10 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is very useful article regarding shopping in the apartment. when I get to a new apartment it is very important to have a shopping complex nearby,which provides security,convenience,less price,nearby

  2. Crystal S. says:

    Thanks for the great article. I think finding the balance between price and convenience is the most important. It’s no good to save a little money if it’s inconveniently far away from campus, especially if you’re going to be heading back and forth more than once a day. And it’s great that you mentioned security and appliances, because that’s not always something one thinks about, but should.

  3. Rajeeb says:

    The article is really helpful. I planned on for my higher studies and was worried about my stay at an unknown place and environment. This gave me some insight.

  4. Jose Jamette says:

    Very helpful. I would add some good paintings to to my list. It helps the place look better and feel confortable. When I moved to my first apartment it really helped to settle a relaxing mood for my apartment.

  5. DarwinII says:

    Convenience and price are top concerns but I think security is the most important to me. I’d suggest checking your local police stations website for crime statistics in the area of town your considering living in.

  6. When I was shopping for my first apartment in college, my roommates and I made a spreadsheet of what each person was bringing – things like the couch, pots and pans, and coffee table. But what ended up being most important were things like cleaning supplies and toilet paper! Make sure you have a schedule of who will buy what, when.

  7. anonymous says:

    These are some good tips to be able to search for apts. Happy hunting!

  8. Jackie says:

    When I was shopping for my first apartment in college, it was really important for me to have a sense of community with my neighbors. I would go around the neighborhoods I was interested and checked community message boards. It eventually lead me a few community events that ended up really letting me get to know my neighbors.

  9. Jodie Shaw says:

    This article was very helpful. I am currently thinking about what type of shopping I need to do when I rent my first apartment for going to college. I am really into check lists so I created one that included all the areas listed – so that it will be easier for me to find my first college rental. Finding an apartment is stressful and I find that some landlords do not like to rent to college students.

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