Simple Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home

Living in the dorm can be one of the most exhilarating or one of the worst experiences depending on how you look at it and how you decide to act. If you constantly complain, then your dorm stay will be unpleasant. On the other hand, if you decide to use it to your advantage, then you’ll enjoy yourself. Having a small room all for yourself can be cool. It might be tiny (they usually are), but at least you have some privacy. The only problem is that rooms are usually cold and uninformed which can make you feel uninspired. So,…

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Second-year student guide: paying bills responsibly

Having to start paying bills in the second year of university can be daunting, and you might be tempted to avoid checking your bank balance. In a recent survey conducted by online student bill-sharing tool Split The Bills, a quarter (24.3%) of young people who took part said they don’t check how much their bills cost. However, being in denial about what you can afford can quickly lead to debt, so it’s crucial that you get organised and pay bills responsibly. Ashley Tate, chief executive officer at Split The Bills, said: “Don’t ignore your bills—make sure you sort them out…

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Top 10 tips to stop you clashing with housemates

If you have only lived with family before coming to university, being more responsible and moving into shared accommodation with people you don’t know can be extremely nerve-wracking. A survey carried out by bill-sharing company Split The Bills found that new students’ top three concerns were: a lack of privacy messy housemates splitting bills fairly To keep a calm living environment and to avoid clashing with anyone, read on to find out our top 10 tips. A lack of privacy In the survey, 25.7% of people said they felt nervous about having no privacy when living with new housemates. After…

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Millennials and the ‘Hotel of Mum and Dad’

Living at home whilst being a young adult can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you may get nagged at by your parents for coming home from a night out in the early hours of the morning or for not washing the dishes, but the conveniences of paid-for central heating, food, and a safe place to park your car definitely outweigh the negatives. However, a survey of 600 young people carried out by Blinds Hut shows how 18-34yr olds who live at home may be avoiding learning valuable life skills by allowing their parents to carry their responsibilities…

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How to solve common student accommodation problems

Going off to college and living on your own for the first time is truly exciting, bringing you more freedom and numerous opportunities to become more independent. However, you may come across some common accommodation problems in a student house. Although student accommodation is typically enjoyable, comfortable and safe, certain issues may occur from time to time. Don’t worry, no matter how serious a problem might seem, there’s always a way to deal with it. Your landlord keeps intruding   If your intrusive landlord keeps showing up without any previous notice, you should address this issue. Although your landlord owns…

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