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.
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
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
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