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Whether you're new to college dormitory life or are an upperclassman, you can benefit from the tips in Howcast's video series on college dorm life.
You Will Need
- A dorm room
- An agreeable dorm mate
- And some money
Investigate dorm room
Investigate dorm specifics before you spend any money. What furniture is provided? What items are prohibited, like certain kinds of lamps or electrical appliances?
Buy reversible comforter
Buy a reversible comforter that is machine-washable and has a color or pattern that hides dirt.
Buy large floor pillows
Buy a few large floor pillows for propping yourself up in bed and to provide seating for guests.
Raise bed w/ cinderblocks
Raise your bed with cinderblocks to create storage space underneath. Place infrequently used items in plastic containers so they
Hit local thrift shops
Hit a couple of local thrift shops for deep discounts on scatter rugs that will warm up a cold institutional floor.
Buy a shoe bag
Buy a shoe bag in a color that complements your comforter and hang it on the wall near your desk. The pockets make great storage spots for small items.
String holiday lights
String holiday lights around the room for a year-round festive feel.