?







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 August 3, 2016  Posted by

26 Responses to “Back to College Essentials”

  1. I just love that video. We shopped quite a bit at Big Lots when my baby girl went to college! The prices are right and there is a nice big selection of the many things needed! We forgot the floor sweeper though, and that’s a must have! I need that mesh chair in my craft room!

  2. I’m loving your new chair – the color is so pretty! I’m not heading to college, but I am turning a guest bedroom into my home office, so I’ll keep Big Lots in mind when it comes time to furnish my desk area.

  3. These are all great back to school essentials for college. I love all that you shared here and betting it will help many prepare for college!

  4. Your desk space looks great! I love all the colors. The aqua color of the chair along with the black outline accenting it looks phenomenal! Great finds!

  5. I don’t know why I never think to shop at Big Lots. I have one not far from my house. I’ll have to check them out. These look like great finds.

  6. Ahhhh LOVE!!!!! That chair color is my favorite!!!! Swoon!!!
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  7. These are such great suggestions! I lived in dormitories last year and had almost all of that in mine but sadly didn’t get as great of deals on everything.

  8. Looks like a great chair and love the color. I miss having a Big Lots around us. Such great deals!

    • EngineerMommy

      Big Lots is fabulous for so much: household essentials, furniture, groceries, and more! Love that place!

  9. I love Big Lots. Your work area is awesome. Love that Bissell Sweep up I have one of those.

  10. I love Big Lots. Your work area is awesome. Love that Bissell Sweep up I have one of those. The sign on the desk adds a nice touch.

  11. The convenience of ordering them online is really convenient. They do have a nice range of items too.

  12. These would be great for college dorm rooms. The color of that chair is super cute.

  13. hadn’t tought of Big Lots for College shopping with my first and soon my middle one will be a high school senior so I will certainly keep it in mind! looks like your girl is all set!

  14. What a beautiful colored chair it’s perfect for any dorm room.

  15. Big Lots is a great place to shop. Looks like you found everything needed for back to college. I will have to check it out for my daughter.

  16. What an awesome College dorm. I’ve never been to Big Lots but I know they’ve got some great deals. Definitely need to check them out.

  17. I never went back to school – But I love shopping from Big Lots, as they have awesome deals! I can imagine how helpful they are, when it comes to back to school.

  18. These are all great back to College essentials and your new chair is so loving! The chair color is my favorite!

  19. Love the aqua mesh chair! That’s totally my style and something I would have chosen too!

  20. I love the aqua chair! It’s the perfect pop of color to brighten up my home office. I like my works space to be pretty and bright.

  21. What a cute setup!!!!! And that chair is pretty epic too since it is my favorite color, Tiffany 😉

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