First Look: Target Express

IMG_5263The first ever TargetExpress opened today on the University of Minnesota campus. And good news for University of Minnesota students: the 20,000 square foot building has just about everything a student could possibly need.

The TargetExpress, which is a is a sixth the size of a standard Target store, has electronics, office, cosmetics, and home departments. It also features several aisles ofGopher Gear, ranging from apparel to Goldy loofahs. An exciting part of opening is that university students have a place to find a wide variety of produce without leaving campus. The grocery section is similarly well-stocked, with items ranging noodles to bread to trail mix to large selection of Oreo flavors.

Check it out:

TargetExpress

TargetExpress is now open on the first floor of the Marshall Apartment complex located at 405 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Are you excited about TargetExpress? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

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The Ultimate College Packing List

If you’re a college kid, the thought of packing up your life to move into a teeny- tiny dorm room or apartment probably overwhelms you, to say the least. And if you claim that it doesn’t, stop lying! 

You’re thinking to yourself, “Self, what do I need to bring with me? How will it all fit? What if I forget something important?”. We, at CEHD Undergrad, have been there before. That’s why we came up with this, The Ultimate College Packing List!

We’re here to help. Lucky for you, we know exactly what you need to bring to the U. Simply use this all-inclusive checklist that takes account of everything from yoga mats to contact lenses, and you’re guaranteed to avoid saying something like this, “Oh, no! I forgot ——–!” (some really important thing!) on move-in day.

Note: The following list was designed for those living both on-campus and off-campus, so it is applicable to all college students!

Room

  • Additional seating (beanbag chair, folding chair, comfy chair, etc.)
  • Adhesive hooks and strips (that are easy to get off!)
  • Alarm clock
  • Area rug
  • Bedside table
  • Bulletin board and/or dry erase board
  • Push pins/magnets/whiteboard markers
  • Closet organizer
  • Curtain rods (for apartments and houses)
  • Curtains (for apartments and houses)
  • Underbed storage compartment (this will come in handy!)
  • Lamp
  • Full-length mirror
  • Futon
  • Hangers (or Wonder Hangers for the shopaholics out there)
  • Jewelry organizer
  • Over-the-door storage units
  • Photos
  • Picture frames or photo clips
  • Shoe rack
  • Trashcan
  • Wall art (posters, wall decals, etc.)

Bedding

  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows (throw pillows, too!)
  • Foam topper
  • Bedspread, bed sheets, and a bed skirt (if you’ll be living in the dorms, you’ll need to make sure your bedding accessories were designed for a Twin XL bed)
  • Pillowcases
  • Throw blanket

Kitchen Supplies

  • Blender (for apartments and houses)
  • Broom
  • Can opener
  • Chip clips
  • Coffee maker
  • Dish towels
  • Dishes (bowls, plates, cups)
  • Coffee/ travel mugs
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Duster/ dustpan
  • Hand soap
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini vacuum
  • Oven mitts (for apartments and houses)
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic wrap
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Sponges
  • Swiffer
  • Tinfoil
  • Toaster (for apartments and houses)
  • Trash bags
  • Tupperware
  • Utensils (forks, spoons, knives, plastic utensils)
  • Water filter
  • Pots/pans (for apartments and houses)
  • Baking sheets (for apartments and houses)
  • Strainer (for apartments and houses)
  • Cutting board (for apartments and houses)
  • Napkins
  • Spatulas, whisks, pizza cutter (for apartments and houses)

Basic Snacks (AKA the college diet)

  • Bottled water
  • Bulk snacks (candy, granola, dried fruit, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Coffee creamer
  • Easy Mac
  • Instant hot chocolate
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Popcorn
  • Ramen
  • Soup
  • Spaghetti-Os

Bathroom

  • Air freshener
  • Bath towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies (drain cleaner, glass cleaner, rubber gloves, shower cleaner, sponges, toilet brush, toilet cleaner) (for apartments and houses)
  • Bathroom rug (for apartments and houses)
  • Hand towels (for apartments and houses)
  • Loofah
  • Scale
  • Shower caddy (for the dorms)
  • Shower curtain and rings (for apartments and houses)
  • Shower mat (for apartments and houses)
  • Shower organizer (for apartments and houses)
  • Shower shoes (hellooooo, Crocs!) (for the dorms)
  • Washcloths
  • Hair catcher (for apartments and houses)

Toiletries

Products

  • Acne medicine/cream
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Face wash
  • Hair gel
  • Hair mousse
  • Hairspray
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Moisturizer
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Shaving cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothpaste

Supplies

  • Blow dryer, diffusers
  • Bobby pins, hair clips, hair ties, headbands
  • Comb
  • Contacts, solution, and case
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Curling iron
  • Eyeglass cleaner
  • Eyeglasses and case
  • Floss
  • Hair straightener
  • Hairbrush
  • Hand mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail files
  • Razor
  • Feminine care products
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper (for apartments and houses)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Tweezers

Medical

  • Allergy medicine
  • Aloe lotion
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Bandages
  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Decongestant
  • Eye drops
  • First aid kit
  • Hot and cold packs
  • Humidifier
  • Insect repellent
  • Multivitamins
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Prescription medicine
  • Prescription refill information
  • Retainer
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Supplements (iron pills, etc.)
  • Thermometer
  • Thermometer covers
  • Cough drops

Clothing

  • Bathing suits
  • Belts
  • Bras, sports bras
  • Dresses
  • Shoes (flats, flip-flops, heels, athletic sneakers, boat shoes, etc.)
  • Costume clothing for theme parties/extracurricular events
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Jeans
  • Jackets
  • Jewelry
  • Leggings
  • Short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Professional clothing (dresses, dress pants, button-down shirts, skirts, blazers, shoes, purses)
  • Rain boots
  • Raincoat
  • Regular boots
  • Scarves
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Slippers
  • Snow boots
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Tights
  • Underwear
  • Winter coat
  • Athletic apparel

Laundry

  • Bleach
  • Drying rack
  • Fabric softener
  • Iron
  • Steamer
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry hamper or bag
  • Lint roller
  • Stain remover, portable stain remover pen
  • Quarters (lots and lots of quarters!)
  • Sewing kit

Tech

  • Batteries
  • Camera
  • Chargers (phone, laptop, camera, etc.)
  • DVD player
  • DVDs
  • E-reader, tablet
  • Ethernet cable
  • Extension cords
  • External hard drive
  • Flash drives
  • HDMI cable
  • Headphones and spare headphones (when it comes to the spare headphones, take our word for it!)
  • iPod/MP3 player
  • Keyboard
  • Lap desk
  • Laptop
  • Laptop case
  • Printer, printer ink, printer paper
  • Recording device for lectures
  • Router
  • SD card for camera
  • Speakers
  • Surge protectors
  • TV
  • TV stand
  • Video game consoles
  • Video games
  • Wireless mouse

Desk/School Supplies

  • Address book
  • Backpack or tote bag
  • Paper clips
  • Binders
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Cards/notes to send home
  • Clicker (if you need one for class)
  • Desk chair (for apartments and houses)
  • Desk lamp
  • Desk organizer
  • Envelopes, stamps
  • Erasers
  • File folder for important documents
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Hole punch, three-hole punch
  • Index cards
  • Journal
  • Leisure books (one or two)
  • Notebook paper
  • Notebooks
  • Notepads
  • Pencils, pencil sharpener, pencil case
  • Pens/colored pens
  • Student planner
  • Portfolio/portfolio case for job interviews
  • Post-it notes
  • Rubber bands
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stapler, staples, staple remover
  • Tape
  • Textbooks
  • White-Out

Documents

  • Student ID
  • Bank documents
  • Car registration and insurance information
  • Checks
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of Social Security card
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Driver’s license
  • Emergency contact list
  • Enrollment documents
  • Financial aid documents
  • Health/dental insurance cards
  • Lease (for apartments and houses)
  • Passport
  • Renters insurance (for apartments and houses)

Misc.

  • Art supplies
  • Gym bag
  • Handbags/ purses
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach towel
  • Bike, bike helmet, bike lock
  • Board games
  • Duct tape
  • Earplugs
  • Sound spa
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Lightbulbs
  • Musical instruments
  • Pepper spray
  • Playing cards
  • Religious materials
  • Safety pins
  • Sleep mask
  • Sports equipment
  • Suitcase
  • Tool kit
  • Travel bags
  • Umbrella
  • Vacuum
  • Yoga mat

Now, if you forget to pack something on this list, don’t panic. Your life will go on!  All you have to do is make a quick run to Target Express and you’ll live happily ever after.

         

 

 

 

 

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