Jun
02

3 Reasons to Back up Your Computer Files Today

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The average computer’s hard drive is compromised every four to seven years. When this happens, millions upon millions of saved documents, photos, music, and more are lost forever because of one reason: computer owners forgetting to back up their hard drives. Your hard drive is what makes your computer productive and useful by being the digital storage container. When you back up your hard drive, you are essentially saving a copy of all those data files you have curated while using in case … [Read more...]

May
26

The Best Dorm Blanket Materials for Warmer Months

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Out with the fluffy, cold weather blankets! It’s time to bring back those soft, breathable materials just in time for the warmer months. Not sure which blankets work best when the temperature rises? Here is a list of what to look for when purchasing new summer blankets. After you've read the information below, shop our bedding section for your next blanket! Quilts and Knits Your grandma’s patchwork quilt isn’t just for your parents’ sofa. Most quilts, whether homemade or … [Read more...]

May
21

Three Ways to Decorate Your Dorm with Yellow

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Yellow is a color that works best in a spring and summer bedroom! Yellow is the sunny, happy shade that can add bold pops of color or subtly accent any decoration style. If a yellow color palette is what you’re seeking for your residence life dorm room, here are three ways to rock this vibrant color choice: 1.   Neon, Modern Accents Yellow may be thought of as primarily feminine and dainty when it comes to décor, but yellow can be just as strong and masculine as any red or black. The … [Read more...]

May
19

Making Dorm Bedding Last – Tips & Tricks for College

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Four years of college is a long time to keep anything at its original quality—especially regular-use items like dorm bedding sheets. However, finding linens that will last until graduation doesn't mean spending a fortune. Follow these tips to ensure your twin XL sheets last through college and beyond. 1.   Invest in High Quality For some college students, getting a new set of sheets and blankets every year is possible when purchasing a cheaper product. Others would rather select … [Read more...]

May
14

How to Protect and Store Posters

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Your favorite posters adorning your walls add style, personality, and flair to your residence hall. Along with wall decals, they are the perfect, affordable way to decorate without spending a fortune. However, protecting and storing a poster does require a bit of preparation on your part. Before you hang your poster, here are a few tips you should keep in mind for the best care possible. 1.   Start a Clean Routine Dust on any decorative piece can damage the longevity of your items. And … [Read more...]

May
12

8 Things to Throw Away When Moving Out of Your Dorm

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The end of the year means big changes for you and your living situation. For many students, finishing finals means packing up for the big move to their summer residence. Whether the destination is home or to an apartment or even to an overseas adventure, preparing to move is the best time to purge and discard of items that are no longer needed. Here are the eight things you may want to discard when you move out of your residence hall. 1.   Broken furniture Your furniture—chairs, futons, … [Read more...]

May
07

3 Ways to Protect Your Residence Hall Dorm Room from Bed Bugs

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They come out at night to suck your blood—and once you have one, you have an infestation. Bed bugs are enemy #1 of sleepers. Though commonly associated with low-rent apartments and seedy hotels, bed bugs can actually be found anywhere people share or rent a space. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent bed bugs from taking over your living area. Here are easy ways to protect your dorm room from this menace. 1.   Travel Smartly One of the main reasons bed bugs are … [Read more...]