We still live at home : Collegiates

We’ve talked a bit about how we were going to approach the topic of college. Our college experience is pretty unusual, we go to a commuter college (meaning most of our student population lives near campus but not on campus), but we still have typical college experiences and we want to be able to share with anyone who feels like they can relate.

Originally, I was just going to post a storytime about how we’re trying to move out of our house and into an apartment but I feel like this is a typical college experience and a great way to kick off this series!

We still live with Eduardo’s parents, we take up two bedrooms, one is our bedroom and the other our office. I’ll include some pictures of our set up. We have two shelves in the fridge and one in the freezer, a bathroom, and that’s pretty much it. We also have to share our mornings and evenings with his parents, who take up every other inch of space in the house. If you’ve ever lived with hispanics you know that they’re loud, obnoxious, and have little to no tolerance for anything outside their wheelhouse. Example : I’m not allowed to cut chicken with the red handled knife because the black handled knife works better, doesn’t matter that they’re the exact same knife…

I left my parent’s house a little more than a year ago and I haven’t looked back since. We’re ready to make the move to full independence, no matter what his parents say. While looking at apartments we have to factor in pet friendly, price, area of town, all the typical things people think about. We’re also in an ongoing debate on how it might be better to move in with someone else so that we don’t have to pay as much in rent and we can split other costs… It’s definitely overwhelming and confusing.

Like, what does ‘income-based’ really mean? What do you mean we make too much money to live in your complex? We can’t be full time students, but we have reliable jobs? Why is a one bedroom the same price as a two bedroom in the same complex? Why are the ratings so varied? Is there anyone who I can tell what I want and they’ll tell me where to go?

We went on a tour and the lady was seriously the biggest b*tch. I’m sorry I have a baby face but I am very serious about my finances and where we end up living.

At the moment, I don’t have a bunch of tips on moving out, but I can say this, do your research, and don’t move in with your maybe boyfriend.

Until next week! – Xx

 

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