A comprehensive guide for reusing your move-in boxes

Hey, you. Yes, you!

I see you, just a poor college student trying to move in to your new dorm for the fall semester. As you unroll your new Bed Bath & Beyond mattress pad, you suddenly realize that you have absolutely no furniture to decorate your new space. But as tempting as that moth-eaten old couch on the side of the road looks, there’s better ways to adorn your squalid little apartment or dorm with the very items that you’re unpacking!

As your resident interior design specialist and cultivator of positive college dorm ambience, I am here to teach you what to do with all those pesky boxes from move-in.

1. Table and chair for enjoying your morning coffee and some light reading

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Enjoy a relaxing morning watching the sun rise at your custom-made dining room table for one as you peruse whatever books you have lying around, like this beginning piano book I found.

2. Collapsible futon and/or sun lounger

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This customizable lounger can be used both indoors and outdoors for whatever your leisurely needs may be. Don’t forget sunscreen!

3. Custom sculptural interior space divider and Harry Potter display shelf

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Rotate a stack of boxes to create an interesting sculptural element for your space. The visual schema afforded by this piece is just what you need for an elegant ambience.

4. Home workout equipment and crossfit gym

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Can’t make it to the gym? Not to worry, I’ve got you covered with this high-quality home workout equipment that may also be converted into an ottoman.

5. Four-drawer dresser

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This stylish and easily assembled dresser may also function as a nightstand.

5. Throne

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This comfy seat is a great way to establish your superiority over your roommates. A dorm room fit for royalty!

 

Jamie Ferrell

Read more of Jamie’s work at http://thetab.com/author/jamieferrell

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