32 Insanely Fun Date Ideas For Teens

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Let's be real, it is not easy to come up with date ideas for teens. From finding an idea that isn't awkward to making sure it doesn't cost a lot money, you're pretty limited on ideas.

Don't worry though, we've come up with some really genius date ideas for teens.

Whether you are just going out on a casual date with someone you have a "thing" with or are celebrating your 6-month anniversary, this post will give you ideas for the best date ever.

This post shows you 32 insanely fun date ideas for teens.

Fun Date Ideas for Teens:

1. Head to an Amusement Park

Who doesn't love amusement parks?

We know amusement parks can be expensive, so we recommend checking out places like Groupon for deals. This can really cut down on costs and make for a really fun date idea.

2. Go Bowling

If you are the type of person who loves to get out, then this date is for you!

Bowling is fun year round and is the perfect teenage date ideas for winter. Plus, it gives you something to consistently do so there isn't a lot of time for any awkward silence.

Did you know?? If you are nervous for a first date then make the date in a public more crowded place where there is less of a chance to have awkward silence.

3. Get Ice Cream Together

Here at BSL, we LOVE cheap date ideas. The cheaper, the better (at least in this phase of our lives ?).

This idea is such a cute date idea while being super inexpensive. 

4. See a Movie

What teenagers don't spend a lot of time at movies??

When it comes to date ideas for 14 year olds (and any other teenage age), this is a classic go-to.

Where I live, every Tuesday and Thursday is $5 dollar movies. Look into that at your local theater!

5. Go to a Concert

Concerts are SO fun and make for an extra special date night. 

This date idea is great for 18 year olds because typically you will have a job which means money to go to a concert. When I was 18, concert dates were really popular. 

6. Work Out Together

My boyfriend and I love to work out together because we are really multi-tasking. Working out and hanging out...win-win.

This date idea may be a little more awkward if you two haven't been together a long time. 

7. Head to the Zoo

Look up, "free zoos in my area" on Google, and you might be able to find a really cheap date idea that you didn't even know was possible. 

I know near me there are 2 free zoo options which makes for such a perfect date idea for teens.

Not only are you being active and enjoying the day with a special someone, but you are experiencing something new them.

8. Go to a Museum 

...you can also look up free museums near you!

Just like zoos, there are free museums in every city which makes for such a great date idea for teens.

If museums aren't free, look up student discounts that they offer.

9. Go on a Hike

If you haven't got an idea from our other date ideas, we are really looking out for you wallet ;).

Free date ideas for teens is something there is not many options for, but going on a hike is one that is super fun!

Hiking is amazing for a date because it gives you privacy to talk, while also being active.

10. Volunteer

SO many teens never know what to do for a date night. 

Not only is it an easy date idea for teens but it also is helping others as well as your community.

Plus, there is truly nothing better than spending time with someone you like and helping someone in need.

11. Movie Night

You know how we suggested going to the movie theater above?? Well, we might like the home movie date even better.

When my boyfriend and I were in high school, this was definitely our go-to date night. We would stop at the grocery store and load up on our favorite snacks and treats. Then we would head to one of our houses and watch movies. 

Ya know, Netflix and chill ?. Honestly, I am cringing just typing that ??.

12. Window Shop

Heading to the local city and window shopping is a really fun way to get out and explore.

13. Take a Drive

You can NEVER go wrong with a good drive with some music!

If you have your license then this is a cute date idea for a teen because it is just a freeing feeling to be able to drive and enjoy your favorite music with someone you love spending time with.

I am home obsessed so sometimes I would "force" (he secretly wanted to go) my boyfriend to drive around neighborhoods with huge houses. It's still one of my favorite things to do. 

14.Cheer on a Friend at a Sports Game 

This is hands down one of the easiest date idea for teens that is FREE!

When it comes to free date ideas for teens, a sports game for your school is always a good idea. 

15. Enjoy a  Picnic 

Picnics are one of the best cheap date ideas for teens because odds are there is somewhere around you that has a nice view. You can easily pick up lunch, or even pack food from your house!

This is such an adorable first date idea for teens or even just a date for anyone.

16. Cook Out

I feel like this idea is very fun for teens!

This is a really fun double-date idea for you and another couple because you can each pitch in to buy food. 

17. Go Mini Golfing 

Mini-golfing is another one of those classic first date ideas.

This can be a cute idea to get to know someone or have a casual night.

18. Take Cool Pictures

If you are looking for a free date idea as a teen this such a genius idea!

If you and your boyfriend love photos or being creative, this is a cool idea that doesn't cost any money.

Find somewhere to take cool pictures of each other or together and upload them to Instagram.

19. Go to a Water Park

Water parks are the "IT" summer date ideas as a teen because you can cool off but it also gives you something to get out of the house and do.

Water parks tend to run specials so if you have some allowance or some money to play with then this idea is great.

20. Go to a School Dance

In just about every school there are school dances. I remember getting so excited to go to school dances especially with a date. 

21. Take a Walk

Can you really go wrong with a good old walk?

I think walks are such a good date idea for teens under 16 because lets be real... you can't drive, and I doubt you have much of a date fund. Plus, the best conversations come up when you're on walks.

22. Go to a Community Pool

Do I even need to explain this one? You've probably grown up going to a local pool but having a date there adds a fun new dimension.

23.Grab Food 

Who doesn't love food?!

A great way to keep a date simple and cheap is to just grab a bite to eat with your date.

Stop by a local sub shop, or a local food place that may even offer deals for students! When it comes to first date ideas for teens this is one of the most used date idea.

PS! A lot of places are starting to have Food Truck Fairs. This would be a really fun date idea!

24. Have a Study Date

Whether you need to study or just complete some homework this is such a  cute date idea for a teen!

For some reason, when I think of my teenage dating years study dates always pop into my head. 

My boyfriend and I are in college and we still have study dates. Multi-tasking at it's finest! (but really, the real reason I plan these is so he can help me with my homework haha).

25. Host a Game Night

Game nights can be super fun for a group of teenage couples who are looking for a free date idea!

I like this idea because it gets you and your crush together while also being fun and cost efficient.

26. Go to a Free Beach in the Area

Okay, I am OBSESSED with the beach!

If you are fortunate enough to have a local beach near you, then this is great idea for a date! 

27. Head to a Town Event

Does your town have festivals or fairs that you could go too?

You would be surprised with the amount of events towns usually organize throughout the year.

28. Go on a Coffee Date 

Okay, you may not be a coffee fan. I sure wasn't yet in high school. But, I still loved going on "coffee" dates. I could get a really good non-coffee drink and sit with my date and talk about random things.

29. Take on a Project

If you're looking for a special date idea, taking on a new project with someone you like is such a cute idea.

Take on gardening, working out or any type of activity that can be continued with that person.

TIP! Doing this will ensure a second date and more dates to get the project done and spend more time together while accomplishing something. 

30. Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen

Having someone who betters you as a person is ALWAYS important!

Volunteering is such a good date idea for teens because it shows the other persons character and willingness to help others.

You are not only spending time together but also helping someone else.

31. Go Ice Skating 

Ice skating is another one of the places that offer student deals, which is perfect for a teen going on a date!

A lot of teens have no idea what to do being so young, and this is a fun date idea that can be cheap.

32. Visit the Local Animal Shelter 

Who doesn't like going to the local animal shelter and seeing all the cute animals there?! 

This is something that I love to do on dates but even with my friends too.

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29 Really Cute Dorm Decor Ideas You’ll Actually Use

This post is all about dorm decor ideas.

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We're obsessed with cute dorm rooms and these might take the cake for the best dorm decor ideas.

From bedding ideas to wall decor, this post has the best of the best and will help you design a dorm room that your whole floor wants to hangout in.

This post shows you the 29 best dorm decor ideas for the cutest room on campus.

Dorm Decor Ideas:

1. Coffee Bar 
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The key to an awesome dorm room is to incorporate dorm decor ideas into the necessities. 

A coffee bar is a perfect example of that. You need coffee and all its friends like crea m and sugar, so why not make it all look cute when you put it all in there? It's this kind of thinking that gets you the best dorm room in the hall! 

2. Vanity Mirror on Desk 
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The best dorm decor ideas are the ones that provide multiple functions, and look dang good while doing it! 

Vanity mirrors on a desk do just that, they provide light for homework and that glow up. So go order yourself one now! I knew you'd want to, so I linked one above just for you! 

3. String Lights 
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We do not give string lights enough credit. I'm a firm believer of that. But they are such a great dorm decor idea that I wouldn't have been giving you my best advice if I didn't include it. 

String them anywhere but just promise me that you'll string them somewhere. Doing so gives you a soft light option as well as a nice and cozy vibe! 


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4. Gallery Wall
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Gallery walls are a great dorm decor idea because they allow you to show your personality in a fun and unique way! 

Just grab your favorite prints, photos, whatever your heart desires and make a gallery wall that is oh so you!

5. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
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This might just be the best dorm decor idea of all! (Ha, see what I did there?)

All rhymes and allusions to Snow White aside, a mirror on your wall is a great dorm decor idea because mirror make whatever space they are in look a lot bigger! And, they make for great makeup checkups or selfie props. If you can put a mirror on your wall, seriously do it! 

6. Wall Tapestries 
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Wall tapestries are such a fun and cheap dorm decor idea that I just had to share!  

They definitely tend to be more of a boho vibe, so if that's what your going for in your dorm room, definitely look into wall tapestries! 

7. Add a Headboard
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Headboards are a dorm decor item that just bring the room together. And they come in so many shapes, sizes, and designs that it is easy for your and your roommate to find ones that perfectly match what y'all are going for. 

They aren't a necessity, but definitely look into them because they add to the room and make it a lot easier to stay up in bed reading or doing homework! 

8. Ottomans 
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This picture proves my point because the girls are sitting on these ottomans!

Ottomans bring an entire dorm room together, plus provide more seating options than your beds or desk chairs. They're a dorm decor idea that is not just a want, but a need too! 

9. Blankets 
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Dorm rooms get chilly, so blankets are a must right? Right!

Well since they are a necessity, why not make them a decoration as well! Get one in a fun color or design to add to the overall AWESOMENESS of your room! 

BONUS: I've linked the blanket I can't live without that's from AMAZON above! 

10. Pillows  
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Pillows were my favorite thing to buy for my dorm freshman year! Why? Because they are a dorm decor idea that has endless options!

And they do so much for your dorm room. They make it more cozier, they make it personal, they add color. The list goes on and on. Ultimately, let's hear it for pillows, the unspoken dorm decor item we all know and love. 

11. Neon Signs 
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Neon signs are such a vibe, and one that definitely needs to be in your dorm room. You can get them in so many designs that you are sure to find one that matches your vibe. 

And bonus, this dorm decor idea also serves as a soft light option so that you don't always have to have that harsh overhead light on in your dorm!

12. Photos 
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Photos are the best dorm decor idea in my opinion because they are also the most personal dorm decor idea. 

I think that hanging them up by your bed is the most practical and fun idea, but you do you, sis, hang them wherever you want. Just have some in your room ok? Ok! 

13. Lap Desk 
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This is such a genius idea that I just had to share! Buy a lap desk and keep it on your bed during the day while it's made. And then obviously use it whenever you need it.

Not only does this prevent burning legs when your laptop over heats, but it also serves as a fun decoration that not many people will have! (Well, they might after they see how cool it looks in your room but we all love a good trendsetter!)

14. Hammock Under the Bed 
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If this dorm decor idea doesn't make you want to loft your bed and buy a hammock right now, well then you're doing life wrong! 

Like seriously, how FUN does this look? Answer: SO FUN! It's definitely an idea to consider if you want a unique vibe in your room! 

15. Wallpaper 
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I so wish that this had been a thing when I was a freshman. So, please let me live through you by incorporating this dorm decor idea on my behalf!

The cinder blocks of my dorm room made me feel like I was in a prison cell a lot of times. If you think that you will be like that, too, order some wallpaper! Wallpaper now comes in so many designs and is insanely easy to apply that there is no reason NOT to order some. 

So, turn your prison cell of a dorm into a fun home away from home with some wallpaper! 

16. Accent Trinkets 
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The beauty in this dorm room comes from the accents all throughout it. The gold lips on the pillow, the gold ottoman, the paintings. 

It's all in the little details. Everything matches, yet everything is different. It's balance that is hard to achieve but when you do, you're incorporating some of the best dorm decor ideas out there. 

17. Color Scheme 
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Ok, I just want to jump into this picture and take a 5 hour nap, also peep that Gucci bag girl I'm jealous!! But anyway, I digress, my point is below:

This isn't a dorm room, but it gives a great dorm decor idea, which is to match everything within a color scheme. I choose this picture because it has such a unique color scheme of blue grey that I thought was just too awesome not to share! 

Point being: match your blanket color with some of the colors in your pillow. Just match colors throughout your room for a very cohesive and pretty dorm room!

18. Flower Mirror 
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If your dorm room can fit an entire full length mirror . . . first of all, girl go for it. And second of all, DECORATE IT! Just like this picture did with some fun flowers! 

This is, again, another item that provides function while also being cute enough to be decoration. And that's what we're going for right? Right. 

19. Paint Chip Calendar 
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This is probably my favorite dorm decor idea on this list. I did it for my dorm room freshman year and got so many compliments on it, plus its super handy! 

Basically, you make a wall calendar out of paint chips! Just go get some from your loca l home improvement store and glue them to a poster board. But the entire thing in a frame and BOOM! you have a dry erase wall calendar that's insanely cute! 

20. Mason Jars as Desk Organizers 
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This is such a fun dorm decor idea because it is a DIY dorm decor idea, too! 

Mason jars can honestly hold so much. Of if you don't need to hold that much, you can get them in all shapes and sizes. Sand and paint them to match your room so that they're the dream duo: functional and decorative! 

21. Carpet 
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Most dorms come with that nasty classroom tile that honestly gave me PTSD. Ok, that's a bit dramatic but you know what I mean! 

Keep your feet cozy and your mind calm by putting carpet down in your dorm room! This is a great dorm decor idea because it adds to your room and just makes it overall more homey. Definitely look into area rugs for sure! 

22. Floating Shelves 
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Shelves are a dorm decor idea that a lot of people don't think of. And they should! 

First of all, shelves are super cheap. Second, they're easy to attach to the wall, and there are ones that don't have to be nailed in so you can have them in your dorm room! Third, you can put so much on them. Books, pictures, trinkets ,etc. You have to consider them, seriously! 

23. Bulletin Boards 
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Bulletin boards are a cheap dorm decor idea that allows you to put your own individual touch to your dorm room. 

You can put photos, concert tickets, certificates, fun drawings, ANYTHING you want on one. I think it's so cool to look at other people's bulletin boards because it reveals really fun and unique stuff about them. And it just makes the dorm room look cuter and more personalized, who doesn't want that? 

24. Cubbies 
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Cubbies are a great dorm decor idea because they allow you to store so much stuff in a very concealed way. They don't have to go under a lofted bed, they can go anywhere in your dorm room.

But seriously, if you have a ton of stuff to store, look into cubbies and cubby holders because they get the job done and you can get them in different colors and patterns to match the vibe of your dorm! 

PS! That cube furniture piece is less than $20!!

25.  Bean Bags 
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Bean bags are the perfect dorm decor idea because they are just fun! They come in fun colors and are soft so they're great to sit on!

And bonus: it's so easy to move them around so that you or your friends can sit anywhere in your dorm! 

26. Oil Diffusers 
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I'm a BIG fan of essential oils. I don't think they cure everything, but I think that they can do a lot of good. For example, I use essential oils every time I get a headache and it's gone within minutes. MINUTES I TELL YOU! 

They work, and the way that they diffuse is so pretty that it's a dorm decoration in and of itself. Seriously, if there is one thing you buy from this list, buy an oil diffuser and an oil starter pack. I've linked both above! 

27. Salt Lamps 
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Ok, I'm going to be super honest: I do not know what a salt lamp is actually suppose to do. But I know it's suppose to do something good for you! AND it gives off the coolest dorm light and vibe one can think of. It's chill, but not sleepy. Boho, and chic.

Heck, it's everything! And because it is, it is a dorm decor idea that you gotta include in your room! 

28. Wax Warmer 
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Candles are not allowed in most dorm rooms. If your dorm allows them, I'm jealous ok? Ok. 

But the dorm rooms can get smelly, so how do you combat that? With another dorm decor idea, of course! Wax warmers are the perfect compromise because they are a candle without the open flame, thus giving off the scents you want, when you want them. They're a great, good-smelling dorm decor idea that you definitely need to incorporate because I promise that you will SO use it! 

29. Desk Hutches 
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Desk hutches are such a functional and practical dorm decor idea that it is hard to believe anyone goes without one! 

Don't be like those people. Desk hutches add a cool vibe to the dorm room and allow you to store so much more stuff in an organized and clean way. You gotta get one! 

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30 Flirty Questions to Ask a Guy

This post is all about flirty questions to ask a guy.

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Whether I am with my boyfriend or miles apart from him, one of my all-time favorite things to do is ask him fun questions that gets some really great conversations started. I'll look up fun, deep, and even dirty ( 😉 ) questions and it always leads to the BEST conversations.

I love asking questions and am an expert at the best flirty questions to ask a guy.

If you're in a long distance relationship (I'm with you girl) ask these over text or FaceTime. OR save this post and ask these questions over dinner. It will lead to so many good conversations that you will never forget about!

This post gives you 30 flirty questions to ask a guy.

Intense Questions

  • What high-level job could you lie your way into and not be noticed that you're not qualified?
  • What is the highest pressure situation you have ever had to deal with?
  • What three events made the biggest impact on you today?
  • What is one question can you ask people to really learn about them?
  • If you had to dispose of a body, what would you do with it?
  • What is the worst advice you have ever received?
  • What is the bravest thing you have ever done?
  • What are your thoughts on abortion?

Fun Questions

  • What movie do you wish your life was like?
  • What would you NOT do for a million dollars?
  • What is the worst purchase you have ever made?
  • If you found $100 dollars on the floor right now, what would you do with it?
  • What animal would be the cutest if you scaled it down to the size of a cat?
  • What weird food combination do you really enjoy?
  • Who do you go out of your way to be nice too?

Life questions

  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  • If you could be a girl for one day, what would you do during that day?
  • Would you rather be smart and ugly or dumb and beautiful?
  • Would you want to be famous? Why or why not?
  • What is the most expensive thing you have ever purchased?
  • When was the last time you cried?
  • Whats the best compliment you have ever received?

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Dirty Questions

  • What is your biggest turn on?
  • Where is the craziest place you have hooked up with someone?
  • If you HAD to kiss someone from the same sex, who would you choose?
  • How old do you want to be when you get married?
  • Whats the farthest you have ever gone on a first date?
  • When do I look the most beautiful to you?
  • Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?
  • Do you believe in soul mates?

These questions really are so much fun! I know this post was made to ask your boyfriend, but my sisters and I pull these up all the time and ask each other/our friends. I learn so much about people and leads to such interesting conversations. 

If you live close to your boyfriend this would be great to pull out at a dinner and get some intense convos going. If you're long distance this is a GREAT way to make those mundane text conversations a little more interesting ;).

Seriously, You will learn so much more about your boyfriend. 

What are your favorite questions to ask that starts great conversations?


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How I Made $12,379.67 Blogging in May 2019

It's time for May 2019 blogging income report! ...and it's the biggest month YET!!

Every month, I share how much money I have made through my blog.

Why? Because it's pretty dang impressive that in just over a year and a half I have been able to turn this website into a business that brings me thousands of dollars a month AND that I can do it around my full-time college schedule.

Plussss....I get about a million emails a day with people asking how to start a blog of their own ?. Keep the emails coming! I love them.

Seriously, all college students should start a blog. It's the best thing I have ever done.

(PS - this is what my real-life blogging setup looks like...sitting at a coffee shop all day long ? I hate being alone so my coffee shop days give me the people kick I need haha)

For those of you that are new to By Sophia Lee, I start off every income report telling you a little about myself.

If you don't know much about me, I am a junior senior (as of this month!) in college studying interior architecture. I've had this website since I was 17 but basically restarted the whole website in September 2017 (when I was a sophomore in college) in hopes to generate an income from it.

I am completely paying for college on my own and knew I needed to find something that made me money and would work around my college schedule (that changes every semester and stays with me when I live at home during the summer/winter break). Let's just say, it was nearly impossible.

I stumbled upon a blog that posted income reports where the blogger was making over $100,000 A MONTH from her website. Like what?!

I knew I wanted to start a website of my own that would make me money, so that's what I did. I ditched my old blog and created a new one in September 2017.

In just a year, I have increased my income to make $12,379.67 in ONE month while being a full-time student and having a social life. 

{READ: How I Made $9,349.60 In January 2019 Blogging}

After semi-figuring out this blogging world and all it entails, I am here to tell you that ANYONE can start and be successful with a blog. It is not hard to do.

However, it took and still takes a lot of work and is not "quick money". If you're a hard worker, you can get the same exact results as me.

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    It took me about 5 months after starting my blog to earn consistent money and those months were really hard.

    Even when I started earning consistent money, it was still pretty low considering the amount of time I was putting into my website.

     I was constantly overwhelmed and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I was so desperate to make it work that I continued to Google everything and anything about blogging.

    Once that first $100 dollars hit my bank account, I knew that all the hard work I had been putting in was going to pay off.

    Little did I know a year later, I would be making more in one month than I EVER had in a year!

    Here are some of my previous income reports:

    By Sophia Lee Income & Traffic Report:

    Affiliate Income: $4,821.26 total

    Display Advertising (through Mediavine): $7,558.41

    Pageviews: 419,000

    Total Income: $12,379.67

    I want to make it clear that I don't get to take all of that $12,000 and spend it on whatever I want, although I wish I did ;).

    I take 30% of my monthly income and put it in a bank account for taxes. I also have two amazing girls that now help me behind the scenes with the blog that I have to budget for.

    Plus, I usually buy a blogging course or two because I find courses so dang important in growing my blog. 

    I definitely DID NOT spend a lot of money right when I started blogging but as it has grown, I've started to put more money back into it just like any other business.

    I also pay for these yearly...

    I try to pay for all my blogging expenses annually so I don't have to pay them monthly and it saves me some cash because the companies offer me better deals. Right now for a recurring monthly expense I have Convertkit (email provider) which costs me $79.00 a month  $120.00 a month. This went up because I increased my email subscribers by a lot (good thing I guess!). I have to admit, I am still not use to this expense :/.

    I also pay $14.99 for a Shopify plugin that helps me get better reviews on my products. I got that the last day of the month so I don't even think it charges me until this month though. I should probably go check that! haha

    These expenses come up once a year but I do set aside money for them monthly to prepare for when I have to buy them:

    If you haven't started a blog, this blog post will show you the exact way I started and designed my blog (it takes less than 30 minutes).

    So, how did I do it?!

    May was an awesome month for me because I finally had a few weeks off of school that I could focus solely on the blog!

    I did a lot of catch-up and getting things fine tuned for summer. It was a lot of things that I don't really know if it will increase my income that much, but it needed to be done.

    Here's what I've been focusing on:

    • Plan a weekly email schedule
    • Develop my next product
    • Get three posts published a week

    Breakdown of what I did for my weekly editorial calendar:

    I've been playing around with how I have wanted to set up my email list and email my readers.

    Every blogger says that this is the most important thing to focus on blogging, but I am just still not fully comfortable doing it! I feel like I have no idea what I am doing and am not really sure if I am doing the best job with having my emails be helpful but also have them convert.

    My email subscribers are rising really fast (which is AWESOME) but it's now costing me $120 a month so I have to figure out how to supplement that cost.

    I always put email at the background which is a major no-no. For this reason, I have started to batch create my emails so I don't really have to think about them besides when I am writing them.

    My Pinterest has been sitting around 8.3 MILLION monthly views! 

    I am really REALLY confident with my Pinterest plan. Like, really, really confident.

    I've been doing it for almost a year now and when everyone else is having issues with Pinterest, my traffic has been rising (over 400,000 pageviews in May). 

    I am actually working on a whole Pinterest course which shows exactly what I am doing and how you can grow your Pinterest with my same success. It will be launching early June!!!  hah! Don't really know how I thought that could happen. I am making it extremely detailed so I am hoping to get it done by August.

    If you need help getting traffic from Pinterest, I recommend doing the following:

    • Grab this free guide on how I use Pinterest to bring traffic to my blog
    • Use this 7 Step Checklist to make sure your Pinterest account is set up correctly (this is HUGE in getting traffic to your blog)

    If you haven't started a blog, this blog post will show you the exact way I started and designed my blog (it takes less than 30 minutes).

    (this is a snippit from last month's blogging income report...it's still very relevant for me :/)

    Breakdown of what I am doing to not be scared of email:

    HAH! Why am I so dang scared of email?! I don't even know why.

    Email is one of my biggest goals right now and something that is going to be my main focus this summer. 

    To be honest, I am really growing my email list but I haven't been making money from it. So, I need to figure that part out.

    I am thinking I am going to invest in a course on that. I LOVED List Love Masterclass which showed me how to grow my email list (and boy, has it been working) but I need something to show me how I can promote to those readers.

    You can join my blogging email list here.


    My blogging income has grown really quickly. Honestly, I have always been confident in myself that I would hit this type of income from my blog. Butttt, I didn't realize it would be this quickly (and continue growing this fast).

    I am starting to get uncomfortable with people knowing how much I make. But, then I think about how much I love reading other bloggers income reports who are making so much more than me and how much it motivates me.

    Ahh! I just don't know how I want to handle them anymore. I am thinking that after I hit $15,000 a month I am going to move all my monthly income reports just for my email subscribers. That's what other bloggers are doing and I think it could be a great option for me.

    Let's Talk About This $12,000 Dollars:

    I am still in shock that I made this money last month...I planned on making this much but for it to actually happen is really crazy.

    I REALLY want to hit $15,000 one month this year. It was my stretch goal I set for myself back in January. With how things are going, I think that this is actually possible. Crossing my fingers to hit this goal in July!!

    I talk about this in almost all my income reports.

    My monthly income really fluctuates throughout the year. The summer is usually really high for me and January and February is usually lower for me. Right now, I am trying to figure out ways to more normalize my monthly income so I am trying to think of ways to increase my income during the low months.

     January and September are the months I am on the fence about with my income but the other months I think I can make at least over $5,000.

    Here's what I have learned so far blogging this year. Some months I will make a lot of money and some months I won't make as much. I am basically working on "commission".

    Here's how I think my income will go this year: 

    January and February: Lowest income months of the year (hoping to make at least $2,000 per month) 

    March: Starts to get a little better (would be really happy making $2,500)

    April-August: Very high income (goal is to hit at least $5,000 per month with two months hitting at least $15,000 per MONTH!)

    September: Not as high as April-August but still decently high (maybe $3,000 earned this month)

    October: Very high income (at least $12,000 earned that month)

    November and December: $4,000 in November and at least $6,000 in December

    If all goes as planned, that would have me making nearly $80,000 in one year. AS A FULL-TIME COLLEGE STUDENT (taking 18 credits per semester).

    Just last year I was nannying and only making $300 dollars a month. Even my low blogging income months are more than I could have imagined!! 

    Did I Hit My May Goals:

    • Get 12 blog posts published (three a week) (Have no idea how this even happened but I got 20 posts published...I've been really sticking to my schedule! It will be interesting to see what my July and August pageviews look like with this many posts)
    • Get 7,400 email subscribers (as of June 10th, 2019 I am at 9,493!!!!! I can't believe it. My yearly goal was 15,000 and I definitely think I will hit it!)
    • Grow Pinterest to 17,000 followers (as of June 10th, I am at 18,411!)
    • Get almost done with a new product (I did almost get done with a product...but the product has been taken awhile longer to get done than I thought. It's actually the main thing I am working on in June

    This is the first month hitting all my goals!! I guess this is what not having school for a month will let me do 😉 Can you tell I am counting down the days until I graduate next year??

    My June Blogging Goals:

    • Get 12 blog posts published (three a week)
    • Get 11,000 email subscribers
    • Grow Pinterest to 20,000 followers
    • Get products and Facebook ads launched

    I set some goals for June that are STRETCH goals...aka I don't know if I'll actually be able to get them because they are pretty big. Manifesting it out to you that I will though :).

    I also have been socializing a lot more with my boyfriend and all my friends being home from college. This has taken some of my "blogging" time away but I am OKAY with that. I am trying to find a work-life balance...still haven't found it but I am on my way.

    My FREE 7 Day How To Start A Blog Email Course

    I always get so many questions about how I make money on my blog and how they can start a blog that does that same thing that I decided to put it into an easy to follow email course (you can sign up below).

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    This email course is FREE. I don't try to sell you anything. I show you exactly what I did and what I bought when I started my blog.

    I give you the steps that will allow you to start a successful blog of your own.

    It's easy to follow but I do NOT sugar coat anything. I share real tips that I used. I share how I organize my time to juggle school and blogging. I share the products I believe helped exponentially grow my blog to where it is now (and how it is growing every month).

    I'm giving you the inside secrets that have skyrocketed my blogging success and have grown my blog to making thousands of dollars a month in less than a year.

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      The Best College Packing List For Guys

      This college packing list for guys makes moving into college as easy as possible.

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      Whether you're searching for college packing lists for yourself or you're the parent of a son moving into college, making sure you don't forget anything is a big task.

      With all there is to remember, having a college packing lists for guys will help the process go much smoother and allows you to really soak up that time with family and friends before heading off to college.

      Here at BSL, we tend to focus on girls moving into college...However, we have recently received a lot of emails asking for a college packing list for boys.

      Luckily, my boyfriends mom has a dorm packing list she made for her three sons as they've gone off to college. I had her send it my way so that it is available for any of you who need it!

      This checklist is even available to be downloaded in PDF form so you can print it out and write all over it. You can download it here (it's free, of course!). 

      This college packing list for guys will help make the packing process as painless as possible.

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      Dorm Bedding Essentials:

      The bed is probably the spot that is most used in a dorm room. You sleep, study, eat, and basically do everything else on it.

      It's important to make sure that you don't forget any of these dorm bedding essentials.

      Twin XL Mattress Topper:

      4" Memory Foam Topper (GREAT Deal!)


      AmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag - Twin XL (comes with everything you need)

      Clip-On Fan:

      Bathroom Dorm Essentials: 

      There is A LOT of things to remember to pack for a bathroom when moving to college.

      Luckily, you probably have majority of them so you won't have to spend a lot of money buying these!

      2 Body Towels

      Shower Caddy

      TIP! Get a mesh shower caddy...NOT a plastic one!! Plastic ones retain water and get your dorm room all wet.

      Shampoo and Conditioner

      Face Wash

      Shaving Cream













      Allergy Medicine


      Cold and Flu Medicine


      Electronic Essentials:

      This covers all the electronic essentials for the college packing list for boys.

      Laptop and Charger

      Surge Protector


      Sound Machine

      This saved my life in college...it blocks all the noise in dorm rooms so you can sleep and study without distractions!

      10ft Phone Charger


      Clothing Essentials:

      This covers all the clothing necessities of the college packing list for guys.




      Athletic Shorts

      Dress Shirts


      Practice Shirts (if applicable)

      Under Shirts






      Light/Heavy Coats




      Cleaning Essentials:

      This covers all things cleaning essentials that you can't forget about.

      Laundry Detergent

      TIP - I wouldn't recommend using Pods...the college washing machines usually aren't strong enough to fully melt the plastic and the end up sticking to clothes.

      Downy Wrinkle Releaser

      This stuff is the BEST!! 

      It gets rid of wrinkles just from spraying this one clothes. It is actually magic it's so good.

      Laundry Bags

      Dryer Sheets

      Trash Bags

      All-Purpose Cleaner

      Paper Towels

      Small Vacuum

      This vacuum works a million times better than the old vacuums they have at for use at dorms.

      Plus, it's less than $20!!

      Disinfectant Spray

      Dawn Soap

      Kitchen Essentials:

      This covers all things kitchen for the college packing list for guys.

      Food Storage

      Paper Plates

      Ziploc Bags

      Plastic Silverware

      Water Bottle


      Dorm Decor:

      Decor stays pretty minimal in boys dorm rooms.

      These are the essentials that they need for the decor side of their dorm.


      A GREAT price for a futon. I got an extremely similar one for college and having the faux leather made any spills really easy to clean.

      Table for TV

      TV Media Stand (less than $40!!)

      School Supplies:

      And of course the whole reason for packing...school supplies!







      Binder Dividers


      Hole Punch



      Items To Not Forget:

      Don't forget these important papers, especially for move-in day!

      Banking Info/Checkbook

      SS Card

      Copy of Birth Certificate

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      This post gave you the best college packing list for guys.

      26 Insanely Cute College Apartment Living Room Ideas To Copy

      This post is all about college apartment living room ideas.

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      Are you looking for some college apartment living room ideas?

      We know how expensive decorating a new apartment can be, especially on a college students budget.

      Don't worry, we got you ;). We've rounded up the best of the best for living room ideas that will look professionally designed without breaking the bank.

      This post shows you the 26 best college apartment living room ideas.

      College Apartment Living Room Ideas:

      1. Blankets on A Ladder 
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      College apartments get chilly, no matter where you live. Thus, blankets are a necessity in any college apartment living room.

       Since you need them, turn them into a really fun part of your living room in general! Getting a wooden ladder and draping blankets over each step is a great way to do just that! 

      2. Blankets in a Basket 
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      If a ladder just doesn't vibe with the other decorations you've got in your college apartment living room, store blankets in a cute bin like this photo shows!

      The best way to put blankets into a bin like this is by rolling them. It might seem like a tedious task, but it's actually very easy to do and keeps your blankets nice and organized! 

      3. A Ladder as a Wall Shelf/Decor 
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      To keep on with the ladder trend, I wanted to show off this super cool college apartment living room idea: hanging a ladder and using it as wall decor! 

      I had never seen this done before until I started doing posts like these, and I love it! I gives you space to put other decorations like photos or other trinkets and is so unique that your apartment will stay one of a kind! 

      4. Metal Letters 
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      I have some of these on my walls in my own college apartment living room so I can promise that these are super cute decorations! 

      They make your apartment much more personalized, and are on the cheaper side so that you can decorate your living room on a budget! Just head to TJMaxx or Hobby Lobby and grab a couple initials for a super cute and inexpensive college apartment living room decoration! 

      5. Gallery Wall 
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      Gallery walls are SO in right now, and are thus a  great way to keep your college apartment living room on trend! 

      Gallery walls are also a great way to keep your college apartment living room more personalized. Grab some fun quotes, wall decorations and photos and arrange them in a fun way to create a gallery wall that is oh so you! 

      6. Uniquely Shaped Bookshelf 
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      Bookcases are a key piece of furniture in any college apartment living room! Since they're basically needed, why not make them fun??

      A great way to do this is by getting one that isn't the regular rectangular or square shaped. I'm obsessed with the triangular one in this picture! It holds just as much and is a great way to keep with a boho trendy vibe if that is what you're going for! 

      7. Coffee Table Centerpieces 
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      If your college apartment living room comes furnished, it most likely comes with some sort of coffee table. But those can be super generic and bland, making them a great piece to add to for some decoration! 

      A great way to decorate coffee tables is by adding "centerpieces" to them. The easiest way to do this is to grab a tray, some candles, coasters, and a fun game or book and place it all in the center of the coffee table. It's a great way to spice up what's regualr and boring, for sure. 

      8. A Fun Couch 
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      A fun couch is a key item to have in a college apartment living room. It sets the tone for the entire space. 

      The best way to make a couch fun is by getting one in a color like pink or blue. Doing so allows for your decorations to all be more neutral so that they tie in well! If you can get a couch for your college apartment living room, this is an idea totally worth considering! 

      9. Lights Everywhere 
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      We've talked about string lights for the bedroom and dorm room, so it's probably no surprise to you that I included them in this post. Because they can totally add to the vibe of your college apartment living room! 

      Hang them up around the ceiling or drape them over your couch. String lights are such a versatile and great decoration that you don't want to miss out on incorporating into your own space! 

      10. Pillows and Blankets on the Couch 
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      If your college apartment comes with a couch, or even if it doesn't, add pillows and blankets to it! 

      Pillows and blankets allow you to add in some color if its needed. But they also make the entire space a lot more cozy regardless of their color! They're two things that you have to make sure are in your college apartment living room, hands down. 

      11. Ottoman 
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      Fun fact: I use to think that ottomans were old people things because I had only ever seen one in my grandparents house, no joke! But decorating my own dorm room and apartment in college has got me changing my tune! 

      Ottomans are a perfect addition to any college apartment living room not only for their functionality, but also for the decoration that they add! Get it in a fun color, or fuzzy, whatever your hearts desire.

      Your living room will look so cute and your feet will thank you for such a great place to rest while you watch TV!

      12. Mirror in a Gallery Wall 
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      I've already stressed how awesome gallery walls are, but what I have not done is tell you how awesome mirrors look in them! 

      Mirrors on walls make the whole area look bigger. This is such a good idea for a small college apartment living room space! It dresses it up and plays tricks on the mind so that you think you're living in a big luxurious space when you're binge-watching Netflix or Youtube Videos!

      13. Gold Accents 
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      The gold arrow totally drew me to this picture. And the more I looked at it, the more I realized that there are gold accents everywhere, so I definitely thought that it was worth a share! 

      Gold accents, or just a theme throughout the accents you choose to put into your college apartment living room, are a great idea! They make the entire space look much more cohesive, cute and organized. And isn't that everyone's goal for their living room?

      14. Grey Color Scheme 
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      Color schemes are super important to any college apartment living room if you want it to look its best. But I wanted to touch on this grey one specifically . . . 

      BECAUSE IT IS SO COZY! Like this whole picture just makes me want to curl up on that couch with a blanket and sleep until the end of time. So, if you want a cozy college apartment living room, definitely incorporate a lot of grey! 

      15. Giant Mirror 
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      So say your gallery wall is already full, totally understandable! But you still need a mirror in your college apartment living room, trust me.

      Why? Because it makes the space bigger like I said, and gives you the perfect opportunity to always make sure that your outfit is 12/10 before you head out the door (also a great photo op for insta stories but I'm digressing) Bottom line: giant mirrors are a great decoration to add to your college living room. 

      16. Bar Cart 
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      This is ONLY for the college students that are over 21, so if you're not keep scrolling ok? ok! 

      So now that I only have LEGAL readers, put a bar cart in your college apartment living room. First of all, its such an aesthetically pleasing vibe and two, it saves you so much space in your kitchen because you can put all your alcohol and glasses in one space! If you drink, definitely get a bar cart for your living room!

      17. Fun Area Rug 
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      This is the one item I wish had in my college apartment living room this year, so you bet your bottom dollar that I'm going to have one in my next apartment! 

      Area rugs just add something awesome to a living room space. Get them fuzzy or with a fun pattern, and it can totally spice up any living room!

      18. Accent Chair 
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      Couches can only fit so many people, what are all of your other friends suppose to do when they come to hang? 

      An Accent chair solves all of your problems. It creates extra seating and adds to the decor or your college apartment living room. It's a win win you definitely want in your space!  

      19. Plants!
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      Plants, real or fake, big or small, add such an awesome boho and trendy vibe to a college apartment living room. I highly suggest adding some sort of greenery to your space for sure! 

      20. Wallpapers!
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      What I find so cool about this suggestion is that a couple of years ago it wasn't an option at all. 

      But now, wallpaper is an easy thing to order, put up, and take down! So much so that it won't violate your lease agreement. What a fun way to spice up your college apartment living room. Brb, ordering some now! 

      21. or a Wall Tapestry 
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      But if wallpaper isn't your thing, no worries! Wall Tapestries are another great option for entire wall decor!

      They, too, allow you to decorate an entire wall of your college apartment living room easily and on a budget! 12/10 recommend looking into one! 

      22. Bookshelf Above the Couch 
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      If your couch is along a wall, this is a great decoration option for your college apartment living room! 

      Adding a bookshelf is like the ladder I mentioned earlier in this post. A great way to add other decor to the area! And it doesn't have to be just books, feel free to add anything you want. It's your space after all! 

      23. Bookshelves around the TV 
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      If your couch is floating in the living room area, then this is a great suggestion for you! Put bookshelves around your TV!

      It makes the area look a lot fancier in my opinion, and gives you great storage options! 

      24. Coffee Table 
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      I mentioned adding centerpieces to your coffee tables, but I didn't mention coffee tables in general. My bad! 

      If your apartment doesn't come with a coffee table, I HIGHLY recommend getting one! The cool thing about coffee tables is that pretty much anything can classify as one, so it can make a super fun college apartment living room DIY if you wanted! 

      All in all, coffee tables are a great way to add to your living room as well as provide a place for food and beverages to hang while you host a movie night or just binge-watch Keeping Up with The Kardashians by yourself. So definitely make sure that you have one!

      25.  Functional End Tables 
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      End types basically do the same thing as coffee tables, but they're just at the ends of your couch. 

      Because I so highly suggest a coffee table for a college apartment living room, I didn't want to stress end tables too bad. If you decide to incorporate them though, make sure they're functional like these! The ones in the picture slide under the couch so that you can basically have a desk in your living room! How cool is that?

      26. Mount your TV and use underneath for Storage
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      This is a pro tip that I felt would really end off this post well. 

      MOUNT YOUR TV if you can! It saves so much space and looks so nice in a college apartment living room. Not to mention its a total life saver. Feel free to thank me when you do it! 

      This post was all about the best college apartment living room ideas.

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      21 Best College Apartment Organization Ideas That’ll Change Your Life

      This post is all about college apartment organization.

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      These college apartment organization ideas will transform your apartment into a space that even Marie Kondo approves of.

      Let's be real, with all the stuff that you are bringing into your new apartment it can be extremely easy for it to become a hot mess in a matter of minutes.

      With all the other things you have to keep straight with school, having an organized apartment will just have you feeling better.

      These 21 college apartment organization ideas will have your apartment more organized than you could have ever imagined.

      College Apartment Organization Ideas:

      1. Put Your Blankets in a Bin 
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      Every apartment gets chilly, so blankets are a must. But blankets can also look very messy if they're not organized properly. 

      A great tip for college apartment organization is to roll your blankets and place them in a bin. It keeps them all in one place and looks really cute next to the couch! 

      2. Hang Blankets on a Ladder
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      ...or on a ladder!!

      If you want to show off your blankets more, use a ladder! You're still keeping your college apartment organized, just in a more unique way!

      And, you can spice the ladder up with some string lights to make it a fun and cozy decoration in your apartment as well!

      3. Use a Chalkboard for Roomie Reminders
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      This idea does not create organization per say, but it keeps things organized between roommates in a college apartment!

      Having a chalkboard in a common space like the kitchen allows roommates to create reminders for each other and the entire apartment as a whole.

       My roomie and I use it for groceries or events we can't forget about. It works wonders so I highly recommend!

      4. Use a Shoe Rack 
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      Shoe racks are God's gift to mankind, or at least women! 

      Shoe racks are also a great college apartment organization idea because they organize something that if left alone will makes such a mess! 

      And they're super cheap, so I highly suggest heading to Target or on Amazon's website to pick one up!

      5. and Command Hooks for Bags 
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      We all love our bags, and we all have a ton of them. But where do we put them?

      On Command Hooks, that's where! This is such a great college apartment organization tip because it shows you how to store a common item in a way that is handy and also not cluttering!

      6. Over the Toilet Storage 
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      Bathroom storage is often the worst because there is like one cabinet under the skin and that's it. 

      A great way to make more storage is to get a storage unit that is designated to be over the toilet. This storage is really easy to set up and doesn't take up a lot of room since it has a specific place to go! Use it for towels or extra toiletries, this tip comes in SO handy!

      7. Use the Inside of Cabinet Doors
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      Cabinets are limited in college apartments. So a great way to get the most organization out of them is by utilizing every inch of space in them that you can. 

      This includes the inside of doors! This tip can come in handy especially in the bathrooms. Just hang shower caddies over the door for a great extra storage option you won't regret!

      8. Picture Frame Key Holders
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      I would lose my keys all the time if I didn't have a place to hang them at my front door!

      But those can get kind of expensive. If you're trying to organize your college apartment on a budget, I suggest this DIY organization hack! Just grab a simple picture frame and some hooks and boom! you have a cute, yet functional way to make sure you and your roomie never lose your keys!

      9. Hang Organizers for Fresh Produce 
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      Fresh produce is a must to staying healthy in college. But in a college apartment where are you going to find the proper place to store produce? Such a dilemma could force you to believe you should only buy Ramen but FEAR NOT! I am here to show you how you can conquer this dilemma!

      Grab some desk organizers from Walmart and Hang them in the Kitchen and boom! you now have a place dedicated to fresh fruit. So you can have it in your college apartment and stay healthy! That's what Hannah Montana would call "the best of both worlds", folks!

      10. Put Utensils in a Mason Jar 
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      This is such a clever, and pretty, idea. Utensils take up an entire drawer, and that can be really difficult to plan around in a very limited college apartment. 

      So why not keep them on your counter? And in really cute mason jars? I don't see why not TBH AND if you do this, you can paint the mason jars to where they match all the colors in your apartment! What a SOLID idea please go check it out!

      11. Have a Bar Cart 
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      But only if you're 21 because it's illegal if you're not:) 

      No, but seriously, it's college so drinking is probably around you in some way. If that way is in your apartment, then I highly suggest a bar cart because it allows you to store everything alcohol related in one space and use your very limited kitchen space for more important things!

      12. Have a Coffee Bar 
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      I will champion the concept of a coffee bar until the day I die. No joke. If you think I'm kidding, I refer you to practically any other post by me because I find a way to incorporate a coffee bar into almost every one of them. 

      Because they are just THAT good! They give you an entire space DEDICATED TO COFFEE!! Like, it's basically as though a Starbucks is in your house! And creating a dedicated space for your coffee and mugs and creamers saves you so much space elsewhere. So really, it's just the best thing you can do ok? Ok! 

      13. Incorporate Bookshelves 
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      The bookshelf in my apartment has been such a lifesaver when it comes to organizing my college apartment. 

      We use it for cute decor, our printer, and our Alexa. 3 very important things that everyone MUST have! But you can use it for anything you think you need to. Bottom line: use a bookshelf in your college apartment organization venture, it is a LIFESAVER!

      14. Use Open Shelving 
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      I don't know about you, but the kitchen storage situation in my college apartment is so sad. If you're like me, read carefully because I'm about to pull a Derek Shepard and save your life. 

      Use open shelves! They allow you to store your spices or cereals or anything else you find yourself not knowing where to properly store. 

      And they can be super cheap too, so if you find yourself running low on kitchen storage space, open shelves will be your best friend! 

      15. Create an Entry Space 
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      This is such a fun and creative college apartment organization idea! 

      We normally only thing of entry ways as spaces that are in really nice houses. But guess what? You can have that in your apartment, and use it as organization!

      Ok I know your mind is probably BLOWN at that, but hear me out! Use some crates and hang up a key holder and boom! you have your own entry way that is functional, yet cute, and then thank me later obviously because you wouldn't have realized  this without me!

      16. Place Your Furniture Strategically 
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      College apartments have . . . limited space to put it nicely. 

      So, the key to college apartment organization is to place your furniture in a strategic way so that you conserve space and allow for optimal organization. A great way to do this is to put furniture back to back, like this photo demonstrates. 

      It saves space but allows you to have everything you want. What a WIN!

      17. Have a Multipurpose Hamper 
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      This is a genius idea that I had never heard of. But now I have heard of it, so does that mean that I'm a genius? That's for a later post. 

      But back to this point: use hampers for things other than laundry. Like this one uses it for clothing accessories you wouldn't always wear, like hats, scares, umbrellas, you get the idea. 

      Another great thing about this organization idea is that you can stick it in the corner in a fun way and make it a decoration! 

      18. Use a Wine Rack for Towels 
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      If you share a bathroom with a roommate, or even if you don't, you need this college organization hack in your life! 

      Using a wine rack as a towel rack is a great idea because it saves you a ton of spaces, and college apartment bathrooms are already pretty small so doing this gives you even more room!

      19. Label Everything!
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      Like . . . this is just a super aesthetically pleasing photo so that's why I made it a whole point on this post! DON'T HATE ME BECAUSE I DO HAVE ORGANIZATION TO BACK IT UP!! 

      Labeling everything makes living in an apartment and especially with a roommate a lot easier. It's what me and my roommate do and it works wonders when we're cooking. And if you use a cute font and paper it makes for awesome decorations as well!

      20. Use an Over the Door Shoe Organizer for Cleaning Supplies
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      This is such a smart idea! And the perfect kind of college apartment organization idea because it keeps laundry and cleaning supplies together. So like, when you're starting your laundry you can be inspired to clean while it runs. 

      This is also just a great organization idea because its a cheap way to make storage space for something that is super important to your college apartment! 

      21. Write on Top of Your Washer 
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      Ok this isn't like a physical college apartment organization idea, but I came across it and knew it would save my life so it obviously might save yours!

      Laundry can be very organized, and make things with a roommate messy. This simple hack will solve all of that! Just keep a dry erase market on your washer for when you have to send your roommate messages about how those Antrhopologie jeans CANNOT go in the dryer!  

      This post was all about the best college apartment organization.

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