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At DormSmart, we spend our days scouring the planet, researching the best products for dorm room living on college and boarding school campuses, culminating in a wealth of knowledge. Our dedicated team also spends a great deal of time listening to and addressing the concerns of students and parents; those who are preparing for the journey from high school to college. In addition, every member of our team has been there as a student themselves or as a parent of a student embarking upon their journey. So if you are doing a story about student living and would like our point of view, we’d love to share it with you.

Just contact us or phone us at 1-877-616-DORM (3676) to set a time to share.

DormSmart News, Articles, and Press Releases


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Savvy Students Can Now Purchase Microfridge When They Shop for College on

"... 24-7PressRelease - August 05, 2014 - To make shopping for college dorm room living a little easier for campus bound students, DormSmart has added even more proven brands to their 2014 product line up, including Microfridge, University Loft Co., and Stanley Case Works USA, to name a few. ... "

5 Dorm Room Accessories You Really Do Need... by McManus, Melanie Radzicki

" - 21 July 2014 - Store bulkier items in a trunk that can double as a table or extra seating [source: Dorm Smart]..."

College-Bound Students Turning to Gift Registries for Supplies... by Bay Scroggins

"...CBS Local - July 17, 2014 - While another college supply website,, does not offer a specific college registry, spokesperson Christi Leslie said it is clear ... "

Gift Registries Gain Popularity Among Cash-strapped Students... by Shan Li

"...Los Angeles Times - August 25, 2012 - As students head back to school and recent graduates start their first jobs, many are using gift registries — long an important feature of weddings and baby showers — to help them nab some of the items they want to set up their dorm rooms and furnish new apartments..." Adds a New Lineup of ATA College Trunks and Footlockers for College Bound Students

"...PR Log Press Release - May 02, 2012 - College trunks and footlockers have made a resurgence among college bound students over recent years and are one of the most popular dorm supplies on DormSmart’s virtual shelves today..."

Weekend Fashion Update

"...WOWT - Aug 6, 2011 - focuses on selling quality products that are affordable, ... is the only place to shop if you're headed to college this fall ..."

Back to School Savings: Walmart vs. the Dollar Store

" - Aug 4, 2011 - But if you watch, this Friday one of the show's hosts will feature the online dorm store has been around since 2009 and has ..." Named the Only Place to Shop for College Students by Style and Beauty Guide Mal Pearson

"...24-7 Press Release - Aug 3, 2011 - Tune in on Friday, August 5th when will be featured in the back to school segment hosted by Mal Pearson, style and beauty guide and featured guest on the nationally syndicated show, The Daily Buzz. ..." Awarded as a Top 50 Freshmen Advisor

"...PR Log Press Release - Sep 29, 2010 -, an informational blog created by, has recently been honored to receive’ s Freshmen Advisor Award. The Freshmen Advisor Award recognizes the top 50 Internet-based resources offering young students advice toward advancing their college-life experience..." Announces Monthly Dorm Store Giveaways

"...PR Log Press Release - Sep 29, 2010 - Don't miss out on fun Dorm Store Giveaways and Contests... Get the Dorm411! is now sponsoring monthly dorm store giveaways via their blog! "We think contests will be a great way to introduce student shoppers to our blog,, and to our vast inventory of products while having a little fun," commented Christi Leslie, Founder and CEO of and Creator of" Back to School Dorm Decor 101 - Make Your Grades In Style!

"...24-7 Press Release - Sep 4, 2010 - Heading back to school and the campus dorms this fall? Make your grades in style!, an online retailer with more than 7000 budget friendly dorm room essentials and accessories, announces a new crash course for dorm dwellers, Dorm Decor 101. To rock out their dorm room decor this semester and pass this class with style, students must make every grade..." Announces Labor Day Sales Event for Budget Challenged College Bound Students

"...PR Log Press Release - Sep 4, 2010 - Dorm shopping this Labor Day weekend? Looking for some great bargains to take to campus for your new dorm digs that fits into your budget? Or, maybe you've already moved in and need to have your dorm supplies shipped to your campus?..."

Last Minute Dorm Shopping Tips for College Bound Students from

"...PR Log Press Release - Sep 1, 2010 - Dorm season is upon us! Many of us are scrambling about trying to make the right decisions when it comes to buying supplies for our dorm room while shopping on a budget. It can be a confusing and frustrating time for college bound students..." Tells All On Their Blog,

"...PR Log Press Release - Aug 22, 2010 - Dorm room decor on a dime? How to make smart dorm buys? What is Twin XL Bedding? Where to get a dorm checklist? What do students need to buy for their dorm room? tells all on their blog, Dorm"

Shopping: Fitting into Dorm When Small is the Norm - TIPS: Student... by Kristi Gustafson

"...Published: Centre Daily - August 20, 2010 -NEATNIX SQUARE STUFF BUCKET. With 31 exterior pockets and eight interior compartments,..." Partners with Bongo International to Provide Shipping to Over 220 Countries

"...PR Log Press Release - Aug 19, 2010 - At, thinking outside the box is common practice when it comes to servicing their student customers. Exactly the reason they have partnered with Bongo International to ship college dorm essentials to students living and studying abroad..." Provides Incoming College Freshman with Course: College Dorm Bedding 101

"...PRLog Press ReleaseAug 15, 2010 – Comfortable and attractive dorm bedding is one of those must have college dorm essentials for student's moving to campus this fall, so wants to make sure both students and parents are properly prepared to select the right dorm bedding..."

DormSmart Announces 10 Tips for Organizing a Small Dorm Room - Save Space!

"...PRLog Press Release - August 12, 2010 For most college bound freshman, moving into a small dorm room this fall will be a bit challenging. With this in mind, brainstormed with a few of their favorite experienced dorm dwellers to come up with their top 10 tips for incoming freshman to successfully organize and live in a small dorm space..."

Fitting into Dorm When Small is the Norm by Kristi L Gustafson

"...Published: Houma Courier - August 9, 2010 You’re about to move into a space that may very well be smaller than your childhood bedroom — and you’re going to have to share the new digs with someone else and do a little downsizing..." Announces 2010 Top 3 Picks for Must Have Dorm Sized Appliances for Students

"...PRLog Press Release - August 8, 2010 Because space is at a premium in a dorm room, it is important to select the right dorm sized appliances to take to campus this fall. At, they have done the research for their student shoppers, naming their top 3 picks for 2010..."

Dorm Life: How to Organize Your Tiny Space by Kristi L Gustafson

"...Published:The Bulletin - August 8, 2010 After 18 years in your parents’ house, you’ve kind of gotten used to having your choice of rooms in which you could text that hot girl from chemistry class, eat chips or kick off your shoes. Things are changing come fall, and we’re not just talking about the leaves on that oak tree in the front yard..."

DormSmart Announces Top Picks for Dorm Wall Decor

"...PRLog Press Release - August 6, 2010 At, they believe it’s time for college bound students headed to the dorms to throw out those tapestries that look like their great grandmother’ s rug and posters or printed photos hung with scotch tape and get a little more high tech and savvy when it comes to their dorm wall decor! That’s why they’ve opted to carry digital photo frames and reusable peel and stick wall décor by makers such as Fatheads or Roommates Peel and Stick..."

DormSmart Announces Top Picks for the Best Dorm Room Trunks & Footlockers

"...PRLog Press Release - August 6, 2010 After an extensive search, has announced Rhino Armor Trunks as their top pick for college students secure dorm storage needs..." Announces Free Dorm Room Shopping, Packing, & To Do List for College Freshman

"...PRLog Press Release - August 6, 2010 Announcing the most comprehensive Combined Free Dorm Shopping List, Packing List, & To Do Checklist from DormSmart's free dorm checklist covers just about everything you will need to move to your new dorm room this fall, including a few to do items..."

Dorm Decor by Kristi L.Gustafson Staff Writer

"...Albany Times Union - August 6, 2010 Neatnix Square Stuff Bucket: With 31 exterior pockets and eight interior compartments, you can use this as a shower caddy (although it's not waterproof, so you can't take it in the shower) or to organize your beauty gear such as hair appliances and products, makeup, cologne and jewelry. $30.."

Back to School Extravaganza: Review and Giveaway

"...Published: Young Free and Frugal Blog - August 3, 2010 When it's time to go off to college for the first time or even after summer break, it can be difficult to remember what exactly you need to bring. If your family lives far away from your campus it can make you especially anxious. No one wants to have to call their parents to ship their left behind belongings to them every other day. Luckily, the folks at have you covered..." Provides Universal Gift Registry for Savvy Graduating High School Seniors

"...PRLog Press Release - Mar 21, 2010The dollar amount of dorm purchases can be surprising and a little overwhelming to a college freshman. To lessen the financial strain on entering freshman, provides 2010 high school graduates with a universal gift registry or wishlist..." Launches New Web Store for College Bound Students

"...PRLog Press Release - Mar 14, 2010 With the number of college bound students trending over 2 million annually and the increased demand for smart, stylish, and efficient dorm products, launches new web store for dorm smart living..."