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Moving to a new country, or even a new state means leaving a lot behind. When you get to campus the first thing you might want to do is fill up your dorm or apartment. Filling up a room and decorating it with your own personality makes it feel more like home. Below I have several great places to shop that will fill up your room and your fridge!
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Location: 3825 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti Township, MI 48197
Meijer is a store where you can buy everything from furniture to groceries. The school normally holds an annual event for students here called Meijer Mania during the first week of school. During this event students are taken to the store for free and can enjoy discounts, free giveaways, and more.
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Location: 3200 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Kroger is a large grocery store that has a wide variety of food. They have a lot more options than Meijer and have faster service. This store also offers a lot of discounts when you clip coupons and have a Kroger store savings card.
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Location: Ferris Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
The Farmer’s Market is a great place to get fresh local fruits, vegetables and vegan and organic products. Currently it is only open Tuesday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Farmer’s market offers fresher produce for great prices and is a short walk away from campus.
Bed Bath & Beyond
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Location: 3645 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Bed Bath & Beyond is a good place to get everything you might need to fill and decorate your living space. You can order things online and either get it sent to your door or pick it up in the store. This store is great for college shopping because they offer products that are within the schools standards like extra-long twin sheets, mini fridges and non-halogen lamps.
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Location: 41640 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187
IKEA is the farthest away from campus but offers a great selection of furniture, kitchen supplies and decorations. It may be far away but they have great prices and you can get stuff sent to your door. They even have a mini grocery store and restaurant if you get hungry while shopping.
I have personally been to all of these stores and highly recommend all of them. They are all on the bus line except for IKEA. If you’re living in an apartment it may not be furnished, so going to one of these stores can be very helpful. Also, even if you live on campus and have a meal plan, shopping at a real grocery store can save you a lot of money. I left a lot behind when I moved here from Ohio and I was able to find everything I needed at these stores.
If you have any questions leave them in the comment section below!by Tyrie