DormSmart Living Blog: How to Prepare Your Dorm Room for Winter Break…

November 25, 2014

How to Prepare Your Dorm Room for Winter Break…

"...Fall semester is coming to an end and winter break is just around the corner so be sure to prepare your dorm room for winter break before heading home for the holidays, read on..."

10 Things College Students Should Do to Prepare Their Dorm Room for Winter Break
  1. Lock Up Your Valuables… If you cannot take them home with you, it is important to remember to lock up your valuables in a secure place such as your dorm safe or college trunk.

  2. Insurance… Make sure your insurance policy is up to date to cover potential theft and prepare an itemized list including serial numbers of your valuables, snap a photo or two. Take this information with you.

  3. Defrost & Clean Your Dorm Room Micro fridge... before leaving campus for winter break. Dispose of all perishable items. Unplug your unit from the wall, leaving the door slightly ajar to prevent moisture buildup and smells. Hopefully, you have an auto defrost unit. However, if your mini fridge freezer is manual defrost, be sure to check your manufacturer's user manual about how to defrost your freezer; or has a great mini fridge defrosting guide to assist you.

  4. Unplug All Electrical Appliances

  5. Clean & Organize Your Dorm Room… You will be busy with Spring Semester upon your return to campus so get your dorm room in order before you leave for winter break. Clean and organize your desk, closet… your entire room.

  6. Wash Your Laundry… Wash your clothes and dorm bedding prior to leaving campus, unless of course, you are taking your laundry home to mom. You will be tired from all the excitement and travel when you return to campus so a clean bed will be welcome.

  7. Take Out Your Trash… Do not leave a future science experiment in your dorm room! No one enjoys returning to a smelly moldy dorm room after winter break.

  8. Lower Your Thermostat... Your housing office should have a recommended temperature to save on heating costs without damaging your valuables while you are away.

  9. Secure Your Windows

  10. Lock Your Dorm Room Door

Just a few tips to live Dorm Smart! Happy Holidays!

No comments:

Post a Comment