Creating a home away from home in your dorm room St. John's NL

As students across the country prepare for another school year, Canadian Tire has the following tips to help first time students create a home away f ...

Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
(709) 722-6324
65 Ridge Road
St. John's, NL
 
Eastern School District
(709) 758-2372
215 Water Street
St. John's, NL
 
Academy Canada
(709) 739-6767
167-169 Kenmount Road
St. John's, NL
 
Keyin College
(709) 579-1061
44 Austin Street
St. John's, NL
 
Academy of First Baptist K-12 Christian School
(709) 364-8928
Ambassador Pl
St. John's, NL
 
Ecole des Grands-Vents
(709) 754-8000
65 Ridge Road
St. John's, NL
 
Kidcraft Educational Supplies Ltd
(709) 753-7676
82 O'Leary Avenue
St. John's, NL
 
Lakecrest - St John's Independant School
(709) 738-1212
58 Patrick Street
St. John's, NL
 
Goldshield Institute (T&R)
(709) 697-2038
300 Topsail Road
St. John's, NL
 
Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
(709) 722-6324
65 Ridge Road
St. John's, NL
 

Creating a home away from home in your dorm room

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(NC)-As students across the country prepare for another school year, Canadian Tire has the following tips to help first time students create a home away from home in their dorm room to make it a welcoming place to spend time.

• Incorporate as many personal touches from home into your space as possible: For example, make a picture collage of friends and family and choose colourful, patterned photo frames for display on your desk space or bed side table.

• Design the most comfortable space possible. Bring your favourite things and use lots of colours to make it your own. Bedding can add personality to any space and reversible comforters are a way of changing up the décor.

• Dorm room lighting isn't always optimal for studying, so ensure you bring extra desk lamps and bulbs. Lamps like the Ott-lite vision saver, duplicate natural daylight indoors, making late-night study sessions easier with less strain on eyes.

• Adding small touches can create a cozy 'at home' atmosphere. Area and circle rugs are an inexpensive way of making standard dorm rooms more comfortable and inviting.

• Check appliance regulations prior to moving in and research which small appliances such as compact refrigerators, toaster ovens and kettles available at Canadian Tire will work best for your needs. If appliances are not permitted at your dorm, ensure that you keep dry snacks, bottles of water and fruit on-hand for energy when studying or entertaining friends.

• Don't forget to pack your personal CD or MP3 player to play your favourite music when relaxing after class.

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