‘Dorm Tips’ Posts

How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is awesome. The electric bill that comes with it is not. Finding ways to cool your body without using it will save you massive amounts of money. And money comes in handy since summer classes are no cheaper even though they run during shorter semesters. Ugh. 1. Open windows and shades at night, ...

8 Easy Foods for College Entertaining

Yes, I understand, sometimes we like to pretend like we’re real adults doing real adult things. We don’t do this by balancing our checkbooks or setting up IRAs. No, we do this by drinking wine out of big kid cups and throwing cocktail parties. You might make your friends wear a nice, respectable outfit (i.e. ...

7 Methods To Prevent Your Party From Being Busted

You want to throw a party. You want it to be a barnburner with as much drama and intrigue as possible. And you don’t want it to get busted. You may think this is a tall order, but it isn’t. It sounds scary and daunting, but it’s not. You can party down like a beast ...

Your College Apartment Checklist

Thankfully, dorm housing doesn’t last forever. Soon (or now) you’ll be looking for an off-campus apartment, either for the academic year, your summer internship, or for both. Fortunately, I have you covered with what you’re looking for in an apartment. 1. People You Know The first and most important part of your housing is living ...

Inexpensive Alarm Clocks That Won’t Wake Your Roommate Up

Cheap alarm clocks are awesome because they are loud. Cheap alarm clocks are not awesome in that they will probably piss off your roommate. True, it’s their fault for taking all afternoon classes, but be cool. You never know when you need the homestead to yourself. The cooperation of your roommate is of paramount importance ...

5 Fast At-Home Workouts

5 Fast At-Home Workouts

Spring is in the air, which means bathing suit season is just around the corner. It’s easy to get caught up in the dieting craze, but it’s better to mix healthy food with fitness. So whether you’re focused on finals, or preparing for graduation, here are some quick and simple exercises you can do from ...

7 Inexpensive (And Awesome) Ways To Maximize Closet Space

Everyone needs closet space. Females are already well knowledgeable on this fact. Are you a guy reading this and saying, “Whatever”? Dude. You need closet space too…even if only to make room for video games and Blu-Rays. Reading closely now? Good. Closet space isn’t just for clothes. It allows you to open up spacial flexibility ...

How To Improve Your Dorm Room

If you’re living in a college dorm, chances are your room is awful. I know mine was. Heck, it’s supposed to be, but you get used to it. You’re comfortable and it’s college. That’s fair. What if I told you that you could make your room much better without working any harder. Would you panic? ...

How To Use Your Dining Hall

Your school’s dining hall is something you don’t appreciate until you lose your meal plan. It’s all “this is terrible salmon” until, as a Senior, you realize: it’s all the salmon you can eat. As a soon-to-be-graduate, I recently toured my school’s dining hall on a friends swipe and what I saw was nothing short ...

College Cheapskate Do’s

We previously discussed some of the college cheapskate don’ts, because there are some things you just shouldn’t do. However, if you’re looking to be a cheapskate who functions under the label of frugal instead of cheap, these tips are for you! Eat Food When It’s Free You may not love your boss’s wife’s homemade hippie ...

Making The Best Of Living With Roommates

Chances are, if you’re a college student, you’ve lived with or currently are living with at least one other person. If you’re used to your own space, your own way and your own set of rules get ready for compromises and change. Living with roommates can be a ton of fun, but at the same ...