College dorm shopping can be nerve-wracking for everyone involved; especially for parents and new college students alike. Students are moving away from home into their own space, many for the first time, and parents have mixed emotions about shipping their kids off to college: from excited (to have the house to themselves) to sad (of course they will miss their children). None of this helps when the stress of shopping for college dorms takes over. To make this experience a bit easier, we've put together 5 tips to turn a dull dorm room into a Pinterest-worthy, student housing dream dorm!
Tip #1: Create a detailed list of everything your child needs in their room. It's important to consider everything from the floor to the closet to make sure it's all covered. Every dorm room is different and some come with amenities that others are not set up for. For example, does the dorm have its own sink, kitchen, or bathroom area; or is there a communal dorm bathroom and kitchen? Depending on the student housing layout, you may or may not need to purchase additional appliances like a microwave, toaster; etc.more...
Nearly every sheet set comes with the same basic components: a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and, depending on the bed size, one or two pillow cases. Believe it or not, until the 1950s there was no fitted sheet available in your set.
An additional flat sheet was used as the bottom layer to the bed. Obviously this wasn't the easiest way to make a bed, even using various techniques such as hospital corners or other folding styles. Nothing was enough to keep the bottom sheet from coming off of the mattress and bunching up around the head and feet.more...
Why do we travel, and what does sustainable travel mean?
First, let's discuss the basis of traveling - leaving your home to go elsewhere, far away or nearby which can be for work or vacation, domestic or international.
Sometimes we travel alone, and at other times we travel with a significant other, a family member, or a colleague. Whatever the circumstances, there are plenty of sustainable travel solutions. Knowing a few simple tips and tricks will help you in most situations and keep your mind open to new adventures. Isn't that what traveling is all about?more...