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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5 Unexpected Items You Should Keep In Your Backpack

By this point in your education, I’m sure you’ve learned what items are important to bring to class: pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, textbooks…etc. However, now that you’re in college there are some other important items you should keep in your backpack. While these items are not traditional school supplies, I guarantee at som...

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