Are you planning on studying abroad this coming spring semester? This can be one of the most memorable experiences in your college career; however don’t let the stress of moving burden your once in a lifetime experience!

Door To Dorm offers two types of services, which can be perfect for students who decide to study abroad.

Student Storage 

Taking a semester abroad can be fun, but you definitely don’t have to take everything in your dorm room. Door To Dorm offers a storage solution that it cost effective and stress free. Simply select a service package you want and a time when we can pick up your stuff. Plus, we offer FREE boxes and packaging supplies. Once your semester abroad comes closer to an end, we will contact you to set up your delivery back to your university dorm!

Student Shipping

Because travel fees can be costly, it might be easier for you to ship your belongings to your destination. This option is perfect for students studying abroad because it’s easy and convenient. All you have to do is pack your boxes, and then contact our offices via phone or online to arrange a convenient pick up time. Our employees arrive at your dorm room and pick up the boxes. You won’t have to lift a finger!

Door To Dorm caters the specific needs to each college student they work with, which other places can say they do that? For more information contact us today!


Everyone has heard the phrase “freshman 15”, but how much of it do we know to be true? After much research, we’ve concluded that this phrase can actually be true, but only if you allow it to be.

We all know that starting off your college career can be a scary and stressful time, especially if you are moving across the U.S. away from home. Living on your own, whether in a dorm or apartment calls for responsibility. Even though studies have shown that the freshman 15 is realistically more like the freshman 3-10 (lbs.). If you don’t prepare, then you can definitely be at risk to gain some college weight.

Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind during your entire college career, which will help keep your health on the right track:

  • Get plenty of sleep (although being a college student is stressful, try your best)
  • Drink lots of H20
  • Keep healthy snacks in your minifridge for in between meals
  • Look up MyPlate to see how to incorporate the 5 food groups into your diet
  • Stay active
  • Eat breakfast
  • Talk to your University dietician to help come up with a meal plan that you can accommodate with the dining hall on campus

Remember, the freshman 15 will only come to be if you allow it. Monitor your eating habits and take care of yourself!

We bet you are excited to begin classes and move into your dorm room, but you still have a few weeks left of summer. Why not get your dorm decorations ready? DIY projects are super fun and you get to show off to all your friends! We searched for some of the coolest DIY dorm deco projects, for you to use, courtesy of Pinterest!

1. Light up your room with some fun and colorful lights.

These are are sure to start up conversation, with the opener, “who knew ping pong balls weren’t just for playing games”!


Click here to find out how to make these fun lights for your room!

2.  Transform your room using washi tape!


Click here to see all the different ways washi tape can be used!

3. Give yourself some privacy with a new dorm bed canopy!


Find out how to make it here!

4. Make a colorful rainbow using paint chips or samples!


Head down to your local hardware store and ask for some paint samples or paint chips, using your imagination, create a colorful design to attach to your wall!

5. Create a cool, organized desk supply holder using emptied Pringle cans! First you snack, and then you stack!


Click here to make your very own! 

If you had the opportunity to travel internationally, meet new people, try new things and study your degree in a whole new perspective. Would you do it?

Traveling abroad can be one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences in your college career. It gives you that chance to gain knowledge from another country including their customs and culture, and experience it for yourself.

With the help of your University, the possibilities are endless! The only question you would need to ask yourself would be, “Where do I want to go”?

Here are the top 5 most popular places to travel abroad, according to BuzzFeed Life:

1. Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia

2. Keio University in Tokyo, Japan

3. Univerity of Granada in Spain

4. Fudan University in Shanghai, China

5. American College in Dublin, Ireland

Many of these International Colleges were rated the highest on The Abroad 101 list and also offer many of the courses that will qualify to transfer back over to your University. Not to mention, they are also located in some of the world’s most beautiful countries, with tons of things to do! You can not only study, but possibly learn a new language (which always looks good on a resume). And you’ll have life-changing experiences, which we are sure you wouldn’t regret! Get together with your advisor and see what options you have!


Summer is in full effect but what are you going to do until school starts back up again? Have you thought about getting a summer job? It’s not too late to look into something part time, there are plenty of places that even hire just for the summer.

Getting a summer job is a great way to keep busy during the summer if you didn’t sign up for summer classes, meet new people, plus you get some extra cash! It’s a good idea to save some of the money you earn during your summer job, this way you can begin the school year with some funds in your bank account without having to ask your parents.

You can also use your hard earned summer money for some fun during your break as well. Go out a few times to see the city with friends. Visit the places you had been wanting to but couldn’t during the semester, try a new restaurant you’ve been dying to try. You’ll have the extra time and money to have a fun and memorable summer!

Some good places to look for seasonal positions:

  • Retail Stores
  • Coffee Shops
  • Small Boutiques
  • Bookstores
  • Restaurants
  • Music Stores

Other good ways to save some money this summer:

  • Dog Walking
  • Baby Sitting
  • House Sitting
  • Blogging
  • Tutoring Summer Classes
  • Become a Door To Dorm Student Ambassador


Summer is here and while other students are going home for the break, some students need to stay for summer school. During these months, the days tend to get hotter and there’s no better way to beat the heat than gulping down cold drinks.

A mini fridge is one of the most common items in a college dorm, especially during summer. These fridges are cheap and small enough to fit in small spaces. They provide convenience and independence to students, which is why you should consider renting one for your dorm.

While mini fridges are cheap, it is recommended to rent one for the summer. Fridge rentals are affordable and will save you money in the long run. When you have one in your dorm room, you can keep cold drinks. This can save you a lot of money instead of buying soda and coffee on the go. The fridge is also a great place to store leftover food, say goodbye to spoiled food!

When you go back to school in summer, having a fridge in the room will help you stay focused on schoolwork. When exams come, and you do a lot of cramming, you don’t need to go out of the room to grab a drink or a quick bite. That way you can concentrate on studying without any distractions.

Students with fridges in their dorm rooms have been observed to have healthier eating habits compared to those without fridges. They keep yogurt and fruits in their fridge that allow them to eat healthy. Some of the common healthy foods that you can keep in your mini fridge include low-fat cheese, vegetables, eggs, hummus and salsa, just to name a few.

When looking for fridge rentals, you should keep in mind that some dormitories and colleges have rules about appliances in rooms. You should check with your college first before renting one for the summer. If they allow one in your room, we can provide FREE shipping, that way you don’t need to worry about how you’re going to get the fridge inside your dorm. And when your rental agreement ends, we will also pick it up from your dorm for FREE again!

Ordering a mini fridge for the summer is the perfect way to save money and at the same time beat the heat. You will have all the comforts of home without breaking your budget. Fridge rentals are better, especially if you are going to use it for a single semester. Most rental facilities offer a per-semester rate, which makes it more affordable than buying one!

Taking a summer internship can be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of your career. With summer just around the corner, the deadlines are coming along with it for most companies. If you haven’t already applied and/or interviewed for any internships this summer, you definitely want to act now. If you are still a bit “ify” about the whole deal, here are a few pros vs cons that might help with you ultimate decision.

Pro: Networking. Introduce yourself to as many people as you can, engage in conversation and get to know your peers. Networking is one of the easiest and best things that can help you in your career.

Pro: Advantage. If after your graduate, you decide you want to re-apply at the same company you interned with,  they will remember your name and work ethic because you showed them during your internship.

Pro: References. Your boss at your summer internship will make a great reference for future job opportunities. Work hard and earn those letters of recommendation!

Pro: Experience. Whether paid or not, you’re still getting experience which will benefit you in the long-run throughout your career.

Wait, we forgot to mention a con…

Con: Not doing a summer internship will make you miss out on all these pros!

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow, will be our doubts of today.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Here is a few internship websites to help you get started: