Moving In/My Dorm!

Hey everyone! I know I am a little late posting this (I moved in last week), but better late than never! First, let me start by saying packing is probably the hardest part of it all. I made countless lists and checked over everything numerous times, and STILL forgot many things. Other than forgetting a hairdryer, fingernail clippers, etc. I was pretty well set to move in to my dorm. As I drove three hours from home, I began to think of how I was on the top floor of my building. How was I supposed to carry all this up countless flights of stairs?! When I arrived to my college, everything was extremely hectic. I was directed to park and a bunch of sorority girls asked what my room number was and told me to go check in. I went to he table where my RA handed me my key and lead me up the stairs to show me to my room so I could sign a few papers. By the time I signed the last paper, everything from my car was neatly placed outside the door of my dorm room! It took my roommate and I about an hour or so to unpack and move all our things around how we wanted them to be. I have attached a few pictures to show you a small glimpse. Once I get everything looking “cute”, I will post many more pictures!

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Also, I LOVE my gorgeous monogram I ordered from WholesaleMonograms on etsy! I received my order quickly, and it was a great price for the quality of work. I would recommend it to anyone looking to spruce up their dorm, or any other room!

Thanks for reading, and I will talk to you guys again soon!


Disclaimer: I am not sponsored or endorsed by an products/companies mentioned in this post. All opinions are mine.


How to Get the Best Deal on Textbooks

Aside from the colossal cost of college itself, students are also required to purchase $100+ books. I have compiled a short list of tricks to help you n the textbook buying process.

Myth #1 “I have to purchase textbooks from my university bookstore”

This is completely wrong! There are a few colleges out there that require books be purchased through the school, but 99% of schools don’t care. As you can tell from the picture below, the university bookstore isn’t always the best place to purchase textbooks if you are trying to save a few bucks.


Myth #2 “I have to purchase my books brand new”

Wrong, again! Textbooks can be bought used or rented. If you are so lucky to find someone to personally buy the materials from, that’s great! Unfortunately, we can’t all be so lucky. There are a lot of sites out there dedicated to textbook renting, plus, Amazon always has great deals, too.

Some sites I have found for text book rentals are:

  1. ValoreBooks
  2. BookRenter
  3. AbeBooks
  4. Chegg
  5. CheapestTextbooks

Text Books

To ensure you are getting the best deal possible, plug all your ISBN’s onSlugBooks! You will be able to compare prices to purchase and rent from various sellers.

Myth #3 “I cannot highlight in rentals”

Be sure to check each company’s policy, but most encourage you to highlight and make notes!

I hope this post helps you save some cash on textbooks!

Thanks for reading!