A few college blogs you might want to read
You’re headed back to school, so the last thing you probably have time to do is pile on more reading material to your already packed schedule. But we recently found a whole bunch of blogs that supply advice and insight specific to the ins and outs of college life, so of course we wanted to share them with you. We’re here to give you advice about renting and making the most of your apartment rental experience, and these blogs are on a mission to make your college experience better in all sorts of ways.
Here’s a few posts we found that we thought you might be interested in:
Split It: 5 Things You Can Share with Your Roomie: Some practical advice about how to keep your costs down by splitting more than just rent and utilities. If you’re willing to go splitsies, food, entertainment, and transportation costs can all be drastically reduced. So can college textbooks, appliances, maybe even computing devices? I successfully shared a bike with my roommate in college, but that was only because she rarely wanted to ride it. Come up with your own creative ideas for sharing and keeping down costs.
10 Things You Don’t Really Need for College: This is good advice. Maybe a bit on the obvious side, but the post includes some excellent points about how you can free up space in your dorm room by avoiding unnecessary possessions. We’d add a few items of our own to the list: television (you won’t have time to watch TV at college, there’s too much stuff to do and explore), desktop computer (go for a laptop, ultrabook or keyboard-equipped tablet instead), and junk food (choose healthy snacks to keep your brain focused while studying and avoid college weight gain).
Dorm room ideas from actual dorm rooms: This is unusual. A college life blog where readers submit pictures of their actual dorm rooms (note what a nice job they’ve all done cleaning them up before they snapped the photograph). See how your choices for furnishings and décor compare with those of your peers, and if you’ve used RENTCafe advice to make your dorm super spiffy, send in your own shot!
Uplifting advice and whatnot: We’re not even in college, and we got a lift from this blog, TalkNerdy2Me, that focuses on college life lessons and how to get the most out of your college experience, no matter what kind of student you are. If you’re having a bad day or just want a little more words of wise wisdom in your life, you might just find it right here.