Living in a dorm is awesome: built-in friends and entertainment, meals are taken care of, solid community and a great environment for pulling all-nighters before the midterms. But there are downsides to it as we’re sure you know and that’s why it’s time for you to transition to an apartment! We’ve got a few tips that can help you get started.
Extra Storage Needed
Your new apartment will undoubtedly have more space than your tiny dorm room, but you’ll most likely be sharing the space with a roommate or two. Storage is very much necessary. Bookcases, shelves, closet organizers, baskets, over-the-door hangers, racks, ottomans, etc are essential in making sure not only your stuff is organized but creates a clear division in whose stuff is whose.
Seating For Everyone
Something people don’t realize is that having enough places for your guests to sit is very important! From parties to study sessions, you want your friends to be comfortable. Chairs, bar stools, ottomans and poufs can cover this area without breaking the bank! We recommend getting double duty pieces like storage ottomans and poufs or cubes that you can store things in for maximum coverage!
Sleep On It
If you’re looking for a sofa for your living room, we suggest getting a sleeper sofa or a futon! Trust us, it’ll come in handy when your friend needs to crash (and they always do). This means having extra pillows and blankets at the ready in a nearby closet! It wouldn’t hurt to have a recliner as well. You never know how many guests you’ll have staying over!
Maximize Your Studying
Obviously, the number one thing you’ll be doing in college is studying and doing homework (and nothing else, right parents?). So the best desk and comfiest chair is imperative to keeping that light bulb over your head lit for awhile. Get a large desk (as large as you can fit it) with plenty of shelves, drawers and space to keep and organize your school stuff. A comfy office chair (wheels are a plus!) with arms and a cushy back will help complete your little study area!