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14 Life Lessons You Learn While Living In A College Dorm

College stays with you for life. Life lesson: Back-to-school shopping at IKEA makes everything easier.

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1. It's possible to fall asleep no matter how loud it is.

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Invest in a good pair of earplugs!

2. For best results, have your keys on you.

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The last thing you want to do is to pay your RA $10 to let you into your own room.

3. Somehow, you can never get a long enough ethernet cord.

Pray to the internet gods and hope the Wi-Fi never goes out.
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Pray to the internet gods and hope the Wi-Fi never goes out.

4. Having a cool movie poster won't make you unique.

But it WILL make you friends, so it's OK.
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But it WILL make you friends, so it's OK.

5. The world is full of weirdos.

And you'll meet a whole bunch of them in your building.
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And you'll meet a whole bunch of them in your building.

6. And...interesting...roommates.

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Just act like everything's normal, amirite?

7. But also great friends! And living in proximity to friends is the best thing ever.

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This might be the only time of your life where you can live next door to a bunch of BFFs.

8. Unlimited food is the ultimate test of willpower.

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Unlimited meal plan = unlimited number of pounds gained.

9. Passive-aggressive note writers are real.

You'll DEFINITELY see evidence that they exist!
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You'll DEFINITELY see evidence that they exist!

10. Beds are actually just giant storage boxes.

Seriously, half of your life will fit under there, ESPECIALLY if it's lofted.
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Seriously, half of your life will fit under there, ESPECIALLY if it's lofted.

11. Making friends with important people is NEVER a bad thing.

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And by that, we mean make friends with your RA.

12. Communication is the key to a good love life.

;)

13. The world runs on these babies:

Or at least, the laundry machines do (and doing laundry SADLY can't be avoided forever).
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Or at least, the laundry machines do (and doing laundry SADLY can't be avoided forever).

14. Free pizza is the best way to achieve ANYTHING with a group of people.

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If you're ever running any event, you...must...order...pizza.

And the life lesson you'll realize as soon as you move into your dorm: Back-to-school shopping at IKEA makes everything easier.