8 Dorm Room Essentials

Mini Fridge Quite possibly the most essential item you can have. Eating and drinking things that are warm is not always desirable. A mini fridge will also pay for itself with the money you save from not having to eat out or order in as often, since you can store food. Opting for one that...

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HOW TO CHOOSE A FRATERNITY

Figuring it out First off you need to figure out why you are joining a fraternity. This helps because it gives you an idea of what kind of fraternity you want to join. Some fraternities may put a greater emphasis on social life while others may put a greater emphasis on GPA, although most have...

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How to Clean your Dorm Room in a Hurry

Your mom and dad aren’t around to clean up after you, so it is time to put your big boy/girl pants on and get to cleaning! If you’re in a rush, here are the things that make the biggest difference in the least amount of time. Take out the trash – Pizza boxes, water bottles, crumpled...

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Over-Competition and the SAT

(This article was written back in June 2009 after the original DYD launch, but although the scoring has changed, the impact of the SAT test is still the same) In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, author Sue Shellenbarger documents her preparation for the SAT. The back story is that she is a...

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Tips for Surviving Freshman Year of College

Some people go off to college and just can’t handle it. Whether it’s being on your own and no structure or your parents aren’t around to keep you on track, many people have to leave their freshmen year early. To avoid that, we’ve outlined 8 different ways to make sure you have the most fun,...

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5 Awesome Pranks for your College Dorm

Plastic wrap on the toilet – This one is a classic. If you have a communal bathroom then you can wrap plastic wrap between the seat and the toilet bowl. The next morning before the 8am classes, at least one tired and unsuspecting student will be in for a very unpleasant surprise. Rotting food trick – This...

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How to Study in a Noisy Dorm Room

We’ve rounded up a list of 10 ways to be as productive as possible and crank out some work while in your dorm! It is easy to get distracted, so good luck! Drink a caffeinated beverage before you sit down – caffeine improves your mood, which is always helpful when it comes to hitting the...

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How to Deal with a Weird Roommate?

We’ve rounded up a list of 10 potential ways to deal with a “strange” roommate…Try one (or all!) of these tips and see if you can get it to a functional relationship. Because let’s be real, this is someone that you’re going to have to spend a lot of time with. No one is a...

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What is DesignYourDorm.com?

Background on DesignYourDorm.com In 2008, we created DesignYourDorm.com in order to alleviate all the stress and hassle with moving into your dorm room. We received lots of interest from students and from parents who were looking for a tool to help them design their future room and then buy all of their products. Fast forward...

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