College Diaries: Grabbing Five Minutes


Right now, I have four windows of Open Office, two windows of Firefox (both with multiple tabs going), and a three ring binder for physics all open in front of me. I have a long laundry list of things to do, and doing my laundry is, right now, at the very bottom… All this to say that I am settling in quite nicely at college. :P

I had exams last week and the week before that, and I have one next week, but I am free now, so let’s talk storage :D

What I do with my space

The thing that I was looking forward to the most about my new college was living in a dorm. Yes, I know that sounds NUTS! Living in a poorly-painted room smaller than some closets, with another person whom you don’t know at all, and sharing the bathroom with no less than 50 other girls…. not most people’s idea of a good time.

I admit that the whole bathroom thing grosses me out sometimes, but the cleaning staff is very nice and works hard…

But the room is everything I wanted it to be! Limited space, creating a nice challenge for the decorator in me. I think I did a good job, and I have room to spare :)

you're taking up clothing space? and not even for shoes?!

OK, this picture will not be winning any rewards for photography, but it gets the point across. The white thing is a flexible $3-$5 shoe holder from Target, and it is my favorite of the storage areas that I have come up with. Even though it is made from a very flexible material, it holds up very well, and it holds everything that I need. For the smaller things, like vitamin pills and hair pins, I bought thin trays that were divided into three compartments:

my drugs :P

These little trays slide perfectly into the shoe holder shelf and keep things where they need to be.

Let me draw your attention back to the first picture… no, not to the wrinkled shirt lying on top of the hangers… no, not the over-flowing laundry basket, either. See that little green basket in the bottom corner of the picture? That was from the $1 section of Target. See how it is covered in holes? They are perfect for sticking a toothbrush or a razor into. Compared to the $5 carrier that I bought the same day, which was designed for carrying all that stuff, this thing is AMAZING! It is just the right size to fit all of my stuff into, even my contact stuff, all at the same time, and it is slightly flexible, and it is small, so it is about 100 times less bulky to carry around.

Let’s talk decor

First thing I bought, decoration-wise, I’m not going to lie, was a 2PM poster :D

2PM :) ... oh look and my kitchen!

It was a bit of a splurge. The poster itself was cheap… but I had to ship it from Korea… :} haha I love it though! Let’s see, you can also see my magnetic dry erase board, and my pantry, as well as my kitchen.

time to study

I hadn’t quite gotten everything sorted out when I took this picture, but it is close enough. See how my french memo board fits so perfectly into that space? It’s like it was made to be there! Its great! And if you look closely at the computer… 2PM is playing!!! And a dorm room wouldn’t be complete without a Batman poster!

… but hmmm, that heavy-looking book on the desk reminds me, I need to be wrapping this up, rats!

OK! OK, just one more picture:

lost time is never found again

This is my clock. And what good is a clock, if you don’t put quotes about time on it?

Day n. A period of 24 hours, mostly misspent.

Lost time is never found again.

and

There’s time enough, but none to spare.

OK, that’s all for now. Back to homework, I guess. Bye!

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