Why Your College Dorm Room Needs a Bedside Trunk

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Image courtesy of Pottery Barn Teen

For students, college is a time of milestone firsts. It’s the first time living on your own, the first time managing your own schedule, and the first time doing (or not doing) your own laundry. And this time of newness and learning naturally prepares you for a lifetime of firsts that will follow: a first apartment, a first job, a first rent. But college is also the time to learn firsthand how to organize, care for, and protect your own belongings in a way you’ve never had to before. You’re entering a world of sudden independence, and preparing for it can be overwhelming.

One of the best ways to prepare is to first consider your home base: the dorm room. Having what you need to create the most efficient and functional space possible will ensure you have a solid start to this new independence (and a haven to return to when you just need a break from the whole “adult” thing).

Enter: the Bedside Dorm Trunk. (more…)

Spring Cleaning in the Time of Quarantine


We’re all seeing a little more of our homes these days. In this time of COVID-19 and quarantine, many of us are left wondering what to do with so much time within our own walls. With lighter schedules, less distractions, and more time in one space, we’re being forced to face some of our most overdue tasks around the house. It’s getting harder to overlook the dust that’s been collecting on the baseboards or the clutter that’s always assigned to another day. Spring cleaning is taking on a whole new meaning right now. Not only is it something productive to do—it’s also a great way to keep things clean and organized for both your physical and emotional well-being. In this time of quarantine, our spring cleaning tips can help you make your home the comfortable, safe haven it should be—especially right now. (more…)

How to Turn Your Trunk Into a COVID-19 Emergency Home Kit

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Social distance. Wash your hands. Slow the spread. Flatten the curve. At this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all pretty well aware of the sacrifices it takes to prevent the novel Coronavirus from entering our homes. But not everyone is as adequately prepared to handle an emergency situation should they (or their family members) actually contract the virus. Since the majority of COVID-19 cases do not require hospitalization, and since all but the most critical cases are often sent home anyway, chances are you and/or your family would need to recover in complete isolation under your own roof. And from the time your exposure or diagnosis is confirmed—or even suspected—you really have no time to waste. (more…)

Why a College Trunk Is the Perfect Graduation Gift


Graduation can be one of the most exciting and gratifying moments in a student’s life, and at the same time, one of the most uncertain. This is especially true in these strange and unprecedented times—when the looming threat of COVID-19 is keeping so many graduates from their long-awaited and hard-earned milestone celebrations. It’s times like these that graduates need our support, encouragement, and celebration most. Physical reminders that their next big adventure is waiting for them on the other side of such uncertainty.

The perfect graduation gift is an excellent way to both celebrate and prepare your graduate for college and beyond—and there’s perhaps no graduation gift more timeless, iconic, and practical than a quality college trunk. (more…)

Should You Buy a Trunk for Summer Camp?


It’s almost summer camp season, and parents are already making plans, lists, and preparations. One of the biggest concerns parents have this time of year is what and how to pack for summer camp. Does your child need one of the camp trunks you’ve always heard about, or should they bring something like a suitcase, duffel bag, or backpack? Camp trunks are an essential part of the camp experience, both in sentimental value and in practicality. We’re here to tell you why. (more…)