Summer is coming. You’re going to need this.
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What do your plans involve this summer?
Now’s the time to load up on your best storage equipment, and our Industrial Loft Dorm Organizational Set is definitely a step in the right direction.
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Renovation Ideas for Renters
If you’re a renter, it can be tough to be constantly bombarded with unique and interesting home renovation ideas all while thinking to yourself I’m a renter, I can’t renovate. Well we hear you, loud and clear, so we’ve gathered together a few renovation ideas you can do without permanently changing your home. It’s a win-win; you make your place that much better and it’s all reversible by the time you have to move out.
1.) Add free standing storage. Just because you don’t have enough storage doesn’t mean you have to live that way. Get creative with your storage options. There are many places where you can purchase custom designed storage units that are easy to disassemble and take with you when you move out. This will allow you to take advantage of every square inch of space in your current apartment.
2.) Use dividers. Adding dividers to your place will help you create privacy where you need it as well as separate your home into rooms. Many people choose studios and open concept rentals because they come with cheaper rent (no bedrooms) and seem much less cramped. However, after a while people start wishing they had a little more privacy. A divider gives you the feeling of a one bedroom apartment without the cost.
3.) Take advantage of temporary “wallpaper.” Not all landlords are cool with painting or adding wallpaper to your residence, but that doesn’t include wall decals. Nevermind the large, obnoxious look that wall decals used to give, it’s the 21st century! There is an incredible selection of beautiful wall decals for a very affordable price. Whether you’re looking for something clean and sophisticated (like a subtle striped pattern) or something that makes a statement (like a bold colored, ornately detailed option), there are plenty of possibilities to fit what you’re looking for.
4.) Add an area rug. Two of the biggest complaints made my renters are about dingy carpet that the landlord refuses to remove, and people complaining about them and the amount of noise they make. Area rugs help solve both these issues. They cover up nasty carpet that you’d rather just forget about, and they help insulate your apartment from letting out sound to others. That means you can have friends over without having to worry someone calling your landlord over a heated poker game or about the giant stain in the middle of the living room.
5.) Updated hardware. Can’t stand your shower head? Replace it! You can very easily put the old shower head back on when you move out. The same goes for other hardware items, like kitchen and bathroom faucets. If all it takes is a screwdriver and a few minutes to make your life much easier, by all means, go for it!
Zip and Flip
Sometimes you need a travel pillow and sometimes you need a cuddle buddy. Our Zip and Flip Travel Pillow is both. You’re welcome.
Too many pens and pencils?
Admit it, you probably have way to many pens and pencils rolling around your desk and backpack. So clean it up! Our handy little Vines Magnetic Pencil Cup not only looks classy, but is super functional as well!
Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
For some reason, people tend to completely underestimate the air quality in their home, but believe it or not, allergens and irritants can stay in your home for years, creating not only a stuffy and uncomfortable environment, but a downright unsafe one as well. Think about it; if you suffer from asthma or allergies, the air quality inside your home can ultimately determine your happiness in life! So how do you keep things cleared up?
1.) Suck it up. Just sweeping isn’t going to help. If anything, it tends to kick up anything that has settled on the floor back into the air again. Instead, vacuum your home as often as possible, even if you have hardwood floors. Dust, danger and other things tend to settle in the cracks and corners, so go around the edges of your floors with a vacuum before breaking out the broom. And don’t forget about drapes, furniture, and even ledges around your walls.
2.) Invest in a purifier. An air purifier can be your saving grace during the allergy months. All that coughing can be alleviated by keeping your air circulated and purified on a regular basis. Just make sure to purchase an air purifier that is relatively quiet; otherwise, you’ll be trading itchy eyes for a serious lack of sleep.
3.) Keep it out in the first place. One of the easiest ways to keep your place free of chemicals is to put down a floormat and take your shoes off at the door. We can’t even describe the cocktail of pesticides, dirt and other pollutants that are sticking to the bottom of your shoes, so why would you even bring them into your house in the first place? Putting a welcome mat outside your door will help you eliminate some of the damaging pollutants; avoiding wearing your shoes inside the house will go even further.
4.) Use common sense. That means no smoking in your home, putting away food as soon as possible and avoiding spraying things like hairspray in such closed spaces. Not everything that hurts your air quality comes from outside; a lot of it comes from inside your home. Be one step ahead of the game by making sure you aren’t polluting your home from the inside.
5.) Invest in a dehumidifier. Especially if you live in a high humidity area (we’re looking at you, anyone in the southern part of the country) high humidity can be a major contributing factor to decreased air quality. To avoid mold and that musty smell, you’ll want to keep your humidity below 50%.
And don’t forget; for dorm safety items (like pepper spray, safes and personal alarms), check out our store at www.secureoncampus.com, and for dorm decorations (like dorm lighting, fun drinking games, and wall decals) check out our store at www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com!