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Should you live in an apartment or a dorm?

Going to college is a rite of passage that requires lots of decisions, including where to stay. Should you try out dorm life or settle down in an apartment with roommates? We'll give you some food for thought.


How often should you dust your dorm room?

How often should you dust your dorm room?

If you're not dusting regularly, you're letting all kinds of gross things drift around your living space. Get tips on keeping your dorm dust-free. See more »

Dorms: Can you get athlete’s foot from the dorm shower?

Dorms: Can you get athlete’s foot from the dorm shower?

Athlete’s foot affects the bottoms of your feet and the areas between your toes. Learn how you can get athlete's foot at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How often should you clean your dorm room?

How often should you clean your dorm room?

Clean your dorm room when it's dirty. But in college, these simple life rules have a way of growing complicated. So how often is often enough? See more »

10 Spots in the Dorm Bathroom Everyone Forgets to Clean

10 Spots in the Dorm Bathroom Everyone Forgets to Clean

Can you think of 10 spots in the dorm bathroom everyone forgets to clean? Learn about 10 spots in the dorm bathroom everyone forgets to clean at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Keep Your Dorm Room Clean (Without Annoying Your Roommate)

How to Keep Your Dorm Room Clean (Without Annoying Your Roommate)

Can you keep your dorm room clean without annoying your roommate? Learn how to keep your dorm room clean without annoying your roommate at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Good Bathrooms Make Good Neighbors: 10 Tips for Surviving Communal Bathrooms

Good Bathrooms Make Good Neighbors: 10 Tips for Surviving Communal Bathrooms

Do you know how to survive communal bathrooms? Learns 10 tips for surviving communal bathrooms at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should you keep your toiletries in your dorm room?

Should you keep your toiletries in your dorm room?

A dorm restroom, just like any other public restroom, is beyond gross. So should you stash your toiletries in the dorm bathroom or in your room? See more »

How to Keep Your Dorm Bathroom from Becoming a Biohazard

How to Keep Your Dorm Bathroom from Becoming a Biohazard

Do you know how to keep your dorm bathroom from becoming a biohazard? Learn how to keep your dorm bathroom from becoming a biohazard at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Tidy or Terrifying: The Dorm Housekeeping Quiz

Tidy or Terrifying: The Dorm Housekeeping Quiz

Test your knowledge of dorm housekeeping with this quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Reasons to Love Dorm Life

5 Reasons to Love Dorm Life

Are you excited to go to college? Check out these 5 Reasons to Love Dorm Life. Make the most of your new home and discover reasons to love dorm life. See more »