So, you’ve struck gold by landing your dream college in another city. Congratulations, that’s wonderful! You must be asking yourself a whole bunch of questions now, though.
“Will the course be what you expect it to be? What will the teachers be like? Will I learn a lot? And God, I hope I make some amazing friends!”
Before you start getting jittery about the first day in class, though, there’s a whole other issue to deal with — settling into your new home.
While most people tend to move in with a roommate, some are lucky enough to have a full room (or even an apartment!) to themselves. Either way, the earlier you settle in, the quicker you can focus on your education. You don’t want to end up dealing with house woes while trying to make it on time to an early morning lecture after having worked a late night doing your best to salvage the ‘group’ presentation!
Without further ado, let’s get right into it. To begin with, you’re going to need furniture. The deal with furniture, though, is that its value is going to depreciate, and your stay is also going to be ephemeral. Buying new or even second-hand furniture would be a terrible investment to make.
Instead, rent your furniture and essentials from Rentomojo. For a small amount every month, you can choose from a wide range of furniture that you can systematically place in your house. Subscribing to renting ensures you get services like free delivery, installation, and maintenance too — which means, you don’t have to worry about any hassles during your stay in the new city.
Once your furniture and essentials are in place, your empty apartment will look more like a habitable house. Now, it’s time to transform it a comfortable home — and feel free to do whatever it takes to help you achieve that. That includes (but is not limited to) sticking posters, hanging wall decor, fairy lights, prints, bringing speakers to play your favourite music, gaming consoles… the possibilities are endless.
Also, it’s important to remember that it’s not just materialistic things that make a house a home. People, most importantly, help make a home. No matter how awesome it is, don’t camp in your room binge watching Black Mirror for ten hours straight. You’re in a new city — go out and make friends!
Befriend your roomie, hell, befriend your roomie’s friends too. Step out and explore the city. Invite people over, or throw a small housewarming party if you must. Get pally with the neighbours as well — emergencies won’t exactly give you a heads up before striking, so you never know when you’ll need their help.
The point is, you only have a couple of weeks or so before your semester starts and drives you up the wall. If you follow our little guide to a tee, that ought to be enough time to make the new city your own.
Then it’s just a simple matter of acing your exams, finding some helpful internship, getting a degree, and landing a great job. Should be a breeze, no?