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Things You Shouldn’t Forget Once You Live Off-Campus

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A stellar stay in university is comprised of many components, one of which is housing. For most freshmen, accommodations in their first year mean having to stay on-campus as their university rules dictate. This means two semesters of having to survive in tiny spaces with roommates that you might not even get along with,

After that first year, you’re free. There are many off-campus residences available, and you have to pick one that fits your budget and your tastes. But just as on-campus housing has its pros and cons, so does off-campus. You have to bring in items if you wish to make your new space more comfortable than it actually is.

So, here are a few things you absolutely need to bring when you find the off-campus residence for you.

Your Bedroom Needs

Your dorm room might have come equipped with a bed and a desk, but your new bedroom might not. Fortunately, many stores can help you with this dilemma. You don’t have to haul both your mattress and frame from home all the way to university.

There are plenty of mattress stores near American Fork that offer a wide array of options to choose from. With the mattress comes bedding and pillows. Don’t focus too much on aesthetic; instead, have a mixture of both comfort and style.

Having both should guarantee you a good night’s sleep – something essential in surviving all your classes after your bed comes accompanying furniture — notably, your desk where you’ll presumably spend a lot of time studying.

Make sure that you have ample space for your study gear plus a lamp to help you see better come nighttime. The chair that you pair it with should be decent enough not to cause you any problems when you have to focus.

Storage space is also something you should consider well. There are mountable shelves, collapsible boxes, and even buildable drawers to choose from. It all depends on what you need to store in them. Allow yourself plenty of space to keep things in, but not too much that most of the area in your bedroom is taken over by them.

Common Area Necessities

Regardless of your roommate situation (or the lack thereof), make certain that common areas in your apartment, such as kitchens and bathrooms are equipped with things you need. If your housing came with a refrigerator and stove, ensure that you have wares to use in your time of need.

Some basics would be spatulas, knives, chopping board, and pots and pans. Aside from these, you should have some plates, mugs and glasses and cutlery. Make sure that you have proper storage for these materials, to preserve them better for longer use.

As for the bathroom, some essentials would be things that even you had in your own home. Shower curtains, bath mats, and towels are some to name a few. If there’s no other space in the household, this is also where you can store items like mops and brooms, as well as first aid kits.

When preparing to start your new year in brand new housing arrangements, make sure that you delegate ample time to consider all your needs carefully. While there are basics that everyone has to have, you might require things that others might not really need. Being prepared allows you to live the rest of your semester, focusing only on your studies.

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