With August quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about back to school shopping! Although we wish beach days, tans, and mornings without alarm clocks could last us all year long, the sad reality is that summer is coming to an end. Back to school shopping can be overwhelming, but with some quick tips and tricks, you can become an expert shopper! Soon you'll know which stores have the most practical dorm accessories and at the most affordable prices. Oh, and you'll also know where to get all the student discounts that you never knew existed, but you so desperately need!

1. Bed Bath & Beyond

Ok, so this one is a no-brainer. Every college student has gone into Bed Bath and Beyond with their mom to get the basic dorm necessities. You can find everything from bedding, shower shoes, to cleaning supplies.

2. Dormify

If shopping in-store isn't your style, Dormify is an online store where you can find trendy dorm accessories!

3. The Container Store

When you move into a dorm, proper storage is key. For girls moving in with a thousand pairs of shoes and a ton of clothes, The Container Store will become your new best friend. You can find just about any size container/ storage unit that will fit perfectly in your dorm!

4. Madewell

Besides having super cute clothes, Madewell offers a discount for college students! Oh, and did I mention that you get 15% off your entire purchase?!

5. Redbubble

If you have never heard of Redbubble, it is an online store that sells everything from t-shirts, to tapestries all designed by independent artists (at relatively affordable prices). Redbubble is the perfect place to buy laptop stickers and dorm posters before the school year starts!

Happy shopping!!