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College List

Check out this article for a great list to use as reference when shopping for dorm life!

For example:

  • Drawer liners
  • Over the door mirror
  • Vaccuum
  • Rug
  • Laundry bin
  • Trash can + recycling bin (your dorm may have these!)
  • Pictures of your family and friends – if you are moving away from people you love, this will help a ton!

Read MORE HERE (includes shopping links!)


Troubleshoot HVAC Systems


If it’s too hot or too cold and your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system isn’t functioning.. follow these steps before calling out the repair person:

Begin your diagnosis of the HVAC system by verifying that it has power. Locate the service panel and ensure the circuit breaker has not tripped. The furnace and the air-conditioner each have their own dedicated circuit breaker or fuse. Turn the circuit breaker off for the unit that is malfunctioning. Wait about 10 seconds and switch it back on. If you have fuses instead of circuit breakers, switch the main power off. Remove and replace blown, burnt or broken fuses. Next check the thermostat for power. Some thermostats receive power via the electrical system, while others contain batteries. Remove and replace batteries for battery-powered thermostats if there is no power at the unit. Read MORE..