My dorm room is freaking cute. Ugh. Like, I am the queen of this adorable, colorful, ridiculously tiny room. Plus no roommate, alright.
Yay for awesome dorm rooms! :)
Hey there, Tumblr-verse! :)
Hey, guys! I’d like to take a text post and a small bit of your Tumblr dash space to introduce myself as the new blogger for thegoodlifeoncampus.com! Our awesome blogger, Jenna, has passed the torch to me.
My name is Mandi and I’m a senior at Emerson College in Boston. I’m a film major with a minor in superhero studies. Okay… I made that last part up. I’m enthusiastic about the things I love (especially tea, Gothic literature, and words). I’m entirely consumed by wanderlust; traveling is my true love. I can bake a mean cupcake or twelve. I’ve also been known to howl at the moon from time to time.
I’m excited to help this blog grow and create content inspired by what our followers want to see! In the forthcoming weeks, I hope to create content that is always fun as well as informative. And, of course, I will continue to help you all find great dorm products and provide you guys with ideas to make your college space your own!
If you guys have any suggestions for content you’d like to see on thegoodlifeoncampus, let me know! I’m here to offer sage-like advice on college life, DIY projects for your dorm, product reviews, and maybe some smart-assery if you’re interested.
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We are TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com, the most unique dorm decor store anywhere and we are looking for college students with something to say about life on and off campus. If you can write and create video posts with intelligence, humor, style and personality, we want you to pay you for your talent. Your posts will be seen on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and of course, at www.TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com.
Send us a note with a sample of your best written and video posts. If you are selected, you will soon be making money by doing what you love - blogging on Tumblr!
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3 Electrical Safety Tips
Ah, home electricity. It’s not the most interesting subject, but your home electrical system is part of your day to day living and if you don’t know how to safely interact with it, the results could be deadly.
Under no circumstances are we suggesting that you tackle some of your home’s electrical problems. This is the reason it takes years and years of schooling and certifications for electricians to become qualified to make adjustments to your electrical system. Of course things come up though, so we’ve gathered a few quick tips for you to keep in mind when dealing with some of the common electrical issues.
1.) Listen to your breaker. If your breaker trips and then doesn’t reset. It’s telling you there’s an electrical problem. Don’t keep trying to reset the breaker. Forcing it won’t solve the electrical problem, and it may even lead to more dangerous results. Continually trying to reset the breaker will most likely result in a house fire. If you’re luck (the term “lucky” is being used extremely loose her) you’ll at least be able to see the source of the fire, like sparks behind the sofa. Most likely though, the electrical overload will occur somewhere inside your walls and your house will begin burn from the inside out.
2.) Know when to fight and when to flee. If sparks are flying and a fire is started, you need to know what you are capable of and when you are in over your head. In any case, even if you think you have a good handle on the fire don’t let it get between you and the exit. Firefighters recommend leaving as soon as any shred of doubt enters your mind. That fear is your mind telling you you’re in a dangerous situation. Call the fire department as soon as you are safely outside.
3.) Never throw water on an electrical fire. Just as you never throw water on a grease fire, the same rule applies here. Water conducts electricity, so throwing it on the fire could either make it worse or cause injury to yourself. You’ll want to use a chemical fire extinguisher instead.
And as a side note: know how to use your fire extinguisher effectively. Use the PASS method: Pull the fire extinguisher’s safety pin, Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle and Sweep the nozzle in a side-to-side motion until the flames are out. This is also the reason you’ll also want to make sure your fire extinguisher is always kept in a location you have quick access to. Your fire extinguisher does you no good if it’s buried under boxes in your storage unit.
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!