National Groupon Deals for College Students

As a college student, you're probably constantly scouring places for deals. To minimize your efforts (so college), you've probably subscribed to Groupon, LivingSocial, or another site similar to the two. You may be subscribed in multiple cities too, depending on your current (college) location and your permanent (home) location. With all of this search for savings, it can sometimes be difficult to find a deal relevant to you.

Goodbye Summer: Back to School Tips

As much as we all like to deny it, summer is ending sooner than you think! Lazy pool days and beach trips will be gone soon enough. But before we all start complaining about getting back to the grind, let’s remember that fall doesn’t mean there will be no more fun. It may be time to get back into the swing of things and prepare for another school year, but we can still have a blast along the way! Here are some back to school tips to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Packing 101, Part II: Moving Out

Welcome back for Part II of our packing series! Last time we covered the best way to pack for vacation – from planning what you’ll need, to keeping your suitcase light. This week we have tips for how to pack up your life and move it elsewhere; moving out can be a daunting task! With summer coming to a close, it will be important to know the best way to prepare for the big move. Here are some tips to get you started.

Packing 101, Part I: Summer Vacation

Vacations are fun. Moving into a new apartment is fun. Packing…is not. We all love the idea of the destination, but organizing yourself in order to get there is always a struggle. Part I of the Packing 101 series contains some tips to avoid the hassle and stress of packing, and land at your destination with everything you need for the most enjoyable vacation ever.

Back to Basics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We've heard this a lot, but what steps can we take to actually implement these practices in our homes?

Decorating on a Budget: Tips to Save while Staying in Style

Let's face it: growing up, graduating, and moving off campus are incredibly exciting, but it's scary to think about balancing a budget. We all dream of our first apartment - for some, it's that dingy, messy, first studio apartment that seems thrilling; for others, they dream of a glamourous first job and an equally elegant and adequately decorated dig. Most people probably lie somewhere in the middle, but no matter the vision, we all face the same challenge of furnishing, decorating, and living in our new space without busting the bank. Here are some cash-crunching tips to help you decorate in style without sacrificing all of that hard-earned paycheck.

Pinterest: A Decorating Web of Ideas

Everyone’s talking about, Pinterest. Pinterest has hit the scene like no other; it’s like an online archive for you to save all of your favorite things ranging from recipes, fashion, decorating ideas, etc. And by following other pinners you can find amazing deals and ideas for anything. Making Pinterest the place to go if you want to transform your new space!

Tips for Decorating a Studio Apartment

Studio apartments can be an amazing first step when moving off campus. They are small and efficient. Utilities can be low and there is no need for a lot of furniture. When I decided to go it alone and get a place with out roommates I snatched up a small studio walking distance from campus and I could not have been any happier.

How to Deal with Messy College Roommates

Messy roommates can cause all kinds of problems. For instance, let’s say you’re bringing a date back to your apartment for an after-dinner movie. Even if it’s your roommate’s fault, it still reflects pretty poorly on you if the first thing your date sees is flies buzzing around empty food boxes on the coffee table. What’s worse is that you may start hating your roommate for leaving those boxes on the table...until you realize you’ve started to take some cues from him/her and do the same.

The Pro’s and Con’s of Eating Off Campus

Moving off campus presents a lot of lifestyle changes, with one of the most important ones being what you eat. No longer are you living moments away from the campus dining hall, so you’ve got to fend for yourself. Here are some of the positives and negatives that come with living and eating off campus.


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