Apartment life is something almost all college kids look forward to. You're finally out of the dorms and you get to have your own room and if you're lucky, your own bathroom. But sometimes finding the right apartment and adjusting to life in an apartment can be rough sometimes. So to my readers who are about to spend their first year in an apartment, here are 11 tips that can help you out!
1. Don't bring too many clothes
Just like you don't wanna overpack too many clothes for your dorm room, you don't want to pack too many clothes if you don't need them yet.
2. Be respectful of your roommates' preferences and habits
You all are most likely going to have different schedules, so be courteous if they are trying to study or sleep.
3. Try and get to know your neighbors
You could end up meeting your best friends and may not even know it.
4. Start a cleaning schedule
Set aside a day of the week to clean the whole apartment. Take out the garbage, do laundry, do the dishes, etc.
5. Still utilize a meal plan
This past year I still had a meal plan and it is honestly the best decision I made. There are so many nights I did not feel like cooking for myself, so having a meal plan really helped with that.
Apartment life can be exciting but also a stressful time, so be sure to use these tips to help you survive your first year in your new apartment!