apartment living

First tip: don't be stingy when you buy a mattress.
Before you even move into your new home, it is important to know what you are getting into. Try to find or create a floor plan of the space, and take accurate measurements of the area. This will help you know what you can fit into your place and what you need to rid yourself of. If it doesn't fit or will take up too much room in your new place, there is no need to keep it. It will also give you an idea of how to organize your space before you've even moved in.
If you've ever rented before, especially in a building, you might remember (either fondly or with hate) that one spot where everyone left their disregarded items. They weren't necessarily unwanted items, in fact oftentimes they were great household objects that someone just didn't need anymore.
Renting a place as a student is mostly fun, but with a tight budget and not a lot of spare time to devote to fixing it up, it's hard to turn the space into the home of your dreams. Hopefully reading week will free up some of your time (it shouldn't because you should be studying, but hey) and you can tackle a few of these simple rental upgrades.
And the best part is, you won't have to pull out the mop and bucket!
VANCOUVER - For eleven months, Lia Cosco had a place to call home in Vancouver — all 26 square metres of it. A one-room cubbyhole
For many college kids, the dorms are home for all four years, and they're happy campers. But for many others, the opportunity