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Moving In Tips For College Students

Being a college freshman brings a lot of excitement and also a lot of stress. Moving in may be a fun part, but also can come as a shock! After having your own bedroom, you must now

adjust to living in a small space with someone else.

Here are 5 tips from USA Today to make the most of a typical college bedroom space.


First thing’s first, bring only the essentials such as bed sheets, a pillow, laptop, desk lamp,

etc. Wait before you take a refrigerator, TV, microwave, etc. as your roommate might bring

the same. Make sure you agree together on who brings what.

Purchase multi-purpose furniture

Consider adding a futon and ottoman to your dorm room. Besides their multi-functionality,

they are space savers as well. You can use the ottoman as an additional storage option for

books, gadgets, etc., or simply for an extra seating option. A futon can double as a bed and a

place to study.

Remove clutter

Don’t let dirty laundry cover your floor and your desk be filled with piles of paper. This will

certainly make your space feel smaller. Dedicate 10-15 minutes a day to make sure your

room is clean and neat. Also, don’t hoard - get rid of things you don’t need.


Adding mirrors to make a room appear bigger is one of the oldest tricks in the book. From

creating depth to bringing in more light, mirrors have many benefits and don’t cost a


Get organized

You can use the back of a door as a storage space. Over-the-door organizers are inexpensive

and easy to install. They can be used to store shoes, bath products, accessories, snacks, and


Thanks for reading!

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