Conquering Move-In Madness

Moving into your dorm is an exciting time in your college career. It’s the first step to a little more independence from your parents and the first step to being a college student if you’re living on campus. While move in day can be a day full of excitement, it can also be a day full of stress. Don’t let stress stand in your way of a great mo...

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10 Gadgets and Gizmos to Spice Up Your College Dorm Room

Are you looking for ways to make your dorm room stand out? Here are ten gadgets and gizmos that will be sure to separate you from your dorm mates (and I have a feeling that they will make Princess Ariel jealous as well). hi Resolution Wand Scanner This device comes in handy for those times when you need to copy a page or two from a book that you...

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Warning: Answer These 5 Questions Before You Move To College!

Congratulations! You’ve (hopefully) been accepted to the school of your dreams! While this is an exciting and wonderful opportunity for you, you may also experience some turbulence in your life. Specifically, if you’re like the 90 percent of UC Davis freshmen or 94 percent of UCLA freshmen who live on campus, you will have to move out o...

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Six Ways to Save Space in an Awkwardly Shaped Dorm Room

Prior to move-in day, some colleges provide a map with the dimensions and general features of each student’s dorm room to make packing easier. These maps can be seen on the college’s website, or the housing information that is mailed to your home. Unfortunately, not all colleges provide this information, and some sites only list one map...

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Confessions of a Dorm Packrat: Less is More

I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a packrat. Okay, Okay… More like a major packrat. Living two and a half hours away from campus makes it quite easy for me to be one since my main reliable form of transportation to and from campus is the Amtrak train, and my family usually only visits when I need help moving in and out of my dorm room.  Read ...

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Dorm Checklist for Girls

Hey ladies! How is your college search going? Stressful and tiresome? Oh, I bet. Unfortunately, the tough decisions keep coming even after you pick a school. This includes the dreadful day you have to start packing up your entire single person bedroom to fit into a 10 by 12 (ish) feet space for two people. Yes, that means leaving behind that old, a...

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How to Make Moving Out of the Dorms Easier on Your Sanity

It’s hard to believe the end of the year is upon us. It seems like just yesterday I was walking into my dorm room for the first time, not even realizing that moving in means moving out. I’m pretty positive taking things out of the room is much more work than bringing them in. Obviously not, but it sure seems like it. Now, I have yet to actually...

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Dorm Essentials Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier

Getting ready for college can be a nightmare. You’ll probably already be stressed enough knowing you are going to be away from home in an entirely different scene. It can be a challenge to keep organized when making sure you have what you need to make living in a dorm actually livable. It’s a very tight space and you’ll be sharing it with ano...

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A Brita Water Pitcher: To Bring or Not To Bring To College?

While in college, either living in the dorms or off campus, you will always be looking for ways to save money. One of the biggest money suckers I can think of is buying cases of water bottles for times you are on the go. My family and friends used to buy flats of these in high school. And, while it is great to drink water, it is not great to waste ...

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College Fashion Tips: Look Stylish Everyday of the Week

I’m going to be straight up with you, fashion in college is almost non-existent. As the days in the semester go by, your desire to get up, let alone get dressed, decreases. But, on the days you do have the time and energy to look into your closet and make a cognitive decision, here are my tips on how to look like you really tried. Monday  Re...

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