Detailing Your Kid’s Dorm Room


Detailing Your Kid’s Dorm Room

By Shirley Velásquez

Detailing your kids dorm room! It’s time for students to pack up their bags and head to college to a dorm room. helping parents and their kids with money-saving basics that’ll help outfit a college dorm.


One typical mistake college freshman make is taking too many belongings to their new dorm room. In essence, a college dorm is a micro-studio apartment, which can become easily cluttered. Prevent discomfort of living in cramped quarters by bringing only what is necessary for a nine-month stay on campus. Choose furniture with multiple functions, such as a chair cube with ample storage or a twin-size bed frame with built-in book or clothing shelves.

College Dorm Essential 

A top way to save on school expenses is eating in. So look into taking a mini-fridge that stores perishables, beverages, and left-overs. To save more dollars, stop buying bottled water and, instead, purchase a water filter that connects directly to the faucet. For those who need a daily cup of joe, a coffee maker will further cut expenses. If the school allows, a toaster or microwave oven is handy to have to help heat up simple meals. Let’s not forget the cleaning supplies! Apart from a light-weight, upright vacuum cleaner that busts the dust, remember to pack disinfecting wipes for a quick and efficient rub-down of the dorm room.

Dorm Room

Helping your
college-bound kid put their stamp on a new space may offer a sense of security
and comfort. Think of creative and inexpensive ways to decorate. One idea is
framing a montage of images, such as vintage post cards or photos and with a
black metal casing. Pick one or two items as focal pieces that will stand out
in the dorm room, such as a rocking chair, a lamp or a tall mirror. Finally, a
dash of green brings instant joy. Choose an easy plant that doesn’t require too
much sunlight, such as a philodendron, nor too much water, such as a Yucca

Shirley Velásquez

is an
editor and writer at
ELLE magazine.
She has contributed to Woman’s Day, Glamour,
InStyle, Latina, The New York Sun, and Border-line Personalities, an anthology of essays
written by Latina writers. She is a frequent contributor to
Las Fabulosas.


Hot Moms Club was founded in 2005 and have had their fingers on the pulse of mom trends ever since. Their philosophy is simple, ‘You are not the best mom unless you are the BEST YOU!’

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