“Remodeling” Your Apartment and Life

Have you ever felt like things were just the “same ol’ same ol’”? You feel like you wear the same stuff, eat the same stuff, and see the same things all the time.

Hey you!

It’s a new year, so why not change things up a bit. How about you start with your apartment?

Reorganize.

Move the furniture a little. Put your bookshelf items in a different order, and create some Zen.

Add something new to the mix. Replace a staple item that you see every day, and you will be amazed how different things feel.

Use a cover up. Visit a fabric store, and find something that fits your ideal décor. Use fabric to cover part of a wall, a piece of furniture or a table.

Hide things. Use decorative bins and baskets to get your clutter out of eye sight.

Try New.

Take a different route. Whether this is in your apartment or on your way to class, finding a new way to get to the next thing on your list will make it feel less monotonous.

Try a new brand or different flavor. Maybe this means upgrading to the two ply toilet paper or using a new air freshener scent. Both of those things might seem silly, but they could be just what the doctor ordered to make your world feel completely new.

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Maintaining Your New Year’s Resolutions

You want to do what this year?!

Is it a realistic resolution? How do you plan to pull that off? Seriously?

If your past New Year’s resolutions have been met with reactions like these, you may want to rethink your strategy this year. After being around the block a time or two, we have some suggestions to help you come up with the perfect New Year’s resolution for 2015.

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Avoid Getting Sick!

The Dos and Don’ts that will steer you clear of seasonal illness this year.

Do

•	Disinfect the sweat at the gymDisinfect the sweat at the gym

  • Don’t be afraid to wipe down equipment before you use it. (To keep the germ spreading to a minimum, please be courteous to other gym goers by wiping off equipment after use as well)

 

Ditch your friendsDitch your friends

  • If your friends are sick, stay away. Encourage them to get better by sleeping, eating well, and drinking lots of fluids.

 

 

Get a thermometerGet a thermometer

  • About a $10 investment, a thermometer will help you determine if your fever is high enough to warrant a doctor visit. (Pro tip: You won’t want to go buy one when you are already sick, so be sure to have one handy.)

 

Keep hand sanitizer with you

  • You are in and out of public places all day. Think of all of the door knobs, elevator buttons and shared surfaces that you and countless others are touching. Use hand sanitizer regularly, but consider one with Aloe Vera to keep your skin from drying out.

 

Get enough sleepGet enough sleep

  • Don’t overwork your body to the point of complete susceptibility. Know your limits to keep your immune system at its best!

 

 

 

Don’t

Wash your dishes where you brush your teethWash your dishes where you brush your teeth

  • Bathrooms are contaminated more easily than other areas. Using the bathroom sink for dishes may have been a thing to do in the dorms, but you have a kitchen now!

 

 

 

 

Share towels

Share towels

  • Towels are a huge breeding ground for infections. Be sure to wash them often!

 

 

 

Share glasses, water bottles or eating utensils

Share glasses, water bottles or eating utensils

  • You know why.

 

 

 

 

 

Hang out with smokersHang out with smokers

  • Second-hand smoke inflames mucus membranes in your throat, making you more vulnerable to infections.

 

 

 

 

 

Let love make you recklessLet love make you reckless

  • Fall is new relationship season; be careful not to swap saliva with someone who has a bug!