New Room Tour!!

Hi everyone! As requested, I am doing a room tour for my new bedroom!

I made a quick video tour ( not the best at recording)! I hope you enjoy the tour! DIYs will be up soon for my dresser/décor!

 

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Here is the video!

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this quick tour! I will have another quick one of my Instagram story!

 

 

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Freshman Tips

This applies mainly to college and somewhat to high school.  Every school is different but here are some of the things that I find most useful.

  1. Don’t be Shy

You are in a new place and you will meet great new friends. You have to get out of your comfort zone a little to make these friends!!

     2. Join a bunch of clubs/ go to campus activites

For one, its a great resume builder and you’ll meet lots of people with similar interests. Great place to make friends and have something to do!! Also, if your campus has greek life, I would recommend it!! Lots of fun and you’ll always have friends that want to do something with you!

    3. Skip freshman orientation

Just a big waste of time for them to tell you a bunch of obvious stuff.  Make friends with someone that wants to go to it and have them give you the important info.

    4. Just lower your standards of good food

The food tastes like crap but if you just lower your expectations it can be tolerable. If you want to know more info about what I ate my first semester click here

    5. Don’t over pack

No junk.. Click here for my packing list. I also have some dorm décor advice so click here for that.

   6. Schoolwork before fun

Get the homework and studying overwith BEFORE you go out and do fun stuff. Don’t procrastinate or push off homework. Rip off the homework bandaid and just do it.

   7.  Talk to your advisor regularly

The better they know you, the more they can help you pick classes and move forward in your degree.  Plus the more you visit your advisor, the more they WANT to make sure you get everything you need. Say if a class is full, they can make a special adjustment to get you into the class. They’ll only do this if they know your an active student and deserve it.

   8. Go to your Professors office hours

If you have any questions or hesitations then you should 100% go to your professor just to clarify. Plus you will stand out amongst your class if you take that initiative and your prof will know you are serious about the class. So some profs might grade your assignments a bit more lienient compared to people that don’t do their homework or put no effort into the class.  Plus its their job to help you

 

9.  Don’t be afraid to get a tutor

I have had a bunch of hard classes all at once. I got tutors for the ones I had less interest in. I could have stuggled to learn the material alone but the tutors just help you get a better understanding of the content. I liked to spend the time with my tutor doing homework and example problems. Mine were for Physics 2 and Calc 2 and I ended up getting good grades in those classes and did not struggle at all.

 

10. Always go to class

Some proffessors give bonus oppurtunities for those that come to class. PLUS they might tell you exact questions that can be on the test

11. Do your Laundry

Clean laundry=less clutter. Make sure you set timers on your phone do get it exactly when its done. People will throw your clothes on the ground if you are not there when the cycle finishes.

12. Studying

You can do it in your room BUT in the library is much better.  You will easily lose focus in your room. Plus the library is nice and quiet and that’s where the printers are.

 13. Try to be friends with your roommate

A lot of people get fed up with their roommates. I ended up just being the “Mom” of my roomates. Bascially I just took care of them when they were sick and made sure they weren’t too too bad at parties and stuff. I think I’m just a little more experienced with the life aspect of college. I know how to take care of myself and clean so like I don’t mind doing it. Anyways, Love my roomies to death and ill miss living with them this year.

14. Don’t get involved with drama

A lot of people will be “stuck in high school” all they wanna do is party and talk shit on people.  You are literally an adult. Grow up. Drama is pathetic and so are the people that initiate it. Not everyone is a saint but sometimes you just have to tell people to fuck off. oops.

15. DONT STRESS

Yes its college. But you shouldn’t be nervous and stress about small things. Save the stressing for midterms and finals.

 

 

Hope this helps & thanks for reading!

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Packing for College

Yesterday I asked my Instagram followers some of the future blogs that they may like to see… This was one of the highest requested and most time sensitive.. since most colleges start soon ( I don’t move in til Aug 27th). Anyway, I am going to give you my personal tips and some of the necessities that I bring. If you’re looking for decorating advice, click here.

 

So, my freshman year, I over-packed a ridiculous amount of unnecessary stuff… Three SUV’s full to be exact. I was so concerned about not having enough space for all of my stuff so I bought 2 extra giant storage drawers and put them under my bed…. But my bed wasn’t high enough at first and then I had to raise it with cinder blocks.. Very inconvienint and hard to take down… I do not recommend it.. Luckily I have my own  car and made many trips back home just to take junk.  Which is why you’re about to get some of my best advice now!

 

BIG TIPS:

  1. Less really is more.

if you over pack, you’ll have nowhere to put your stuff.. If you underpack, there is always a store nearby and I’m sure SOMEONE will have a car for you to hitch a ride in. Most campuses have busses too! There is a nice big Walmart and Homegoods waiting for me at my school so, if I do forget anything I’ll be fine.

   2. You don’t need to bring your entire closet.

I know, tragic. Well honestly unless you like waking up super early in the morning before your 8AM class, you’ll prob end up wearing bum clothes after the first few weeks… for me it was days.

  3. Don’t bring clunkly decorations.

For this purpose, I would define clunky to be anything bigger than a small picture frame that serves no purpose. Yes I’m sure you like to have a ton of memories of your friends from school, but no, you do not need to have every picture framed. I modge podged a bunch of my favorite pictures of my friends and family on to a pretty board that takes up none of my desk space and I just hang it on the wall. Thats just about the only decorations that I have that serve no purpose. Also, cute twinkle lights do much more for your room than you would think. If its darker in there, you can see how ugly the paint color of your dorm is.  To see more on decorating click here

 

4. Don’t bring a bunch of food.

Move in first…Completely.. You might not have room to store an entire months supply of groceries. Just get your favorite snacks.. unless you move into a giant apartment instead of dorms.. then you will probably need food.

 

5.  School supplies should be the top priotity

You are not attending school for how nice your dorm looks… or how prepared you were to live without your parents. You are there to study. Make sure that your school supplies are the first and most thought out thing that you pack. Ill go into more detail about this and organizing in another post this week. But basically, your desk accsssories/school supplies need to be a priority.

   6. Shoes….

My weakness.. I take almost all of my shoes.. I pack light in just about every other category but shoes ughhh.. I love them all so I want to show them all off.. I take every pair of winter/rain boots. A bunch of tennies and dress shoes. My casual shoes and flip flops.. basically all of them and I leave a few pairs for when I do come home.

 

 

 

SOOO…

don’t follow any of the packing lists on pinterst or google. Those are complete lies.. You do not need the majority of the stuff they consider “nessecities”.

Here is a checklist that I made ( You can always add more just keep in mind you wont know how much space you have until you’re settled in). Click Here!

 

Notice that I did not include any clothing or toiletries. Your clothes are obviously up to you, depending on what you like and where your college is.  You’ll have to figure out what beauty products (makeup/shampoo/curling iron)  you want to take. Everyone is different and I personally dont take that much.  This list is for STUFF not your everyday products and clothes that you use.

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(this is what the document looks like) Click on the link and download it from my google drive and you can print it to mark off the things you get!

 

Hope this helps you as you prepare for college!!!

Thanks for reading!!

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