Wednesday, April 18, 2018

10 EASY and CHEAP Ways to Personalize Your Dorm Room!

10 EASY and CHEAP Ways to Personalize Your Dorm Room! (You’ll LOVE Number 3)

While it’s true that a bare dorm room is about as dull as a rock, that blank canvas only allows all the more space for creativity, customization, and personalization. All it takes to create a space that is unique to your own sense of style and sense of self is a little bit of creativity and a lot of elbow grease, but, it definitely can be done (and according to the rules and regulations of most dorms, too!)

Here are ten easy and cheap ways to personalize your dorm room that can be attainable for anyone. While each decorating hack may seem simple, that leaves all the more room for your own personality to shine through.

10. Add EASILY Removable Wall Art/Decor: Easily removable being the key words, here. Bare walls can often send a sense of boredom to any room- hang up photos, posters, art, and more!

9. Swap Your Dorm Lamp Out For A Cooler One: Sure the basic lamps provided by most universities do the job, but a custom lamp can add a cool flare to any room. 

8. Invest In A Giant Rug: A big, soft rug can add a sense of comfort to any room. Plus, no cold feet!

7. Create A Custom Bulletin Board: Get a bulletin board and customize it with photos, important papers for school, cool pins, and more. It will give you much personalization in your space. 

6. Customize Your Scent: Since most dorms don’t allow candles or open flames, invest in an oil diffuser or even a bottle of air freshener that gives you a custom and lovely scent. 

5. Pick A Funky Chair For Your Desk: A cozy and colorful chair can break up the monotony of any room. 

4. Add A Green Plant: Real or fake, a touch of earthy decor can bring light to any space. 

3. Choose A Cool, Canvas Laundry Bag: In order to get a truly personal space, customize anything you get a chance to! Get a colorful, or simple, canvas laundry hamper that camouflages your dirty clothes in between washes. You will be surprised how the littlest touch can give you such a sense of home. 

2. Add Light And Airy Curtains: Fresh curtains can reflect the natural light and open your space in a calming way. 

1. Make Your Bed The Focal Point: There are so many beautiful bed sets: find one that suits your personal style and design the remainder of your room around your bed (since those rooms are barely big enough to fit anything besides a bed, anyway!). Cool pillows, throw blankets, and more can truly give you a wonderful space. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Five Crazy Things Found In Dorms



(Number Three Will Freak You Out!)

Isn’t college hard enough without having to worry about what kind of critters might be living next to your bed or hiding in the bottom drawer of your desk? Here’s a list of five real-life situations that are sure to get you thinking. You might want to grab a flashlight and start checking around. Once that’s done, all we can say is make sure you keep things clean and uncluttered because places to hide are… Well, you might not like what hides there!

1. Boa Constrictor

In 1995, a six foot boa constrictor escaped from a Harvard Medical School graduate’s dorm room, and exited into the air conditioning vent. Can you just imagine how crazy everyone must have become? One moment you’re sleeping comfortably and the next moment you have a scaly roommate interested in crawling into bed with you!

2. Spiders

In 2012, a Kansas City student woke up with bumps on his wrist. He figured he’d just been tagged by a mosquito the night before so he ignored it. A few hours later, with his wrist purplish and the size of a balloon, he went to the student medical center and discovered he’d been bit not once but twice by a brown recluse spider. Fortunately his wrist healed but you have to wonder if he ever slept soundly in that room again.

3. Bedbugs

All of us like the idea of our skin being pierced with an elongated insect beak so our blood can be sucked out of our body, right?  Wait… doesn’t sound like a good idea? Well, that’s what bedbugs do, and an English Lit undergrad at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee was horrified to wake up covered with the bites! Bedbugs are a nightmare to get rid of but they’re more of a nightmare to have!

4. Rats

You’ll definitely say, “rats,” if you get stuck dealing with a rat problem in your dorm room. They breed like… well, like college students but faster. The problem got so bad at the University of Georgia in 2012 that one residence hall had dozens of calls to campus safety for pest control in only a few weeks! 

5. Your Roommate

Okay, so we couldn’t resist. Still, since we’re talking about pests we ought to point out that roommates can make the environment of the dorm a little crazy as well. The key is open communication and perhaps finding alternative ways to keep things tidy.

There you have it, potential nightmares in the making. Still, all it takes is a bit of attention to deal with almost any pest issue. Keep things clean and neat and you can probably sleep without worrying about what’s crawling, slithering or scampering nearby!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Spelman College Residence Halls and Off-Campus Dorm Mom Laundry Services

Many students at Spellman College use Dorm Mom’s Laundry Service, which provides weekly pick-up and drop off from the residence halls and off-campus apartments.

The service includes wash, dry and fold, dry cleaning, ironing, delicate items handling, etc. When picked up, we process the laundry at our facility and returned back within 48 hours.

Dorm Mom picks up at all dorms, on-campus residences and off-campus apartments during the week. We pick up at on-campus residence halls such as Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Howard-Harreld, Dorothy Shepard Manley, Stewart Living, Sally Sage McAlpin, Morehouse-James, Laura Spelman, Living-Learning Center, Bessie Strong, and MacVicar.

Off-campus pickup includes, sororities, fraternity, and communities in the Atlanta, GA area.

Laundry at college includes a lot of hassles. Some hassles with doing your own laundry in college includes:

·       Wait in line to do your laundry
·       Lack of respect or care for others' laundry
·       Your laundry could be stolen if you are not watchful
·       Dirty washers and dryers could stain your clothing items
·       Items that need hand wash or hang to dry may be a pain with roommates and hallmates
·       Campus washers and dryers could break from excessive use and may take a couple of days to be fixed


For more information, please visit Dorm Mom at www.dormmom.com or call us toll free at 1-877-478-5332 to sign-up or find out more information.

Morehouse College Residence Halls and Off-Campus Dorm Mom Laundry Services

Many students at Morehouse College use Dorm Mom’s Laundry Service, which provides weekly pick-up and drop off from the residence halls and off-campus apartments.

The service includes wash, dry and fold, dry cleaning, ironing, delicate items handling, etc. When picked up, we process the laundry at our facility and returned back within 48 hours.

Dorm Mom picks up at all dorms, on-campus residences and off-campus apartments during the week. We pick up at on-campus residence halls such as Tiger House, 1867 House, Maroon House, and White House.

Off-campus pickup includes, sororities, fraternity, and communities in the Atlanta, GA area.

Laundry at college includes a lot of hassles. Some hassles with doing your own laundry in college includes:

·       Wait in line to do your laundry
·       Lack of respect or care for others' laundry
·       Your laundry could be stolen if you are not watchful
·       Dirty washers and dryers could stain your clothing items
·       Items that need hand wash or hang to dry may be a pain with roommates and hallmates
·       Campus washers and dryers could break from excessive use and may take a couple of days to be fixed


For more information, please visit Dorm Mom at www.dormmom.com or call us toll free at 1-877-478-5332 to sign-up or find out more information.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Residence Halls and Off-Campus Dorm Mom Laundry Services

Many students at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) use Dorm Mom’s Laundry Service, which provides weekly pick-up and drop off from the residence halls and off-campus apartments.

The service includes wash, dry and fold, dry cleaning, ironing, delicate items handling, etc. When picked up, we process the laundry at our facility and returned back within 48 hours.

Dorm Mom picks up at all dorms, on-campus residences and off-campus apartments during the week. We pick up at on-campus residence halls such as Grace Watson, Ellingson, Gleason, NRH Quad, Sol Quad, and Frisina Quad.

Off-campus pickup includes fraternities, sororities, and the surrounding Rochester area.

Laundry at college includes a lot of hassles. Some hassles with doing your own laundry in college includes:

·       Wait in line to do your laundry
·       Lack of respect or care for others' laundry
·       Your laundry could be stolen if you are not watchful
·       Dirty washers and dryers could stain your clothing items
·       Items that need hand wash or hang to dry may be a pain with roommates and hallmates
·       Campus washers and dryers could break from excessive use and may take a couple of days to be fixed


For more information, please visit Dorm Mom at www.dormmom.com or call us toll free at 1-877-478-5332 to sign-up or find out more information.

University of Rochester Residence Halls and Off-Campus Dorm Mom Laundry Services

Many students at University of Rochester use Dorm Mom’s Laundry Service, which provides weekly pick-up and drop off from the residence halls and off-campus apartments.

The service includes wash, dry and fold, dry cleaning, ironing, delicate items handling, etc. When picked up, we process the laundry at our facility and returned back within 48 hours.

Dorm Mom picks up at all dorms, on-campus residences and off-campus apartments during the week. We pick up at on-campus residence halls such as Susan B. Anthony, Burton, Crosby, Gilbert, Hoeing, Tierman, Lovejoy and Genesee.

Off-campus pickup includes, Academic Living Centers, Brooks Crossing Apartment, Hill Court, Jackson Court, Riverview Apartments, Southside Living Area, etc.

Laundry at college includes a lot of hassles. Some hassles with doing your own laundry in college includes:

·       Wait in line to do your laundry
·       Lack of respect or care for others' laundry
·       Your laundry could be stolen if you are not watchful
·       Dirty washers and dryers could stain your clothing items
·       Items that need hand wash or hang to dry may be a pain with roommates and hallmates
·       Campus washers and dryers could break from excessive use and may take a couple of days to be fixed


For more information, please visit Dorm Mom at www.dormmom.com or call us toll free at 1-877-478-5332 to sign-up or find out more information.

Mount Holyoke College Residence Halls and Off-Campus Dorm Mom Laundry Services

Many students at Mount Holyoke use Dorm Mom’s Laundry Service, which provides weekly pick-up and drop off from the residence halls and off-campus apartments.

The service includes wash, dry and fold, dry cleaning, ironing, delicate items handling, etc. When picked up, we process the laundry at our facility and returned back within 48 hours.

Dorm Mom picks up at all dorms, on-campus residences and off-campus apartments during the week. We pick up at on-campus residence halls such as 1837 Hall, Abbey, Brigham, Buckland, Creighton, Dickinson, Ham, MacGregor, Mandelle, Mead, Pearsons Annex, Pearson, Porter, Prospect, Rocketfeller, Safford, Torrey and Wilder.

Off-campus pickup includes, sororities, fraternities and the surrounding areas in South Hadley.

Laundry at college includes a lot of hassles. Some hassles with doing your own laundry in college includes:

·       Wait in line to do your laundry
·       Lack of respect or care for others' laundry
·       Your laundry could be stolen if you are not watchful
·       Dirty washers and dryers could stain your clothing items
·       Items that need hand wash or hang to dry may be a pain with roommates and hallmates
·       Campus washers and dryers could break from excessive use and may take a couple of days to be fixed


For more information, please visit Dorm Mom at www.dormmom.com or call us toll free at 1-877-478-5332 to sign-up or find out more information.