‘Dorm Tips’ Posts

College Items Worth the Investment

It’s hard to know what kind of dorm room accessories and expensive college items you’re actually going to appreciate once you’re settled into your first year of school. Before you sift through the “Back to School” ads and the “What to Bring” lists sent from your school, consider this list of five pricier college items ...

Welcome to Your Freshman Year

For many of you out there, this may be your first semester of college, and you won’t really understand how great it is until you finally move in. Being on your own, hundreds of miles away from your own home is both scary and invigorating, as it gives you a fresh start and a chance ...

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

The cement walls of dorm rooms can frustrate in a few ways — they’re usually way too close to each other, they are somehow thin enough to hear everything your neighbors are up to, and they’re so ugly. But before you drop lots of money at the start-of-school poster sale and IKEA, try out these ...

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

Editor’s Note: This is part five of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Living in a dorm is WAY different from living with your parents. You’ll have more freedom and more friends, but that also leaves plenty of room for drama. Here’s how to kick college off right and make ...

Dorm Room Essentials Giveaway Featuring Two Prize Packages

Hot off the heels of our Dell XPS 12 giveaway, we’re offering a great set of products and prizes to help you add to your dorm room this year. So whether you’re just starting college or moving back to your home away from home, we’ve got things every student could use. What’s special about this ...

A Messy Person’s Guide to Being Clean and Organized

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely possible; and a lot easier than you might think. I used to be a messy person. That’s just who I thought I was. I didn’t place enough value ...

6 Ways to Give Your College Apartment a Makeover

Right now, tons of college graduates are gearing up to make the transition from college life into full-fledged adulthood, which can be both exciting and terrifying. One of the best ways to actualize and see that transition in action is to upgrade your old college apartment into a space that’s designed more for adult living. ...

How to Organize and Fold Clothes to Save Space [Videos]

How to Organize and Fold Clothes to Save Space [Videos]

You know that your closet is for hanging clothes and your dresser is for folded clothes; but the clothes-folding process can be obnoxious, so grabbing some old hangers from the laundromat and letting them swing is much easier — or is it? If you use a proper folding technique, you could actually put your clothes ...

Check University Dump Sites for Free Stuff

If you’re in the market for a computer monitor, chalkboard, or any type of supply or equipment your school may have in abundance, campus dump sites can be a treasure trove of gently-used items. Reddit user TheExtremeModerate, a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, told of his own journey scavenging through what he calls “tech dumps.” ...

Superfood: 6 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the kind of food that doesn’t just help your diet, it helps your life. It’s one of the few food products whose natural form allows for both internal and external use. You probably have your own brands of the many different forms coconut oil can take in your life. But it wouldn’t ...

10 Items to Keep Handy in Case of an Emergency

You can never plan for a catastrophe, but you can lessen the impact it has on your life. Should a freak thunderstorm, wind storm, tornado, blizzard, fire, or anything else threaten to ruin your ability to proceed with your life in a natural way you should be prepared. The weather will be chill, the water ...