my dorm room: a guided tour

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

Welcome! My name is Sandra and I’ll be your tour guide today.

As this is my last week living at the dorm, I thought I would show you around.

Maybe you’re on your way to college or plan on spending a summer at a residence or hotel like I have.

Either way, hopefully you can get some inspiration from my little tour.

sleeping/lounging

It’s a bed! It’s a couch! It has storage underneath! But mostly, it’s lumpy in the middle.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

“kitchen”

You know how I wrote about living without a refrigerator? Well, I also don’t have an oven or stove top. I’ve mainly been using a rice cooker and kettle to cook up my meals all summer.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

My pantry-only kitchen storage.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

Some of the meals I’ve prepared exclusively in my dorm room.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

Having a sink in my room is a godsend. It’s where I get ready in the mornings and wash all of my dishes. I’ve set-up a drying area on the desk.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

dorm gardening

So I didn’t have success growing herbs on my windowsill as I lack a green thumb. But keeping herbs in a jar with water and growing my own broccoli sprouts worked really well! I highly, highly recommend growing your own sprouts – it’s cheap and easy!

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

bathroom

I’ve spared you a photo of the bathroom. There’s really nothing to see – just a shower stall and a toilet. It’s meant to be shared with the room on the other side of mine, but I’ve only had to share it a few times this whole summer. Score!

closet space

There’s a closet with open hanging space, shelves and drawers. Here’s most of my clothes (I have a dress and two coats in the suitcase underneath the bed) and shoes.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

And some shelves. (Note the mason jars and reusable containers.)

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

cleaning and laundry

I have to clean my own room (boo!). I’ve switched to natural cleaners to get the job done. There’s a laundry room downstairs where I wash my clothes and then hang them to dry in my room.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

hooks

Many of these hooks were already here when I moved in (as well as that cute little mirror by the front door). They’ve come in handy!

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

art and décor

I’ve added a few little touches to personalize the space.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

at-dorm entertainment

A little bedside reading and DVDs borrowed from the library!

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

workspace

When not in use for food prep, the desk gets used as . . . an actual desk! I wrote part of the first draft of my novella at this very spot.

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour

please exit through the front door

And that concludes our tour. Everything I own in approximately 100 square feet. I hope you’ve enjoyed it! (Tips, while optional, are greatly appreciated.)

livinglagom.com - my dorm room: a guided tour