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Dorm Room Design on a Budget

Jul 17, 2018 11:17:00 AM

As we get further into the summer, it's time to start thinking about moving into college. For some, it might only be a month away, and for others, it may be more like a month and a half! Regardless of your move in date, you've probably already been coordinating with your roommate(s) how you want to decorate your dorm room. When it comes time to purchase dorm decor, it can leave your wallet feeling a little thin. Lucky for you we've come up with creative ways to design your dorm room on a budget. If you're looking for some design inspo, you have come to the right place!

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Topics: Dorm Room Design, College Dorm Rooms

College Life: Should I Be an RA?

Dec 11, 2017 4:30:00 PM

College students tend to be busy people and becoming an RA is like taking on a "full-time" position. But if you want to be a resource for other students or be a campus leader being an RA can be a very rewarding experience. The job requires countless hours, sleepless nights, and commitment. So if you're not ready to make a large commitment or are in it solely for the money... this is not the job for you!

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms, College Life, Jobs

Dorm Room Design: The Best Chairs to Pack

Aug 4, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Back in 2012, we wrote our first blog on dorm room design and it has turned out to be one of our most read blogs ever. We decided it was time for an update. Here are our new picks for 2017 with some recommendations from our new hire and recent college grad, Alyssa! These top chair types can help bring some of the comforts of your home to your dorm room.

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms

How to Be a Good Roommate [Infographic]

Jul 20, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Are you a roommate or do you have a roommate? Have you ever had to share your personal living space before? Before heading to college, many students have never bunked up with another living soul which means each fall, there are a whole lot of inexperienced roommates getting their feet wet on campus.

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Topics: College Planning, College Dorm Rooms

Dorm Room Design: Winning Bedding Pairs

Jul 11, 2017 8:09:00 PM

Part of being comfortable in your new home at college (yes, we are talking about that cramped dorm room you'll be sharing with a roommate or two!), is making sure you enjoy your environment. For some, that doesn't take much - an old blanket and a bean bag - while other students require a little more nurturing. No matter your taste, you  want your new space to feel like a peaceful haven, a place to relax with friends, a form of self-expression, a comfortable place to study, and more than anything like "home."

First things first, most dorm rooms come with extra-long twin beds, meaning at the very least you are most likely going to have to invest in a new pair of sheets. Typically, a normal size twin comforter will do, but if you want to change it up and you have the budget to support a new stylish dorm room bedding set, then this is the article for you. We've put together five themes with budget-friendly dorm room items to keep you feeling stylish and happy next fall. 

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms, Dorm Room Design

Designing the perfect dorm room on a budget

Jun 15, 2017 9:04:00 PM

You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your dorm room, so it needs to feel like home! The problem with that is that “home” is a big space with things like furniture and rooms, and your dorm is, well – “small” is likely an understatement. And if you’re anything like the average college student, you’re on a pretty tight budget. So how are you going to make this room livable?

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms

Great College Meals on a Budget

Sep 6, 2016 8:57:00 AM

Since the advent of college, Freshmen have reveled in the new fredom that comes with moving away to start school. No curfew, nobody enforcing housekeeping rules, no restrictions on schedule or socializing – those revelations are all a part of what it means to ease into adulthood as a college student. But there are drawbacks, too! Without family support, Freshmen tend to find themselves – we’ll phrase this gently – domestically challenged.

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms

Packing for College Causing Too Much Stress?

Aug 17, 2016 9:12:07 AM

You’ve probably already started anxiously prepping for dorm move-in day like the parent of someone you hope can survive a zombie apocalypse. Slow down, and take a deep breath. There's no need to reinvent the wheel here - college freshmen have been moving into housing since - well - since the first iteration of college housing. Whatever you do, do these things - they'll help to ensure a smooth move-in and a worry-free start to the next big adventure.

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms, College Planning

What to Pack for College in RI

Aug 17, 2015 12:46:00 PM

If you are heading to Rhode Island for college, you are in for a treat. Little Rhody might be the smallest state in the continental US, but RI is big on culture and full of activities. Coming to college in Rhode Island? Here's a list of 10 things you should definitely pack. 

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Topics: College Planning, College Dorm Rooms

College Move In Day Fails: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Aug 25, 2014 12:21:00 PM

College move-in day comes with a lot of mixed emotions for students and parents. Don't stress out yourself - or your family- any more than necessary by falling victim to any of these common college move-in day pitfalls. 

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms