Your dorm room. You only have one room – make it work, make it awesome, make it yours!


Congratulations on making it to college or university. Living on your own for the first time can be quite daunting. With so few options available and so many decisions to make, its hard not to feel overwhelmed. However, dorm life makes it easier to transition from living at home to living alone, provided you do not retreat to the familiar.

The tiny room will be your revered abode for the next one year, meaning the decoration you include and the allure you give it must reflect your personality. A comfy chair, a lamp, some curtains, pictures and posters will take your space from a cramped up dingy to a mini palace.

Below are some simple tips to make dorm life more manageable for you!

1. Bring as many favourite items as you can to make it feel like home.

Do you have a favourite blanket or picture frame – bring it with you. You can even bring your favourite stuffed animals. We do not judge :). Just don’t transfer your home room to the dorm.


2. Bring a Coffee Maker

If you have a Keurig K200, you can brew a variety of coffees and teas. Pick one that matches your personality.  Don’t forget to also grab a Keurig My K-Cup® Reusable Coffee Filter.



3. Make sure you have a place to Store Your Snacks so that you are never hungry

Always keep snacks in your room and small things for breakfast so you can eat when the cafeteria is closed. Pick a storage solution with slim design that fits into previously unused spaces.



4. Learn how to make the most of your small Space

Save space in your dorm room with under the bed storage bins. You can stack them under your dresser and keep food, dishes, clothes, etc. in them. Collapsible crates are the best. Remember, the more spacious the room looks, the better for you.



5. Keep it Clean and Tidy

In terms of dorm room living, keep your area clean and tidy so you can locate all your belongings easily. You will need to have items to clean up any spills, like these FRANK microfibre cloths and an all purpose cleaner..




6. Extra Seating

It is great to have a comfortable chair to hang out in, or when you have friends visit. This Bunjo Chair is portable and easy to store, making it a great option whether you’re on the go or chilling at home. With a durable steel frame and flexible net seat that comfortably molds and moves with you, this chair will quickly become the envy of all.



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