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Welcome to the Moving Off Campus blog! Here you'll find tips and tricks for finding that perfect off campus pad, funny roommate stories and just about anything entertaining or helpful related to making that big move "off campus." We collect stories and advice from college students all over the country and hope you enjoy! Please share any feedback with us here blog@movingoffcampus.com. Got a great story or good tip? We'd love to hear about it! Just shoot us an email to blog@movingoffcampus.com.

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Social Media Do's & Don'ts - How to Clean Up Your Profile

The typical college student feels the pressure of the ever looming, after college job search, pretty much as soon as they enter college. Now as opposed to 10 years ago, when you simply left college with your resume and diploma in hand, you have to be fully aware of what in the last 4 (or more) years is going to follow you in social media.

Themed Bashes for the New Year

Can you believe it is almost 2013? Where did this year go? It seems like only yesterday I was sunbathing, drinking lemonade, and living the easygoing summer life. Now, as I drown in finals and am bundled up in multiple layers of clothing, I cannot help but look forward to New Years. Think about it, a party where everyone celebrates the coming of an opportunity to start fresh! New goals, ambitions and resolutions are all being thought of and anticipated.

Happy Halloween! Costume Contest?

Today is October 31st.

Meaning... it’s the spoooooookiest…. or weirdest/ craziest/ lamest / (however you want to look at it) day of the year everyone, Halloween!

Let’s get something straight here: I. Love. Halloween.

What’s not to love? You get to dress up as something ridiculously outrageous, which therefore leads to a lot of laughs and/ or screams. Besides, there’s something about scary gross and creepy that really gets to me.

Oh, and who on this earth can forget about all the candy??

Cheap and Easy Meals for College Students…They Exist!

It’s 6 p.m. and you hear your stomach rumble.

Uh oh, you’re hungry and now you have to figure out what to make for dinner.

Bonfyre Takes on Private Mobile Sharing with New App Focused on Real Life, Not Newsfeeds

Bonfyre, a mobile app to plan, capture and share experiences with the people that matter, debuts today at DEMO Fall 2012, Santa Clara, CA, as a Showcase Sponsor. The app allows users to privately plan events, chat, share photos and create group photo streams. Bonfyre is built around experiences rather than static circles or newsfeeds. It’s what mobile sharing should be – private, simple and beautiful.

Save Up to 50% on Major Retailer Gift Cards

Save up to 50% on gift cards from major retailers like GAP and Staples. Check out the following deals on major retailer gift cards at Saveology.

$7.50 for $15 GAP Gift Card

$5 for $10 The Children's Place Gift Card

$5 for $10 Bath & Body Works Gift Card

$7.50 for $15 Payless Gift Card

3 Ways to Furnish an Apartment on a Student Budget

[Or you can’t make chicken salad out of you know what]

My son just finished his first year of college this past May and, having experienced dorm life, he had decided it was time to move off campus with a friend. They found an apartment within close proximity, making classes accessible by bus.

Moving Tip Calculator

So it's that time: time to pack up and ship out of your old apartment, your parents' place, or wherever you may currently reside. Onto bigger and better things! One problem: how are you going to get your friends to help you move all your junk?

One solution: the moving tip calculator!

Two quick steps, one quick answer. Will you owe them a high five? A cookie? A 4 course meal? Give it a shot here!

iPhones, Tablets, and eBooks, oh my!

This week's college moving deals are certainly ones you cannot pass up. Be sure to check them out here!

Also, be sure to peruse these giftcard offers, which range from Boston Market to iTunes to Netflix!

Who said saving in college was hard?

Goodbye from Intern Sarah

It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end and that this will be my last blog post for MovingOffCampus.com! It has been a blast working in such a forward-thinking, creative environment for the past 10 weeks.

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