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College Dorm Decorating Tips for Dudes

By now you’re good and settled into your college dorm room, having unpacked all your clothes and bought handy dorm room organizers and furniture, right? Well, if you’re a dude, then you’ve probably waited until the very last minute to start playing “Martha Stewart.” Well, here are some great college dorm room furnishings that are essentially male-ccentric, from flashing neon signs to compact sporting goods and storage.

College Dorm Decorating Tips for Dudes

Loft bed

College Dorm Decorating Tips for Dudes

A loft bed is an essential space saver for your college dorm. You don’t need to run to IKEA- this black metal finish loft bed is available at Amazon, plus you get free shipping! Get it for $198.97!

Mini trampoline

College Dorm Decorating Tips for Dudes

A mini trampoline is a great workout for rainy days, plus at 40 inches it’s super portable for your college dorm room. Get it for $39.99!

Neon Signs    

    College Dorm Decorating Tips for Dudes    

The Flashing Illuminated Erasable Neon LED Message Writing Board is made for restaurants, but you can also use it for your college dorm to make cool neon artwork or leave a message for your dorm mate. Get it for $44.89!

Door Sign

College Dorm Decorating Tips for Dudes

This Man Cave door sign tells everybody else in your dorm that you mean business. Make a statement to those who dare to enter, or find something else that better suits your personality. Get it for $6.77!

Aqua Notes – Waterproof Notepad

College Dorm Decorating Tips for Dudes

Ever notice that you’re most likely to remember important class deadlines at the worst possible moment… like when you’re in the shower and don’t have a pen and paper handy? That’s the genius of Aqua Notes. Each pad contains 40 sheets of waterproof paper; preserve those great term paper or class project ideas, organize thoughts and tasks for the day ahead, or leave messages in the shower for dorm mates! Get it for $7.95!

Wall Mounted Bike rack

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If you’ve gotta ride, then you’ve gotta find space for your bike- not an easy task in a 15×15 college dorm space. RAD Cycle Products makes this awesome hoist that lets you store 2 bikes on your ceiling. Get it for $26.34!

Your turn!

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Dorm Room Survival Kit: 10 Essential Items to Include!

Moving to a new college dorm is a huge new chapter in your life. From cramped dorm rooms and close quarters to sharing bathrooms with total strangers, the whole communal feel can lose its novelty pretty quickly. Still, you’re in for the long haul, and it’s all good.

Dorm Room Survival Kit: 10 Essential Items to Include!

Here are some tips on things that could come in handy in your dorm room:

#1: Can opener – The late night munchies might get you while you’re kicking back at dorm, and that can of tuna sure looks good.

Dorm Room Survival Kit: 10 Essential Items to Include!

EZ-DUZ-IT Deluxe Can Opener with Black Grips Buy now!

#2: Duct tape – Confucius says, “Because it fixes everything.” Saw that on Facebook.

Dorm Room Survival Kit: 10 Essential Items to Include!

Neon Green Duct Tape- Buy now!

#3: Screw driver with Philips and flathead – Keep it in a desk. You never know when you’ll need to fix some cheaply-made dorm room furniture.

#4: Baby wipes – They have so many uses: getting stains off of clothes, wiping up spills, le toilette purposes, and as a quick hand cleanser when public restrooms don’t supply.

#5: Electric kettle – For late-night coffee or hot ramen soup during a cram session, you can’t beat boiling water in 10 seconds.

Dorm Room Survival Kit: 10 Essential Items to Include!

Proctor Silex 1 Liter Electric Kettle- Buy now!

#6: Ear plugs – Because there’s nothing worse than screaming cheerleaders in the dorm hallway or a roommate with snoring problems when you’re trying to rest up for exams.

#7: Room deodorant spray – For receiving surprise visitors when it hasn’t been a Martha Stewart sort of day.

#8: First aid kit – band aids, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, and alcohol. Because stuff happens.

#9: Night light – for when the phone rings at 10:00 pm and you left your iPhone by the computer table across the dorm room…

Dorm Room Survival Kit: 10 Essential Items to Include!

Butterfly Optic Fiber Color Changing Night Light Show – Pink Buy now!

#10: Plastic grocery bags – Keep a stash for throwing out small trash, carrying books, and storing clothes; there’s really nothing more underrated yet multi-functional. Save

Your turn!

Will you remember to buy any of these items? Can you think of anything else important for move-in day that wasn’t mentioned?

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Dorm Room 101: 15 Tips to Kill Clutter

So you’re a college student and assigned a 12×14 foot dorm room to inhabit for the next 4 years…and sharing it with another person. But what to do if you’re creativity-challenged?

Dorm Room 101: 15 Tips to Kill Clutter

No sweat! We’ve got you covered!

Use smart space

The key to maximizing space is obviously to use as much empty area as possible. Fill your dorm room with double-function furnishings, which mean furniture that has storage capacity. Some examples are plastic three-drawer units such as nightstands, ottomans with lifting tops that have storage inside, and beds with built in drawers underneath.

The second rule of thumb is: a place for everything and everything in its place. When things are stored properly in caddies and containers the dorm room has a tidier, more organized appearance.

 Top 15 Tips for organizing your dorm room

  1. For those with standard-sized beds, the space underneath can be used to store stuff.
  2. Most container and house furnishing stores have large plastic caddies with lids.
  3. Slide two or three underneath to store items.
  4. Seat sacks which are fabric seat covers fitted with pockets can be slipped over backs of chairs to also hold stationary supplies.
  5. Walls can be shelved all the way up to the ceiling to hold all your books and other items.
  6. Hooks can be hung for everything from baseball hats, purses, necklaces, scarves, to towels and backpacks.
  7. Dorm room doors can be hung with plastic shoe caddies to keep not only your shoes but also your personal items.
  8. A shower caddy hung over the shower nozzle can store items, as well as the towel rack on the far end of the shower. Use it for shampoo bottles, so the water that drips down doesn’t create mold.
  9. Keep baskets and organizers on top to make sure things stay organized.
  10. Make sure to keep your things in the containers.
  11. Corkboards hung over beds and desks can be used to tastefully hang photos, notes, and personal items instead of taped messily to a wall.
  12. A great trick for storing makeup is to take an old chalkboard, paint it black, then hang it on a wall, since most chalkboards are magnetic. Take sticky magnetic tape and tape it to eye shadows and compacts.
  13. Shoe boxes can be used inside drawers to hold underwear and socks as well as in desk drawers to hold pencils and paper clips.
  14. Sides of bookcases can be fitted with baskets found at stationary stores for papers and desktop items.
  15. Another great trick to keeping your desk organized is to use the large black and metal art paper clips to hold your computer and USB jacks. Clamp the black part to your desk edge. Then use the metal eye part to fasten the jacks up and off the floor.

Remember: good organizational skills, proper storage, and maximizing space usage will help keep your dorm room sane and get you through your next four years of college neatly.

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