TAMUG Housing Questions & Answers

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What are the pros and cons of living alone while in college?

The biggest advantage of living alone is the ability to have privacy and live the kind of life you want. There is nobody there to judge... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

I think it depends on the person. For me personally I would 100% pay extra for my own room at least because I like being able to control... (more)Read 9 Answers
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Do you recommend having a pet while you are in college?

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Is there a better way to reach students than Uloop?

Facebook is the best way to reach college students because most everyone has a profile. Join groups that are specific to the university... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What was an unexpected expense you had when moving off campus?

I would definitely say utilities. Right off the bat electric and the A/C and heat shocked me and I had to learn really fast to manage the... (more)Read 7 Answers
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Any tips on how to fall asleep quickly in an unfamiliar dorm room?

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How do you and your roommates stick to a cleaning schedule?

The best way to do so is to create a chore chart that's easy to follow and rotate. That way, everyone knows what they're supposed to do... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is living with your best friend a good idea?

I loved living with my best friend for two years. She helped me get used to living in a new environment. However, I did find myself... (more)Read 6 Answers
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When should you start looking for someone to sublet your apartment for the summer? How soon is too soon?

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Where did you buy decorations for your dorm? Do you have any suggestions on what to buy?

I think spending many hours browsing a wide range of stores and their clearance section will make your dorm the most personal it can be... (more)Read 5 Answers
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My roommate keeps forgetting to buy her share of the necessities for our apartment (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.). How can I bring it up without sounding like I’m nagging?

If asking nicely doesn't help, you can: 1) get petty and hoard your necessities and essentially force her to go buy some ( I'm mean.. it... (more)Read 4 Answers
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My roommates are kind of closeminded when it comes to thinking of how others are impacted by their decisions (i.e. throwing parties, being dirty). How can I get them to try to understand everyone else's feelings without getting into another argument?

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My roommate is kind of messy, and she tends to leave her clothes and shoes scattered around our shared space. She always cleans up eventually, but it bothers me that she treats our shared space as an extension of her closet. How can I politely ask her to stop?

I think being upfront about it as soon as possible is better. Being passive aggressive (throwing her belongings into a pile, stepping on... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How can I save money on grocery shopping and food when I live off-campus? What are some cheap but healthy recipes?

The first thing you should do is make a list and stick to it. When making the list, think of the type of meals you are going to make for... (more)Read 4 Answers
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I am a graduate student and this is my first time living with a roommate. How do I adjust to the living arrangements?

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What are some essential cleaning supplies to have when living in an apartment?

Tools: Rags (a much cheaper alternative to paper towels that helps the environment), a scrub brush to use for harder to remove stains),... (more)Read 1 Answer
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When is the best time to move out of your parents' house after college?

I moved back in with my parents after undergrad, since my grad program is close to their house. It's been great not having to pay rent,... (more)Read 4 Answers
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My roommate suffers from depression and sometimes enters into these horrible moods where he is quite rude to people. It makes me feel uncomfortable at how rude he is to people in front of me. What can I do?

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What should I do if I don't get along with my roommate?

Whenever you don't get along with your roommate, the best thing that you can do is to limit your contact with them. Always be polite, but... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What is considered appropriate roommate contact prior to move-in day? I don't want to be overbearing!

I messaged my roommates on Facebook to say hey and to determine who was going to bring what. We had some basic chit chat conversations,... (more)Read 4 Answers

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