Back to College Saving Ideas!

Back to College is a time of both joy and sadness. Parents, sad to see their children leave, young adults, eager to start their college adventure. The last moments they have together usually involves checking students into their dorms and decking their rooms out so that it feels less like a sketchy hostel and more like a home. For many, this process will involve a few trips to various retailers, and a big chance that your new ‘home’ looks ends up looking a lot like your neighbor’s. But for those who don’t want to settle for ordinary, here’s a few tips to help you really customize your college dorm room.

1. Picture Collage

A picture collage, if done correctly, can be a nice way to decorate your room, and remind yourself of the loved ones you left behind while pursuing a higher education. If not done correctly, it can be an obnoxious eyesore that takes up your whole wall and makes your roommate hate you from day 1. So do it the smart we, keep it small and leave some blank space for friends you make in college, and you’re sure to have an awesome room decoration.


2. Thank you The College Juice for this great idea. Is it a book, is it a charger…it’s a book charger! We all know you’re really just playing on your iPhone while in class anyways, so might as well turn your books into an iPhone charger.

3. Customized Laundry Bag

At home, laundry bags are usually pretty lame and hidden away in your closet. At college though, a small dorm room could force you to push these laundry bags out into the light. Should that be the case, you want to have a laundry bag that makes a statement. Try decorating your laundry bag using patches, dyes, and paints to give it that uniquely you stamp.

4. Toilet paper roll art

Now expect the first week of school to see at least 20 rooms with the same poster from this summer’s blockbuster movie, another 20 to have reprints of Andy Warhol paintings, and another 100 to have blown up album covers as decoration. Don’t fall into the wall decoration norm here and instead make something yourself. Here’s an idea from what someone made out of toilet paper rolls. But really, be creative and know that the sky is the limit.

5. Earring Rack

Now assuming that you don’t need a safe to lock up your jewelry yet, here’s a great idea that doubles as a decorative piece for your room. But watch you, your friends might become find of borrowing your earrings 😉

Happy decorating!

Wanderful Media

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#iBack2School Twitter Party

So we had our first twitter party…and it was awesome! We want to give a big thanks to all those who participated and really made it a party. Also, congrats to those who won one of the $75 Office Depot gift cards we gave out:

@misaacmom
@sillymommy
@goochin
@abbebrown
@GODS_SMILE

If you happen to have missed this one, don’t worry, we had so much fun we decided to plan another party. The next party will feature a Back to College theme. Here are some details:

Hashtag: #DormParty
Giveaway: $375 in Target gift cards
Date: Thursday, August 23, 3pm
Hosts: @iCircular
Theme: Back to College

Hope to see you all there!

Wanderful Media

Back to School Shopping Ideas!


Back to school shopping can simultaneously be one of the most fun and stressful times of the year. Scouring through circulars, battling your way through stores, beating out other shoppers to be the first to grab the best deals while they’re still around. Piggy decided to go to Office Depot early this morning to see what he could save on, and boy did he save! Here are some of Piggy’s favorite deals.

1. Pennies for supplies!

What a deal, what a deal! Office Depot decided to offer some of those back to school staples for just pennies on the dollar. Loose leaf paper, erasers, and book covers for just 25¢! Glue for just 1¢! Needless to say, he picked up a few of these items.

2. 5 Star School Supplies

Next Piggy decided to go with some sturdy 5 Star products. They’re built to handle a beating in the backpack, while keeping your homework nice and secure. They also look really sharp.

3. Making School Fun

School shouldn’t be all about killing your hands and pushing lead, and that’s where these products come into play. Piggy found some awesome highlighters that are sure to brighten up any set of notes.

He also found some Crayola products at prices that won’t make think twice about not hanging this one up on the wall.

And a binder that’s guaranteed to brighten up even the most dull history lesson.

4. Math Class

Don’t let all these fun product fool you though. When it comes to getting down to business, Piggy sure does know his way around a Texas Instrument calculator. He likes to keep a TI-34 handy for calculations on the fly, and of course a TI-89 at home for when some serious derivatives need graphing.

5. And a bag to hold it all

With all these back to school products purchased, the question arises of where to hold it all. Office depot hooked it up with some great deals on backpacks. Now this is one happy piggy.

Now that all of the back to school shopping is done, it’s time to sit back and relax until Piggy becomes the cool freshmen on campus!

Wanderful Media