No matter where you choose to live these days, it's the most expensive place to be. So you end up in a tiny apartment with 8 roommates and no breathing room. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration but you do need to maximize your space. This is my favorite thing to do- ORGANIZE. It feels so satisfying to take a cluttered pile of junk and find a place for it all. Every thing has a place and every place has a thing! I put together a collection of what I have used in the past in my dorm/ sorority house and what I plan on getting for my apartment! To get to the products, click on the pictures to get directed right to Amazon using my affiliate link- *disclaimer* if you buy through the link, I get a small compensation! It costs nothing extra for you just helps a sista out ;) thanks!
This was a long conversation with my dad. My whole life, I have grown up with such amazing parents that never let a learning opportunity go by. Even still, I worry that I won't know absolutely everything I need to know moving into an apartment on my own. (Well with three wonderful roommates too, but not parents who always have an answer!)
But then I realized, literally no one knows everything. So, who the hell am I to think I can learn everything I need to know in like, 3 weeks??
So after chatting with my dad after dinner one night, we broke it down to just the ESSENTIALS that I should know when I'm living on my own.
Moving into your first apartment can be daunting. I know a lot of my friends and I are starting to get frantic getting everything together to move in in a few weeks so I thought I would help everyone out and make a big list of everything you need! Now keep in mind, I left some sections light because they're up to your discretion; such as the kitchen- I can't tell you you'll need a zester if you don't even know what that is. And this is a guide not a bible so you don't have to follow everything exactly- pick and choose what works for you!
Let me know in the comments what you found super helpful in your first apartment!
Summer has been flying by and honestly, it seems like it's almost over. Maybe it's just because I move into my apartment at school in 5 weeks, but I am ready to get back to hitting the books and (more so) decorating the apartment.
With school fast approaching and everyone starting to think about packing their lives back up to move back, I'm going to have a master list of back to college posts. This is going to be my third time trekking halfway across the country and I can honestly say that I am pumped to head back. Make sure you check them out so you're fully prepared for the fall!
For the bedroom:
For the kitchen:
For the living room:
For the bathroom:
The Front Paige 2017