For a college student without a dorm fridge it can be royally painful to keep yourself stocked up on decent food at a reasonable price. There are all sorts of unhealthy food options a lot more readily available than anything that could be considered remotely healthy. The price you pay of eating the ‘convenient’ food can be measure both in pounds gained, and dollars spent.
One way to help trim this problem is to get a dorm refrigerator or dorm freezer for your room. Here a few thoughts about dorm fridges to consider
Size and Style
There are several types of mini fridge ideal for use as a dorm refrigerator freezer. Small portable fridges, compact fridges and bar fridges will all serve that purpose well. A lot of these fridges are only three feet high, and have a small footprint. You can use the top of the fridge for storage of non-food items, so this type of unit is ideal for a small dorm room.
Haier produces a large range of dorm refrigerators, starting at around one hundred dollars on up. You can get a mini fridge from Haier that is only 1.7 cubic feet. If your available space and budget permits, they have a slightly bigger refrigerator that is a tad less than 5 cubic feet in size.
The ever popular GE has a selection of compact fridges with similar sizes to the Haier range. The GE refrigeratorss cost a few bucks more, but you are getting the advantage of a well-established brand.
Yes, you heard me right. Spending money on a portable fridge for your dorm room can actually save you money in the long run. Pizza delivery – and quick trips to McDonalds gets very expensive very fast. Having decent food available to eat in your room can cut back this expense considerably, always a plus on a college student’s budget.
With one of these useful dorm refrigerators close at hand, you will no longer have to go out trying to find something to eat or drink when you really should be studying for that final or working on papers. No more trudging to the cafeteria, vending machine or fast food outlet to satisfy that late night snack attack.
As you can see, the addition of a compact dorm fridge with freezer to your room has lots of benefits. It may seem difficult to cough up a bunch of cash for something so mundane as one of these mini fridges, but in the long run you will get that money back through the savings you reap!
Originally posted. May 29, 2010