College Dorm Room Tips: Hook Up Your Dorm offers 7 ways to say make your dorm room a place you love to be.
Now that everyone (both hopeless romantics and those that hate them) has made it through Valentine's Day, we thought we'd turn things around a bit! Last week, inboxes were flooded with Valentine's emails - discounts, specials and gift tips galore. And now that everyone has spent all of their time and money telling everyone they love how special they are, we can focus on the ME, Myself, and My Dorm Room. Yep, that's right, let's take some time to pamper ourselves. The dorm experts are here to help you make your dorm room a place that you love to be. Make your heart and your wallet happy with these tips to say, "I love myself" without breaking your budget. (Tips 5 through 7 are split for him and her)
1) With various filters and water fountains these days no
one should pay too much for bottled water. Try a Nalgene bottle instead.
2) If you have kinks in your back from typing too
many papers or sore legs after working off those holiday lbs, a foam
roller is your answer. You use your own body weight to roll on the
tightened muscle - and it’s amazing how much tightness you can actually roll
out. Plus, foam rollers are easy to tuck in obscure places and if you
wake up in the middle of the night with a charlie horse a roller is a step
away. *Read instructions before using!
3) Down Pillows – Get rid of that block of wood you’ve
grown accustomed to and replace it with a soft spot for your head to melt into
after a long day of studying. The Company Store has
custom down pillows for people those who are stomach, back or side sleepers.
4) Splurge Alert! C'mon, you deserve it.
Fatboy Bean chairs - these bean
bag chairs are redefining the way we sit. They can be propped up as a chair
for while you type those 30-pagers and lounged on come Sunday night when
watching a movie. Plus the cover is both easy to clean and comfy to your skin.
IF "ME" IS A HE
5) Slippers add a “settled-in” feeling to living in the dorm that flip-flops at
7AM will never achieve. Try these
slippers from Lands' End. They are manly, comfortable and won't break your budget.
Make sure to keep yourself looking as spiffy as
Don Draper for internship interviews by keeping hangnails in check and your
brows looking more Ernie than Burt with this leather
pouch set containing tweezers and nail clippers from Brookstone. Sure you
can get clippers at any drugstore - but they don’t come with a travel-friendly pouch that provides a spot to put everything in.
Every guy we know from HUYD has been weary of
metro-sexual creams – but end up raving about how amazing Kiehl’s products are.
has been talked up the most and is definitely worth a whirl if you
don’t mind spending an extra $10 or so.
IF "ME" IS A SHE
5) Even during the last leg of winter and as spring
arrives, house slippers with proper soles for strolling make strange common
areas of dorms cozier. Try these Moc Suede Slippers from Lands' End. They are snuggly, inexpensive and classic.
Quick Skin Uplifts. We can’t think of a more
fulfilling way to say “I love myself,” than buying a time-tested product to invigorate
your skin, your senses, and make you feel fresh in the dead of winter. Go to Allure.com
to find products that have been tried and proven so you get your $’s
worth. We suggest a hydrating mask
or this gentle exfoliating
body scrub from Kiehl’s.
7) Make your day a bit more delightful by tossing a
bag into one of your drawers. The scent of lavender every time you take
something out to wear is a small daily luxury. If you have a little more time –
HUYD suggests scented drawer liners. While monster stores we love are now
selling them, nothing beats the original
liners sold at Crabtree & Evelyn.
*Bonus - Snickers produced a highly talked about Betty
White Super Bowl commercial, but the snack bars themselves have nothing on Chocolate
Coconut Macaroons from Godiva. They’re affordable. $20. Need we say more? (Since chocolates should be around all time, not just on Valentine's Day.)