With the start of the new school year, it’s time for a fresh living space. Whether you’re moving into a new dorm or just want to revamp your apartment, you’ll want to make trips to pick up those new furnishings and decorations.
Known for its “expect more, pay less,” phrase, Target is the place to go when decorating on a budget. Find inexpensive nightstands, pillows and chairs, all in a variety of colors and styles, at three locations on O‘ahu: Kapolei, Kailua and Aiea. The stores also hold sales every once in a while, knocking down the prices even further. Target also has sections for groceries and clothes, making it an ideal one-stop shop.
4380 Lawehana St.
Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sun. 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
With multiple locations on the island, Walmart is a great place to look for inexpensive furnishings and decorations. Looking for a futon? They can be found at the store starting at $200. You’ll also find cheap tables, stools and curtains that are still high quality. Walmart stores also have sections for clothes, food and healthcare.
Location: 700 Keeaumoku St.
Hours: Open 24 hours
Bed Bath & Beyond
Filled with items like bedding, home decor and furniture, Bed Bath & Beyond is useful when moving into a new dorm. You’ll find dorm necessities like organizers for your closets, shower caddies and blankets, each offered in numerous colors to choose from. While the store’s items can be pricey at times, depending on what you buy, your items will be sturdy and last for a while. The store also has two locations on the island – one in Honolulu and one in Aiea.
Location: 1200 Ala Moana Bvld., Suite 500
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
This store is all about being organized. From cubbies to store your books to a rack to keep your shoes, Simply Organized has what you need to keep your items and home neat and tidy. The store also has items you need, such as food storage containers, hampers and trash cans.
Location: 4211 Wai‘alae Ave., Suite 1200
Phone: (808) 739-7007
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.