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College students usually don’t stress about their Spring Break or St. Patrick’s Day plans. They’ve had their beach vacations and party schedules organized long before they knew a Polar Vortex was on the way. Although almost every student could get an A in event planning and last minute packing, asking about their living situation for next year may not be such a good idea. March is a time for upper classmen to evaluate their roommates and determine if they can live with another year of uncleaned dishes and pulling pranks before they make Buzzfeed’s 21 Funniest Roommate Trolls of All Time. On the other hand, lower classmen are scrambling through Facebook photos in order to select the roommate that makes them look most photogenic.
It is not a matter of delay or procrastination; trust me, it would take any college student less than a second to commit to an Executive Suite in the Trump Tower. Finding the right place to call home takes plenty of time, especially when you are planning to have multiple roommates. Everyone has a different preference when it comes to claiming a “great view” or the ideal ambiance a quality home should possess. Whether you are looking for a place that can host your bachelor parties or just trying to find a cute spot to live with your friends, finding the right home takes time an effort. Knowing college students don’t really have either because squeezing in an extra party for the weekend is a priority, here are 3 tips that will save you time and do all the extra thinking for you:
1. Start Early - sorry, I meant NOW. There is no bigger feeling of regret than walking around the local neighborhood only to find that each great apartment spot has already been taken. Save yourself the worry and the extra time spent in the cold and rain. Now is the time to start making use of the beautiful technological world we live in. Resultly will assist you in searching for apartments that fit your budget and criteria, just add it to your interests.
2. Check the Pipes - Avoid any surprises and make sure to do your research. Landlords often know they are dealing with college students, but this does not mean you don’t care about your living space. Ask your neighbors, previous renters, and check online reviews for any red flags. Save yourself the worries and make sure you understand what circumstances you can and can’t live with by making them apparent on any leases you sign.
3. Decorate with a Great Taste and Budget - As tempting as it is to go to Anthropologie or Create and Barrel to accessorize the new place, there are better ways to make your newly established apartment looking chic and stylish. Bargain hunting and exploring stores such as HomeGoods keeps your apartment looking rich in design and style without hurting you Spring Break budget.
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Finding an apartment should be as easy as saying yes to Mexico for a Spring vacation. You never know, your next new find might just become your new hideout destination!