When you’re a college student, summers can be a time to relax, adventure, and be with friends and family. On the other hand, summers can also be used as opportunities for hard work and saving up some cash. No matter how you choose to spend your summer, here are a few solid tips to make it the best one yet!

  1. Apply for a summer job/internship early in the summer

Some great job-hunting sites you may consider using, as you search for the perfect internship or job are Indeed, LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter—all of which have a mobile app as well. Before you start applying, make sure you have an updated and polished résumé as well as a neat and organized website showcasing projects you’ve done in the past. Wix and WordPress are great website building tools.

     2. The sooner you buy those plane tickets, the cheaper they’ll be

If you’re planning on going on a trip this summer, it’s best to choose the destination and buy tickets as soon as possible.  Once the tickets are purchased, you can start to plan the details of your trip (lodging, activities, etc.). Buying plane tickets as early in advance as possible is always a good idea, because the closer you get to the date of departure, the higher the price of the tickets will be. Also, be sure to conduct a thorough search of different airline sites to compare prices.

     3. Know what goes on in the hotel world

Even if you aren’t planning a trip anytime soon, staying up to date with hotel deals is always a good practice—why? Many prominent businesses in the travel industry host flash sales throughout the year. These offer up a perfect opportunity to score discounted hotel rooms. Websites such as Expedia, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and Andrew Harper Travel all have periodic flash sales—all of which, on average, offer up to 35% off usual prices. Download one or each of these company’s apps and sign up for their newsletters! Do keep in mind that if you plan to take advantage of one of these sales, call the hotel you intend to book with beforehand and confirm that the deal is still valid.

     4. Make sure your belongings are stored somewhere safe, clean and secure

If you’re moving out of a dorm or apartment for the summer, you’ll want to store your furniture and other belongings in a facility that you can trust. Door To Dorm is a storage, shipping, and refrigerator rental company with affordable pricing and outstanding customer service. We serve over twenty universities in the northeast and provide students with the services they need. Here’s how it works: you pick your box sizes and we send them straight to your dorm or dorm hall along with all the necessary packing materials. Once you’re packed, Door To Dorm picks up your boxes and stores them in a centrally-located storage facility in New York. If you’re lucky enough to be graduating this semester, Door To Dorm will also ship your packed belongings to wherever you are going next!

Move-in day is fast approaching, and the excitement is building! Perhaps you’ve already thought about the décor and the vibe you want your dorm to have, but before you get too carried away, we invite you to take a look at a couple of dorm room essentials.

What does your dorm look like?

Before you buy or pack anything ask yourself this, how big is your dorm? What’s the layout, and how much room do you have? Also, be sure to get in touch with your future roommate and ask what they intend to bring with them. Maybe they have a TV or game console they’re planning to bring so you may not need to bring yours, or vise versa. You two will have to work together to figure out how to utilize your space in the most efficient way possible. No matter what the layout of your dorm is, it’s not going to be a very large space—so don’t overpack and remember to be considerate of your future roommate.

Door Room Essentials – The Basics

If neither you nor your new roommate have a mini fridge or microwave, you can rent one, or both (2-in-one microchill) from us at Door to Dorm! A mini fridge may not seem like dorm room essentials, but you’ll be wishing you had one when all you want is a cold drink while you study, or a place to stick your leftovers. Speaking of, saving money on leftovers is worth the investment- how will you heat up your leftovers without a microwave? Microwaves are a convenient thing to have, but we’ll let you make the ultimate decision. You’ll also have to bring a trash can. Ask your roommate if they would be alright with sharing one, kitchen-sized trash can. If you both have your own small cans, they will fill up too quickly and you’ll both find yourselves constantly taking out your tiny bag of trash. If you share a can you can make one garbage bag last longer and take turns taking out the trash.

Stay Organized

It can be a challenge to keep a small space clean and uncluttered—that’s why organization is key. More often than not, a dresser and a desk will be provided for you in the dorm. But if you find that the dresser doesn’t hold all your clothes, or the desk doesn’t hold all your school supplies—plastic storage drawers take up very little space, and can be used to store almost anything.

Cleaning Materials

If you’re living with someone else, you’ll have to tidy up from time to time (for your own sanity, you should even if you have a single). A handheld vacuum is a life-saver in the dorms, especially if your dorm’s floor is carpeted. A full-size vacuum would take up far too much space, but a small dust buster will definitely come in handy. If your dorm floor is tile or wood, be sure to bring a small broom and dustpan too. Some fabric freshener, disinfectant wipes and glass cleaner will help to keep your dorm tidy as well.

Bring the Power

Between your chargers and your snazzy decorative lights—you may find that you and your roommate are running low on outlets. Make sure to bring a power strip with you and encourage your roommate to do the same. Extension cords also prove extremely convenient when you realize your phone charger doesn’t quite reach from the outlet you’re using to your bed. Just make sure you’re following codes so you don’t accidentally start a fire- that would be bad!

Make Shower Time Easy

Shower kits are definitely dorm room essentials. If your dorm has a community bathroom, make sure to bring a unique towel (you don’t want anyone mistaking your towel for theirs), shower shoes, and a shower caddy. Even if you have the luxury of having your own bathroom that you share with your roommate/suitemates, a shower caddy is still a good idea. If you share a bathroom with your roommate(s), it’s just polite to leave the bathroom clean and clear of all your stuff. A shower caddy will make it easy to get in and out of the shower with all your belongings.

Make it Cozy

Don’t forget to bring your favorite pillow and blanket from home. Everybody gets a little homesick every once in a while, so it’s important to always have a piece of home to comfort us when we’re feeling down. A framed picture of your family and pet(s) may help to make your dorm feel more like home as well.

We all know that college expenses are rarely limited to just tuition. Renting college dorm refrigerators can save money by empowering students to buy groceries and keep them fresh, as well as eliminating the need to purchase an additional appliance that may simply sit around and collect dust once the dorm days are over. Rent a refrigerator for the semester or school year with Door To Dorm! Our college dorm refrigerators are all pre-approved by the school and we deliver all units to the dorm buildings. We know that safety is a priority, and that’s why we offer top quality dorm refrigerators. Door To Dorm offers products that are not only safe and reliable, but that makes sense for any college student living in a dorm. To avoid overwhelming students, we offer four college dorm refrigerator rental options, all with energy-efficient, space-saving capabilities that every college student needs to feel a little more at home! 

First up is a fan favorite:


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Need a fridge, freezer, and microwave? The MicroChill® has it all! It was designed with the intention to save space, as well as being eco-friendly. The recessed handle and flush back design ensures its compatibility, the MicroChill® is perfect for a single dorm room or a smaller apartment.  The three-in-one combination makes this perfect for students:

  • A compact refrigerator with plenty of room to keep for drinks, snacks and food cold all year long!
  • A freezer compartment coupled with refrigerator allows for more food storage/preservation options. 
  • The microwave ensures the food in your fridge and freezer will actually get eaten! 

* Available for both semester and year-long rental – save money and get the best value with a year-long rental!

Refrigerator Freezer 

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The two-door design allows for double the storage, plus the flush back design with recessed handles alleviates any spacing issues. This is your standard fridge/freezer combo with:

  • A compact refrigerator with plenty of room to keep for drinks, snacks and food cold all year long!
  • A completely separate freezer allows for the change of temperature in either unit; both operate independently. 

* Available for both semester and year-long rental – save money and get the best value with a year-long rental!

Large Refrigerator 

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If you don’t need a separate freezer, then the Large Refrigerator is the way to go. This fridge is counter height, with a flush back and recessed handle that saves space and stays low profile. Within the refrigerator, there is a compact mini freezer compartment coupled inside which allows for more space and storage!

* Available for both semester and year-long rental – save money and get the best value with a year-long rental!

Compact Cube 

Want to opt-out of a freezer? The Compact Cube is for you. This little guy is perfect for a single student living in a small dorm, or apartment. It has enough space for a two-liter of soda, (or any beverage of your choice), with wires on the side shelf to hold items in place. Its flush back design with recessed handles allows for further placement options within a room. 

* Available for both semester and year-long rental – save money and get the best value with a year-long rental!

All of our units are safe and reliable – if there is ever an issue with a unit not working, we are easy to get a hold of and take action quickly to resolve the issue. We know that safety is a priority, and that’s why we offer top quality dorm refrigerators. Whichever route you decide to go, Door To Dorm is the way to go!

Have more questions about our college dorm refrigerators, or our products? Visit our FAQs page, or contact us!

Living in a dorm can be both exciting and rough. Learning useful dorm life hacks can make all the difference between getting to class, passing exams, and staying engaged with your work. In this article, we’re covering the ultimate study strategies survival guide.

Studying can be the ultimate source of dread in a student’s life. Sitting down to focus on schoolwork can be quite a challenge. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of ways you can make your studying experience more enjoyable.  Before you begin studying, it’s important to know the environment in which you work best and try to create it. Here are some ultimate dorm life hacks for your study habits and, no, cramming for your exam did not make our list. 

Establish an award


Figure out an appropriate award to grant yourself once you’ve completed all your studying. This will implement a good source of motivation from the beginning, and give you something to look forward to. You can promise yourself video games, time with friends or maybe a yummy dinner from your favorite restaurant.   

Create a comfortable study space  


Whether it be your bed, your desk, or the floor. Find the space where you would like to work and make it yours. Some students find they have an easier time focusing when they’re sitting at a desk or table, but others have no problem putting some pillows and blankets on the floor and studying that way. Whatever you choose, make sure it is comfortable space that you can spend long periods of time in.  

Put on some classical music


Okay, it doesn’t have to be classical music, but it has been known to help listeners relax and create a meditative atmosphere. Another benefit of classical music is that it doesn’t have lyrics, which helps you focus on your studying materials instead of what the music is saying. If Mozart and Bach are not your cup of tea, pick another genre that you know won’t distract you while you study and puts you in a good mood. Maybe lyricless trap beats?

Take breaks


Be sure to take a fifteen-minute break every hour or so. Let your brain decompress. Take a power nap or grab a snack from your mini fridge. Take your snack outside and get some fresh air, call your parent and tell them you love them, do some stretching and let your mind be completely clear for a few minutes. You’ll find that once you return to your studying, you will feel refreshed and ready to take in even more knowledge.  

Keep the benefits in mind


If you start to get agitated or discouraged as you’re studying, try to keep in mind that you’re learning something new, and that’s fantastic! All knowledge is power in the long run, and even if you don’t realize it now, you’ll be better off in the future for having taken the time to understand the subject you’re studying, or at the least learning how to persevere when you find a subject less than exciting.  Plus, you’re going to pass that exam!

Eating the Right Foods


Here are the ultimate dorm life hacks: eat good food daily! Eating well-balanced meals isn’t just something your mom tells you to keep you healthy. In fact, studies have shown that eating nutritiously dense meals can aid in studying and retention. Similarly, fast-food can make you feel full and sluggish, which is counteractive to productive studying. We recommend stocking up your college dorm refrigerators with water (to stay hydrated), fruits, vegetables, and proteins. 

When traveling to visit friends and relatives during the holiday break, or moving between semesters, many travelers are exposed to other people’s germs, especially in busy areas such as:

  • airports
  • train stations 
  • bus terminals 
  • taxis 
  • …basically any public transit!

So what does that mean for you? When exposed to a widespread of germs, or bacteria, your chances of getting sick are at an all-time high, (and we all know that getting sick is literally the W-O-R-S-T). Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help lower your chances of getting sick while traveling back home for the holidays.

Look, But Don’t Touch

Remember that hard surfaces such as stainless steel or plastic will retain viruses for 48 hours after contact. Airport gate counters, fast food tables, toilet handles, armrests on chairs, kiosk screens, handrails and especially the trays used in TSA security are all hot spots for bacteria, or germs to build up, contracting many illnesses. 

Some tips to prevent catching an illness would be to:

  1. Book an early morning flight, because planes are cleaned more thoroughly. 
  2. Bring your own pillow + blanket, (and make sure to wash them once you’re home)! Check out this neck pillow that’s affordable & machine washable!
  3. Try to avoid touching those hot spots mentioned above.
  4. If you do touch them, wash your hands frequently. 
  5. Always carry a travel safe hand sanitizer (<3.4 oz) or antibacterial wipes. 
  6. Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing, or
  7. Wear a mouth mask to protect you from inhaling any bacteria, as inhaling is the main way your body is exposed to germs.
  8. Keep your immune system up while traveling by drinking plenty of H20 + taking your vitamins.

Winter breaks are a perfect time to spend with your loved ones and eat yummy home-cooked meals. If you’re planning to bring back any food from your trip home, read our last blog post on which food items are TSA approved!

It’s that time of year! Board games with the family, dad sleeping on the couch “watching” football, mom topping off the pumpkin pie… mmm, pie. That’s right, this week is Thanksgiving and we know that going back to your dorm room can be a little heartbreaking after a relaxing break back home. To avoid getting super homesick here’s a way for you to bring a piece of home with you, (or at least a piece of that yummy pie!)

The good news is that most of your favorite Thanksgiving goodies such as pies, cakes, vegetables, even whole turkeys, casseroles and stuffing can all be brought onto an airplane in your carry on bag, or can be checked into your luggage and placed below. Here’s how to bring TSA approved holiday food back to your dorm room!

TSA Approved Travel Carry On Goodies

  1. Canned foods (that don’t have more than 3.4 oz liquid), or are drained.
  2. Bread, rolls, cornbread, pastries, and cookies.
  3. Cooked Meats such as ham, turkey, sausage, etc.
  4. Frozen foods are allowed. According to TSA, if the food is packed with ice or ice packs, they must be completely frozen when going through screening, otherwise, they will not be permitted. 
  5. Cooking utensils like spatulas, and (surprisingly), vegetable peelers are allowed on your carry on.
  6. For our 21+ students wondering, yes, you can even bring alcohol onboard (as long as it’s less than 3.4oz/100 ml).

All above items are approved by the TSA.

Basically, if it’s dry (or solid), it can fly. Always remember, if you’re bringing liquid, stick to the “3-1-1” rule for carry-on items.

(Unfortunate) Carry On Travel No’s

  1. Whipped cream canisters.
  2. Canned Foods (that have liquid) such as canned cranberry sauce, or fruit cocktail.
  3. Foods that contain liquid, eggnog, maple syrup, and even mashed potatoes.
  4. Really, anything that is packed in liquid, or will become liquid such as preserves or jellies (allowed in checked bags).
  5. Carving knives, these cannot be transported through airports at all.
  6. Cast-iron skillets are also allowed (inside your checked bag only).

Basically, if you can “spill it, spread it, spray it, pump it or pour it”, then it should go into a checked bag. 

If you’re still unsure, check out these traveling do’s and don’t during the holidays, direct from TSA. They even have a live chatbox via that’s available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET and on weekends/holidays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Just search for @AskTSA on Twitter & Facebook Messenger, and ask away. 

Cooking in your dorm room? Check out these dorm-friendly recipes you can make for your dorm-mates, and don’t forget to use your Door To Dorm mini-fridge to keep all your delicious holiday food fresh and ready to eat over the next few days, (or weeks)!

Many people hear “climate change” and think “what’s the point?” So here are a few… four to be exact.
You may have heard about climate change, but do you know what actually causes it? The “greenhouse effect” is when gases get trapped inside the earth’s atmosphere and get heated by the sun. This increases the earth’s temperature & is what causes the climate to change.

Why you should be concerned

Climate change doesn’t just going from hot to cold (or vice versa), it also affects:

The oceans— because of climate change, the earths temperature is overheating which causes glaciers in places that should be cold to melt which affects the animals that live there.

The weather— because of climate change, the weather is sporadic and there are more natural disasters.

Our food sources— because of climate change, the land that is needed for crops are dryer than usual. Causing less food production.

Our overall health— because of climate change and the greenhouse effect, there is more pollution, or “smog” in the air. This can affect our lungs, causing asthma and other illnesses.

Click here to watch this short video on climate change and the greenhouse effect.  

How you can help make a difference (from your very own dorm room)

  • Sharing your mini-fridge with your roommate, so that there’s less energy being used. Consider getting the MicroChill® or Large Refrigerator — that way everyone’s food fits comfortably!
  • Unplug any appliances when you’re not using them, such as coffee maker, phone chargers or lamps. Remember: microwaves should stay plugged in directly into the wall, not into power strips because it can overpower and cause a fire!
  • Conserve energy by using your AC/heater, or lights less often. You can also consider purchasing a drying rack to avoid using the school dryer after you wash your clothes. 
  • Recycle! Recycle! Recycle! Paper, plastics and cardboard are all acceptable items to recycle, just remember to always rinse out/remove food from anything you’re about to recycle. If you’re unsure of what is recyclable in NYC, check out this list. Need a recycling bin? Click here
  • Conserve water by taking shorter showers or investing in a water filter & filling up a water pitcher (which you can keep cold in your fridge), instead of buying packs of water bottles. You can also keep a reusable water bottle with you for when you’re on the go!
  • Recycle decorations, furniture, school supplies, etc. This reduces the gas emissions from manufacturers making and transferring products. Next time you need “new” items, try getting hand me downs from friends/family members, or going to second hand stores!

YES— it takes a few extra steps to do these things, and it might seem like an inconvenience in your day. But, it’s a long-term investment. One in which you won’t immediately see, but the next generation might. It only takes just a few extra minutes in your day to give back to the earth. Remember, there is no “Planet B.”

1. Tailgating

Students should participate in the tailgating experience at some point in their lives if possible. Even if you are not a big sports fan, tailgating is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people. Not much is needed to participate, however, a few key items can go a long way.  Sport your school team’s shirt, colors or any other swag you might have to instantly show your support. Drinks and snacks are also a great way to share in the fun and to hold you down until the big game. Also, don’t forget to check the weather in case you need to bundle up or bring an umbrella. 

2. Hiking

Now that the summer heat has subsided, take advantage of the crisp air and go on a group hike, before it gets too cold! Many places offer guided hikes that you can sign up for. Dress appropriately in good walking shoes and sunscreen. Depending on your area you may need bug spray. Also, don’t forget plenty of water and a couple of protein snacks in case you get hungry on the trail. 

3. Outdoor Music Concerts & Festivals

There’s nothing like enjoying outdoor music with your friends. Fall is the perfect time of year to attend an outdoor concert or music festival with your best buds. If you plan ahead you can get less expensive tickets early, however, many cities offer free outdoor events in their communities. An outdoor event must-have is a blanket that’s easy to fold and carry. If permitted, pack your own picnic snacks to save money. 

4. Orchard Picking

If you’re able to get out of the city just a bit, many local orchids allow for a fun afternoon of picking- whether it be apples, cherries, or something of the sort! It’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of fall and nature and you also get to take home some of the fruits of your labor. You can use your pickings to bake a traditional pie or use them for something smaller such as tarts or a festive drink garnish. Store your leftover fruit, or pie in your Door To Dorm fridge!  

5. Pumpkin Patch

Your local pumpkin patch is a great way to spend an afternoon. Many offer good old fashion activities in addition to pumpkin picking and corn mazes. Some pumpkin patches feature hayrides and petting zoos. Just like county fairs, many pumpkin patches sell delicious comfort food like BBQ, funnel cakes and more. If you plan on leaving with a pumpkin or two, be sure to save your purchase until the end so that you’re not lugging around a huge pumpkin all day. 

6. Scary Movie Night

Stay indoors in your jammies or set up an outdoor projector, a night of horror films is bound to heighten your adrenaline. Whether you decide on cult classics or some of the newer films in the horror genre, snacks are a must. Stay original with foods such as popcorn, candy, and pizza or hop on Pinterest for ideas on simple hor’s d’ oeuvres such as pigs in a blanket. You can also arrange your event to be a pot-luck style set up and feature a nacho or ice-cream bar. Click here for some yummy dorm room recipes you can make for your scary movie night!

7. Haunted Tour

Not for the faint of heart, haunted tours are available as city tours, overnight asylum stays or cemetery walks. Most likely reservations are required, do a little research to find one in your area. Be sure to have your roommate tagalong so you can avoid going home alone at night! 

8. Zombie Run

Once we’ve outgrown trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, a Zombie Run seems like the next logical step. You can use almost any costume and just add a little blood or some vampire teeth and voila- you’re a zombie ready for the apocalypse. Some communities have already established some form of zombie walk or pub crawl but you can always enlist your group to forge your own.

The college experience should include safe spaces where students can live, learn and find a sense of community. Though this is usually the case, it’s exceedingly important to remain vigilant and keep your safety in mind at all times. With the new semester starting, we at Door To Dorm want to provide a few tips on how to avoid putting yourself in vulnerable positions:

Look up from your phone


It’s easy to put your earbuds in, stare down at your phone, and zone out, but with so much going on around you (traffic, bikers, skateboarders, etc.) it’s important to remember to look up and be present.

Never walk alone at night

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During the day, college campuses are usually teeming with students and faculty, but at night, it empties out quite a bit. If you find yourself studying late on campus, be sure you have a walking buddy when it’s time to walk back to your car or dorm. Many universities offer security escort services for this precise situation, so check with your campus to see if they offer this service.

Utilize campus safety apps

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Most colleges and universities can be found on different campus safety apps like CampusSafe. These apps feature a button that immediately notifies your campus police department when pushed. This saves the time of dialing 911 and notifies the police of your location.

Party safely

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There’s a high chance you’ll attend some college parties from time to time, but it’s important that you party responsibly.

First off, don’t attend any party alone. This is because you want someone to know where you are and NOTICE if you suddenly disappear throughout the evening. Also, it’s nice to have a buffer when you meet a bunch of strangers so you don’t feel awkward. The best party partner is someone you know well and trust to have your back.

That said, whether you go with one other person or a small friend group to a party, make sure one of you is the DD (Designated Driver). You can switch off for different parties to make it fair, but there should always be someone sober and alert that can gauge when you need to get out of an unsolicited or bad situation.

Watch your beverage. Whatever beverage you drink (alcoholic for 21+ or non-alcoholic ), make sure you never put your cup down. If you have to put your cup down to go to the bathroom, or somewhere else, make sure you grab a new drink after (that you pour yourself). It’s unfortunate, but people have been known to add things to other people’s drinks that they never wanted or requested. The safest beverage you can drink at a party is one that comes from a can or bottle that is sealed—don’t drink concoctions out of a tub, punch bowl or any variation of a pre-mixed shared source. It’s not safe, and it’s also gross.

Don’t be afraid to leave. When something feels not so right, trust your gut. It’s no big deal to leave if you’re not comfortable. There will be other parties. If your friends are good friends, they’ll understand, support, trust, and leave with you. If they don’t, they’re not good friends, but you should still grab a cab, uber, or call someone you trust to pick you up. Many universities offer free pickup services off-campus for college students. Check with your campus to see if you have this resource and save the number for the pickup service in your phone before you go out.

Carry a self-defense device

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Whether it’s pepper spray, a whistle, or a taser—it’s always wise to carry something you can use quickly and efficiently to defend yourself. All three of these devices are compact and easy to transport.

Lock your doors

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This may seem obvious, but it’s very easy to become relaxed in your living space (especially if you live on campus). Just remember that no matter how safe you feel in your home, it’s extremely important that you always keep your doors locked—better safe than sorry!

No one wants to live a life full of worry and distrust—relax and enjoy your college experience. Just remember to always have your safety in mind so you don’t end up like this guy:

Are you feeling the brash heat of summer yet? Though we’d all love to blast the AC 24/7 and put a fan in every room, you might regret doing so once you see your electric bill. Here are eight ways to stay cool this summer without breaking the bank:

1. Drink Water

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Drinking ice cold water will help maintain a low core temperature and will keep you nice and hydrated! Also, keep in mind that eating light foods such as raw veggies, fruit and fish will help to keep you cool as well. You can keep your produce and water chilled to perfection in your very own Door To Dorm fridge rental. There are several options to suit your space.

2. Catch a movie

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Movie theaters are usually well air-conditioned, and serve as a nice escape from the sun for a couple hours.

3. Go the beach, lake, river, springs, etc.

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In short, find a natural body of water and get in it (if it’s safe and legal to do so). Days like these are a great opportunity to pack a lunch and a cooler full of cold drinks and hang out with friends.

4. Wear light fabric and light colors

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Cotton and linen are your best bet when it comes to staying cool and avoiding sweat stains. Light colors will reflect the sun rather than absorb it they way dark colors do.

6. Freeze your pillowcase

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If you find that your home is still uncomfortably hot around bedtime, stick your pillowcase in your Door To Dorm refrigerator freezer for a few minutes. Never underestimate the power of sleeping on a nice, cool pillow.

7. Avoid using the oven

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A hot oven will heat up your home—summer is for grilling anyways. Have you ever tried grilled watermelon? It’s great, try it.

8. Keep your curtains closed

We know it sounds grim, but try to keep as much sunlight out of your living space as possible. The darker your home stays, the cooler it will be. Blackout curtains work best for keeping your home cool, while conserving energy.