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essentials when out on your own for the first time?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by rjakapeanut, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    What are you planning to do inbetween terms? A lot of schools kick you out of the dorms over winter break.


    Minifridge and Microwave are good.
    Maybe a hotplate (alot of dorms don't allow these) or one of those electric kettles.
    Some kind of toiletry basket/tray to bring in and out of the shared bathroom with you.
    A robe
    possibly earplugs


    I was thinking more about what is he going to do during the summer.

    Also, FWIW, your only choice is not a hotel room. Look for a furnished room near the University or near where you are working. It's kind of simple, even for a retarded cynic like me.

    As to student loans paying for your dorm: the loan people don't care where you live. Pocket that money and live out of your car. I still agree with you, shelter is a big waste of money.
     
  2. Usul

    Usul Senior member

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    This is good advice, also: a tent?
     
  3. TylerDurden

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    once i get in my dorm, what shit will really come in handy? only thing i can think of right now is a mini fridge and microwave.
    Soap, shaving stuff, toothbrush, deodorant, desk lamp, fan, enough clothes to last two weeks with out washing, clothes detergent, pillow and sheets for bed, pens and paper, laundry bag, trash can. Is really all you need. Public transit or car. The library has computers and printers you can use at most universities. If you want to eat frozen meals and popcorn, a small fridge and a microwave. Get the meal plan if you don't want to make food. The less crap you have to haul the easier it is when you have to move. You will be sharing a room the size of a shoe box with another person and a bathroom with about 50 messy 18-20 year olds. Im 25 and currently live in a dorm, its not to bad, but the constant drunkness/loud noises and lack of privacy got really annoying, but im making do. Not being from the area it was easier to move to a dorm, and its not all that bad once you get used to it. Getting a private dorm to your self is worth the money when your older, but if your just 18 room with people it will teach you how to live with others. The tent and or living in your car sounds like a bad idea, just get a dorm..... Just my opinion.
     
  4. Warren G.

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    a pair of flip flops
     
  5. GQgeek

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    uhh my dorm room had everything cept a microwave...and ya, you did sound like you were bragging, and no, I'm not a retarded cynic, ask around about me [​IMG]

    I asked. The consensus is just retarded. [​IMG]
     
  6. Matt

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    oh, you met my ex after she moved to Montreal. It's all lies I tell you [​IMG]
     
  7. edinatlanta

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    I'm very mature for my age

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  8. Mauby

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    what is the point of this thread?

    I opened it thinking 'ahh, some kid is getting his first house, what do I buy in what order'...which is cool, I have suggestions there. Lots of them. Turns out more like 'some kid wants to brag that he ran away from home before college and actually doesn't need shit cos he is sleeping on his friend's sofa, because, ya, that's gonna impress me'....which takes me back to my initial question:

    what is the point of this thread?


    Yeah, was thinking the same when I opened & read the first post. Basically he's doing this for...fun? hipster training? I don't get it either.
     
  9. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Couple of questions:
    How old is your MacBook?
    How old is your iPhone?
    Where do you park your car?
     
  10. Valor

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    long story short i had to move out of my parents house.

    i'm 19, moving on campus at UNI in august. in the mean time i am bouncing around between friends houses, mostly keeping all of my shit in my car. here's what i have:

    macbook
    iphone



    Made me giggle. Rich kids in suburbia...
     
  11. Hombre Secreto

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    yeah, have a job. $14 an hour, ~30 hours a week.

    You can't afford a place with that money? Fridays and Saturdays crash at your friends places, and the other days just use a cheap motel. Unless your friends are almost like family I wouldn't want to wear out my welcome.
     
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  13. rjakapeanut

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    Made me giggle. Rich kids in suburbia...

    my parents have never made more than $100k a year combined.

    First off, if you're smart are you claim you are, you should have figured out that paying for a hotel room is not the only way to find a place to stay. [​IMG] Check out short-term leases and room rentals on craigslist.

    Secondly, I'm sorry if your home situation is unsafe and forced you to leave, I'll take your word for it. But the fact remains that you have posted here several times about how you have your own business and significant savings - the fact remains that you represented that you have no other choice than to live in your car when you can't find friends to crash with, and that is untrue.


    did i claim i was smart? i don't remember doing that. that doesn't sound like me. also, never thought about room rentals. thats a good idea. ill check that out.

    i do have my own business, but it's stumbling right now. i'm making money. but it's stumbling. also, keep in mind this business is a very small operation. as in two employees.

    my savings are fairly significant i guess....but i do have loans and i don't like to dip into them.

    sorry if i sounded like i was bragging. i wasn't. there's nothing really to brag about. also, sorry if you're butthurt i called a couple of you retarded. don't act retarded next time :[.

    i didn't represent that i have no friends to crash with -- i just said i don't want to burden them too much. i've been crashing with different people for the past few days, on their couches.
     
  14. Piobaire

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    lol @ butthurt. I may be retarded, but I know who was butthurt.

    peanut, you're doing fine. G'luck on your endeavors.
     
  15. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    ftr piobaire i wasn't talking about you. you're like my favorite user in gen chat/CE
     
  16. Piobaire

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    ftr piobaire i wasn't talking about you. you're like my favorite user in gen chat/CE

    [​IMG]
     
  17. LabelKing

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    What does "I dipped" mean?

    Are you suggesting that you like to dip snus?
     
  18. rjakapeanut

    rjakapeanut Senior member

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    What does "I dipped" mean?

    Are you suggesting that you like to dip snus?


    disgusting!!

    i dipped = hip lingo for i had to leave.
     

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