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How to Pack for College: 4 Top Tips

College plans are up in the air for as long as the coronavirus crisis continues. But that won’t last forever, so planning for moving day still matters. Here are some suggestions about how to pack for college once campuses open and residential college life resumes. Lay Out Everything You Need—and Then Take Half of It […]

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The Dangers of Overloading Your Car as You Move Out

Moving out of your dorm may come as a sudden shock, whether you’re moving due to COVID-19’s spread or you’re otherwise unprepared to move. While it’s tempting to pack everything you had while on campus into your little four-door sedan and set off for home, this presents a real danger to you, your car, and […]

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Dorm Bathroom Clean

Your dorm bathroom is worth keeping clean. The bathroom is the first and last thing that you interact with every day; if you take care of it, your college life will be healthier and more relaxed.   Purchase Cleaning Products You can’t keep any room clean without the proper supplies. For a bathroom, you’ll need […]

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A High School Grad’s Packing List Before Starting College

While your parents have no end of last minute advice and your relatives have probably been pawning off all sorts of things they’re totally sure you’ll definitely need, it’s time to get serious about what you should be bringing to college. Here are four things you’ll want to have ready the day you walk into […]

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How to Furnish Your College Apartment On a Budget

Many people, like college students, newly marrieds, and those who are limited to a strict budget, often rent unfurnished apartments as a way to save money. However, that does leave them with the challenge of furnishing it themselves. If you’re among those who need to furnish your own apartment with very limited funds, rest assured […]

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Top Tips for Making Dorm Room Living Bearable

University dorm rooms are notoriously uncomfortable. Between the institutional architecture and building materials, the less than ideal food, and the little privacy or personal space, surviving dorm life can be an art form in and of itself. Here are some tips for creating a nurturing life so you can make the most out of these […]

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Going to College? How to Move Out of Your Parent’s House

You have recently graduated from high school, and it is time to prepare to face the next phase in your education. College is a major step for many people, and often is a young adult’s first exposure to the world. Some students are able to continue to live with their parents while attending classes, but […]