6 Reasons To Move Out Of Your Residence Hall And Into An Apartment ASAP
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6 Reasons To Move Out Of Your Residence Hall And Into An Apartment ASAP

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6 Reasons To Move Out Of Your Residence Hall And Into An Apartment ASAP

There are pros and cons to living in a dorm versus an apartment. Last year when thinking about signing a lease, I was extremely worried. Renting your first apartment is a big step and can be scary, but after living here for a few months I can definitely say it was SO worth it. If you're currently debating whether or not to make the switch from dorm to apartment as a college student, here are my thoughts.

1. There's way much more space

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This is kind of a no-brainer, but it makes all the difference. Don't settle for sharing a literal 8x10 box with someone else! Get your own space it's so much nicer.

2. You can cook!

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Okay, technically in most residence halls there is a kitchen of sorts, however you probably can only fit a mini-fridge in your room, and pots and pans take up a ton of space. Being able to cook is not a luxury I plan on giving up anytime soon, and it's so much healthier than eating at the dining halls.


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RIP to anyone who lived in North Resident campus at MSU. We moved our cars every Saturday, sometimes you had to park a 15 minute walk away from your hall, and god forbid you leave campus past 9 pm. When you get back you will spend at least 10 minutes just looking for a spot. This was honestly such a big deal for me when moving off campus.

4. No more community bathrooms

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Probably the absolute worst thing about living on campus is the possibility of a communal bathroom. I definitely don't miss the days of sharing 4 showers with 25 people.

5. Depending on where you live, it's so much cheaper

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On-campus housing alone is ridiculously expensive. Thats not even mentioning the money you spend on a meal plan, restaurants on campus, and at the PODs.

6. Privacy

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Living in a residence hall, anytime you have a guest you have to check them in. It's not a big deal, but it's definitely a hassle, and you usually have to have them out by a certain time. Not having to think about that with an apartment makes everything so much easier.

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    2. Take a nap
    3. Have a dance party
    4. Eat ice cream
    5. Bake a cake
    6. Cry just a little bit
    7. Knit a blanket
    8. Learn to ride a bike
    9. Build a crib
    10. Watch a hockey game
    11. Watch any game
    12. Play with my hair
    13. Dye my hair
    14. Go grocery shopping
    15. Learn to crochet
    16. Do 50 jumping jacks
    17. Drive cross country
    18. Take a bubble bath
    19. Squeeze lemons for lemonade
    20. Sell the lemonade
    21. Make heart-shaped ice cubes
    22. Moisturize my knees
    23. Paint my nails
    24. Find the cure for cancer
    25. Run a marathon
    26. Just kidding, run down the hall
    27. Squat my bodyweight
    28. Eat my bodyweight in French fries
    29. Hibernate until Christmas
    30. Cuddle my body pillow (unless you have a boo)
    31. Think about all the work I’m not doing
    32. Wash my bed sheets
    33. Vacuum my apartment
    34. Play mini golf
    35. Go swimming
    36. Tan in this Texas heat
    37. Sing like I’m about to win American Idol
    38. Blow up balloons
    39. Pop the balloons
    40. Make lists
    41. Write an Odyssey article
    42. Pet a puppy
    43. Adopt a puppy
    44. Pay my rent
    45. Order a pizza
    46. Start a garden
    47. Cook a turkey
    48. Find new music
    49. Clean my waffle iron
    50. Learn to make jam
    51. Jam to music
    52. Play scrabble
    53. Volunteer anywhere
    54. Celebrate a birthday
    55. Watch a makeup tutorial I’ll never use
    56. Go through old pictures on my phone
    57. Make a playlist
    58. Take a shower
    59. Clean my room
    60. Curl my hair
    61. Climb a rock wall
    62. Get a massage
    63. Play with Snapchat filters
    64. Roast a chicken
    65. Go fishing
    66. Chug some Snapple
    67. Ride in a cart around Walmart
    68. Count the days until the semester is over
    69. Overthink about my future
    70. Think of my future baby’s names
    71. Pin everything on Pinterest
    72. Text anybody
    73. Pray about life
    74. Watch a sunset
    75. Watch a sunrise
    76. Have a picnic
    77. Read a book (that’s not for school)
    78. Go to a bakery
    79. Snuggle a bunny
    80. Clean my apartment
    81. Wash my dishes
    82. Rearrange my furniture
    83. Physically run away from my problems
    84. Make some meatballs
    85. Learn to make bread
    86. Google myself
    87. Ride a Ferris wheel
    88. Get stuck on a Ferris wheel (that way, it’s not my fault I’m not studying)
    89. Wash my car
    90. Get on a plane to Neverland
    91. Find Narnia in my closet
    92. Jump on a trampoline
    93. Learn to ice skate
    94. Go rollerblading
    95. Ride a rollercoaster
    96. Carve a pumpkin
    97. Restore water in a third world country
    98. FaceTime my family
    99. Hug my mom
    100. Tell my friends I love them

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