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How to Get Rid of Your Old Mattress

How to Get Rid of Your Old Mattress

For most college students, a staple of their college years is moving: out of mom & dad’s and into a dorm, then onto a frat or sorority or off-campus housing, then maybe back home with mom and dad...although hopefully not that last one. 

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How to Soundproof Your Dorm Room

How to Soundproof Your Dorm Room

Everyone knows that dorm rooms can get loud. All the chatter and walking around outside, the neighbors, and all the creaks and groans of the dorm can get a little overwhelming if you're trying to study or sleep. Luckily, there are ways you can go about soundproofing your room that won't go against the dorm rules. Make sure, however, that you know the rules before you take any of these steps. You don't want to end up breaking your contract or getting in trouble.

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Best Dorms at CU

Best Dorms at CU

Finding the best dorms at CU isn't difficult. All it takes is a little research. It's good to know what you're looking for in a dorm. Do you want to live alone, or with a roommate? Are you looking for a place where you can easily find parties, or somewhere quiet to keep up with your studies? Knowing what you need helps you narrow down the best options for yourself. You can also find a list of the best dorms at CU here.

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Best Dorms at CSU

Best Dorms at CSU

Before the end of this school year, you'll need to decide where you want to live for next year. Luckily, at CSU there are various dorm options. In fact, there are 11 active residence halls on campus. When you're considering the best dorms at CSU, there are several factors to think about. Do you want the biggest rooms, the most parties, or the quietest dorm? Knowing what you're looking for can help you find exactly what you need.

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How to Move Into Your First Dorm Room

How to Move Into Your First Dorm Room

Moving into your first dorm room can be stressful and scary. However, with this guide you'll learn some of the best tips for moving into your dorm. Get rid of the stress and start looking forward to this new step in your life!

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4 Tips to Get Through Your First Month of College

4 Tips to Get Through Your First Month of College

Getting through your first month of college is important, but it's not always as easy as it seems. With these tips, you'll be more likely to make it through that crucial first month with flying colors. Make the most of your time at college and by getting on the right track early.

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Decorating Your Dorm With a Roommate

Decorating Your Dorm With a Roommate

If you've never lived with a roommate, it can be quite a shock to realize that you have to share just about everything with another person. When you move into your new dorm room, it's a good idea to talk to your roommate and find out what their decorating ideas are. Whether your tastes are similar or completely different, there are a few ways you can work together to ensure that your dorm looks great and fits both of you.

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College Move-In Checklist

College Move-In Checklist

You got accepted to your favorite school. Congratulations! Now it's time to get ready to move out and start exploring the world on your own. As you're getting ready for college, it's important not to leave your lucky pencil box behind, of course — but make sure you also remember the other items you'll need during this new chapter of your life.

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4 College Essentials to Pick Up from Storage

4 College Essentials to Pick Up from Storage

If you put all your dorm items into storage after last semester, it's important to make sure you grab some things before you head back to school. While you may not need everything you put in storage right away, there are some items you simply don't want to start school without. Check out the items you need to pick up before you head back.

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On or Off Campus: Which Housing Type Should You Choose?

On or Off Campus: Which Housing Type Should You Choose?

One major decision you'll have to make when you go to school is whether to live on campus or find off-campus housing. There are lots of pros and cons to both options, which makes it a hard decision. Take a look at these five factors to consider when choosing where to live while going to school.

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5 Colorado Restaurants Out-of-State Students Need to Know About

5 Colorado Restaurants Out-of-State Students Need to Know About

You're a college student on a budget, living in Colorado for the first time. Dining hall food is convenient and free, but you have to admit it leaves your taste buds a little dissatisfied. Whether you're in Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, or anywhere else in the state, find one of these restaurants for an inexpensive meal that offers way more flavor than that dorm food ever could.

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5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

5 Things to Do the Summer Before College

Congratulations! You've graduated from high school and are gearing up to go to college. You've got a whole summer between graduation and move-in day to fill. It might be tempting to spend every day lounging by the pool, but you'll be in a new environment before you know it. Use the summer to say goodbye to your old life and hello to your new one!

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6 Dorm-Friendly TVs for Less Than $500

6 Dorm-Friendly TVs for Less Than $500

Old movies show us that it used to be a luxury to have one TV for a whole house. These days, it's common to have a TV in every room of a house, and college dorm rooms are no exception. How else can studious college students expect to pass their down time if not for a little television recreation? Let's look at a few of the best affordable dorm-friendly TVs.

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The 5 Best Dorm Room Gadgets That You've Never Heard Of

The 5 Best Dorm Room Gadgets That You've Never Heard Of

Most dorm rooms don't leave a lot of freedom for creativity. Between the bed, the desk, and drawer set, there isn't much space for statement pieces and redecorating. However, that doesn't mean you can't make your dorm room stand out above the rest — without wasting precious space or blowing through your budget. These five gadgets will make your room pop and turn you into the most popular person on your floor.

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