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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