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Indiana Furniture Showcase
(219) 465-0545
1807 E Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN
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Groen Fine Furniture
(219) 865-6585
208 Matteson Ave
Dyer, IN
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Pier 1 Imports
(317) 876-0477
1685 East 80Th Ave
Merrillville, IN
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Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Pier 1 Imports
(847) 782-0633
16709 South Torrence Ave
Lansing, IL
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Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

MFG Furniture Outlet
(812) 375-1167
1535 N. National Rd.
Columbus, IN
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Delivery, In-Store Pick-up, Third Party Financing
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Tilles Interiors
(219) 836-1530
901 Ridge Rd
Munster, IN
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Pier 1 Imports
(219) 769-0376
150 Silhavy Road,,Suite 110
Valparaiso, IN
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Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ashley Furniture HomeStore
(219) 864-1200
1516 Us Hwy 41
Schererville, IN
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Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Select Comfort
(219) 769-4823
2535 Southlake Mall
Merrillville, IN

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The Gray Mill
(574) 722-2215
500 E. Broadway
Logansport, IN
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Top 10 Eco-Friendly Things to Pack for College

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Is there a Dr. in the house? M.A.ybe so – help your kid, friend, or sibling hit the books with a degree of eco-style, by sending them off with supplies like recycled bulletin boards and reusable laundry gear – or bundle smaller stuff into a PVC-free backpack or storage bin as a care package. No PhD required.

(For pre-college kiddos, check out A Biter’s Guide to Hitting the Books next month.)

1. Sheet smarts.

All-nighter pulled. Paper slipped under the Prof’s door five minutes before it was due. Time to crash…on soft, 100% organic-cotton sheets – no pesticides involved. PBteen’s Organic Sheet Sets ($89) come in twin size, with cheery graphic prints like flowers and turntables. Also: organic towels . Give it .

2. Board games.

Great for keeping class schedules and phone numbers handy, Envi Combo Magnetic Dry-Erase/Cork Bulletin Boards ($38) are Cradle-to-Cradle certified – made from recycled materials and designed to be recycled. Pair with nontoxic pens , and emblazon it with a bon voyage message (or a reminder about your birthday – oh, whoops, was that permanent ink?). Give it .

3. Electric bookaloo.

One thing’s for sure – they’re going to read. A lot. Give ‘em an electronic book reader like the new bigger-format, 9.7-inch Kindle DX ($489) – no trees necessary. They can download 300K books (lighter and cheaper than paper = less shoulder pain, more beer money), plus magazines and newspapers; highlight and make notes as they read; and download books anywhere. Give it .

4. Shower power.

Prep their feet for shared showers with a pair of germ-deflecting Splaff Flops ($40), made from recycled materials like race-car tires and easily renewable materials like hemp. Consider packaging with an eco scrubber or soap ; they come in both guy and girl sizes. Give it .

5. It’s in the bag.

Between advanced calculus and Proust is another subject: the Laundromat. Make it easy for them to haul their dirty socks cross-campus with a Rice and Feed Laundry Bag ($39), one-of-a-kind heavy-duty laundry bags (big enough for two loads) made from old…wait for it…rice and feed bags that’d otherwise get tossed. (Throw in a bottle of eco stain remover or laundry detergent for the works.) Give it.

6. The incredible drinking woman (or guy).

School should quench their thirst for knowledge, but not for water. Help them stay hydrated (and away from nasty chems like BPA ) with an aluminum Greensender SIGG Bottle ($25-$28) that they can fill up and take anywhere. It’ll help cut back on disposable plastic water bottles, which require 1.5 million barrels of oil each year to make. Give it .

7. Sa-wing battery!

Can one set of batteries last till graduation? Yep – if they’re rechargeable. Americans buy three billion batteries per year, tons of which get trashed; rechargeables cut way down on that waste. Pack some USBCell AA...

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