There are two big moving days when you are a college student. When you move in and when you move on. For students coming to Gainesville for college, there are numerous resources. And when you graduate and are ready for the next chapter - there are just as many resources, many of which help future incoming students. Read on and find ways to prepare for your new life!
Decorating your dorm room or college apartment has opportunities to be creative especially in Gainesville. If you are moving into a dorm at the University of Florida, take look at the detailed diagrams on the housing page of the UF website. The room photos include helpful measurements of the closets, beds, and bureaus.
While the bare-bones image of the dorm room may look a little daunting, take a peek at how beautiful @kennedy__chambers (photo by @JenLovesDustin), @itsliddystyle and @janasialanay made their spaces. Janasia has a YouTube video on decorating her UF dorm room (watch it here) and Liddy has a helpful Pinterest Board on dorm room decor ideas (see it here).
For a more unique, creative look that supports local Gainesville business, explore these great stores (and make friends with the locals!):
North Central FL's Mid Century Modern Furniture & Art Gallery Specializing in American Design 1930's-1960's
Located in Gainesville, FL since 2018
1801 NE 23rd Ave Suite C1-C2
Open Saturdays 12-5PM
By Appointment Sun-Fri.
If you want the help of an expert, always a good idea if you have rented or bought a house, check out some very talented local designers including @kerry.spears, @kaelynschmidtdesign/ (https://www.kaelynschmidtdesign.com/), Sarah Cain Design and Studiomd. For custom woodwork, be sure to check out Jason Straw and his team at StrawWoodwork (StrawWoodwork Instagram).
Congratulations on your graduation! No doubt a lot has changed in your time here in Gainesville including your home decor tastes. What to do with all that furniture and more? Here is a list of places that accept donations in Gainesville. Because hours of operation change as do their needs, please call before going to the locations.