Take Your Dorm From Drab to Fab

College tuition increases every year, but the size of the average dorm room does not.  Check out the tips I shared for Bed Bath & Beyond for designing a room that is both stylish and functional.

Sort It Out.  Check your school’s web site for info about room set-up and lists of items that are prohibited in campus housing.  Connect with your roommate to plan your room avoid buying duplicate items.

Make It Up.  A bed bug mattress protector is the perfect first layer for dorm beds, and a stylish bed-in-a-bag gives you the biggest bang for your buck and enables you to express your personal style.

Raise It Up.  Create extra storage underneath the bed with bed lifts that raise the bed off the floor.  Hanging closet organizers maximize the use of space, and a shelf unit that fits over the bed provides additional space for gadgets, books and more.

Gear Up. Power bed lifts increase under-bed storage and provide extra outlets, while a speaker ottoman provides extra seating and great sound.  A USB hub keeps cords in order, and a surge protector power strip safely powers your electronics.

Pick It Up – Let someone else do the packing!  Bed Bath & Beyond’s free “Pack & Hold” service lets you shop locally, but pick up your items at the store closest to college – saving you the time and expense of packing and transporting your gear.