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8 Tips for Improving Your College Apartment On A Budget

Not all of us can be interior design majors or experts in Feng Shui, but there are a few easy steps to take when outfitting your apartment. Check out these 8 tips to save money and make your apartment or dorm room your sanctuary, your study hall and party central, all rolled into one.


1. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.

Waking up particularly sucks when you have to do it for an 8 am class. Starbucks is expensive, especially if you need coffee to function mid-hangover or even get moving in the morning. The more economical way to get the mind right in the AM is to get your own coffee or espresso maker.

To avoid spending more than you need to, check out the RoverTown coupon from Best Buy for 20% off Small Kitchen Appliances, good through 10/31. Strugglebus you will thank us.

2. Good Parties Need Good Tunes.

Throwing a party? The key to making sure you get the night started off right is having the right set of speakers for your space.

Noise complaints are on you, but we say turn it up.

3. It’s Not The Size That Matters… When It Comes To Apartments & Dorms.

Is your dorm room smaller than Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe in the Anaconda video? Investing in some inexpensive hanging mirrors will actually make your small spot look bigger. Bonus: Countless outfit-check opportunities.

Snag a couple low-cost, basic mirrors, and if you want to be spiffy decorate their borders with some faux flowers or ribbon and a hot glue gun.

4. Beer, I Mean Soda, Fridge.

Having a dedicated place to put your favorite beverages, strategically placed in a super convenient spot, is the cherry on top to any cheaply tricked out apartment.

Pro Tip: It can also be used as a TV stand or end table. Checkout Best Buy’s 20% Off Small Kitchen Appliance discount on RoverTown to make this super functional life hack even more affordable.


5. Use a Skirt To Hide Your Junk. Under Your Bed.

Adding a bed skirt can make a world of difference to how nice your humble abode looks. Seriously. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but it does have to be the right size for your bed. Not only will your bedroom look a lot cleaner and more put together, but it also gives you the opportunity for discreet, under-the-bed storage.

6. Morning Smoothies and Margarita Monday On The Cheap.

What do weekday mornings and weekend nights have in common? They’re both better with a blender. 20% off blenders at Best Buy coming in hot from RoverTown. You’ll get plenty of use out of your blender making Margaritas.

7. Rug Me the Right Way.

A great rug can do a lot for a room. Take your apartment from drab to fab with a cool, patterned area rug. It’ll brighten up your living space and save you from having to buy a bunch of knickknacks to make your place look interesting. If you can’t find one within your budget, try a couple accent rugs. They’ll have the same effect at a fraction of the cost.

8. Extra Seating, Minimal Space.

If you plan on having the squad over to watch the game, or Game of Thrones, you’ll want some extra seating. Trying picking up some folding chairs that you can bring out for that occasion and stow away when it’s just you relaxing in between classes.

RoverTown has tons of discounts at places you wouldn’t even think of, so before you buy open the app and see if you can save some cash.

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Your Student Discount Program for 2015 from RoverTown

RoverTown makes college less expensive. We’ll help you save on everything from food to oil changes to mani/pedis so you have enough money to go out and not overdraw your account. Not all heroes wear capes.

Download RoverTown and starting saving some $$$. 


  • Download RoverTown & sign up with your .edu email
  • Earn bones by redeeming and sharing discounts, as well as by using the app!
  • Use the app to find discounts & the student-friendly businesses closest to you You’re welcome.
  • Redeem discounts at RoverTown businesses to save some $$$ (hello weekend spending money)


We just launched a new version of RoverTown and it’s pretty sweet. We might be biased, but this app is a must-have for any college student. Unless you hate saving money, which you don’t. So yeah, it’s awesome.

Design – New sleek design that makes it super easy to find deals that help you save some money.

Location-based Discounts – Find student discounts near you, whether you’re at school, home, spring break, we’re all over the place.

New Discount Notifications – We don’t want you to miss out on the latest coupons in RoverTown. We’ll give you a heads up when some high-value discounts are available at your school.

Save Your Student ID – Just in case someone still wants to see your student ID, you can now take a photo of it and store it in the app. When they ask, just tilt your phone sideways and it will pop up. Problem solved!

Earn Badges – If you’ve used the RoverTown app before you know all about bones, but now you will be able to earn badges based upon the types of discounts you’re redeeming.
Better Support System – Want to suggest a business in your area or need help from the RoverTown team? We’ve created a better interface within our new app that makes it easy for you to give us praise and advice.

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