Housing Questions & Answers

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My roommate is very needy and it’s starting to become overwhelming. How can I tell her to stop without hurting her feelings?

The worst thing you can do is be passive aggressive or cut her off completely without warning. You should try to figure out the reason... (more)Read 4 Answers
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I really like to watch reality tv but my roommate hates it. I try to watch when he is not home, but sometimes he comes in the house in the middle. I don't have a TV in my room and can't usually watch on my computer. He makes rude comments about it but I do not know how to be anymore considerate.

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My roommate just started using dating apps, and wants to invite one of his matches over to our apartment for the first date. However, this makes me uncomfortable because neither of us know these people. Is it reasonable to request that they meet elsewhere?

I think that, since you both live in the apartment, you can't dictate what he wants to do with his 50% share of the space. However, I... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some tips for keeping my utility bills low?

Watch when you use your AC. If it's getting cooler at night, leave windows open and the AC off to air out your space without making your... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How can my household minimize our electricity and water use in the winter months when it's dark and cold? Long showers are tempting and light is necessary!

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Sometimes, my roommates tells me things that his roommates say about me. The way he says those things make them very off putting to me, and makes me not want to be their friends, though of course it could be a miscommunication of their words. How can I get him to stop telling me these things?

Just tell your roommate to stop and that you don't want to hear these things anymore because they upset you and make you uncomfortable.... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I'm thinking about getting a pet next year. What are your experiences having your own pet in college or living with a roommate's? Would you do it again if given the chance?

I didn't have a pet in college though I thought about getting a dog of my own when moving off-campus. It's difficult to juggle having a... (more)Read 3 Answers
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I have really long hair and I try to keep it contained, but we all shed at least a little bit. My roommate has been making some nasty comments when he finds a strand of my hair. I don't think he means to offend me, but he does. How can I address this?

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What are some tips for keeping your apartment warm in the winter without using up too much gas/electricity?

Buy a space heater to keep in your bedroom if you like it extra toasty. You can also buy thermal curtains to hang over the windows to... (more)Read 2 Answers
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My roommate is strict on who comes into our living space. I'm trying to sublease for the summer. How can I convince her into letting me sublease to a stranger?

Have her help you conduct the interviews. If you can both have a say on who stays in your space, she might be more comfortable with it!... (more)Read 3 Answers
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How can I affordably decorate my house?

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What are some areas that you might want to compromise on when you're looking for an apartment?

I usually compromise on room size and amenities that the complex offers, like a gym or pool to swim in, even laundry facilities. (more)Read 2 Answers
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My roommates keep on having people over. I'm fine with having a few people over every now and then, but they have visitors coming in at weird hours, all the time. How can I approach my roommate and the problem?

Confrontation is always difficult, regardless of the situation. First and foremost you should try sitting down with them and calmly... (more)Read 3 Answers
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How do you divide up chores between you and your roommates? How do you hold them accountable for their designated chores?

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Is it worth the cost of a higher rent to live within walking distance of campus?

If you lived farther from campus, how do you plan on getting to campus? If the cost of commuting back and forth to campus is about the... (more)Read 2 Answers
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If you live off-campus, how did you make that decision? Do you regret it?

I live off-campus and I LOVE IT. I talked to a lot of upperclassmen to get their opinion on different complexes. For instance, I knew I... (more)Read 3 Answers
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What are some questions that you should ask potential subtenants before you agree to sublet your apartment?

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My roommates are party animals. But we're locked into this lease for a year. How do I talk to them without making it a hostile environment for 8 more months?

Either way it's going to be uncomfortable for you. It's uncomfortable for you to live through parties you don't want and also... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How did you furnish your college apartment while on a college budget? Were you able to get everything you needed?

I would definitely recommend reusing what you can from your room back home. From my room, I was able to get a bed, a desk, and an office... (more)Read 3 Answers
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I have really long hair that sheds... it's not a lot, but it seems like more because my hair is so long. There is not that much I can do about it. I try to collect it if I see any loose strands around, but my roommate is bothered by it. Are there any methods I can use to keep my hair more contained?

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