|By Rosalind (Rosalind) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:08 am: Edit|
What should I keep all my clothes in? Maybe a rubbermaid footlocker that I can lock up if I want, or should it be the old fashioned type of trunk?
|By Matth (Matth) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:21 pm: Edit|
How about the closet and dresser that most dorms provide? Seriously, why are you going to lock up your clothes? Depending where you're going to school, you might not have room in your dorm for a big trunk. I know I won't at NYU.
|By Clickspring (Clickspring) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:21 pm: Edit|
Yeah you won't have room for a trunk. Just put your clothes in the closet and dresser in the dorm.
|By Gidget (Gidget) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:28 pm: Edit|
They are right , your closet and drawers will be fine. If you are really scared of theft most doors to bedrooms have a lock on them, otherwise you will be fine. I never heard of things getting taken at my school but as a precatution I took my tV and Stereo home for christmas.... (I have heard of student housing at university get tagretted at Christmas when no one is there)
|By Rosalind (Rosalind) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:19 pm: Edit|
LOL, of course I can put my clothes in the closet and dresser. How silly of me! What about a purse though, if I'm going for a swim or whatever and don't want to bring it? Is it safe just locking it in the room? Also, you never really know what your roommate will be like, or their friends. I haven't had the chance to meet mine yet. Sorry if I sound paranoid. I don't mean to, it's just that I don't know about all this stuff.
|By Wackicracka (Wackicracka) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:28 pm: Edit|
Well, get something like a shoe box or something that doesn't look like it would have something valuable in it. Place your purse in it whenever you want or other valuables. That's probably what I'm going to do.
|By Wackicracka (Wackicracka) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:23 pm: Edit|
Also, stick some personal stuff in your drawers, under your bed, or any other creative space!
|By Rosalind (Rosalind) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 06:46 pm: Edit|
What a great idea! Thanks for the tips!
|By Rono_G (Rono_G) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:07 am: Edit|
how about laptops?
|By Belial (Belial) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 03:37 pm: Edit|
look. if your room mate is bent on stealing your stuff, nothing can stop that. you have to go to classes, have a life, etc; he/she has all the time in the world to sort through your belongings.
Rather than spending all your time dreading, just 'trust'. In our compeltely self absorbed world, 'trust' doesn't seem to go far, but I assure you, 'trust' goes a long way around the globe.
If you start to treat your roomy as a thief the second you meet him/her, I don't think the friendship would get very far. A chinese proverb I know states "treat the heart using the heart". friendship is built on trust. not mistrust or hidden hostility.
|By Dm101 (Dm101) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 05:27 am: Edit|
In a perfect world you could trust everyone, but in ours there's another adage. Accordingly, while you shouldn't immediately suspect your roommate, there's something to be said for covering your bases.
|By Muppetcoat (Muppetcoat) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 08:07 am: Edit|
1) get a laptop lock for your laptop- or get an old laptop no one would steal (yay original clamshell ibook!)
2) bring a *small* lockbox if you're that paranoid. But give your roommate the benefit of the doubt. Wait until they start stealing your stuff before you accuse them of doing it.
3) When you leave your room, lock the door. That's the number 1 way people "break" into other kids' rooms.
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