‘Dorm Tips’ Posts

College Cheapskate Don’ts

It’s good to be cheap. It really is, and don’t let anybody tell you differently. As long as you’re not mooching off of others, or causing any pain, you feel free to keep that wallet in your pocket, but know the limits. There are great ways to be frugal without the negative connotation of being ...

General College Tips

In college and life, sometimes you get little bits of life lessons that wouldn’t make a whole article on their own. Here then, are all those drips and drabs of minor tips and hints put together in one easy to read Sunday list. Read it, learn it, love it, forward it. Enjoy.   *Never ...

Five Things Every College Student Needs

Sure, a laptop computer is useful, and you’re probably going to need some bed sheets, but those items are standard necessities. Here, these are the underrated items that you absolutely must have for a happy and successful college life. Microwave Sometimes the dining room is closed, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to eat. ...

5 Great Investments for College Students

For incoming college students to returning ones, it’s important to invest in things that will help you on your journey through school. Here is a list of 5 things that you should consider investing in for that journey. Multivitamins Have you ever heard of the freshmen 15? It happens to the best of us. Keeping ...

Best Ways to Organize Small Spaces

You’re not the only one who moved from a medium-sized bedroom to a two-person 12 x 12 dorm, but it may seem like it when you start moving your entire life’s belongings into what feels like a 3×5 index card. Don’t despair; we’ve got your back! There are actually a lot of best practices to ...

Getting Along With Your Roommate

It’s not always easy moving into a 3×5 index-card-sized room with a complete stranger, but millions of students do it every fall. Coming from different financial, cultural, and religious backgrounds can add fuel to the fire, or, can create a match made in heaven. Whether you’re best friends from the moment you set eyes on ...

Repurpose Your Old Puzzles For A New Challenge

We don’t often think that puzzles are all that useful after completing one, but if you’re looking for a more challenging puzzle experience, you’ve come to the right place. Challenge your brain by flipping the puzzle pieces over so that the graphic side is face-down. Now you’re looking at a blank canvas, and the only ...

Five Harmless and Funny Dorm Pranks

For those living in the dorms this year, the dorm hall is a perfect place to pull some pranks on your newly acquired friends. However, while pranks are for the most part all fun and games, they may in turn make the “funny” prankster into an enemy if they are done wrong. So, before you start being the ...

How To Turn Your Dorm Room Into Your Home

Whether it’s your first time away from home, or you’re a veteran of the dormitory, it can still take some time before that smelly, dusty, warehouse-esque room starts to feel like home; it isn’t always about fresh-baked cookies and familiar faces. Here are a few tips to help you find your home away from home. ...

6 College Decorating Tips For Guys

Decorating your room or house is a pretty under-rated activity. It’s something you can post-pone and post-pone until, at the end of the year, you realize other than that picture of a cool squirrel your friend took, you have no decorations up. That’s a mistake. Decorations can make your room or house that much cooler that much ...